Unlike most public officials, New York’s hard-charging attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, doesn’t keep a written daily schedule.
That’s according to his office, which, after two separate Freedom of Information requests from The Observer, finally said that Mr. Cuomo simply didn’t have any pre-existing documentation of his day-to-day professional and political activities that he could make Read More
This could be another tough day for Christine Quinn.
She’s going to meet with the 47 other members of the Democratic conference in the City Council today at 4 p.m., which will be the first time she speaks officially with many of her colleagues about the accounting-practices scandal that she’s now spent the good Read More
Within hours of the congestion pricing vote, a Bronx-based opponent of the plan, Ari Hoffnung, sent out an email announcing that he will run for City Council, again.
Hoffnung, who heads the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council, challenged Councilman Oliver Koppell in 2005 and was defeated. This year, Koppell is term-limited.
Koppell Read More
Councilman and all-but-announced city comptroller candidate Simcha Felder of Brooklyn hired another staffer: Eric Kuo, who will be the new new press person.
Kuo previously did press for Councilman Vincent Gentile, a Democrat in the conservative-leaning Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn (the same area that produced Democratic operatives George Fontas, Scott Read More
The City Council has voted down a proposal to co-name four blocks of a street in Brooklyn after black nationalist Sonny Carson. The vote was 15 for and 25 against, with seven abstentions. Notable votes: Bill De Blasio, who worked on David Dinkins' mayoral campaign with Carson, voted no. Oliver Koppell, who voted no, said Read More
A Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-New York Attorney General who is not named Eliot Spitzer is about to be honored in Albany.
On Monday at 5 p.m. in the capitol, an official portrait of Oliver Koppell will be unveiled. The painting will hang on the second floor of the capitol, down the hall from Spitzer's current Read More
Although Councilman Simcha Felder joined yesterday’s rally criticizing the way the city’s Board of Elections is testing new voting machines under the Help America Vote Act, he ended up protesting the rally itself.
HAVA is the federal law that funds upgrades in local voting machines so hanging chads and punch cards will Read More
Oliver Koppell is being dragged into Miller’s flyer mess.
His challenger is demanding that Koppell’s campaign pay for the taxpayer-funded newsletter Giff sent to his district.
“The cost of possibly illegal literature authorized by City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Councilmember Oliver Koppell, and mailed in the 11th District, should count towards the Read More