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This Week at City Hall: Special Election Edition

This Week at City Hall: Special Election Edition

The special elections in Brooklyn and Staten Island were decided and then undecided in a matter of days. The newly elected Council members will have to wait until the final election results are tallied before they...

City Council Tries to Figure Out What Residency Is

City Council Tries to Figure Out What Residency Is

Residency, schmediency! The historic City Council victory for Mathieu Eugene continues to be debated. Eugene, the first Haitian-American elected to City Council, won the election for the 40th District in Brooklyn, but didn't actually live in the...

Third Time's Another Guilty Verdict for Clarence Norman

Third Time's Another Guilty Verdict for Clarence Norman

In less than a year and a half, former Brooklyn Assemblyman and Democratic party boss Clarence Norman was found guilty on corruption charges. This time, a jury found Norman guilty of five counts of coercion, grand larceny...

"Haitian Sensation" Councilman Eugene Needs a Home!

Just after the victory of Mathieu Eugene’s 10-candidate run for Brooklyn’s 40th Council District on Tuesday, questions regarding his residency in the Flatbush district have now put his official claim to the seat on hold. Elected candidates...

Poll Shows Giuliani Love Across the Country

Poll Shows Giuliani Love Across the Country

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani got good and bad news from the Quinnipiac Poll. The good news: He beats Senator Hillary Clinton, 48% to her 43% in a national poll conducted last week. The bad news: It's still...

Eugene and Ignizio Voted to City Council

Eugene and Ignizio Voted to City Council

Yesterday, the special election held for a City Council seat in Brooklyn's 40th District brought some history: Dr. Mathieu Eugene (pictured on the left) became the first Haitian-born member of the City Council - and he has...

Special Elections for City Council Seats

Special Elections for City Council Seats

If you live in the 40th District, an area that covers parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush and East Flatbush, you can vote in tomorrow special election to the seat that used to belong to former City Councilwoman...

After Ticking Off Drivers, Bloomberg Forgives Tickets

After Ticking Off Drivers, Bloomberg Forgives Tickets

After pointedly saying that it was easy for drivers to move their cars during the midweek snow-and-ice storm and that parking tickets would stand, Mayor Bloomberg backtracked and said tickets issued for alternate side of the street...

The Moynihan Station in the Era of Spitzer

The Moynihan Station in the Era of Spitzer

After Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver blocked Governor Pataki's Moynihan Station plans last October, we wondered how Governor Spitzer would take up the task and spar with Silver. To refresh your memory, Spitzer's problem with Pataki's Moynihan Station...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Raiding Nader edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Raiding Nader edition

Just a thought as we look ahead to this week's new releases. Someone should really take Diane Keaton aside to tell her that this series of increasingly painful looking romantic comedies where she plays an over-the-top meddling...

Feds Love Investigating Jeanine Pirro

Feds Love Investigating Jeanine Pirro

She may developing a talk show, but that doesn't mean former Westchester DA and failed Attorney General candidate Jeanine Pirro can't be investigated some more! WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports the federal investigation into Pirro's doings has broadened,...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: "injured police dog" (oh no!) on Bedford in Williamsburg, a double stabbing at Landmark High School on 58th Street, and a 2nd alarm fire in Fort Greene. A bill in the...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Most amusing tip of the week from Gothamist Contribute: "gay ass L train broke down at bedford. probably too many large sunglasses and ugg boots to handle." George Bush has been reading your mail for about...

Pier 40: Overhaul or Just Upgrade It?

Pier 40: Overhaul or Just Upgrade It?

Development along the Hudson isn't letting up anytime soon. Now that Hudson River Park construction is well underway (and completed in some parts), proposals are being floated for refurbishing the hulking 14-acre Pier 40 terminal. The...

McGreevey's Gay American Portrait

McGreevey's Gay American Portrait

McGreevey's back for good in Trenton, but, to the relief of NJ residents, it's just in a oil-on-canvas portrait. Former Governor James McGreevey, along with his partner Mark O'Donnell, parents, Governor Jon Corzine and one other...

Top Stories of 2006, Part 2

Top Stories of 2006, Part 2

Here is part two of our semi-chronological look back at the top stories this past year (here is part one): Queens Blackout The Blackout of 2003, as irritating as it was, happened to the whole city, could...

Ford's

Ford's "Drop Dead" Tactics Actually Helped the City

With the passing of 38th President Gerald Ford, many are examining how a fateful Daily News affected the New York City's economic recovery in the 1970s and Ford's own re-election hopes. The city neared bankruptcy in 1975,...

Dan Goldman, Illustrator, <i>Shooting War,</i> Co-Founder, ACT-I-VATE Comics Collective

Dan Goldman, Illustrator, Shooting War, Co-Founder, ACT-I-VATE Comics Collective

32-year-old artist, illustrator, and writer Dan Goldman may hail from Miami, but his current "Brooklyn-blessed" status is evident in his work, whether depicting subway scenes he's meticulously researched or in the guise of 2011 Williamsburg hipster turned...

No AirTrain for Author Will Self

No AirTrain for Author Will Self

There is an incredible feature about British author Will Self visiting NYC in the NY Times Arts section. Why a feature and why so incredible? Well, Self decided to walk from JFK Airport to Manhattan -...

Spitzer Looks to Remove Hevesi

Spitzer Looks to Remove Hevesi

The NY Post uses its cover to claim Attorney General - and Governor-elect - Eliot Spitzer will release a damning report about State Comptroller Alan Hevesi's actions. Hevesi was re-elected this past November in spite of admitting...

When Clinton Talks to NY Democrats, Everyone Listens

When Clinton Talks to NY Democrats, Everyone Listens

And by listen, we mean "listen to the expected news that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2008." The NY Times reports that Hillary Clinton has been meeting with "top New York Democratic officials" to...

Hevesi Says NYC Economy Doing Well, But Watch Out

Hevesi Says NYC Economy Doing Well, But Watch Out

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi released a report about the city's economy, noting that we had been benefiting from "a growing economy and sound management decisions made by the Mayor and the City Council over the past five...

Hillary For 2008 Democratic Convention in NYC

Hillary For 2008 Democratic Convention in NYC

Now that Democrats have had a victorious 2006 election year, attention is turning to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. New York and Denver are the two remaining cities left in the running, and the Daily News reports...

Foot in Mouth, MTA Edition

Foot in Mouth, MTA Edition

MTA executive Gary Dellaverson has had some explaining to do. Last week, when discussing the possibility of a Metro-North strike, the MTA's labor negotiator told Metro, "Negotiation is about compromise," before joking about "putting needles in my...

Clinton's Re-election Landslide Cost $30 Million

Clinton's Re-election Landslide Cost $30 Million

Chartered flights: $161, 751. Photography: $51,313. Flowers: $13,169. Winning re-election: Priceless - or $29.5 million. Senator Hillary Clinton's handy 30 point reelection win two weeks ago cost a lot of money. The NY Times reports that her...

Greenway for the South Bronx

Greenway for the South Bronx

Yesterday, the Mayor unveiled the South Bronx Greenway Plan, which is part of the Hunts Point plan that " improve access to the waterfront, provide much-needed recreational opportunities, improve transportation safety and greatly enhance the network...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse:  We Like! Edition

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse: We Like! Edition

Jagshemash! Borat is a hit. It's getting rave reviews, grossing millions, and definitely the most quotable thing we've seen in ages. But Borat seems to have missed most of the -ist cities, and we were all...

Rangel Apologizes for Mississippi Mangle

Rangel Apologizes for Mississippi Mangle

After his dis of Mississippi last week (he wondered why anyone would want to live there) and fallout from Mississippi politicians, Congressman Charles Rangel officially apologized. There is no excuse for my having said that. I am...

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" Discussion

(Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times) Rachel Corrie was an American college student killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to block the demolition of Palestinian houses near a refugee camp in Gaza. (Israel officials...

Giuliani Officially Looks at 2008 Presidential Bid

Giuliani Officially Looks at 2008 Presidential Bid

It finally happened: Rudy Giuliani has set up the "Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc." to consider a 2008 bid for the White House. While his aides say it's "not a declaration, it is not an announcement"...

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