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Recalling Hope, Fear and Race in America

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.10.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the sunny, crisp and final Monday of October 2008, three friends met at around 1 p.m. in Downtown Manhattan's financial district for lunch where buildings inspired by finance touch the sky.

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

Mr. Mayor -- They're Not Going to Give You a Break!

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

One has to think that there is a hidden agenda for all of this piling on. Yes, it is fair to criticize the mayor for not measuring up, early on, to the high ideals he has promised in his own governance -- though, it is also useful to point out that he is, after all, a human being.

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

Joy Resmovits

Obama: Don't Tell Me We Can Afford A Government Shutdown But Not School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama spent Friday hanging out with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, before telling them the...

Buzzword: Pre-K

Helen Blank | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Helen Blank

As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. This year, there's a common theme popping up across the country that's of vital importance: the value of expanding Pre-K.

Joy Resmovits

Eliot Spitzer Wants To Audit Standardized Testing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two weeks before the New York City primary, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) plans to wade into the complicated world of education p...

A Common Enemy

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

Alarmed by Eliot Spitzer’s momentum in his unexpected bid to win citywide office, an unlikely coalition of business leaders, women’s groups and la...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Clears Hurdle In New York Comptroller Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor, cleared the first hurdle in his unexpected quest to become New York City comptroller by filing 2...

Poll Reveals Good News For Eliot Spitzer

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have a shot at a political comeback as New York City comptroller, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall...

The Mighty Quinnberg

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Alec Baldwin

How do I convey this without offending the gay community, or women who are supportive of more women in politics, or those who believe that Michael Bloomberg was a great mayor for New York? It may be impossible, but here goes. Christine Quinn is not qualified to be mayor of New York.

Why I'm For Corey Johnson

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

In Corey Johnson, we see what a Millennial brings to the table as a councilmember. He's more than an LGBT ally -- he's a leader. How lucky we'd all be if he had a seat in the New York City Council and I'm proud to support him.

Schumer Goes After Vito Lopez

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined fellow Democrats calling for New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign amidst allegations from female staffers ...

Brothers Run For State Legislature

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Two 20-something brothers from Brooklyn say that their bids for seats in the New York state legislature are not a way for them to find wives. Mois...

Congressional Candidate's Texting Habit Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

After checking her cell phone nearly 20 times in a recent debate in what her opponents said was texting for answers, Elizabeth Crowley, a Democratic c...

Scarlett Johansson Gets Political

Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson impressed local politicos at a campaign fundraiser for Manhattan Borough President and expected may...

Red For The First Time In 90 Years: How Weprin Lost To Turner?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Former representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal proved to cost much more than his seat in Congress on Tuesday, as Bob Turner defeated assemblym...

Turning Red: Republican Bob Turner Leading The Way To Replace Weiner's Seat

Posted 11.09.2011 | New York

Bob Turner, the Republican candidate vying to replace former representative Anthony Weiner, is currently leading in polls, according to new data relea...

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Henry J. Stern | Posted 03.15.2012 | New York
Henry J. Stern

For some years, New York City has been planning to construct a marine transfer station on the Manhattan side of the East River. Rhetoric on both sides has next to nothing to do with the merits of the project.

Boat Is Sinking for Opponents of Paid Sick Days -- Quinn Should Bail Out Now

Tim Judson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tim Judson

The case against a proposed law requiring paid sick days in New York City is falling apart. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn should change her current course and embrace the bill as her own.

Episode #12 of Two Beers In, NYC's Political Podcast

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

On this week's Two Beers In, we talk about Project Runway, some great new theater, the MTA's latest proposal to cut service, and what's happening in NYC's public schools.

A Real Public Advocate for New York City

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

We need to create a stronger public advocate and ombudsperson office for New York City. The mayor is wrong when he says that the press is aggressive enough.

Should Mayor Bloomberg Run, Bike or Chopper?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Schwab

Let’s remember that Bloomberg works for no salary, and has contributed hugely to the green movement by tackling many environmental issues in New York.

Sad I Ran

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

"Corruption" now means "Democracy." "Affordable housing" means "Eviction." And New York City's imitation Greatness is polished.