Subject:

Melinda Katz

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Melinda Katz Elected Queens Borough President

    Melinda Katz will be the next Queens Borough President, cruising to victory with 80 percent of votes. Katz, a Democrat who has served on the city council and the state assembly, takes the seat of Helen Marshall, who served the maximum 12 years. Most of the city council races were uncompetitive, ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Grace Meng Raises $300,000 for Congressional Race; Says it Will Be a Historic Campaign

    Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who would be New York's first Asian-American member of Congress, has raised $300,000 in ten days. Obviously, she's thrilled. "We are definitely excited. I think this is going to be a historical campaign that people all throughout New York and the country are lookin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Wants to Help Choose His Successor

    ​When he's not shopping or practicing being a husband, Anthony Weiner is making calls about his old job as a Democratic congressman in New York City's 9th district, which he left after lying about his affinity for dirty messages. The New York Post reports that Weiner has been in touch with Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Anthony Weiner to Be Replaced in Special Election on September 13

    ​New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is prepared to announce a September 13 special election to fill Anthony Weiner's seat in the House of Representatives, but won't do so until the extended legislation session in Albany ends, reports Andrew Siff of WNBC-TV. Also on that day is the New York state p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Ed Koch Celebrates Bypass Operation with Big Steak Dinner

    ​Back in the Chicago Bears' 80s heyday, there was a story (now debunked, alas) that quarterback Jim McMahon fed his offensive line dinner every weekend as a gesture of appreciation toward the people who kept him from getting killed. Former Mayor Ed Koch seems to have heeded that apocryphal exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Barrett: Quinn's Surprisingly Weak Victory

    ​Council Speaker Christine Quinn's unimpressive win in her Chelsea district, garnering only 52 percent of the vote in a three-person race, has raised questions in many minds about whether she'll be able to hang on to her leadership post when the 51 members vote next January. There may be as ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    How'd Yassky Do It? Maybe His Family's Campaigning. (Or the Times Endorsement.)

    By Aaron Howell. The day after the primary, it's hard to pinpoint the deciding factor in David Yassky's strong finish in the comptroller's race, which forced a runoff with John Liu. (In its last-minute poll, SurveyUSA showed Yassky at 22 percent -- virtually tied with Melinda Katz, and well behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Primary Culler: Comptroller's Race Fluid, But Liu Grabs a Lead

    ​The city comptroller race is tight: the lead's been changing a lot, and a poll earlier this month showed Melinda Katz, David Yassky and John Liu covering a five-point spread. The most recent survey shows Liu grabbing a huge lead. David Weprin trails, but even after substantial coverage and $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Primary Results: Vance In; Comptroller and P.A. Go to Runoffs; Council Incumbents Suffer; Rose Romps in Staten Island

    Primary Day led to expected results, for the most part. For the Democratic mayoral nomination, Thompson romped, 70 to 21 percent, over Tony Avella. (Also someone named Roland Rogers got eight percent. Clearly a name to watch!) With no comptroller candidate making the 40 percent mark, John Liu and Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Primary Afternoon with Katz & Diaz

    By Steven Thrasher. Melinda Katz, Democratic nominee for comptroller, was joined by Ruben Diaz Jr. at the Parkchester 6 train exit in the Bronx. She looked somewhat tired and run down,but joked today's "been easy! I woke up at noon, watched some soap operas" between greeting commuters. The Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Debate Cringe Moment: Katz Dumps Hevesi

    Last night's Democratic comptroller candidates' debate had a moment that made at least a few of us cringe -- and searching for the replay button to make sure we heard what we thought we heard. The moment came during the perennial "Lightning Round" - those "Yes" or "No" zingers from NY1 host Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Campaign Finance Board Doles Out Matching Funds, Updates on Scandal (Updated)

    The city's non-profit Campaign Finance Board has said it will dole out just over half a million dollars in matching funds to 42 candidates tomorrow morning -- the second-to-last financial package the candidates will receive before the September 15 primary election. Set to take in some of the large ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Katz Takes Lead in Comptroller's Race

    We told you it was a bad idea to underestimate Melinda Katz. The latest WABC poll shows that she has taken the lead in the city comptroller's race over nearest competitor John Liu, 27 percent to 21 percent. And this time she's ahead of "Undecided," too. David Yassky, despite the Times' endorsement, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Did Comptoller Candidate John Liu Work in a Sweatshop? Daily News Doubts It

    In a campaign season that has been practically devoid of controversy, Queens Councilman and frontrunner for City Comptroller John Liu got into a spat with the Daily News this weekend over whether he really did work in a sweatshop as a child. On Saturday, The News ran a story with the headline: "City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Lone Poll Surprise Shows Melinda Katz Neck-in-Neck with Liu for Comptroller

    ​WABC commissioned a poll on some local races, and found things as expected, with a few surprises. Bill Thompson mops the floor with Tony Avella for the Democratic Mayoral nomination, 52-11 percent, and Mark Green, the only public advocate candidate most people have heard of, takes 47 percent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    On the Stump: Citywide Candidates' Latest Doings

    ​Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    Bloomberg and the Teachers' Union

    It's (almost) summertime, and the Mayor's campaigning is easy. So easy, he can roll over the union this time—and should.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    City Money Made EZ: Yassky Web Site Offers Answers

    Here's an early and useful dividend from the four-way race for the Democratic nomination for city comptroller: Candidate David Yassky, the Brooklyn city councilman who's been eager for an electoral promotion for several years now, today released his own Web site of city budget info. Yassky calls his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Investigators Raid Top City Developer

    There's a raid going on -- still as we write -- at the Soho offices of one of the city's biggest housing developers. Since seven this morning, blue-jacketed agents of the Manhattan District Attorney's office have been hard at work, hauling boxes of records from the offices of Atlantic Development Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candidates for Council, Comptroller, DA Pitch at VID

    Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Hats In The Ring: Vance for D.A., Liu for Comptroller

    A couple of candidates for local office are stepping up this week: Cyrus Vance Jr. -- aka Cy Vance -- is announcing for Manhattan D.A. at City Hall as we write. He is expected to face Dan Castleman and Lesley Crocker Snyder, who starts the battle early by telling the Post, "While I was in New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    I Know Something You Don't Know: Monday's Exclusives Roundup

    Today's tabloids have a ton of exclusives that range from Troopergate to the dangers lurking in city schools. Here's a quick roundup of how the Post and Daily News are trying to outdo each other today. Oh, Baby! The front page of the Post announces that one of the top candidates for city comptrolle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    November 20, 2007

    Start the Presses

    Searching for the cutting edge in DIY discourse, Todd P turns to . . . a print 'zine

  • News

    October 2, 2007

    The Ad Blitzers' Facade

    A city pol sheds her grace on a campaign backer. How unsightly.

  • NYC Life

    January 23, 2007

    You're Fired

    New York nightlife's message to the world: Leave us alone. Also, a special offer for the Mayor and Speaker Quinn.

  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006

    Put a Cork in It

    Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Campaign Cash: '09 No Shows

    City Councilman Tony Avella made the papers this week by being the only person so far to file with the city Campaign Finance Board as a 2009 mayoral candidate. Of course, Avella's $10,805 isn't really the only mayoral money on the table: Possible contenders like Comptroller William Thompson ($519,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2006
  • News

    January 17, 2006

    Council Priorities

    The new City Council Speaker doles out some surprising assignments

  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Council Orgy

    Erasing term limits and contribution caps amid a speaker battle

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2005

    Friendly Fencing From Speaker Seekers

    Dubbing the system "flawed" and "a great failure of a great idea," the seven city council members competing for speaker berated the Campaign Finance Board system at a public debate last night, citing a lack of oversight and failure to "level the playing field." "The big loser last Tuesday wasn't Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Speaker Squeaker

    Who will replace Giff Miller as speaker? David Weprin seems close . . . in this picture (City Council). Perception equals reality, at least in the behind-the-scenes race for City Council speaker. Since council members want to angle for all the goodies they can get for themselves and their districts ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 10, 2004
  • News

    June 15, 2004

    Ambulance Chaser

    Pol's pal faked donations

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    A Paucity of Choices

    Few Challengers, and Fewer Issues, in Council Races

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003
  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Bush's Voice of America

    Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York

  • News

    March 25, 2003

    New York's Bush League Democrats

    From Hillary on Down, Pro-War Pols Expect to Pay No Price

  • NYC Life

    February 11, 2003
  • NYC Life

    December 10, 2002
  • News

    August 28, 2001

    The Favors Candidate

    Comptroller Hevesi’s Business as Usual

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    2001: An Election Odyssey

    Races All Over the City Promise a ‘Mad, Mad’ Year

  • News

    September 8, 1998

    Political Conversion

    Noach Dear Turns Liberal in Race for Schumer's Seat

Loading...