best nyc politician who actually keeps his word - 2003
Though he was elected by the small hairs with a split Chinatown vote, City Councilman ALAN GERSON (Manhattan, District One) has done what few other city pols have: kept promises. Before the election, Gerson promised he'd fight the city's archaic cabaret law. After Gerson attended numerous Dance Liberation Front events, Consumer Affairs finally copped to the law's inanities and pledged reform. You may not be able to legally smoke in bars, but soon your liberated ass might be able to.