Liz Krueger

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Midtown's Most Beloved Dive Bar, Subway Inn, Is Fighting For Its Life

    Updated, Friday, August 8, 9:05 a.m. Subway Inn -- a former stomping grounds of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, and Midtown's most beloved dive bar -- is being asked by New York-based real estate developer World-Wide Group to leave its East 60th Street digs after 77 years.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    New York State Just Made It Illegal To Sexually Harass Interns, Not That That'll Stop Anybody

    It's been a banner year for interns in New York hoping to get through their temporary jobs un-groped. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill sponsored by City Council member James Vacca saying that unpaid interns have the right to sue if they're sexually harassed or otherwise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    SNAP Cuts Start Today

    Unfortunately for the 1.8 million New York City residents relying on SNAP benefits, the protests of organizations like New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCAAH) and political advocates like mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney have gone unheeded. Beginning today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Courts Will Stop Selling Information that Landlords Use in 'Tenant Blacklists'

    Some good news today for those of you who pick fights with your landlords, or who are harassed by them for no good reason: New York courts are going to stop selling your names to companies that make it harder for you to secure your next apartment. This policy change in the New York State Unified C ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2010
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    November 2, 2010

    Finally, Days Numbered for Illegal Hotels?

    ​When the Jensen Family checked into one of Robert "Toshi" Chan's "suites" at the Zen Garden House, they weren't paying Marriott prices. The window screens in the bedroom were torn and the bathroom walls were full of mold, one of which had a gaping hole. They found hair in the shower stall. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    NARAL's Endorsement of Eric Schneiderman: The Backstory

    ​NARAL New York just produced a video and hosted a press conference for Eric Schneiderman, the Democratic candidate for attorney general. NARAL has yet to even endorse Andrew Cuomo, the sitting attorney general who is running for governor. Yet it is governors who shape abortion policy; Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    New Bill About Illegal Sublets Makes Some People Very Cranky

    ​Let's say you're going away for a week, or two, or even three, and want to make up some of your vacation money by renting your place to your mom's friend or Uncle Gus, or maybe even putting it up on Craigslist? No dice, at least legally speaking, according to a new bill New York City legislat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Senate Republicans Suddenly Against Budget Extensions They Used to Wallow In

    The Republican near-majority in the state senate has sunk to new lows in the ongoing budget battle, but unlike the Democrats, they are catching no media flak. Incredibly, 29 of them (with one absentee) voted as a bloc last week against the emergency budget extender that barely passed the senate. Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Who's Already Benefitting from the Paterson Scandal?

    ​ This morning we woke up with the news that our governor might soon be having his picture taken with Terry Richardson in the near future no thanks to a New York Times story essentially explaining the various ways he's not only demonstrated his own piss-poor intimidation skills, but the piss- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Sheldon Silver Finds the Acceptable-Insults Limit for Still-Governor Paterson

    It may seem these days as if our leaders may visit upon David Paterson any insult and get away with it, but apparently Sheldon Silver has tested the limits of such behavior. Today in the Daily News, the assembly speaker suggested that maybe Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch -- the governor-presump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Pedro Espada Jr.: No One's More Loyal -- to Landlords

    By Sara Gates Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. defected from the Democrats and then defected from the Republicans during last year's Albany madness, but he'll always be loyal to his landlord pals. Last month, Espada launched a trial balloon for legislation that would ostensibly "freeze rent ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2009

    A Thanksgiving Honor Roll: NYC's Unsung Heroes

    Lauding the oft-overlooked people in a city of celebrity

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Special Senate Committee will Consider Monserrate's Fate; GOP, Diaz Complain

    The state senate leadership finally announced it would establish a special committee to consider colleague Hiram Monserrate's membership. The committee will be chaired by Democratic on Manhattan underboss John Sampson senator Eric Schneiderman and include five Democratic senators -- including locals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Liz Krueger, NOW Demand Monserrate's Ouster

    We said yesterday Hiram Monserrate, having been convicted only of one misdemeanor rather than the felonies he had also been facing, was safe in his state senate seat, of which a felony conviction would have deprived him. Now it looks as if at least one senator may seek to deprive him anyway. Senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Lawyer: Monserrate, Victim to Get Married

    ​It has an air of poetic justice, or maybe Stockholm Syndrome: State senator Hiram Monserrate plans to marry Katy Giraldo, the woman whose face he was accused of carving with a broken glass in a trial that recently went his way, his lawyer says. "Apparently, that's their intentions," mouthpiec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Join State Senator Liz Krueger's Subway Breastfeeding Caravan!

    ​You may have heard that last week a mother suffered the indignity of a ticket for breastfeeding her kid in a parked car on East 27th Street. Scoundrels! say we; but at least lactators have the subways, if state senator Liz Krueger and the Breastfeeding Mothers' Subway Caravan have anything to ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 1, 2009

    Senate Coup Plotters' Hidden Agenda

    Tabloids call it a circus, but the lobbyists' goal is to squelch reforms

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Coup in Review: Another Useless Special Session; Krueger an "Optimist" Despite "Corruption"

    In case you're wondering, they did have another special session of the state senate on Sunday. The Democrats-minus-Espada met, had no quorum, and left; the Republicans-plus-Espada met, had no quorum, and left. They've got this thing down to a science. Each side had a moment of silence, we're not sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Senate Dems Push to Get Espada Out

    There's a full-court press this morning from top state senate Democrats, calling for the Republicans to drop Pedro Espada as their negotiator, calling him "irrational."So far, senators Liz Krueger of Manhattan, Jeff Klein of the Bronx, and David Valesky of Syracuse have weighed in with email press r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Bloomberg, Quinn Seek Billions in Breaks for Businesses

    You might think that the middle of a recession spawned by massive corporate malfeasance wouldn't be the best time to propose a giant tax break for corporations. But then, if you're Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, you might not. Crain's reports today that the dynamic duo of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Appeals Court Will Hear Stuy Town Dispute (Updated)

    This week, the Second Circuit New York State Court of Appeals agreed to take a look at a case that could have implications for at least 350,000 tenants in New York.The court will examine a recent decision in the ongoing legal battle that pits the tenants of Stuyvesant Town/Cooper Village case agains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    A City Income Tax Cut?

    About 700,000 city residents live in households that earn less than $45,000 a year. Those households aren't required to pay state or federal income tax, but they still have to pay income tax in the city.Looking for ways to stimulate spending in a recession, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Year of the Tenant? Don't Bet Your Rent On It.

    Assembly controller Shelly Silver declared this week that 2009 would be "the year of the tenant" Silver's proclamations aside, there's a lot state government can do to help the rent-paying classes downstate. On top of the list, says David King in a Gotham Gazette piece, would be to pass a bill that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Bloomberg and the Press Give Joe Bruno a Pass on Congestion Pricing

    By Shaunna Murphy, Shea O’Rourke, Marguerite A. Suozzi Tabloid headlines and even New York Times editorials echoed City Hall last week in targeting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the one-man wrecking crew who obstructed Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing program. The mayor’s post-defeat ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2006

    Out of the Shelter, Into the Fire

    New city program for homeless: Keep your job or keep your apartment

  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Vote of No Confidence

    New York shows up late in national push for clean voting

  • News

    July 26, 2005

    The Shel Game

    Silver and his Albany pals mint hundreds of millions in corporate handouts without anybody noticing

  • NYC Life

    July 12, 2005
  • News

    June 7, 2005

    Stopping a Stadium

    Heroes had different motives, but they shared scorn for the Jets deal

  • NYC Life

    April 19, 2005
  • NYC Life

    November 9, 2004
  • News

    November 9, 2004

    The Jets' End Run

    Will Bloomberg and Pataki spend billions without legislative approval?

  • NYC Life

    May 11, 2004
  • NYC Life

    April 13, 2004
  • News

    March 2, 2004

    Eyeing the Wrecking Ball

    Midtown Residents Watch a Building Fall and Fear Theirs May Be the Next

  • NYC Life

    September 2, 2003
  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Fixer Fonz

    The Ex-Senator Brags About Bonanzas, Hides Behind Pataki

  • News

    June 24, 2003

    Boys Gone Wild

    In Albany, Rape, Punch-Outs, and Shutdowns Are All a Baffling Blur

  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Airing Dirty Linens

    A Win for Workers Who Put the Finery in Fine Dining

  • NYC Life

    November 26, 2002
  • News

    October 29, 2002

    East Side Attack

    Eristoff Goes Dirty in Senate Race

  • News

    April 10, 2001

    The Curse

    Why No Woman Is Running for Mayor

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    The Albany Glacier

    While Everything Else Changes, the State Legislature Remains Frozen in Time

  • News

    October 31, 2000


    Local Races

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Roy's Real Choice

    Senator Goodman Exercises His Right to Choose All-Male Clubs

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    Senator Straddle

    East Side Liberals Tire of Roy Goodman’s Albany Alibis

  • Specials

    September 19, 2000
  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Silk Stocking Strategy

    Tenants Torn Between Having a Friend Among Enemies and a True Friend

  • News

    December 2, 1997

    Serial Mom

    Lucky Seven Pays Off Big When You're Corn-Fed and White

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