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Reminder: Get Your Voting Loins to Babeland

Reminder: Get Your Voting Loins to Babeland

Reminder! Now that you've done your civic duty and cashed in with free treats, head over to Babeland to pick up your Maverick sleeve (gentlemen) or Silver Bullet vibrator (ladies). We just talked to the shop, and...

"I Voted" and...Didn't Even Get a Sticker

Feeling cheated because you didn't get your "I Voted" sticker? We called up the Board of Elections to check in on this very important situation, and they told us they don't think New York City has ever...

No Tipping Your (Campaign) Cap Come Tuesday

No Tipping Your (Campaign) Cap Come Tuesday

“No buttons. No posters. No leaflets. No. None.” That's the friendly reminder New Yorkers are getting from the city's Board of Elections in regards to showing your colors when you head to the polls this Tuesday. This...

Mad Money! Clinton Raises $35 Million...Obama, $50M

Mad Money! Clinton Raises $35 Million...Obama, $50M

Photograph of Clinton and Obama before the Ohio debate earlier this week by Rick Bowmer/AP Hillary Clinton's campaign happily announced that the Senator from New York had raised $35 million during February, her best month ever....

Spitzer May Shift Gears Again on Driver's License Plan

Spitzer May Shift Gears Again on Driver's License Plan

Governor Spitzer may back off his controversial plan to offer driver's licenses to illegal immigrants after weeks of bipartisan criticism. During a trip to San Juan, Puerto, Spitzer didn't quite rule out shelving the plan, acknowledging, "It's a tough issue." Spitzer's aides are apparently worried that the issue is preventing the governor "from advancing or even discussing other matters." The issue is disliked by voters, elected officials, and pundits all around - and also...

Staten Island District Attorney Wins Re-Election

Staten Island District Attorney Wins Re-Election

Brushing aside the Staten Island Borough President's repeated criticism and endorsement of his opponent, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan won re-election in a landslide over Democratic challenger Michael Ryan. Donovan, whose 51st birthday was also yesterday, said during the celebration, "Tonight, you guys made me real happy." The SI DA's race became unexpectedly contentious when SI Borough President James Molinaro, who Donovan worked under as a Deputy Beep and considered a friend, attacked Donovan's...

Election Day 2007

Election Day 2007

It's Election Day, which means it's time for people to go to the polls. City offices and public schools are closed, and alternate side of the street parking is suspended, as are garbage and recycling pick-up. It's an optional state holiday; federal offices are open and there is mail delivery. While there aren't many big races, there are a few notable ones, namely the Staten Island District Attorney's race which pits incumbent Daniel Donovan (R)...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

MUSIC: If you haven't checked out the Summer of Love exhibit at the Whitney, head over there after work and get a double dose of rock while you're at it. Tonight Dirty Projectors and Lucky Dragons take...

Spitzer Wants His Stamp on

Spitzer Wants His Stamp on "I ♥ New York"

Governor Eliot Spitzer is cleaning house in Albany every which way. The latest thing to get the Steamroller Spruce Up? The state's I Love NY tourism campaign. Spitzer announced that advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi would work...

French Presidential Election Voter Turnout: 84%

French Presidential Election Voter Turnout: 84%

Yesterday, conservative Nicholas Sarkozy won the French presidential election over the Socialist Party's Segolene Royal (who was attempting to become France's first female president). Besides the violence that erupted, what we found interesting was the fact that...

If It's a Special Election, It Must Be For the 40th District!

If It's a Special Election, It Must Be For the 40th District!

One of the most bizarre City Council elections will be taking place tomorrow. Brooklyn's 40th District gets its second special election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Yvette Clarke, who was elected to Congress. The...

Bloomberg's Billions

Bloomberg's Billions

The next time Mayor Bloomberg engages in a friendly wager with the mayor of a rival city, he should raise the stakes to something on the order of a Bag Full of Tiffany Diamonds, just to see...

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

There are special elections and extra special elections. Residents of Brooklyn's 40th Council District, includes Flatbush and Crown Heights, already voted in a special election and now they will be voting in an extra special election. The...

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...

"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...

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...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hevesi?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hevesi?

On Election Day, Alan Hevesi won re-election for State Comptroller, in spite of news that he used a state driver to chauffeur his wife for many years. This tidbit, offered by Republican challenger Christopher Callaghan, prompted: 1)...

Senate Control Shifts to Democrats; Virginia Votes Still Being Canvassed

Senate Control Shifts to Democrats; Virginia Votes Still Being Canvassed

Though canvassing is still being done in Virginia in the Senate race between Republican incumbent George Allen and Democrat challenger Jim Webb, the AP and other news organizations named Webb the winner, with his narrow margin...

Chelsea Can't Vote in Chelsea and Other Election Day News

Chelsea Can't Vote in Chelsea and Other Election Day News

Hilarious: The NY Times' election blog, The Empire Zone, reports that Chelsea Clinton's name wasn't found in the book of registered voters at the West 20th Street polling place: "The book containing her name was apparently forwarded...

It's Election Day - Go and Vote

It's Election Day - Go and Vote

The polls are open and it's time for you to cast your votes for the various races. Find your voting place here or call 311; report concerns about voting fraud to 1-866-VOTE NYC. Here's the Guide for...

Get Ready to Vote Tomorrow!

Get Ready to Vote Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Election Day! There are many big elections this year, so if you haven't thought about how you're voting, we highly recommend Gotham Gazette's Guide For The Last Minute Voter, 2006 General Election to understand...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A girl was shot after a community center Halloween party on Saturday - and there may be a link to the Chicken Noodle rappers From Upper East Side mansion to 7 World Trade Center: The Academy...

Pataki Comes Back to Deal with Hevesi

Pataki Comes Back to Deal with Hevesi

Governor Pataki came back to New York (he cut a trip in Hungary short!) and announced that a former U.S. Attorney would investigate whether State Comptroller Alan Hevesi should be removed from office. Hello, caution! Pataki...

Spitzer Says Hell No to Hevesi

Spitzer Says Hell No to Hevesi

As expected, Attorney General and gubernatorial front runner Eliot Spitzer withdrew his support of State Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Spitzer acknowledged the State Ethics Commission's findings about Hevesi's use of a state driver to chauffeur his wife, saying...

State Ethics Commission:  Hevesi is a Liar

State Ethics Commission: Hevesi is a Liar

The NY State Ethics Commission said that State Comtroller Alan Hevesi did violate state law by having a state driver chauffeur his wife. And now it seems that Hevesi is more likely to resign now with this...

Election Day Coming Soon

Election Day Coming Soon

With Election Day in a little more than two weeks, candidates are pushing into the home stretch by rallying their supporters and looking for undecided voters. The NY Times made some more big endorsements. The Gray Lady...

Three Weeks-Before-Election Poll Number

Three Weeks-Before-Election Poll Number

Siena College released poll numbers for various NY election races yesterday. In the wackiest race of all - the Attorney General race between Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Jeanine Pirro - it looks like the embattled Pirro...

Tension Over North Korean Nuclear Tests

Tension Over North Korean Nuclear Tests

Yesterday, the countries on the United Nations Security Council had an emegency meeting after North Korea announced it had tested a nuclear device. The U.S. proposed cargo inspections and limited sanctions to North Korea (including luxury items...

Bloomberg Won't Run For Public Office After This

Bloomberg Won't Run For Public Office After This

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent his post-election day basking in his resounding victory, traveling the city (hugging wellwishers, photo ops with kids, buying pastries), promising that he would turn to a career of philanthropy after his second term...

Gothamist Weekend MTA Wrap Up

Gothamist Weekend MTA Wrap Up

At the moment the copious press concerning the MTA revolves around two and a half distinct political ends, one very visible and one regularly being pushed under the radar: The Bond Act and the Union negotiations (with...