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Fighting to Keep Her Home In One Piece

Fighting to Keep Her Home In One Piece

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Mold. Flooded basement. Leaks so persistent mushrooms sprouted. Rodents. No heat, hot water, or cooking gas. And this: “I almost had the building demolished with me in it.” This is a partial list of the burdens longtime tenant Cathy Levan has faced in her apartment since the building’s ownership changed […]

Despite Landmarks’ Gripes, Midtown East Rezoning Clears City Council Hurdles

Despite Landmarks’ Gripes, Midtown East Rezoning Clears City Council Hurdles

BY JACKSON CHEN | A City Council subcommittee unanimously approved the Midtown East rezoning plan, offering a few adjustments before the plan was unanimously approved by the full Council on August 9. Meeting on July 27, the Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises reviewed the plan, which aims to revitalize Midtown East — bordered roughly […]

In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists

In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists

BY JACKSON CHEN | Incumbent City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has at least four opponents in her bid for reelection to her District 6 seat, but those are not the only political antagonists she faces on the Upper West Side. Rosenthal will face off against challengers Mel Wymore and Cary Goodman in the September 12 Democratic primary, […]

Clean Campaign Advocate Goes After Divisive Council Candidate

Clean Campaign Advocate Goes After Divisive Council Candidate

BY JACKSON CHEN | An Upper East Side attorney is working to deny a controversial City Council candidate his public campaign funds with allegations of fraud and grand larceny. Sarah Steiner, an attorney specializing in election law, filed a formal complaint against District 7 candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre with the Campaign Finance Board on July 14. Steiner’s […]

The GOP’s Mayoral Candidate. Seriously.

The GOP’s Mayoral Candidate. Seriously.

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE| As she was discussing crime and the extent to which New York City residents feel safe in the city, Nicole Malliotakis, the presumptive Republican candidate for mayor and a member of the State Assembly since 2011, was asked about her continuing opposition to the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which would add gender […]

Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

BY NATHAN RILEY | Despite the fact that Democrats continue to become more dependent on reliable voting support from communities of color, groups fighting the criminalization of marginalized New Yorkers report that under Mayor Bill de Blasio virtually everyone arrested for marijuana is black or Latino. Appearing at a July 11 City Hall press conference, drug […]

UWS Criminal Justice Reformer Takes on Mayor from the Left

UWS Criminal Justice Reformer Takes on Mayor from the Left

BY NATHAN RILEY | Despite continued criticism of Bill de Blasio from police unions and other law and order advocates — his skipping the July 8 South Bronx vigil for slain Police Officer Miosotis Familia because of his presence at G20 Summit protests in Hamburg being only the most recent occasion — disappointment on the left […]

Tenant Advocates Join Democratic Clubs In Supporting Mark Levine

Tenant Advocates Join Democratic Clubs In Supporting Mark Levine

BY JACKSON CHEN | City Councilmember Mark Levine has earned endorsements from a tenant political action committee and six Democratic political clubs throughout District 7 in his bid for a second term. Levine is facing off against two Democratic challengers for his Council seat, in which he represents the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, West […]

Garodnick’s Would-Be Successors Courting the Political Clubs

Garodnick’s Would-Be Successors Courting the Political Clubs

BY JACKSON CHEN | Competition for the City Council District 4 seat that is being vacated after this fall’s election has attracted more than half a million dollars in fundraising spread across a dozen eager candidates. With the district represented since 2006 by Dan Garodnick, who now faces term limits, those vying to succeed him […]

Jimmy Breslin, New York’s Greatest Columnist, Dies

Jimmy Breslin, New York’s Greatest Columnist, Dies

BY ANDY HUMM | Jimmy Breslin, who died March 19 at 88, was the greatest newspaper columnist in New York at a time when as top columnist for the Daily News, he could command half a million dollars a year and the tabloids he wrote for had immense power. Those days are over for newspapers, […]

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