District 8 councilwoman and accused voodoo queen Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected City Council speaker Wednesday afternoon. Mark-Viverito was an early supporter of Bill de Blasio, and her loyalty was repaid in kind when, after his own election, de Blasio lobbied aggressively on her behalf. His su ... More >>
Isn’t it time the NYPD had some real oversight?
A new coalition is ready to take its fight to the commissioner
The fight to block churches from using public school space got support today from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which says the policy is a threat to religious freedom. The Civil Liberties Union is arguing in testimony today that these kinds of arrangements between religious organizations and ... More >>
Ydanis Rodriguez, sporting a cut over his eye that he said police gave him at Occupy Wall Street.Ydanis Rodriguez, the City Council member who was arrested near Zuccotti Park two nights ago, gave a press conference at City Hall this morning, his face still showing cuts and scrapes where he sa ... More >>
They patrol Jewish neighborhoods with taxpayer money—but don't always clue in the police
We're raising a generation that doesn't know its rights
Just in time for the state budget showdown, the FBI is again poking around in the affairs of state senators. The latest probes are encouragingly bi-partisan, which is the best way to do corruption probing. There is one for a Democrat -- state senator Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, whose dealings wi ... More >>
The Grand Council of Guardians, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Alliance, and the Corona branch of the NAACP will hold a press conference today at which they will discuss controversial remarks made by Eduardo Giraldo, a candidate for the 21st district city council seat in Queens. The remarks in q ... More >>
Our Education Mayor remains silent about police abuses of students in public schools
Going public —in public school
Will President Ahmadinejad invite President Bollinger to speak in Tehran?
According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>
(Photo by Holly Northrop/hnorthrop.com) It seems the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has done it again, offering yet another false assurance to New Yorkers about fallout from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At least, that's how many people who live and work in downtown Manhattan have come to vie ... More >>
New Yorkers revisit last year's promises and share hopes for 2006
The speaker has cash, backersand a low rank in polls. What gives?
Pot for patients may run into trouble with the Supreme Court, but the issue is gaining here at home
Can Progressives Love a Military Man?
Zimbabwe Cleared by United Nations
Charles Barron Calls It 'One of the Most Stable Countries in Africa'
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Brooklyn Assemblyman Roger Greens Challenge to a Turncoat Liberal
Una Clarke Claims There Was Something Subliminal in Her Loss to Owens
Villagers file lawsuits against NYU over new student center
'Howard Safir Should Resign,' Says Serpico