Jason Horowitz reports on the unparalleled Hillary Clinton fund-raising network as it roars to life and leaves her competitors with the scraps.
Matt Schuerman chronicles a difference of opinion between historians Robert Caro and Kenneth Jackson over the legacy of Robert Moses.
Steve Kornacki writes about the way that John Read More
Commercial real estate reporter Matt Schuerman says that Washington Republicans have forced Chuck Schumer into a bind, forcing him to choose between tax cuts (which, in this case, he opposes) and transportation money (which, in almost any case, he badly wants).
Here’s Schuerman’s take:
With the passage of the so-called “Trifecta” bill
in Read More
Our commercial real estate reporter Matt Schuerman passes along this wrap-up of fundraising in the Atlantic Yards-centric contest in the 57th Assembly District:
Hakeem Jeffries has blown away his rivals financially in the three-way race for the 57th, bringing in $77,610 over the past six months in individual and corporate contributions, according to his Read More
A garbage masterplan is at hand.
Matt Schuerman just called in from City Hall to say that a key opponent of a plan to re-open a garbage transfer station on East 91st Street has finally conceded.
“The sites in Manhattan are all part of the plan,” Dan Garodnick told Matt a few minutes ago, as Read More
Over on The Observer’s Real Estate site Matt Schuerman picked up a little dissonance in John Whitehead’s account of being threatened last spring by Eliot Spitzer.
Whitehead’s explosive Wall Street Journal piece was, Whitehead writes in the piece, occasioned by “rumors in the media” about his confrontation with Spitzer. Problem is, Read More
Ben digs into Hilary’s nuanced stance on the Iraq war amidst the pressure of polarized national politics.
Matt Schuerman assesses the status of Ground Zero in the wake of Mike’s LMDC board appointments.
I dash to D.C. and chat with Congressman Bob Menendez, who seems to be winning a four-way scramble for Read More
I report that Bob Shrum is writing a memoir.
Jason Horowitz takes a look at whether Mike is building on Rudy’s welfare policy moves — or rolling them back. (City Limits also broke a bit of news in this area this week in a piece on toughening state rules.)
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Over on The Real Estate, Matt Schuerman takes a look at federal legislation that would punish states and localities for using eminent domain.
The bill brought a real split in the city’s, and the borough’s, Congressional delegation. Nydia Velazquez and Anthony Weiner, among others, backed the legislation, while Jerry Nadler and Greg Read More
I take a look at Andrew Cuomo’s non-campaign campaign in a story that tries to parse his issue advocacy, his political work, and his major supporter: Local 1199.
And Roberto Ramirez comes out of hiding to meet Jess and me in the neighborhood, talk up Freddy’s prospects, and drop a hint: he’s thinking Read More
Jess Bruder gets an interview with an unusually frank Bloomberg supporter Steve Rattner, whose “The Party, c’est moi” stance gets him a pounding from fellow Democrats. (Bits of this story are not, presently, in the Web edition; I’ll put a full version of Rattner’s comments up on The Politicker in a minute.)
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