Daniel Dromm

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Melinda Katz Elected Queens Borough President

    Melinda Katz will be the next Queens Borough President, cruising to victory with 80 percent of votes. Katz, a Democrat who has served on the city council and the state assembly, takes the seat of Helen Marshall, who served the maximum 12 years. Most of the city council races were uncompetitive, ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Brooklyn Prosecutors Investigating Alleged Police Beating of Gay Man

    The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is looking into the June 2 beating of a gay man by police who used homophobic slurs outside the 79th Precinct, two officials tell the Voice. The police officer who appears to have instigated the incident was identified as Kharl Pinnock. Court records indicate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Scott Stringer Goes After Stop-and-Frisk, Does Not Criticize Ray Kelly In The Process

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is expected to run for mayor, pushed forward his campaign against the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy with a press event this afternoon featuring Martin Luther King III. But as he continues his public appearances on the matter, Stringer see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Grace Meng Raises $300,000 for Congressional Race; Says it Will Be a Historic Campaign

    Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who would be New York's first Asian-American member of Congress, has raised $300,000 in ten days. Obviously, she's thrilled. "We are definitely excited. I think this is going to be a historical campaign that people all throughout New York and the country are lookin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    City Unveils First-Ever LGBT Senior Center

    Roger Mácon, a 64-year-old Jamaica, Queens resident, has been out of the closet for many years. But he didn't realize there were many other seniors in the city like himself that are openly gay and lesbian, too -- until he found a network of LGBT seniors through an organization called Services and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Council Members Ask Mayor To Include City College, Columbia in Engineering Plan

    In December, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to partner with Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island. The new campus is part of Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC initiative ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Mayor's Budget: No Tax Increases and No Layoffs of Teachers, Police Officers, or Firefighters

    Announcing the city's annual budget today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he would not be increasing taxes and he would not be laying off teachers, police officers, or firefighters. He said it multiple times. Runnin' Scared, watching a live feed of his announcement, counted at least three times. Can you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Jose Peralta Defeats Hiram Monserrate -- Chaos Ensues

    Loser​"This is the final nail in Hiram Monserrate's coffin, and now we have buried him!" declared City Council member Daniel Dromm in East Elmhurst last night, before newly elected State Senator Jose Peralta addressed his supporters and most of the leaders of the city's Democratic establishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Gay Leaders React to John Liu's Appointment of Non-Supportive Simcha Felder

    Felder: His Quinn no-vote makes some gay leaders squirm​by T.J. Raphael Last week Wayne Barrett criticized newly elected Comptroller John Liu for his appointment of Deputy Comptroller Simcha Felder, a city councilman who had refused to support human rights and gay equality bills that Liu him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    De Blasio, Others Subpoenaed on WFP; "ACORNing" Suspected

    Remember when Randy Mastro and some Staten Island voters sued because they said Data and Field Services had willfully undercharged Working Families Party candidate Debi Rose, and thereby injured the voters' rights? WFP's now getting more heat of a similar nature. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Barrett: Quinn's Surprisingly Weak Victory

    ​Council Speaker Christine Quinn's unimpressive win in her Chelsea district, garnering only 52 percent of the vote in a three-person race, has raised questions in many minds about whether she'll be able to hang on to her leadership post when the 51 members vote next January. There may be as ma ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    Scouts Dis-Honor

    Antigay Policy Could End City and Corporate Support

  • News

    November 24, 1998

    The War Against Gays and Lesbians

    'The Attacks Were the Most Brutal I Encountered'