The date of the special election for Bronx borough president, made necessary Adolfo Carrion took a job in the Obama administration, will be April 21.
Since it's a special election, candidates will run on party lines they create.
The candidates will include State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., whom the Bronx Democratic Party has endorsed, and Read More
Also at the (eventful!) rally today, City Councilman Larry Seabrook called on the city to pull any advertising it may have in the New York Post.
(Not clear if there is any at the moment.)
Seabrook also said the City Council will vote on a resolution to urge the Read More
A reader passes along this video of City Councilman Larry Seabrook being confronted by an unhappy constituent.
A rare public challenge for an elected official.
UPDATE: Well, not precisely the public. It should be noted that the guy confronting Seabrook is Jerome Rice, his political opponent. Read More
City Councilman Larry Seabrook isn’t a fan of Kirsten Gillibrand. At least not yet.
He was walking past me in City Hall just now, and I asked him if he had any thoughts on New York's new senator.
Seabrook stopped and wondered aloud: “How is she going to connect with communities that are Read More
Marcus Johnson's City Council race was over before it started.
“It just seemed like it was going to be a big open race, which would have been fun,” said the normally ebullient 24-year old. “I don’t think a race against an eight-year incumbent is gonna be fun.”
It's not Read More
Among the funding requests cut by the Council from its budget was one for the Bronx African American Chamber of Commerce, which was slated to get $10,000 at the request of City Councilman Larry Seabrook. The organization earned some attention when it came out that they never accounted for the ultimate Read More
In her clearest remarks to date about the slush fund scandal at the City Council, Christine Quinn told reporters today, “I am not a target of the investigation.”
The remark came during a Q&A with reporters following her announcement that legislation would be passed later today in order to rezone Harlem and create Read More
Congestion pricing just passed the City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation, 6-4. Members who voted in favor included Maria Baez, Melissa Viverito, Larry Seabrook, Joel Rivera, Mike McMahon and Hiram Monserrate. Those opposed included Lew Fidler, Joe Addabbo and Erik Dilan.
It goes to the full council tonight. Read More
On March 8, The New York Times published a survey of where some of the City Council’s 51 members stood on congestion pricing. At the time, 20 were against, 12 were for, and 19 were either undecided or did not respond to the survey.
More recently, Lew Fidler, an opponent of Read More
Christine Quinn and two City Council members just issued a statement applauding a ruling that they say will prevent undercounting the audience for minority radio stations.
Quinn–whose likely mayoral bid would probably pit her against Bill Thompson–was joined by Larry Seabrook and Inez Dickens last September to express concern over the proposed methods Read More