We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to unexplainably begin rapping. A beat will kick in and/or a mic will be thrust in their hand and, for some reason, eight of their first nine words are "My name is...and I'm here to say."
This week's feature story profiles Charles Barron, the polarizing politician from East New York. He was the 42nd District city councilman for 12 years, before getting termed-out at the end of 2013. His wife, Inez Barron, vacated her state Assembly seat after winning the election for Charles's seat, ... More >>
As City Council contenders gear up for the race to City Hall, they want to make sure we know that they have lots and lots of friends. Because only popular kids are allowed to eat at the City Council table, right? Ari Kagan, currently the district leader of Brooklyn, recited names from his Facebook ... More >>
The City Council wants answers: What has the New York City Housing Authority done with $65.4 million? This afternoon City Council held an oversight hearing, which typically do not take place during the summer, to receive an update from the New York City Housing Authority on how it has allocated fund ... More >>
As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>
Nearing high noon, Cheney takes his tough-guy shtick to the hustings
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