Helen Marshall

  • 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

    May 25, 2012

    Live: Remembering The Glorious Life Of New York Jazz Heroine Phoebe Jacobs

    A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, May 24 The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... 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

    October 9, 2009

    Bloomie's Batting Average Called Into Question by Thompson

    ​By Lucy Jordan and Grace Smith City Comptroller Bill Thompson yesterday released an audit criticizing the Department of Small Business Services for its lousy record of awarding contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities. At a press conference outside City Hall, Thompson said tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Our New Board of Ed: Seven Members, No Kids Now in School

    It may not be around much longer, but it seems worth noting that the new seven-member city Board of Education that met last week for the first time after the mayoral control law lapsed includes not a single current public school parent as a member. The closest to having a personal vested interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Board of Ed Revives But, Packed with Shills, Will Do Nothing

    We gotta admit, we thought it was a bluff. We assumed that when the Albany Coup senators let mayoral control of schools lapse at midnight, no one would step forward and say, "it is the time of the Judges!" But the Board of Education rose from the dead today and is meeting at the Tweed Courthouse to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Next Stadium Boondoggle Lined Up

    F.C. New York of the United Soccer League is coming to New York, and you know what that means -- another push for a stadium! The new team is starting its 2010 season at Hofstra ("I've been to Hofstra for soccer," says a Washington Post commenter. "Getting there by mass transit made going to Giants S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Now They Tell Us: Papers Say Adolfo Carrion Not Such a Great Beep

    Now that Adolfo Carrion is leaving the Bronx borough presidency for the Obama Administration, local papers are telling us the bad news about him. The Daily News -- which sat on a Carrion expose last December -- tells us that "just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Yankees, Mets Tax-Free Bonds Approved

    Remember those generously-termed bonds the city wanted to give our beloved Mets and Yankees for their stadium boondoggles, about which comptroller William Thompson and some others have been complaining? Neil deMause informs us they have been approved by the Industrial Development Agency board. On th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Liveblogging the State of the City, If We Can Stand It

    We'll give it a shot, anyway. The Mayor is going to give this annual speech today at Brooklyn College. Let's begin: 1:21 p.m. Brooklyn borough president/buffoon Marty Markowitz tells a few jokes. He has "declared Brooklyn a Republic," but collegially tells Queens beep Helen Marshall that "whatever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Partial-Blogging The Term Limits Bill Signing

    Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Protest, Bloggers Keep Heat on Willets Point Plan

    NY Metro reports a City Hall protest of the Willets Point redevelopment plan yesterday at which attendees "banged pots and pans." Brad Lander of the Pratt Center for Community Development told Metro the plan "seems to be killing 1,500 non-Wall Street jobs for an outdated vanity project that’s not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008
  • News

    June 10, 2008

    Want to Work for Mike Bloomberg? What's Your Batting Average?

    Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration

  • NYC Life

    October 19, 2004
  • News

    November 12, 2002

    Sundown on the Patronage Party

    Liberals Sink as Working Families Rise

  • News

    August 27, 2002

    Someone Else's Money

    Queens Maverick Tagged in Campaign Funds Scam

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    Still Counting

    The Big Term-Limits Primary Offers Some Surprises

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    Mayoral Hopeful Will Receive Official Nod Before Labor Day

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    2001: An Election Odyssey

    Races All Over the City Promise a ‘Mad, Mad’ Year

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks