off the record
Since the surprise raid on Occupy Wall Street’s encampment in Zuccotti Park last Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg’s office has been in full spin mode. First defending the actions of the New York Police Department, then minimizing the magnitude of Thursday’s demonstrations and now loudly arresting an Al Qaeda sympathizer and would-be terrorist the FBI had determined wasn’t a major threat.
Bloggers will now have a shot at getting press passes, thanks to new rules being implemented by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
It’s in response to a lawsuit filed by reporter/blogger/gadfly Rafael Martinez-Alequin, editor David Wallis of featurewell.com and publisher Ralph E. Smith, of The Guardian Chronicle, a blog Read More
As far as Bill Perkins is concerned, the issue of eminent domain has got legs.
“It’s really a corruption of our notion of democracy,” said Perkins, a Democratic state senator who represents Harlem. He was speaking Saturday at a Pentecostal church on 125th Street. The room was one-third filled by people who are concerned about Read More
As he reveled in a second place finish in the race for public advocate that will put him in a run off against Councilman Bill de Blasio, Mark Green urged supporters of candidates who didn't make the cut to join "the Green team."
Norman Siegel didn't seem too excited at the idea, and Read More
It’s usually the case that everyone attacks the front-runner. But in last night’s public advocate debate – the last televised one before the primary – it was Bill de Blasio who got the incoming fire from the rest of the candidates.
It’s a validation that de Blasio is the most likely to get into the Read More
Mark Green is hovering just shy of the 40 percent he needs to avoid a run-off, according to the latest USA Survey poll of likely voters, conducted from August 28 to September 1.
Bill de Blasio gained 4 points, and is now at 23 percent. Eric Gioia, who overtook Norman Siegel, gained 3 Read More
A new WABC-TV poll is out, and Melinda Katz has moved ahead in the city comptroller race, while Mark Green slipped 9 points in the public advocate’s race.
Katz gained 5 points while John Liu, the previous leader, dropped 2 points from a similar poll last week. Katz is now 27 percent, Liu Read More
Bill de Blasio scored a coup this weekend, winning the endorsement of The New York Times for public advocate over Mark Green, who The Times endorsed for mayor in 2001 and attorney general in 2006.
Hours after the endorsement came out on Saturday, de Blasio’s campaign put out a robocall featuring Read More
Mark Green, the former public advocate who ran for mayor in 2001, said he does not want to run for mayor again.
Green said that during the first televised debate in the public advocate’s race, hosted by WABC-TV.
Green is hovering at the 40 percent in the polls –enough to win the Democratic Read More
I’m in the Green Room at ABC’s studios, about to watch the first official debate between the public advocate candidates.
Zoe Epstein of Eric Gioia’s office was hanging out in here, joking that she played Bill de Blasio in debate prep.
Mark Green walked by and told his daughter, Jenya, to say hi to us. Read More