Ari Hoffnung

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Barrett: John Liu Names a Deputy Comptroller, Simcha Felder, Who Has Some Explaining To Do About His Views on Christine Quinn's Lesbianism

    Given Simcha Felder's non-votes on Quinn, is he the best choice for deputy comptroller?​John Liu's announcement last week that he was appointing Brooklyn city councilman Simcha Felder to the post of deputy comptroller has stirred no controversy. Yet Felder is so out of step with Liu on gay and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005

    Council Cliffhanger

    The mayoral primary wasn't the only race that went down to the wire yesterday: A mere 16 votes separate the top two finishers in the fight for City Council District 8, which covers East Harlem. Melissa Mark Viverito has 3,626 votes (25.41 percent) to Felipe Luciano's 3,610 (25.3 percent). Absentee b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Turnout in the Eye of the Beholder

    From its buzzing nerve center under the elevated tracks at Westchester Square, Fernando Ferrer's GOTV operation in the Bronx says it saw turnout at 2001 levels this morning. But a local city council campaign tells the opposite story: record low numbers of voters—around half the usual amount ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities