Citizens Union announced they’re backing David Greenfield for the special election to fill Simcha Felder’s City Council seat.
Among the reason’s given: his main rival didn’t talk.
“Unfortunately, Lazar was unable to complete the questionnaire or schedule a meeting with Citizen Union within our timeframe,” the organization wrote in a press release, announcing their Read More
There’s a forum tonight for the candidates looking to replace City Councilman Simcha Felder. Expected to be there are Democrats David Greenfield and Joe Lazar, and Republican Jonathan Judge.
What would you ask them?
With Simcha Felder resigning from the City Council for a job with John Liu, a series of elections are needed to fill the seat. The first one will be for a term that expires at the end of the year; the next will be for the remainder of the four-year term Felder was Read More
Two-term City Councilman Simcha Felder, who successfully pushed for setting a
In a City Hall News story about Anthony Weiner, this line caught my attention: “he sends a note to everyone who loses a primary in New York City.”
I contacted a couple of Democrats who’ve lost primaries to see if they’d heard from Weiner. Turns out, not many had. (One got a present, though.) Read More
Last week, Crain’s put out the names of two people from Brooklyn vying for the Finance Committee Chairmanship: Lew Fidler and Domenic Recchia.
There’s apparently another name to add to the mix: Simcha Felder, who I’m told has sent word to the speaker that he’s interested in the position.
The current Finance chairman is David Read More
Some highlights from Sunday’s Borough Park Read More
The Working Families Party cleaned up in the run-off last night, with its candidates Bill de Blasio and John Liu each winning handily.
The party only has 11,800 registered voters in New York, but it’s been able to craft an oversized role thanks to an effective, if controversial, Get Out The Vote operation. Read More
Michael Bloomberg said this afternoon that the relationship between him and Councilman Simcha Felder is fine despite disagreeing with Felder's recollection that the mayor, illegally, initiated the process of directing city funds to organizations in the councilman's district.
"I haven't talked to Simcha since Sunday when we spent a good part of a Read More
First comment by a comptroller candidate on The Times‘ story about Michael Bloomberg’s use of his discretionary money to reiterate his call “to assign specific staff members to audit discretionary funding.” Councilman David Weprin, through a spokesman, emailed to say:
“It is upsetting to see discretionary funding being used so indiscreetly. Our community organizations Read More