NIMBYer than thou
Seven candidates vying to replace Gale Brewer as the Upper West Side’s voice on City Council—six Democrats and one Green Party member—gathered at the New York Society for Ethical Culture last night at the behest of Landmarks West to discuss, to quote the organizers, the overdevelopment of the neighborhood.
The moderator, Bruce Simon, started out by asking the crowd how they felt about the state of preservation on the Upper West Side—too much, too little or just right? Nobody dared raise their hand for “too much,” a few sheepishly copped to thinking it’s “just right” and the majority held up their hands for “too little.”
Lending their name to Scott Stringer’s latest fund-raiser next month, which benefits his all-but-announced 2013 mayoral run, are some pillars of the Democratic establishment. They are almost entirely from Manhattan, which he’ll need to lock down before making serious inroads in Brooklyn and Queens.
Named on the fund-raising invitation are uber-spokesman Matt Hiltzik, Read More
Some of the numbers are in for the contest to replace Scott Stringer in the State Assembly, a race whose first round will be fought in a vote of Democratic State Committee members sometime soon, and which will really be decided in what’s expected to be a contested Democratic Primary in the fall.
Charles Simon Read More