Alex Zablocki

  • Blogs

    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 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Down-Ticket, What Has Become of Our Beautiful Losers?

    In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    De Blasio, Zablocki, Socialist Debate for Dozens

    ​No one else seems to be doing it, so let's see what 26-year-old Alex Zablocki (pictured) -- Tea Party person and Republican candidate for Public Advocate -- has been up to. He debated Democrat Bill de Blasio and Socialist Maura Deluca Monday, which didn't get much attention: In fact, Downtown ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    GOP Public Advocate Candidate Does ACORN Joke, Gets Press

    Since his run-off victory, Democratic public advocate nominee Bill de Blasio has been taking it slow and cautious, as may be wise in a race where Democrats are heavily favored. But his Republican challenger Alex Zablocki (pictured) isn't lying down for him. Zablocki, not a me-too party hack but a Te ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    On the Stump: Citywide Candidates' Latest Doings

    ​Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Teenage Council Candidate Quits, Throws Support to Kurland

    The Littlest City Council Candidate, Dodge Landesman, has abandoned his quest to unseat Rose Mendez and is throwing his support to challenger Yetta Kurland, who is running against council speaker Christine Quinn. 19-year-old Landesman gives City Hall News no reason for his withdrawal, nor does he e ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    2,000 Tea Party Denounces Obama Spending, Cheers USA, Fox News

    On February 28, a Tea Party demonstration in New York's City Hall Park drew about 250 protesters who decried President Obama as a socialist, a communist, and the second coming of Hitler. This evening's Tea Party on the edge of the same park was much, much bigger -- stretching on the west sidewalk fr ... More >>

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    February 28, 2009

    200 NYC "Tea Party" Protests Obama as Socialist, Communist, Hitler, Etc.

    One of the anti-Obama "tea parties," inspired by a rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli and encouraged by prominent rightwing bloggers, was held in City Hall Park today between 2 and 3 p.m. The event drew between 200 and 250 highly enthusiastic supporters. A series of speakers drawn from the crowd denounced ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Most Public Advocate Candidates Not Sweating Mark Green

    Mark Green is getting a surprisingly friendly reception to the Public Advocate's race. The current PA, Betsy Gotbaum, who will not compete in this year's race, responds, "It doesn't surprise me that the field of strong candidates for the Public Advocate's race continues to grow. I believe that is a ... More >>