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 backlash against Mayor Bloomberg's new pick for city schools chancellor didn't take long to gather steam. A state senator-elect with ties to the teacher's union is already vying to block Cathie Black, the former Hearst Magazines chairman, from taking the job. He's urging state officials to de ... More >>
It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>
The city's campaign finance laws and matching fund program allow the public to see into a candidate's war chest as if it were made of glass. But as the unfolding story of the blurred line between the non-profit Working Families Party and the for-profit Data and Fields Services shows, those me ... More >>
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Against all odds, there's actually working (sort of) WiFi in the city council chamber, so I'm going to attempt to liveblog today's final vote on the city's Coney Island rezoning plan. The council's land use committee gave its preliminary blessing last week, so the last ... More >>
Fresh off his audit of the department of education's graduation rate figures, which he found unconvincing, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson says school chancellor Joel Klein "should be fired; it's as simple as that." Hey, that's what mayoral candidate Tony Avella said, albeit more eloquently ("It wo ... More >>
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We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going.
We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told a Democratic Party club in her home base of Chelsea last night that she's not about to pledge to back her own party's mayoral nominee -- whoever it is. "When the Democratic primary is all said and done I will choose one candidate," she told the Chelsea ... More >>