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Weinstein, Trump Scandals Earn Cy Vance a Write-In Foe

Weinstein, Trump Scandals Earn Cy Vance a Write-In Foe

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When Manhattan Express sat down with District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., on Sept. 6 for an interview currently airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (youtube.com/watch?v=RHgiKX7lsl0 or bottom of this story), the two-term incumbent seemed headed toward an unopposed and decidedly non-controversial reelection. Vance discussed a variety of issues, some of which highlighted progressive […]

Republican Harary Focuses on Local Concerns, Mum on DC’s GOP

Republican Harary Focuses on Local Concerns, Mum on DC’s GOP

BY LEVAR ALONZO | Democrats have long enjoyed a political stranglehold in most New York City Council districts, where oftentimes the race is decided in the Sept. primary rather than on Election Day in Nov. Republican businesswoman Rebecca Harary is looking to break their grip.  Harary, who won her party’s nomination in an uncontested Sept. 12 […]

City Slip-Ups Allow Hell’s Kitchen Residential Demolition

City Slip-Ups Allow Hell’s Kitchen Residential Demolition

BY LEVAR ALONZO | At its most recent meeting, Community Board 4 members and elected officials on hand were up in arms as they discussed lapses by the Department of Buildings (DOB) that are allowing for the demolition of two more residential buildings in Hell’s Kitchen. The pair of four-story buildings at 335-337 W. 55th St. […]

Transportation Is Hot Button at East Side Town Hall

Transportation Is Hot Button at East Side Town Hall

BY LEVAR ALONZO | Residents of the East Side were primed and ready as Mayor Bill de Blasio fielded questions from all comers on Tues., Sept. 26 at a three-hour town hall meeting. Well over 200 people were in attendance at the High School of Art and Design on E. 56th St., with District 4 Councilmember […]

Advocates Charge Homeless Shelters Lax in Supplying Narcan to Prevent Overdoses

Advocates Charge Homeless Shelters Lax in Supplying Narcan to Prevent Overdoses

BY NATHAN RILEY | Advocates for the homeless are pressing the City Council to mandate that shelter staff from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) as well as their clients have ready access to medicine that reverses overdose poisonings, allowing the victim to breathe unassisted almost immediately. Nobody disputes the need for making Narcan available […]

New Laws Give More Muscle To Tenant Safety

New Laws Give More Muscle To Tenant Safety

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Tenants subjected to dangerous and intentionally demoralizing conditions were given new hope last week, in the form of legislation designed to, among other things, mitigate “construction as harassment” — a tactic employed by landlords and building owners in which unpleasant living conditions are used to harass rent-regulated New Yorkers until they […]

Democrats in Hell’s Kitchen? Believe

Democrats in Hell’s Kitchen? Believe

BY NATHAN RILEY | Donald Trump’s election provoked waves of revulsion all over New York City. In Hell’s Kitchen, a full-time drag performer, realizing his rights would be under attack, sought advice from a politically connected friend — City Councilmember Corey Johnson, who suggested he join a political club. Following up on that suggestion, Marti […]

Keith Powers Coasts to Easy Victory in District 4

Keith Powers Coasts to Easy Victory in District 4

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A clear winner emerged from a crowded field of nine Democrats vying in last week’s primary for the District 4 City Council seat. Keith Powers, a third-generation resident of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, easily topped the field, winning more than 41 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the […]

Rosenthal Beats Back Challengers on UWS

Rosenthal Beats Back Challengers on UWS

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Incumbent District 6 City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal easily surmounted challenges from her 2013 runner-up, Mel Wymore, and Dr. Cary Goodman to win renomination in last week’s Democratic primary. Rosenthal captured just under 65 percent of the vote, compared to 31 percent for Wymore and four percent for Goodman. Wymore, a longtime member […]

Nine Democrats in the Hunt for Garodnick’s Council Seat

Nine Democrats in the Hunt for Garodnick’s Council Seat

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A crowded field of nine Democratic candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience — from seasoned insiders to political newcomers — are vying for the open District 4 City Council seat. With just a week left before September 12 primary, it’s time for voters from Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, East […]

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