Pete Gleason

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Primary Culler: Incumbents Stay Strong in Council Districts 2 and 3

    ​In City Council Districts 2 and 3, incumbents have much more of a lock than Alan Gerson does in District 1. In the former, first-termer Rosie Mendez built the right connections as a district leader, makes meetings, and has all the big endorsements. Her challenger Juan Pagan (pictured) is ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Primary Culler: Incumbent Gerson Battered in Council District 1

    The primary's a week away -- we know, it snuck up on us too -- so we figured we'd look at the state of play in some of the races. Today it's the 1st City Council District. Incumbent Alan Gerson is back on the ballot after a petition snafu. He's got a ton of endorsements, including those of Sheldon ... 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

    July 28, 2009

    Petition Probs: Jackson Back On, Gerson Still Off

    Earlier today public advocate contender Bill de Blasio got the Board of Elections to overlook his misnumbered petition volumes and clear him for the Democratic primary ballot. Later in the day, we learn from Liz Benjamin, Councilmember Robert Jackson got a similar dispensation, but councilmember Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Pols, Peeps Protest Prince St. Post Office Closing Threat

    Well, it's not a tea party, but pretty good for a local event: This morning about 150 citizens protested at the crappy Prince Street Post Office to protest its possible closing. The P.O. used to be where the Apple Store is now, but when the Macs moved in the branch got squeezed into a little nook ar ... 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 >>

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    A Paucity of Choices

    Few Challengers, and Fewer Issues, in Council Races