James S. Oddo was elected Staten Island Borough President after serving as Middle Staten Island's City Councilmember. Staten Island is home to city council districts 49 through 51. This year, all three seats were contested. Districts 49 and 51 had incumbents fighting to hold on to their seats, and ... More >>
Manhattan voters went with what they know this election. Gale Brewer, who has been a city council member representing the Upper East Side since 2003, will be taking over as borough president when Scott Stringer heads to the comptroller's office in January. Sitting district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. w ... More >>
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The election's Tuesday, and the whole political blogosphere is one endless screaming rah-rah for one candidate or another. We advise against all direct contact with it from now till next weekend. The preemptive victory dances of the left blogosphere are, as we never tire of paraphrasing Jed Leland, ... More >>
Hail to the chief. Today the New York Post introduces us to some of the the New Yorkers running for President. No, Bloomberg didn't get any crazy ideas, and, no, Cuomo's not jumping the gun. Instead these 11 -- 10 from the city and one from Long Island -- have turned in statements of candidacy to th ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
• A sure-to-be-fun (and perhaps the only) debate among New York's seven gubernatorial candidates -- including Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, former "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn Hig ... More >>
New Yorkers get their first look at The Magnificent Seven gubernatorial candidates tonight, and if you can't find someone to embrace on this stage then you're a choosy beggar who doesn't even deserve true democracy and you might as well head straight for Tehran. The assortment includes a bos ... More >>
Our boss hates this kind of thing so thank God the Times has stepped up and given the ballot candidates for Mayor who are not Bloomberg and Thompson thumbnail sketches and 30-second sound clips with which to make their pitch. Here's the gist, further reduced for your ADD pleasure and in order ... More >>
Last June, the Voice profiled a Georgia gun dealer who was being sued by Mayor Bloomberg for selling guns that got used in New York crimes. Jay Wallace, owner of Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, flew up to New York City for the first time ever and dug in to fight the “billionaire bully" to "his last ... More >>
Thanks to deregulation, Queens merely a pawn in the utilities' board game
Rolling with the Worldwide Marijuana March
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 fromexcept perhaps for those candidates bounced from the ballot during Board of Elections hearings this week, people like ... More >>
On the fringes of the mayoral race: new ideas, fresh faces, slim chances
Daniel Romano was just an ordinary Satanist in Queens. One jagged scar later, he's a national test case for hate crime laws.
Murdoch Picks His Mates
Why We Should Support the Right to Marry Plurally
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