Taxi Commissioner David Yassky and Assemblyman Micah Kellner mix it up, on Facebook.
Kellner chided the city’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” for being “the delivery van of yesterday.”
Yassky – a bookish, former law school professor with a dry sense of humor – wrote “And Read More
As Carolyn Maloney prepares to announce that she's running a primary campaign against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Maloney has left no doubt that she regards multi-candidate primary fields as an inherent good, and maybe even a right.
“People around the world watched and were inspired as people in Iran risked their lives to vote,” she Read More
ALBANY—Here's a funny exchange between Jim Tedisco and Danny O'Donnell during last night's Assembly debate on same-sex marriage.
It starts with O'Donnell, the bill's sponsor, agreeing to yield to Tedisco, saying, "For the congressman, anything."
"I wish," Tedisco replied, referencing his recent loss to Scott Murphy in good humor. "Do you have Read More
ALBANY—After four hours of debate and a technical problem that crashed the chamber's electronic voting mechanisms, the bill legalizing same-sex marriage passed the Assembly by a vote of 89 to 52.
The result–not a surprise, but a wider margin than in previous years–was greeted with applause from advocates in the overlooking balconies as Read More
Ben Kallos, who just filed paperwork to run for City Council on the East Side of Manhattan, will leave his job as chief of staff to Assemblyman Jonathan Bing in February, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Kallos, in a brief telephone chat, declined to comment.
The East Side political Read More
Andrew Stengel at the Brennan Center is inviting state lawmakers to send him their unredacted financial disclosure forms. The forms are supposed to let the public see for themselves if there is anything improper in a lawmaker’s personal finances that may affect them in their public capacity.
The request is motivated by two Read More
Last night at the New York Blood Center auditorium on the Upper West Side, Assemblyman Micah Kellner moderated a panel on post-congestion-pricing solutions for city transportation that reached a general consensus but no real solution: Congestion pricing is not a bad idea, the proposal was just executed poorly, and right now the M.T.A. is, as Read More
So there may be a little less at stake now for the officials girding for the opportunity to succeed Upper East Side-based Representative Carolyn Maloney. That unofficial mini-contest, of course, was contingent on Hillary Clinton having a chance of becoming president, and on Maloney having a chance of taking Clinton’s place in the Read More
Earlier today the head of the New York State chapter of N.O.W. (the National Organization for Women), Marcia Pappas, sent out a statement describing Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama as “the ultimate betrayal." But the head of the New York City chapter of N.O.W. has a completely different take.
“He’s been a Read More
Micah Kellner, a Democratic Assemblyman from Manhattan and a Mets fan, takes a whack at Rudy Giuliani for supporting the Red Sox.
"This is the biggest flip-flop ever for him," Kellner says.