Brian Ellner

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Lottery Will Determine Who Weds July 24, First Day for Same-Sex Marriage in NYC

    ​Applications for marriage licenses in New York City have surged to nearly 2,600 since July 5, with 54% of those couples hoping to be married this Sunday, the first day same-sex marriages will be performed in New York. (1,728 of those 2,600 applications are from same-sex couples.) The city fe ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Greg Ball's All Atwitter at Gay-Marriage Bill: Upstate Senator Takes His Own Online Poll.

    Here's what happened over the weekend with the gay-marriage bill, which the Assembly has already approved: Publicly, the bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs for passage. Though he was considered "leaning no," GOP senator Greg Ball (who represents all of Putnam County, northern ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    David Paterson Rested Up for His Veto Fest by Dawdling at B-Bar For Hours Last Night

    ​Taking a breather from the thousands of vetoes he has yet to sign, Governor David Paterson spent three hours last night at B Bar and Grill, right across the street from the Village Voice, drawn, no doubt, by our recent paeans to his wondrous Albany performance. Paterson enjoyed a bottle of ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    December 6, 2005

    Bloomberg's Runner$-Up

    The post-election Campaign Finance Board filings are in, and as the dailies reported today, they reveal that Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent even more to get re-elected than he did to win in 2001—$77.8 million. The hundreds of other candidates for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, and the 51 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2005

    Memo: Time for a Lil' Asymmetric Warfare

    If you think this week's been dreary, think of how Fernando Ferrer's campaign must feel. Democrats continue to desert the nominee: the Vallones over the weekend, former Manhattan borough president candidate Brian Ellner on Wednesday, Councilwoman Margarita Lopez today. The latest Marist Poll has Fer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    West Side Story

    Anyone looking to score a souvenir Campaign 2005 poster ought to head to the Upper West Side. The place is plastered by them. Poll workers and posters for Manhattan beep runners Brian Ellner, Scott Stringer (his "Reformer Who Gets Results" slogan reminds some of Dubya's 2000 "Reformer with Results" ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    President of What?

    Nine's a crowd in the race for Manhattan beep