To The Honorable State. Sen. Martin Golden, of The Venerable 22nd District:
Sir, it has been brought to my attention that you intend to hold a taxpayer-funded career-development workshop in which you will instruct the fairer sex in the feminine arts.
Specifically, as has been reported by City & S ... More >>
Despite yellow cabs surrounding the New York Capitol building today to protest legislation that would let livery drivers pick up passengers who hail them in the outer boroughs and northern Manhattan, the Assembly has passed the bill in an 110-28 vote, reports the AP. Yellow cab drivers had ar ... More >>
Back in 2008 the Alliance Defense Fund of Scottsdale, Arizona, and state senators Martin Golden and Serphin Maltese sued New York because Governor Paterson had directed state authorities to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere. They lost in State Supreme Court. The Fund went back at it ... More >>
The state senate laid out its new member items, and it's hilarious or grim reading depending on whether you read it as a student of human nature, or as a taxpayer. Jimmy Vielkind has the list.
The $85 million feedbag of discretionary items for senators' constituents includes $2 million for Pedro Es ... More >>
On Third Avenue.
Albany went coup-coup! Pedro Espada Jr. seized the state senate with the help of Hiram Monserrate and billionaire Tom Golisano. After some skirmishes, which saw Tom Duane appearing to lean GOP to save gay marriage, the Dems locked the chamber, but Espada got the key and the GOP w ... More >>
Back in January, senate Republicans called Hiram Monserrate a "ticking time bomb" who shouldn't be allowed to contaminate the august state senate chambers. Now, questions about that old girlfriend stabbing incident are just "nit picking" about their new pal Hiram.That's the latest harvest in the bum ... More >>
The city is eager to put a charter school called Hebrew Language Academy, bankrolled by the Stenhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, in Marine Park. There have been objections from civil libertarians and from Diane Ravitch to the presumed religious nature of the school. But yesterday, GerritsenBeach. ... More >>
Remember last month when Mayor Mike Bloomberg was really really angry over the state legislature's failure to deal with soaring MTA fare hikes? When he wanted us all to call up and, in our best Peter Finch "Network" imitation rant, tell those rascals in Albany that "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not goin ... More >>
State Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was indicted yesterday for attacking his girlfriend with glass (either a "slashing" or a "beating," depending on how you read it), will be allowed to keep his seat -- until he is thrown in prison, at least -- but has been been removed from the chairmanship of the ... More >>
The Daily News says the surveillance tape that shows Hiram Monserrate dragging girlfriend Karla Giraldo around after he cracked a glass across her face does not support his allegation that the glass-smashing was an accident. "The woman looks scared out of her mind and trying to get away from this gu ... More >>
There is little news coming out of Albany, but the estimable Liz Benjamin notes an ominous sign for the state senate Democrats, whose hope to claim a majority in Wednesday's vote is clouded by a rebel faction of city senators: Republican leader Dean Skelos is arranging for representatives of 1199 SE ... More >>