C. Virginia Fields

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    April 3, 2009

    Bloomberg Black Outreach Includes Praise for "Calming" Sharpton

    The Times tells us that Bloomberg is "mounting an all-out push to win over New York City's black elected leaders, clergy members and voters" to his third-term reelection campaign. As you may have heard, one of the Mayor's opponents, Bill Thompson, is black. While some are unreceptive to the Mayor's ... More >>

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    January 3, 2006
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    November 6, 2005

    What's the Spread in Mike v. Freddy?

    The Tet offensive, United States v. Nixon, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinski . . . such are the kinds of trials that befall chief executives who enjoy easy, overwhelming re-election. It happens on the metro beat, too, with mayors who—even if untouched by scandal—limp through the end of their ti ... More >>

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    October 10, 2005

    Mayor Mike Plays Moneyball

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest campaign expense report reveals $10.3 million in outlays just for campaign consultants. It reports $4.2 million in spending on direct mail alone, more than Virginia Fields spent on her primary campaign and almost as much as Anthony Weiner did. The mayor's re-election ... More >>

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    October 3, 2005
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    September 29, 2005

    Freddy Held Steady With Blacks

    As the battle for the black vote in this year's mayoral race captures headlines, recent media coverage appears to overlook Primary Day voting figures that show striking black support for Fernando Ferrer. As the Voice reported last week, an analysis of Primary Day voting in the city's 17 assembly d ... More >>

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    September 23, 2005

    Freddy's Surprising Black Base

    As election day draws closer in an electorate that—for the first time in history—has a minority majority, a Voice review of Primary Day election results revealed that Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer ran much stronger among black voters in the primary than polls and pundits had ... More >>

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    September 15, 2005

    Ferrer's Gang is All Here--Well, Almost

    Fernando Ferrer's campaign against Michael Bloomberg began a little after 1 p.m. today as some 300 boisterous supporters gathered in the glare of the midday sun on the City Hall steps. It was a gathering of much of the Democratic clan, with state controller Alan Hevesi, a couple dozen state legislat ... More >>

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    September 8, 2005

    Laughter & Jeers at 'Final' Debate

    So, what do we know now that the final CFB sanctioned primary debate is over, that we didn't know before last night's 60-minute showdown on Channel 4? Well, Anthony Weiner would vote for Virginia Fields if he weren't a candidate. And, as panelist Jorge Ramos asked, how are the candidates going to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    Roosevelt Island Seethes!

    Sometimes, nothing says so much as an empty seat. At least that's what a lot of Roosevelt Islanders thought last night when Anthony Weiner didn't show for a debate with Gifford Miller at a church on the charming island's Main Street. Folks were already irritated that Fernando Ferrer had accepted and ... More >>

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    September 2, 2005

    Weiner Banks on a Runoff

    As candidates reported their latest fundraising and spending figures to the Campaign Finance Board on Friday, Anthony Weiner's campaign announced that it had opened a bank account to finance a runoff. The congressman apparently was emboldened by the recent New York Times poll that has him in second ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2005

    Nice Guys Finish Third

    Weiner and Miller are fighting to make the runoff. Or are they?

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    August 23, 2005

    The Others

    Translating NYC's ethnic politics for Asians and Middle Easterners

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    August 21, 2005

    Dems Debate: Not Easy Like Sunday Morning

    WCBS and The New York Times decided to free up the format of their televised debate this morning, and Anthony Weiner pounced, applying his recent strategy of attack to a wider set of targets. With candidates encouraged to "jump in" at will, Weiner leapt—slapping not only his favorite target Fer ... More >>

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    August 17, 2005

    Dems Debate: They're All Winners in the Spin Room

    After the last answer to the last question at Tuesday night's Democratic mayoral debate, folks in the audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center began getting out of their seats, even though host Dominic Carter was still speaking to a live television audience. It was like the bell had rung at the end of cla ... More >>

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    August 16, 2005

    Weiner Hospitalized On Debate Day

    It's bad enough to be lagging in name recognition and the polls, but now Rep. Anthony Weiner's own kidney has turned against him. The Weiner campaign says Weiner went to the ER at Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, Queens early this morning "in substantial pain" and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Statistics Still Do Lie

    Ferrer and Undecided lead muddled Democratic primary pack

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    August 12, 2005

    Ballot Attack: 4 Out Of 5 Ain't Bad

    A tight city council race just got roomier The saga of City Council district 2—the Lower East Side-East Village-Grammercy district where a racially-tinged ballot fight broke out last month—continues: According to the latest version of the ballot, Manny Cavaco is off completely. He was tos ... More >>

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    August 5, 2005

    Ballot Battles Break Backs

    Board of Elections thins the menu voters get to dine from on September 13 It's only August 5th, so the campaign for mayor, city council, and other municipal offices is far from—except perhaps for those candidates bounced from the ballot during Board of Elections hearings this week, people like ... More >>

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    August 2, 2005

    Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

    A Freddy win in September could pose a demographic dilemma for big-bucks Mike

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    July 19, 2005

    You, Too, Can Fund Your Own Campaign!

    What do Manuel Cavaco, Melvin Davis, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have in common? According to the most recent finance summary from the Campaign Finance Board, they are the only three candidates who reported funding their campaigns from a single donor. So far in the mayoral race, that's one measure ... More >>

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    July 11, 2005

    We Now Join The Race In Progress

    The July 4 holiday has passed, the Olympic vote is over, and baseball's All Star break is here. That means that—finally—there's little else to talk about now but the New York City mayoral campaign. Of course, the campaign's been around for months (the candidates spent more than $13.6 mill ... More >>

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    July 1, 2005

    Ferrer The Flier

    Freddy campaigns in P.R. and L.A. New York's 309 square miles, it seems, just aren't enough for Fernando Ferrer's mayoral candidacy. On the heels of his trip to Puerto Rico, the former Bronx borough president is in Los Angeles today for the swearing-in of Antonio Villaraigosa, the City of Angels' f ... More >>

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    June 29, 2005

    NYC to Washington: Drop Bucks!

    The city's fair share is getting stretched thin For decades—at least since the Daily News proclaimed "Ford to City: Drop Dead" in 1975—New York City has felt shortchanged by Washington, as well as by the state government in Albany. This has emerged as a theme in the Democratic campaigns f ... More >>

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    June 22, 2005

    Saving NYC's Liberties from America

    Proposed law seeks to protect New York's liberal laws from right-wing judges The steps of City Hall attract a motley crowd; sitting there all day, it would be possible to see a half-dozen or more press conferences and rallies for myriad causes and campaigns. One day last week Fernando Ferrer appear ... More >>

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    June 22, 2005

    Mayoral Poll Peril

    Comparing two polls is a little like comparing two completely different sets of questions, posed at different times to different groups of different numbers of people. In fact, that's exactly what comparing two polls is! So then, what to make of the Quinnipiac poll out today that shows Mayor Bloomy ... More >>

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    June 13, 2005

    Mayoral Runners Make Ethnic Appeals

    Who speaks for New York City's 2.1 million Latinos? That's subject to a debate in the mayoral race, one that's played out over the past few days on the steps of City Hall and up Fifth Avenue. On Saturday, Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields took to the steps of City Hall to unveil "Latinos ... More >>

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    May 17, 2005

    Bounced Checks, Booze, & the Mayoral Race

    Candidate finance reports reveal the oddities of life on the campaign trail The latest mayoral campaign finance reports are in and there are lots of big numbers to look at, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's almost $10 million in spending already. But the tiny numbers are interesting too, in that they ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2005

    Like No Other Night

    A traditional gathering for the city's hip Jewish arts family

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    April 27, 2005

    Poll Vault for Bloomy & Fields

    A new Marist Poll has Mayor Michael Bloomberg zooming ahead of former Bronx borough president Fernando Ferrer in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, while Manhattan beep Virginia Fields has drawn into a statistical tie with Freddy in the Democratic race. The Marist numbers have Bloomberg going fro ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2005

    The People vs. Bloomy

    The Democrats try to come up with a compelling case to oust the mayor

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    April 19, 2005

    Weiner Sets the Pace

    As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up

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    April 5, 2005

    Dreams of Fields

    As Ferrer slips, her once dismissed mayoral bid looks serious

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    April 5, 2005
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    June 1, 2004
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    December 9, 2003
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    December 2, 2003

    Blacks on Bloomberg

    Leaders Offer a Surprising Mix of Praise and Put-Down

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    June 17, 2003

    More NYPD No-Knocks

    New Yorkers Tell Their Tales of Botched Raids

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    April 29, 2003
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    September 17, 2002

    The New Harlem

    Who's Behind the Real Estate Gold Rush and Who's Fighting It?

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    October 2, 2001

    Ground Hog

    Jesse Jackson Raids the Graveyard—On Al Sharpton’s Watch

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    May 8, 2001

    Get Rolling!

    A Bike Week Calendar

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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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    December 21, 1999

    The Harlem Shuffle

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard

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    October 26, 1999

    The Five Percent Solution

    Fraction of Voters to Decide on Rudy's Referendum

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    March 30, 1999

    A Wounded Mayor

    Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule

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    March 16, 1999

    Car Park

    Is Heavy Traffic Carving Up Central Park?

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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

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    October 20, 1998

    Empty in the Middle

    Owners Opt Out of Mitchell-Lama for Market Rents

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    October 6, 1998

    At Each Other's Throats

    Political retribution in Harlem in the wake of the Million Youth March

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