When your boss calls a reporter a "lying piece of shit," what can you say? This was the predicament faced by City Councilwoman Inez Dickens's spokesman, Simeon Banister, on Monday. The New York Post published an article Monday morning saying that Dickens, an old-fashioned Democratic machine pol, an ... More >>
As you may have heard yesterday, City Councilman Dan "America's Top Heathen" Holleran is in a whole lot of trouble. Along with State Senator Malcolm Smith, the two were involved in a rigging scheme that planned to posit Smith as a Democrat switching over to the Republican side to run for Mayor of ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the Community Safety Act - this big legislative package floating around City Council that is espousing serious comments from everyone involved, including the Mayor, NYPD Commish Ray Kelly and a handful of your mayoral hopefuls. The main stipulation of the bill under fire ... More >>
New York City threw away a mountain of cash over a new computer system. Now, finally, someone is going to pay.
By Grace Smith At the start of her historic third term as council member, Christine Quinn will seek re-election to speaker. But the council she'll be trying to sway will look substantially different. Two days ago, Wayne Barrett pointed out another likely historic council moment for January 2 ... More >>