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Cuomo's State of the State — Legislature set to pass GENDA — GILLIBRAND nears 2020 run

above the fold: "What’s Really Happening ... but one New York consultant is running in the other direction. Three weeks ago, Adam Giambrone, the former Toronto Transit Commission chairman whom New Yor... read more

The Heroes and Villains of New York’s Changing Cityscape

Six years ago, speaking at Cooper Union, musician Patti Smith warned aspiring artists against coming to New York City. The city ... with Moses as a kind of smoke-filled backroom Dracula, until Mayor J... read more

Zephyr Teachout’s Fundraising Spikes In Wake of New York Times Endorsement in Attorney General Race

“The wind has really shifted in the last few weeks ... terms Teachout has long argued make her the strongest candidate. Letitia James, New York City’s public advocate, has been both boosted and hamper... read more

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America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Could it be that the Donald has emerged from the populist circuses of pro wrestling and New York City tabloids, via reality television and Twitter, to prove not just Plato but also ... slowly took dee... read more

Congestion Pricing Plan Dies in Albany

Together, we will continue to work to build a greener, greater New York City. Governor Paterson issued this statement Monday evening: Congestion pricing failed ... and we are very disappointed that th... read more

NYCC, Reincarnated Acorn, Rises in de Blasio’s New York

The very same agitators are now whispering into the open ear of the new mayor, under the name New York Communities for Change. “I am so appreciative of not just the support ... membership of 20,000 in ... read more

Race for Chicago city council: Candidate surveys

... Why should voters elect you and not your opponents? My long tenure as alderman gives me a uniquely ... New York and Los Angeles, ... I think we have an expensive city to run, but that if we do a b... read more

A Trojan Horse Named Amazon

The Amazon deal is a first-rate Trojan Horse; while it will affect Queens residents most of all, it actually damages everyone living in this country in some very fundamental ways. If you’re not ... Ne... read more

Why it’s bad that New York is sucking up the podcasting industry

I had a really good career going in Boston, but I gave it up almost four years ago ... to not directly quote what somebody else said at the meeting. Then, in April, Wootton and Quah convened another o... read more

Murphy, Sweeney and the ‘smoke-filled back room’

It seems one line in the governor’s speech may have really set off Senate President Steve Sweeney: “The audit revealed bad policy, badly run — a program more likely to have been drawn up in a smoke-fi... read more

Girls Night Out: Uncovering New York's Trans Nightlife Scene

There were also the long running tranny bars, Sally's and Edelweiss, two of New York's trans strongholds, quintessential destinations for trans women and their admirers in the greatest city in the ... ... read more

The Term Limits Hearings, Thursday Evening

In addition, there were several members not on the committee who stayed until the end: Robert Jackson, James S. Oddo, Letitia James, John C. Liu, Gale A. Brewer and Annabel Palma. Updated, 11:30 p.m. ... read more

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