A host of Assembly Democrats, headed by Speaker Sheldon Silver, gathered in City Hall Park this afternoon to endorse Bill Thompson for mayor. But the talk of the afternoon was Rudy Giuliani’s appearance with Mayor Bloomberg in Borough Park yesterday.
When a reporter inquired about Mr. Giuliani’s comments, Mr. Thompson replied: “Well, I saw comments Read More
The Assembly just passed Sheldon Silver’s bill to extend mayoral control of public schools in New York City.
Eighteen members voted no. They were:
Alan Maisel, Hakeem Jeffries, William Colton, Jim Brennan, Peter Abbate, Nick Perry, Annette Robinson, all of Brooklyn; Jeff Aubry and Mark Weprin–who is running for City Council–both from Queens; Read More
Here are the highlights from yesterday’s press conference where a number of gay activists from Brooklyn criticized Republican State Senator Marty Golden for joining a lawsuit to block state agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside New York.
At the event, activist held signs calling Golden a “bigot,” and accused him of “homophobia,” primarily for Read More
Before Marty Markowitz gave his State of the Borough last night in Brooklyn, his deputy borough president, Yvonne Graham, gave her own address, which sounds a lot like a kick-off stump speech for her much-discussed, but undeclared, bid to succeed Markowitz.
Walking out of the event, I asked Assemblyman Nick Perry (another possible candidate for Read More
Ben’s got more poll numbers from the 11th.
Yvette Clark – 29%
Carl Andrews – 17%
Chris Owens – 14%
David Yassky – 9%
Nick Perry – 8%
Undecided – 21%
Can Yassky really be this weak? If so, it kind of makes all the Voting Rights Read More
A week or so ago we made cautious mention of two internal polls done in the 11th district race in Brooklyn. Over the weekend, someone was kind enough to share a copy of one of them with us.
The poll, paid for by 1199, was done by Kiley & Company and studied 500 Democratic Read More
The field of candidates in the complicated congressional race in the 11th district race may soon undergo a subtle shift: Nick Perry, who dropped out of the race, is rumored to be on the verge of endorsing the only remaining Carribean-American candidate, Yvette Clarke.
Asked about the possible development just moments ago, a Clarke Read More
Like my media colleagues who find themselves engaged in existential debate about blogs, I’m still working out what the proper role for us is. It often seems we can make better use of your time by offering new information and not just rubbernecking at news pile-ups elsewhere.
However, the mere act Read More
Nick Perry has dropped out of the race for the 11th Congressional District.
We never had much sense for what Perry was all about. Honestly, the most we read about him was last week’s article in the Crain’s Insider, via No Land Grab, that he had signed on to the Brennan Bill in Read More
From the looks of the attack website StopYassky.com it seems pretty clear that opposition to David Yassky in the race for Major Owens’ congressional seat is intense.
Some of it is about development, or more specifically, Yassky’s financial support from prominent developers.
But underlying it all is the complicated and Read More