Jeffrey Dinowitz

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Here Are Three Things New York Can Do Right Now To Save Heroin Addicts From Overdose

    It's been three days since Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in a West Village apartment, reportedly surrounded by the detritus of his addiction: a needle, baggies full of heroin, other empty bags, prescription drugs. News stories have retraced his last days, speculated tastelessly on what his d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Pedro Espada Blames Cuomo for Party Eviction Push

    ​Ex-boxer Pedro Espada Jr. jabbed back yesterday at the push by state Democratic party officials to strip the much-investigated state senator of his party affiliation, and he aimed his toughest punches at state Democrat Number One, Andrew Cuomo. "Every aspect of this is Cuomo," the Bronx battl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Cabrera's Lead in Council Race a Victory for New Bronx Dems

    ​ Cabrera rocks the mic. Photos by Candice M. Giove. In the still-simmering power struggle between Bronx Democratic factions, observers cast yesterday's contest against a former county chairman's ally -- incumbent councilmember Maria Baez -- as a political test for new Bronx Democratic Chair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Water, Water, Everywhere in Mayoral Race

    This morning we learned that Bill Thompson is $1,000 delinquent on his own water bills (Post, Page four, 4"-inch deep hedline: "H2OWE trouble for Bill" ). Okay, not a huge amount of money, but such debts don't inspire confidence in a would-be mayor. Now, this afternoon, a much bigger water ball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    1 Train Screwed Through the Weekend

    ​The 1 train is still screwed up by yesterday's ceiling collapse at 181st Street. It's out between 168th Street and Dyckman Street -- MTA has put free shuttle buses on that route; between Dyckman and 242nd Street, only the 207th Street station is out. (The M3 bus is free between 168th and 191s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Bronx Dems Nominate Two for Special Election Seats

    Bronx Dems Marcos A. Crespo, Michael Robles, and Vanessa L. Gibson. Photo by Candice M. Giove. New Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. strode into a gallery at the Bronx Museum where members of the Bronx Democratic County from his former assembly district gathered to find a successor for his no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Winning Bronx Dems Want Unity, May Pay For It

    As soon as the tryptophan wears off, Assemblyman Carl Heastie -- the court-decided victor in the Bronx Democratic County chairmanship fray -- will get straight to business. "Once we come back on Monday I'm going to hit the ground running," he said, at his first press conference since the ruling, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Heastie is Bronx Dem Leader, Judge Rules

    A judge finally settled the Battle of the Bronx Boss today, ruling that Assemblyman Carl Heastie's election to Democratic County Leader was valid. State Supreme Court Justice Robert Seewald's decision comes almost two months after the Bronx Democratic Party's raucous election at the Utopia Paradise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008
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    October 3, 2008

    Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in Former Laundromat

    Photo by Candice M. Giove The banner of the new Bronx Democratic County Committee headquarters hung over the awning of a South Bronx laundromat –- a symbol, perhaps, of the political clean-up planned by the occupying Rainbow Rebels. "We decided to start fresh and open a new headquarters because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Bronx Dem Boss Storms Meeting, Declares Victory; Rebels Quietly Vote In Heastie

    photos by Candice M. Giove The Bronx Democratic County Committee gathering last night began with a circus: elected officials aligned with party boss Jose Rivera -- and various persons unknown -- commandeered control of the election, re-anointed Rivera as county leader, and bolted out of the auditor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Meeting Denied, Bronx Rebels Rally, Predict Victory

    Despite a setback from a court ruling earlier in the day, a breakaway group of Bronx elected officials seeking the ouster of Bronx Democratic County Chairman Jose Rivera showcased their power. Though a judge ruled that the Bronx County Committee couldn't convene to vote, renegade Bronx officials ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Could “Client 9” be Steamrolled By His Own Legislation?

    The human trafficking bill that Governor Eliot Spitzer signed into law in 2007 must have been the last thing going through his mind inside of room 871 in Washington D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel on Valentine's Day Eve. The legislation not only cracks down on sex traffickers, but it also stiffens the pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Bringing the National Popular Vote to NY

    The New Jersey legislature passed a bill last week that would essentially destroy the Electoral College, giving the presidency to the candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote. A similar bill has been introduced in Albany, but it's looking like a legislative long-shot—at least for now. So f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
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    May 25, 2006

    Commish, Mayor Warned: 'Blood on Their Hands'

    Scoppetta cheering on the FDNY gridiron team in 2002. This photo clearly calls for a sports metaphor, so…Woodlawn residents are hoping to block the commissioner's blitz on Ladder 39. (FDNY) The crowd of well-dressed, mostly elderly citizens probably looked harmless to Fire Commissioner Nichola ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    The Children's Hour

    The fight for legislation to help young prostitutes

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    Democrats Notch a Win

    Who's mad at Weiner's decision to drop out? Not his supporters

  • NYC Life

    November 11, 2003
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    March 18, 2003
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    July 2, 2002
  • News

    September 19, 2000

    Advantage: Hevesi

    City Comptroller Scores Big in Primary Races as Ferrer and Green Stumble

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    A Bronx Tale

    The Incumbent Protection Society Musters Its Forces