Former Governor Hugh Carey endorsed John Heyer in the race for the City Council seat being vacated by Bill de Blasio in brownstone Brooklyn.
The campaign noted that Heyer went to school with Carey’s granddaughter, which may explain why he’s getting involved in a local City Council race.
Heyer did note that as Read More
On Saturday night, Josh Skaller’s campaign sent out an email from the candidate’s wife defending the couple’s decision to send one of their children to private school.
The Skaller email, titled “Protecting Our Son Wolf,” was sent by Josh’s wife, Kelly, and says the issue was being raised by one candidate in the race, Brad Read More
As the nightlife mobile app Foursquare gains popularity among the city’s digerati, the classic playground game four square is taking Brooklyn politicians and City Council candidates by storm.
It all started on July 4, when Michael Freedman-Schnapp, volunteer coordinator for Brad Lander, who is running for Bill de Blasio’s Council seat (Mr. de Blasio Read More
A Republican City Council candidate in Brooklyn said he may not get on the ballot because a Republican operative working for a Democrat in the race isn’t handing over his petitions in time for the midnight deadline tonight.
The Republican candidate, George Smith, is running for Bill de Blasio’s seat in Brooklyn, and said Read More
At an endorsement ceremony for City Council candidate Josh Skaller in Park Slope this morning, former presidential front-runner Howard Dean admitted he got himself into a little bit of trouble in the Democratic primary in the 39th District.
After a rousing introduction and brief speeches by Dean and Skaller, the first question was, surprisingly, about Read More
Here’s a video of Howard Dean explaining how he came to basically endorse two candidates—Josh Skaller and Brad Lander—in the City Council race for Bill de Blasio’s seat.
“Democracy for America is endorsing Josh and Josh only,” Dean told a group of supporters this morning.
“However, my situation is different.” Read More
Public advocate candidate Bill de Blasio said last night that he's 99 percent sure he won't endorse any of the (many) people running for the Brooklyn City Council seat he's vacating.
Among those candidates is Bob Zuckerman, a former president of the Stonewall Democrats, where de Blasio and other public Read More
City Council candidate Josh Skaller submitted a FOIL request to the Bloomberg administration to find out why the city funded a nonprofit group founded by former City Councilman Steve DiBrienza right after he left office.
DiBrienza says he wanted to keep money going to the programs he helped fund as Read More
A number of readers have forwarded me this harshly worded email from the campaign manager of a City Council candidate who is seeking contributions under the headline, “Help Skaller Stop ‘Slushgate 2.’"
The candidate is Josh Skaller of Brooklyn. He’s running for the seat being vacated by Bill de Blasio which was, before that, Read More
Steve DiBrienza, a former City Councilman known for jousting with former mayor Rudy Giuliani, confirmed he plans to run for his old job again in Brooklyn’s 39th District.
“Yes, I am looking to run for City Council,” he said in a telephone chat.
When asked about his battles with Giuliani, DiBrienza Read More