In an apparent attempt to save a little face, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he's asked disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez to quit his job in the wake of the ongoing sex scandal that's plaguing both pols.Lopez, as you know, has a habit of allegedly sexually harassing young, female sta ... More >>
Former female staffers of shamed Assemblyman Vito Lopez are coming out of the woodwork to give accounts of what it's like working for the now former chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party.Here's the gist of their accounts: Lopez likes short skirts, "well endowed" women, and -- apparently channeli ... More >>
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver did the unthinkable yesterday: he admitted he screwed up.But that was only after reports surfaced that he signed off on a plan to secretly payoff alleged victims of his now-former pal Vito Lopez's pervy-ness with $103,000 in taxpayer money.Assemblyman Lopez, the now-f ... More >>
Remember last week when Assemblyman Vito Lopez was scolded by legislative leaders for essentially being a pervy, dirty old man who shoved his hands up the skirts of young, female staffers? Well, Lopez's pervy-ness is costing you money.Turns out, the two women who accused Lopez of various acts of sex ... More >>
Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races.
Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
courtesy of Sarah BakerLincoln Restler on the night of his election to the New York State Democratic Committee last year. Last year, Brooklyn politics-as-usual got a shakeup via the election of glasses-sporting 27-year-old Lincoln Restler to a State Committee seat as the District Leader for W ... More >>
Now even rap stars are giving Brooklyn Democratic Party leader Vito Lopez trouble. Yesterday, Pras Michel -- late of the Grammy-winning Fugees and whose 1998 "Ghetto Supastar (That's What You Are)" was a hit on the movie "Bulworth" with Warren Beatty -- endorsed a challenger to one of Lopez's ... More >>
By Aaron Howell.
Yesterday incumbent city councilmember Diana Reyna defeated challenger Maritza Davila by 4,000 votes, 60 percent to 35 percent. It was a far cry from the last time the two women faced off, in the September Democratic primary, when Reyna beat Davila by a mere 250 votes aft ... More >>