Al Vann

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Joe Scarborough's Political Contributions Revealed by Voice in 2008: What Took So Long for the Suspension?

    ​Decades ago, when I was new to the pages of the Voice and when my work actually appeared on pages, I was visited at the office by state investigators. They had in their hands a campaign filing by Al Vann, then a young and ballsy assemblyman from the heart of Bed Stuy. I was astoni ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    NYPD Tapes 5: The Corroboration

    Another police officer secretly tapes his precinct—this time in the Bronx

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    November 3, 2009

    Election Day 2009: 6 Losers to Watch!

    It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Sharpton Tweets in Protest as Ex-Wife, Daughter are Detained by Cops

    Al Sharpton has gotten more selective in recent years about the causes he will endorse, but he could hardly have been expected to remain silent when his ex-wife and oldest daughter were arrested and issued disorderly conduct tickets after allegedly running a red light at 110th Street and Eighth Aven ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    January 9, 2007

    The Sales of Justice

    In the dark corridors of Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship sells for $50,000 stuffed in an envelope, and $6,000 in postage stamps

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2005

    Council Races: Big Bucks for a Lonely Fight

    Barely a fortnight before the September 13th primary, things are looking pretty good for City Councilmember David Weprin of Queens. The son of a late New York State Assembly speaker and chair of the powerful Council Finance Committee has the Working Families Party endorsement, has raised more than $ ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Boss Is Back

    Miller Lets Clubhouse Control Council, Shortchanges Merit and Minorities

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    January 8, 2002

    Miller Time

    How Internecine Minority Politics Picked the Speaker

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    November 20, 2001

    To Play the King

    Brooklyn's Chance to Anoint the Next Council Speaker Is Slipping Through the Fault Lines

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    November 13, 2001

    Council Chaos

    Facing Bloomberg and Newness, Legislators Struggle to Organize

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    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

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    January 9, 2001

    2001: An Election Odyssey

    Races All Over the City Promise a ‘Mad, Mad’ Year

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    September 5, 2000

    Brooklyn Betrayal

    Una Clarke Tramples on the Truth, Friends, and the Law

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    February 15, 2000

    Showtime at the Apollo

    Does Bradley Really Want to Lure Black Voters?

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    May 18, 1999


    Unrepentant, Pale-faced, All-American Manhood at the Louima Trial

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    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks