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Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested distric

Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested distric

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtowners didn’t have competitive races on the ballot in their districts this election cycle. So local politicos went to where the action was — whether elsewhere in the state or out of state. Starting on Sept. 15, members of an effort called Vote Blue 2018 chartered Greyhound buses on weekends and, leaving […]

Renewed Push to Focus on New Construction’s Shadows

Renewed Push to Focus on New Construction’s Shadows

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine is betting that his proposal for a task force to study the impact of building shadows will win support on his second try, three years after the measure languished in the Council. The bill — which Levine reintroduced two weeks ago — would create a […]

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, West Siders Say

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, West Siders Say

BY SAM BLEIBERG | If the primary elections were any indication, New Yorkers are prepared to reverse the state’s trend of declining voter turnout with the upcoming midterms. Politically engaged citizens of all ages in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen shared their motivations for voting with us, ahead of the general election on November 6. Over the […]

In the 10th Congressional District: Nadler or Levin

In the 10th Congressional District: Nadler or Levin

Championing Progressive Values | BY REPRESENTATIVE JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov)   As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking Democrat on […]

HOP Critics Plan Separate 2019 Civil Rights March

HOP Critics Plan Separate 2019 Civil Rights March

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A coalition that has been challenging the producer of New York City’s annual Pride Parade to limit the corporate presence in that event is calling for a separate “civil rights march” in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which mark the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. […]

Legal Pot Movement on Two New Fronts

Legal Pot Movement on Two New Fronts

BY NATHAN RILEY | The Albany County district attorney made an impassioned plea for taxing and regulating the sale of marijuana to adults at a State Assembly hearing in Manhattan on Oct. 16, saying ending the war on pot is a logical next step in the process that began in 2004 with the repeal of the […]

Bill Aiding Child Caregiver Election Hopefuls Nears Vote

Bill Aiding Child Caregiver Election Hopefuls Nears Vote

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A City Council bill aimed at boosting representation of women in office is expected to be voted on as early as the end of the month —  at the Council’s next stated meeting on Oct. 31 — according to bill co-sponsor Keith Powers’ office. For anyone vying for an elected post in New […]

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

Daniel O’Donnell Exploring Run for Public Advocate

Daniel O’Donnell Exploring Run for Public Advocate

BY NATHAN RILEY | With as email blast, Upper West Side State Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell has announced he will “explore” running for New York City public advocate should Letitia James be elected attorney general in November. News of O’Donnell’s interest in the office was first reported, in advance of that Sept. 17 email, by Gay City […]

“Electoral Earthquake” in State Senate Primaries

“Electoral Earthquake” in State Senate Primaries

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It was “an electoral earthquake that reverberated all the way to Syracuse.” That’s how State Senator Brad Holyman, a Democrat who represents Manhattan’s West Side, described the Sept. 13 primary that saw seven Democratic state senators, including six of the eight former members of the controversial Independent Democratic Conference, lose to progressive […]

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