Subject:

Daniel Squadron

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    The Daily Show Attends A Pre-Election Victory Party With a Dick Pic-Snapping Bill de Blasio

    Election Day is finally here, and you could cut the tension with -- well, just about anything, really. The dull edge of a key. A butter knife coated in marshmallow fluff. A newborn kitten's tiny, gummy teeth. That's because, as you're probably well aware, the main contests are all pretty much deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Tish James Wins Public Advocate and Scott Stringer Is Your New Comptroller, New York

    Tish James Public Advocate Victory In another not very surprising race, City Councilmember Leticia "Tish" James has handily won the Public Advocate seat, edging out her opponents from the Green Party, the Libertarians, the War Veterans, the Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, and the Socialist W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    SUNY Downstate Won't Fire 500 People at Long Island College Hospital After All. For Now.

    Since the summer, the fight over Cobble Hill's Long Island College Hospital has dragged on and on and on, with its parent company, SUNY Downstate, saying the hospital is losing millions and must close its doors. On the other side is the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Public Advocate/i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Letitia James Wins Runoff Election for Public Advocate

    With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Letitia James has won the Democratic runoff election for New York City's public advocate, ending a particularly bitter and heated race. James took almost 60 percent of the vote, about 110,000 votes, while Squadron took 40 percent, 74,000 votes. With no Repu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    With Daniel Squadron and Letitia James Neck and Neck, Runoff Looks Likely In Public Advocate Race

    One of this year's mostly under-covered races also looks to be one of the closest: Public Advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James are headed for a runoff. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, the two look to be virtually tied, with James at 35% and Squadron at 33.3, according to ele ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2013

    Daniel Squadron Is The Loneliest Candidate

    He's running for public advocate (it's the race without a sex scandal)

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    UPDATE: The G Train ('Crosstown Local') Will Get Its Full Line Review

    [UPDATE, February 22nd] Looks like the public campaign by State Senator Daniel Squadron and others to refocus attention on the increasingly popular G train worked in the end. According to the Daily News, the MTA has agreed to conduct a Full Line Review of the green line in an attempt to make the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    G-Train Expansion, Restored Bus Routes Get Permanent Greenlight

    Long live the G-Train, after all! The looping line will permanently run from Church Avenue to Queens, and the City has also announced the return of B-29 bus service over the Williamsburg Bridge. The M9 will now go to Battery Park City, according to State Sen. Daniel Squadron. Also, there will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    St. Marks Bookshop Holding a Party to Celebrate Its Survival

    The St. Marks Bookshop, which was in danger of closing because of landlord Cooper Union's high rents, was recently saved. Cooper and the bookstore finally came to an agreement to cut the monthly rent by $2500 and forgive $7,000 of the store's rent a few weeks ago. So for now, the independent local b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    A State Version of DREAM Act Introduced As a Kind of Consolation to Federal Failure

    ​The New York State Youth Leadership Council announced yesterday that a state version of the DREAM Act was introduced in the New York Senate. Although the group is hailing this as a positive step, it's a big step backwards from what the DREAM Act set out to be. Originally introduced over ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2010

    Paterson Hands Control of Governors Island to City

    ​New York's next hot tourist destination will have 87 acres of green space, a view of the Manhattan skyline, and a moat. Governor Paterson announced today that the state is turning over control of development on a 150-acre patch of Governors Island to the Governors Island Operating Entity, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg's $1.2 Million Indy Party Donation Gets Murkier and Murkier

    ​The legality of Mike Bloomberg's $1.2 million in personal contributions to the Independence Party immediately before last year's mayoral election gets murkier and murkier. I wrote a blog item last week that demonstrated three ways the contributions may have violated state law, exposing Bloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Expelled, 53-8

    ​The State Senate just voted 53-8 to expel Hiram Monserrate immediately. Eric Adams, Ruben Diaz Sr., Martin Malave Dilan, Carl Kruger, Pedro Espada Jr., Kevin Parker, John Sampson, and Monserrate himself were the only no votes; Thomas Morahan was excused. Monserrate gave the final vote and t ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 1, 2009

    Joe Bruno and the Life Fantastic

    The divine rights of an Albany powerbroker

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Bruno Trial Recalls Ethics Bill Albany Shot Down in September

    Legislators have been quick to condemn wrongdoing in the run-up to the trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who was indicted on corruption charges in January. But let's not forget that earlier this fall, Senate Republicans unanimously shot down a bill that would have gone a lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Barrett: My Favorite Nugget from Last Night's Debate

    ​My favorite nugget from last night's mayoral debate was Mike Bloomberg's smug smile as he pronounced Joe Bruno a better majority leader of the state senate than Pedro Espada. Democrat Bill Thompson had already picked the-sometime Democrat Espada as the better of the two. By 3:12 a.m., the Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Barrett: My Favorite Nugget from Last Night's Debate

    ​My favorite nugget from last night's mayoral debate was Mike Bloomberg's smug smile as he pronounced Joe Bruno a better majority leader of the state senate than Pedro Espada. Democrat Bill Thompson had already picked the-sometime Democrat Espada as the better of the two. By 3:12 a.m., the Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Albany, Out of Coup, Still Finds Ways to Not Pass Mayoral Control

    The newly-"empowered" (holds up hand, rubs fingers together) state senate is finally taking a look at the mayoral control of city schools bill, a reauthorization bill which passed the assembly a few decades ago but was stalled in the Albany Coup, causing mayoral control to expire and forcing Mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    D.A. Candidate Aborn is Seven Up

    Seven additional Manhattan elected officials declared themselves this morning for Richard Aborn, the anti-gun advocate whose dark-horse campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as District Attorney is picking up momentum. The added backers brings Aborn's political endorsements to 14, by his count. So f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    More Street Vendors, More Jobs? Council Considers Bill

    Are you a victim of New York's soaring unemployment rate, currently at 8.1 percent? Now that the weather's warm, maybe you want to try your hand at selling hot dogs. The city council is looking at Intro 324-A, which would raise the number of street vendor permits from the current 4,000 to 15,000 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Pols, Peeps Protest Prince St. Post Office Closing Threat

    Well, it's not a tea party, but pretty good for a local event: This morning about 150 citizens protested at the crappy Prince Street Post Office to protest its possible closing. The P.O. used to be where the Apple Store is now, but when the Macs moved in the branch got squeezed into a little nook ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Padavan, Squadron Back New Rent Laws -- But What Will Espada Do?

    Local pols are getting on the pro-tenant bandwagon. New state senator Daniel Squadron did a press conference in front of the Economakis residence on East 3rd Street, site of "owner-occupancy" evictions, which has been the subject of protests and a Voice story last year. The Assembly has passed a bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Habemus Corruptio! Senates Dems' Deal Settled

    We know we've said this before, but it looks as if, on the morning of the actual vote, the Democrats of the state senate have pulled together a deal that will get everyone, including the rebellious Gang of Three, on board for Malcolm Smith to be elected to majority leader. The New York Times break ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2008

    Dirty Blonde: President Obama Rises; Mr. Black Returns

    New things to celebrate, and a newly reopened place to celebrate them

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Mopping Up: Local Election Results Mostly Expected

    There are still some undecided races out there. Al Franken is getting a recount in Minnesota. And Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina's electoral votes are not yet settled. But in New York most things were wrapped up early, and one thing that was quickly apparent was that the State Assembly and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Mavericks Squadron and Chromczak Debate in Brooklyn

    Conventional wisdom may say that Democrat Daniel Squadron won the NY25 State Senate District when he beat longtime incumbent Martin Connor in the primary, but he and his opponent, Republican John Chromczak, gave at least a veneer of competition to the race with a debate last night at St. Francis Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Primary: Silver Stays, Connor Out, Espada Beats Gonzalez, More

    Major endorsements, rape stories, and the alleged machinations of "Roy Odroso" couldn't put Paul Newell over the top. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver held the Democratic nomination in the 64th District with 68 percent of Tuesday's primary vote versus Newell's 23 and Luke Henry's 9. Other challenger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2008

    Weekend Peek-In: Pre-Primary Report (Updated)

    Kevin Powell, whose challenge for Ed Towns' Congressional seat is covered in the current Voice, unveiled a lengthy policy statement on Friday. It proposes legislation that would give high school students "paid internships that will earn them college credits and income," reduce the impact of negative ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Connor-Squadron: Money Talks, Age/Experience Walks

    The New York Sun notices 28-year-old Daniel Squadron's Democratic primary campaign to replace the long-serving Martin Connor, and their contrast is pitched as a traditional youth-versus-experience dilemma: Squadron with the energy to work the hustings and an ambition to "build something different"; ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 3, 2008

    Daniel Squadron, The Mouthy Candidate Who Won't Talk

    The young dynamo wants to beat veteran state senator Martin Connor without answering too many questions

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    NYC RFD: Tragedies, Politics, Yankees

    Yesterday armed robbers killed El-Hajj Kareem Shabazz in the video store he owned in Brownsville, reports the New York Daily News. Friends and relatives recall him as generous to all, including underfunded customers. "The really stupid thing," said Shabazz' imam, Umar Jordan, "is... if these people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Golisano's Senate Picks: Mostly (and in NYC, Only) Same-Old

    Politics on the Hudson reports that Tom Golisano, one-man PAC, has made 39 Responsible New York endorsements for the State Senate. In general, he favored Democrats narrowly (25-22) and incumbents widely. But in New York City Districts, he favored Democrats widely (14-2), and only chose incumbents. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008
  • News

    August 12, 2008
  • Columns

    August 5, 2008

    A Former Charles Schumer Aide Tries to Upend State Senate Vet Marty Connor

    A veteran progressive legislator faces the Schumer steamroller

Loading...