Welcome Republican operative Robert Hornak officially to the 2009 race for City Council.
Hornak, who has been raising money to run for the Astoria seat that Peter Vallone Jr. will be term-limited out of, is having a kick-off event on February 2 featuring: Niger Innis, Herb London, Queens G.O.P. leader Phil Ragusa, and the Read More
Here’s what Democratic City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., who already flirted with the idea of supporting a Bloomberg presidential bid, said during a taping of NBC’s News Forum this morning:
“I think they are very seriously looking at this. Here’s their problem. They can get on the ballot, money can do that for Read More
Although it’s usually not a particularly popular event, Peter Vallone, Jr., told me that all the press was at this morning’s bill signing ceremony because the newspapers were full of Bloomberg ’08 speculation.
“So, we’re doing my public lewdness bill," Vallone said. "It’s the third bill to go and I get Read More
City Councilwoman Helen Sears is another council member who will be term-limited out of office in 2009 and may be running for a higher office.
Sears is seeking donations up to $3,850, the Campaign Finance Board’s contribution limit for borough president candidates, at a December 19 fund-raiser. The event takes place at 5:30 Read More
Over the weekend, the Rudy Giuliani billing scandal that has been dubbed both the "Shag Fund" and Judygate played on, with both national and local press seizing on angles to further the story.
The New York Post reported that, in addition to the mayor himself, one of Giuliani’s top aides also spent Read More
Buried deep in Staten Island Advance reporter Sally Goldenberg’s piece about the plastic bag recycling bill working its way through the City Council is this line: "The council employs the Albany lobbying firm of Brown McMahon & Weinraub LLC, of which [Council sanitation committee chair Michael] McMahon’s brother, Thomas, is a principal. The Read More
Can the Vallone Dynasty expand to Bayside?
Paul Vallone confirmed he is planning to run for the City Council in the eastern Queens district that includes Bayside and parts of north Flushing. (He filed his paperwork with the city Campaign Finance Board about two weeks ago.)
Michael Bloomberg hosted a fund-raiser in his East Side townhouse for Peter Vallone, Jr. last night.
Attendees included noted real estate developer Jack Rudin, former MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow aspiring mayoral candidate, John Catsimatidis, and DC 37 union boss Lilian Roberts, and president Ed Malloy of Building and Construction Trades Council.
Vallone apparently Read More
Yesterday, one of the quirkiest traditions returned to a major Memorial Day Parade that starts a few blocks inside Nassau County before winding its way through the Little Neck-Douglaston section of Queens.
“I refused to march on the Nassau side,” Weiner told me. He stood on the border, next to the 'Welcome to Nassau' Read More
So far, Christine Quinn’s approach to working with Mayor Michael Bloomberg—whose job she’s likely to seek in 2009—has been to avoid criticizing him.
The once-robust Oversight and Investigations Committee, which Ms. Quinn’s predecessor used to highlight differences with the Mayor, has been relatively quiet since she took office. And Ms. Quinn hasn’t exactly jumped to Read More