Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races.
Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
Assembly Members Grace Meng and Rory Lancman, now competing for the Dems' endorsement for a newly created Queens Congressional district, like to criticize opponent Elizabeth Crowley's attendance record. They have slammed the City Councilwoman for being late to two debates and missing another, saying ... More >>
Congressional candidate Rory Lancman said today he's staying focused on the issues -- but didn't miss an opportunity to slam his opponents in the increasingly crowded -- and reliably colorful -- race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman.
Today, the Daily News reported that Jeffrey Gottlie ... More >>
Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who is running for Congress in a crowded race, nabbed the endorsement today of four pols who hope to be the next mayor of New York City.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and former comptroller Bill Thompson stood ... More >>
A crowded race in Queens to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman reached a new level of political drama today -- but the head of the Queens Democratic Party, who decided not to endorse his own cousin, is brushing aside the latest attacks, saying they come from a "misinformed" candidate.
It's ... More >>
It's endorsement season in the crowded race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman -- who surprised folks last month with the announcement that he would be retiring.
You sometimes wonder how much these endorsements really matter -- but at least they offer us some insight into the kinds of d ... More >>
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 >>
The New York State Assembly passed several domestic violence bills yesterday, which will soon be on their way to the Senate. If they make it through the rest of the legislative process, the measures would do everything from toughening penalties against repeat domestic violence offenders to keeping g ... More >>
Though Queens Dems apparently picked Grace Meng to succeed Gary Ackerman, it looks like another Assemblymember wants the longtime pol's Congressional seat.
Rory Lancman will announce his candidacy for New York's 6th District today -- and he's ready to do battle with Meng -- who if elected, would be ... More >>
One or more thiefs attacked Congregation Rachel Degel Israel recently -- stealing silver Torah ornaments -- and cops want your help catching them.
The crims hit the Kew Gardens synagogue, located at 144-02 68 Drive, sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Th ... More >>
A recent spate of anti-semitic hate crimes has prompted Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman to propose a law that would toughen penalties on perps who vandalize houses of worship.
The proposed measure would amend the current penal code, so vandalism and thefts that take place on religious property wou ... More >>
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 >>
Sick of the legislature doing nothing about the budget during what were supposed to be special sessions, Governor Paterson is asking for special powers to make his own damn cuts. "Cut this deficit with me or I'll do it myself," he said in a video address today. He's sending the legislature an "exec ... More >>