Rosie Mendez

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Gale Brewer Elected Borough President, Cyrus Vance Reelected D.A. in Manhattan

    Manhattan voters went with what they know this election. Gale Brewer, who has been a city council member representing the Upper East Side since 2003, will be taking over as borough president when Scott Stringer heads to the comptroller's office in January. Sitting district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Rent Too Damn High for St. Mark's Bookshop; East Village Institution Might Have to Close

    ​Local institution St. Mark's Bookshop is in danger of closing, and the Cooper Square Committee, a neighborhood group, has started a petition to try to save the independent bookstore. Rising rents and decreasing revenue have put the bookshop's future in jeopardy as the owners attempt to negoti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Gay Leaders React to John Liu's Appointment of Non-Supportive Simcha Felder

    Felder: His Quinn no-vote makes some gay leaders squirm​by T.J. Raphael Last week Wayne Barrett criticized newly elected Comptroller John Liu for his appointment of Deputy Comptroller Simcha Felder, a city councilman who had refused to support human rights and gay equality bills that Liu him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Partial-Blogging The Term Limits Bill Signing

    Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    Where Gay Doesn't Play

    Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    Rallies Today: World Can't Wait--for What?

    Call them the popular front to's dogged efforts to defeat Republicans at the ballot box this November. Today the anti-Bush campaign World Can't Wait is pledging to bring legions of fellow Bush foes to the streets here in New York and in cities across the country, in a collective manife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Attack of the 26-story NYU dorm

    It has not been a good few weeks for East Village residents and preservationists. First, there was the demolition of the landmarked fa├žade on the old P.S. 64 school building on East 9th Street, which started July 25. Then, just two days later, work crews began tearing down the 158-year-old St. Brig ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2006

    Council Priorities

    The new City Council Speaker doles out some surprising assignments

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2005

    Big Union Backs Siegel

    From 1964 to 1986, Victor Gotbaum headed the city's largest municipal union, District 37, through six elections, four mayors, and one nasty fiscal crisis. That didn't stop the union on Thursday from—for the second election in a row—endorsing someone other than Gotbaum's wife Betsy for publ ... More >>