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Christine Quinn

NYPD Making Changes To Stop And Frisk Policy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Thursday announced changes to officer training and supervision amid a growing public outcry and ...

Obama's Gay Marriage Support Elicits Strong Response From NY Leaders

Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

As news of President Obama's support for gay marriage broke on Wednesday, New York's top politicians reacted to the historical civil rights milestone....

City Republicans Scrambling For A Mayoral Candidate

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

The city's top Republicans are scrambling to name a potential mayoral candidate for 2013's upcoming race and have pointed to billionaire supermarket h...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

WATCH: Quinn Rebukes Heckler At Living Wage Bill And Storms Off Stage

Posted 04.30.2012 | New York

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's staunch opposition to the city council's proposed living wage bill, Council Speaker Christine Quinn came out defending the m...

Bloomberg Vetoes Living Wage Bill, Promises Court Fight

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg made good on his promise to veto the living wage bills Wednesday, CBS reports, and promised legal action if City Council overrides the...

Lies, Damn Lies .. and Polls

Tom Allon | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

There is no more misleading thing in politics today than polls, particularly those that are conducted more than three months before a primary or general election.

NYC Developing App To Target Sexual Harassment

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Exasperated by the wolf whistles and cat calls that seem to be the universal welcome for women passing construction sites? New Yo...


Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

The 2013 race to succeed three-term New York City Mayor Bloomberg has a frontrunner. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) has a 20 p...

Saki Knafo

Christine Quinn, City Council Calls Mayor Bloomberg's Cuts To Children's Service "Unacceptable" | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Hundreds of parents, children and teachers gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall Tuesday to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget plan, whi...

GOP Hopefuls Still Pushing Idea Of Kelly For Mayor

Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

New York Post's Fred Dicker speculates in a column Monday that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly could, after all, run for mayor in 2013. Dicker's mai...

Bloomberg Compares A Living Wage To Communism

Posted 04.13.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg took time out of his busy Friday morning kissing Miss Piggy to take a jab at city council's living wage bill, comparing the legislatio...

Quinn Doesn't Want Your Whoppers, Thank You Very Much

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Perhaps taking a cue from Nanny Bloomberg, Christine Quinn is speaking out against Burger King's plans to begin rolling out whopper-doling food trucks...

Irish Eyes on China, a Chinese Man Eyes Ireland (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
John Lee

While Irish eyes follow the official visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to China, a little gem of an Irish film has surfaced on YouTube, tracing a more humble trip in the opposite direction.

Brenna Cammeron

Sandra Fluke: 'I Want Women To See This As An Empowering Moment' | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

For Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who unwittingly stepped into the national spotlight when she argued the case for contraception...

Christine Quinn Sets Spring Wedding Date With Longtime Partner | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York

MANHATTAN -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has set her wedding date. The city's first openly lesbian speaker is set to marry her longtime part...

A Downtown Health Crisis Caused by Politics

Tom Allon | Posted 05.05.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Christine Quinn, whose district includes St. Vincent's, and Scott Stringer have done nothing to try to fill the gap formed by the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village. The residents of lower Manhattan want a hospital.

Michael Calderone

NYC Newspapers Defend Spying On Muslims | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Bob McManus, editorial page editor of the New York Post, blasted the Associated Press on Tuesday, suggesting that the news organization ca...

Christine Quinn Jumps On Jeremy Lin Bandwagon To Step Into MSG-Time Warner Brawl

| Jill Colvin | Posted 02.17.2012 | New York

MANHATTAN — Stop the Linsanity! City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other pols are applying a full court press on Madison Square Garden and ...

Mr. President: Americans Want to Welcome Home the Troops, Too

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

As history closes the chapter on Iraq, Americans from all corners of the country want to respect all those who served there, remember those who died, and respond to the challenges they're now facing at home from record unemployment to troubling suicide rates. It's time for all of us, from the president to the Pentagon to mayors and ordinary citizens nationwide, to work together to channel our collective goodwill and support and momentum to deliver critical resources to the veterans' community. Instead of having scattered parades all year long, we should work together -- civilians and veterans united -- to create one historic day of action: parades, memorials and service fairs in cities and towns large and small.

NYPD Stop-And-Frisks At Record Rates

Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

The NYPD has broken their record for stop-and-frisks in a single year...again. New York's finest stopped and interrogated people 684,330 times in 2011...

Quinn and City Council Turn to Kickstarter to Jumpstart Jobs

| Posted 02.13.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin CITY HALL -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is hopping on the Kickstarter bandwagon in an effort to jump-start jobs in low-inc...

NYC May Offer Residents Furniture If They Take In The Homeless

Posted 01.20.2012 | New York

In order to relieve overcrowding in homeless shelters, the city's Department of Homeless Services may employ a plan that requires single adults curren...

Living Wage Is a Step in the Right Direction

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC businesses, especially those that receive city subsidies, must do something to alleviate the hardships faced by our city's poorest families. The Living Wage bill is the first step in a process that can ensure that this happens.

Quinn Questions Restaurant Grading System

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

Council Speaker and mayoral-hopeful Christine Quinn is concerned about the Department Of Health's letter grading system for restaurants. "If you h...