On a recent Friday night in the backyard of Pete’s Candy Store, a neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, City Council candidate Evan Thies ate hamburgers and hot dogs with some supporters from the 33rd District’s ubiquitous kickball league. After a few beers, the crowd of 20- and 30-somethings was hushed, and Thies—looking slightly out Read More
Stephen Levin knows that to his opponents in the 33rd City Council District, he is “Vito’s Guy,” the machine candidate who has worked since 2006 as chief of staff to Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Party chair Vito Lopez.
“I think that’s fine,” Levin said with a shrug. “I can’t control everybody’s Read More
City Councilman and comptroller candidate David Yassky seemed to be having a good time at the High Line Park gala at Pier 60 on the evening of June 15, but he turned somewhat solemn when I asked him about Dock Street.
“Oh, what a shame,” Yassky said of the 40-9 vote that Read More
Opponents of a Brooklyn redevelopment project packed a Community Board One meeting last night in Williamsburg, drowning out a presentation by the city’s Housing Preservation and Development office, in a battle that could influence City Council primaries in the 33rd and 34th districts this September.
Roughly 50 protesters, armed with signs and a bullhorn, chanted Read More
Some more notes on the Working Families Party endorsements that were announced the other day:
It seems like the big winner there is Vito Lopez, the assemblyman and county Democratic chair from Brooklyn. The W.F.P. endorsed two candidates he’s supporting in competitive races.
The first is Stephen Levin, Lopez’s Read More
One of the most competitive 2009 City Council races so far is for the seat being vacated by David Yassky, who represents
–Ken Diamondstone raised $47,839 and spent $17,650. He ran for this seat in 2001 and came in third in the primary, but got the support of the Working Families Read More
Several of the Democratic city comptroller candidates are raising less money than they’re spending, according to the latest campaign finance filings.
Melinda Katz, a council member from Queens, raised $80,743 and spent $92,512.
David Weprin, another council member from Queens, raised $24,660 and Read More
One day after Ken Diamondstone announced he’s running in the 33rd City Council district in Brooklyn, Isaac Abraham, who told the Daily News he would run back in February, announced a Williamsburg press conference to officially launch the campaign.
The advisory says Abraham announce at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Kent Read More
Ken Diamondstone, who recently abandoned a bid to try for the second time to unseat State Senator Marty Connor, just announced this morning that he will run for City Council in the 33rd district.
The district, which includes Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, is currently represented by term-limited David Yassky.
In the announcement, Read More