C. Virginia Fields

  • News

    January 5, 2010

    Bloomberg and Thompson: The (Really) Odd Couple

    Now it can be told: The surprising ties between the billionaire mayor and the poor slob who ran against him

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Ferrer: "Gracias, Familia"

    After spending 90 minutes outside the Parkchester station of the 6 train Tuesday night, Fernando Ferrer grabbed the megaphone and told the crowd, "We're closing the campaign at this stop and I'm going to prepare my victory speech!" Few in the crowd expected that was true. But even if it didn't feel ... More >>

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    September 13, 2005

    Democrats Notch a Win

    Who's mad at Weiner's decision to drop out? Not his supporters

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    September 12, 2005
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    September 9, 2005

    Giff's Ground Game Gears Up

    When the democratic mayoral campaign draws to close Tuesday morning, local grassroots coalitions will begin a day of intense campaign efforts on behalf of their candidate. Through phone banks, door-to-door canvassing, and sending workers to polling stations to distribute literature and palm cards, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    Times-Out on Sharpton Nod

    The New York Times has softened its earlier report that Rev. Al Sharpton and influential union chief Dennis Rivera had discussed a joint endorsement of Democratic frontrunner Fernando Ferrer.

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

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

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2005

    Weiner's Cash Stash Grows

    Congressman Anthony Weiner makes a habit of placing fourth out of four in polls among the Democratic field for mayor, and a recent Marist Poll found that a mere 1 percent of respondents think he'll be elected the next mayor (of course, only 2 percent thought Gifford Miller had the look of a winner, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2005

    Tenant PAC Backs Giff

    Council speaker doesn't have to win to "win"—he just can't come in third Gifford Miller's path to City Hall runs through a runoff against Freddy Ferrer, and is paved with money and a ground game built around his long list of endorsements from unions, clubs, and elected officials. He added to t ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    President of What?

    Nine's a crowd in the race for Manhattan beep

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    August 9, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2005

    Ferrer Policy Barrage Continues

    Freddy goes underground in latest delivery from his policy desk On the campaign, trail, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer talks slowly, and talks a lot about the neighborhood he came from. Freddy's humble origins and mild-mannered personality are important to his appeal, of course, but ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2005

    Hillary Clinton, Cyberwarrior

    New York senator hires big lawyer, saves domain name from squatter

  • News

    June 21, 2005

    Gifford Has A Plan

    The speaker has cash, backers—and a low rank in polls. What gives?

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    June 14, 2005

    Testing Bloomberg and Klein

    Test scores rising, but what of the different black and white diplomas and other lost kids?

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    Finding Freddy

    Time short, Ferrer has one more chance to let New Yorkers discover him

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2005

    Diallo: A Tragedy, or a Line?

    Freddy Ferrer's Diallo debacle simply won't die. Wait, what did he say again? Aw, who cares? The important thing is that "Mr. Ferrer is bogged down by the kind of gaffe that has defined other candidates and foiled their campaigns," as the lead piece of the Times Metro Section told us this morning. T ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Odd Man Out

    With his fancy footwork over gay marriage, Bloomberg could be stepping on too many toes

  • News

    September 14, 2004

    Convention Detention

    For Bloomberg, a looming showdown over civil liberties and the right to protest

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    Million-Dollar Tax Dodge

    We did it for you, senator: special care and handling for Velella's deadbeat pal

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Dean Looks for New York Love

    Blacks and Latinos Speed-Date the Candidate

  • News

    June 24, 2003

    Boys Gone Wild

    In Albany, Rape, Punch-Outs, and Shutdowns Are All a Baffling Blur

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    April 22, 2003

    Bloomberg at the Crossroads

    With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Bush's Voice of America

    Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Pataki's Man in Harlem

    How Randy Daniels Helped Put Chain Stores and Market Prices Uptown

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    January 21, 2003

    Renaissance Rats

    Harlem Development Residents Fight Major Developer

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    Life After SONDA

    Gay Politics Will Never Be the Same

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    June 11, 2002

    Hip-Hop Hollas at City Hall

    But Were They Really Saying Something?

  • News

    August 28, 2001

    Landlords Vote With Bucks

    Where the Real Estate Dollars Are Going

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    August 21, 2001

    Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    Mayoral Hopeful Will Receive Official Nod Before Labor Day

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    August 7, 2001

    The Unfinished Mayoralty

    David Dinkins Bares His Soul About Mark Green, Al Sharpton, a Black-Latino Coalition, Crown Heights, Rudy Giuliani, and His Own Legacy

  • News

    June 5, 2001

    Beauty and the Big Shots

    The Sexcapades and Politics Behind New York’s Bogus Catholic Museum

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    April 10, 2001

    The Curse

    Why No Woman Is Running for Mayor

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Coalition Confusion

    McCall Crowns Ferrer, but Sharpton, Rivera, Rangel Skip the Coronation

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    February 13, 2001

    Plaza Sweet

    Fashion Institute Hatches un-FIT Traffic Plan for Neighbors

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    January 23, 2001

    Spit-Shining a Scandal

    The Chilly Victims of the HUD Housing Scam Listen to Some Hot Air

  • News

    August 22, 2000

    The Prodigal Son Returns

    Does Adam Clayton Powell IV Deserve a Second Act?

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    August 1, 2000

    The Early Line

    The Guys Who Want Rudy Giuliani’s Job

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    February 15, 2000

    Showtime at the Apollo

    Does Bradley Really Want to Lure Black Voters?

  • News

    August 3, 1999

    Do It My Way

    The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Race Under Fire

    'New York's Bravest' Said It Refused To Hire a Black Paramedic Because He Lied and Used Drugs. He Says Discrimination Kept Him From Moving Up the Ladder.

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    April 27, 1999

    Rudy Kisses Butts

    Embattled mayor embraces a harsh critic, but still can't find forgiveness in some African American quarters.

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    March 30, 1999

    Reversal of Fortune

    Is 'Stone Cold Rudy' Down for the Count?

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    March 30, 1999

    The R-Word

    Rudy plays race like a violin. Why won't white folks name that tune?

  • News

    March 9, 1999

    Harlem For Whom?

    The City says its housing plan will renovate Harlem. Tenants fear it will remove them.

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    March 9, 1999


    The politics of dancing: what's behind the campaign to close the Limelight

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    February 23, 1999
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    September 22, 1998

    Rally To Save CHARAS

    Buyer of Loisaida Community Center still a mystery

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    June 2, 1998

    The Battle for Harlem

    Sharpton Camp Assails Butts as Upstate Republicans Maneuver To Exploit Black Power Struggle