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Gifford Miller

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Chris Quinn and the Slow Motion Return of the Slush Fund Scandal

    ​The latest round of two-years-out mayoral polls shouldn't be taken too seriously: They mostly track name recognition (so there's no need to lose sleep fretting about Mayor Markowitz), and in any case the preferences of the city at large don't have much to do with those of Democratic primary v ... More >>

  • 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

  • News

    April 22, 2008

    Christine Quinn's Half-Billion-Dollar Secret

    Another hefty chunk of taxpayer-funded projects that council leaders would rather not discuss

  • News

    April 15, 2008

    The City Council's Big Slush Hush

    Quinn, Bloomberg, Thompson are still hiding the pork

  • News

    May 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Election Countdown: 40 Days to Go!

    All right, it's just a special election, but the City Council contests in Brooklyn and Staten Island on February 20 might be more significant than you think. For one thing, they might be the last time voters in New York City use old-fashioned lever machines. For another, they are the first elections ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2006

    Influence Peddlers

    Trade secrets of the city's fastest-growing lobbying firm

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2006
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    January 3, 2006

    The Outsider Comes In

    The party bosses choose a former activist as Council Speaker

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2005

    Bloomberg's Runner$-Up

    The post-election Campaign Finance Board filings are in, and as the dailies reported today, they reveal that Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent even more to get re-elected than he did to win in 2001—$77.8 million. The hundreds of other candidates for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, and the 51 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Speaker Squeaker

    Who will replace Giff Miller as speaker? David Weprin seems close . . . in this picture (City Council). Perception equals reality, at least in the behind-the-scenes race for City Council speaker. Since council members want to angle for all the goodies they can get for themselves and their districts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2005
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    October 3, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Unions Face Post-Primary World

    The unions that supported losing candidates in the September 13 primary now have another choice to make: whether to endorse Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Fernando Ferrer or just stay out of the general election race. Today the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)—which supported R ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2005

    Labor Costs

    Union endorsements are dirty, if the mayor loses them

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2005

    Democrats Still United!

    Mayor Mike and 1199 prez Rivera were all smiles in January as they promoted the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Democratic unity tour continued Monday as Anthony Weiner and Gifford Miller joined newly minted nominee Fernando Ferrer on the steps of City Hall, with health care as today's theme—bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005
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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 >>

  • News

    August 30, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2005

    Riots, Gutballs, and Scumbags (A Debate Continues)

    So enough already about where Gifford Miller's fabulously cute kids are going to go to school. One of the more revealing comments from Tuesday's Democratic debate was made not by one of the candidates or panelists on stage, but by an audience member walking out. She kept muttering to her nodding fri ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    August 2, 2005

    Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

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

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2005
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    June 7, 2005

    Democrats Miss Key Endorsement

    Democratic mayoral candidates hoping for a boost from the Working Families Party won't get one, at least for now: The party announced today that while "several candidates enjoy substantial support" within the party, so far none of the candidates "been able to put together the two-thirds vote on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    May 3, 2005

    Rad Medicine

    City council wades into the middle of the nation's health care crisis

  • Blogs

    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

    Supersized Williamsburg on the Way

    Council committee approves great big zoning plan

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    A Bronx Cheer

    Bloomberg's deals blasted

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Weiner Sets the Pace

    As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Win One for the Gyppers

    With a strong push from city hall, MTA moves the ball for the Jets

  • Specials

    February 22, 2005
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    September 14, 2004

    Convention Detention

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

  • Specials

    July 20, 2004
  • News

    June 8, 2004

    Jets Zoom in on New York

    Details of stadium financing as an 'investment' seep into public view

  • News

    March 23, 2004

    Deals on Wheels

    Bronx Democratic hacks learn to love frozen food for their frail senior citizens

  • News

    September 9, 2003

    Language Lockout

    For Immigrants, Hard Work Yields Few Benefits

  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Breasts and Balls

    Pandering Pols Seek Cancer Pension for Firefighters With Either

  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Ashcroft Defied on City Hall Steps

    Telling Ray Kelly to Protect the Constitution

  • NYC Life

    October 29, 2002
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    October 8, 2002

    Land of Fear, Rape, and Hunger

    The City Council Welcomes a Dictator

  • NYC Life

    July 30, 2002
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    April 30, 2002

    Labor in Mourning

    Seven Months Later, Unions Raise the 9-11 Flag

  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Getting the Lead Out

    Will the City Council Finally Protect Kids From Toxic Paint?

  • News

    January 8, 2002

    Bloomberg’s Taxing Debut

    Beyond Feel-Good Aura, a Brutal Budget Plan

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