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MTA Postpones Rules of Conduct Vote

MTA Postpones Rules of Conduct Vote

Stories about the MTA's proposed rules of conduct just keep getting better: The MTA board has decided to postpone voting on the stricter rules (no riding between cars, no drinking beverages) because, well, maybe some of...

West Side Stadium on the Ropes

West Side Stadium on the Ropes

Today is a big day in the short history but seemingly endless history of the proposed West Side stadium, as the International Olympics Committee gets ready to tell the world what they think of the five...

Explosions at British Consulate in Midtown

Explosions at British Consulate in Midtown

On 845 Third Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, two small explosions went off at the nondescript Midtown building that houses the British Consulate. The explosions went off around 3:30AM (which is when Britain was voting,...

Woe is the MTA

Woe is the MTA

News of the MTA's belt tightening after not getting $6.6 billion from the state (the state would only give up a bit over $21 billion; the MTA had wanted closer to $28 billion) didn't really surprise anyone,...

Should the City's Assistant DA's Live in the City?

Should the City's Assistant DA's Live in the City?

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes sure does have a lot of enemies. One of his rivals is pointing out many of his top assistant DA's don't live in Kings County, which might violate their "duty as public servants...

Jets Win West Side Stadium Bid; Next Up: Lawsuits

Jets Win West Side Stadium Bid; Next Up: Lawsuits

The powerhouse duo of the NY Jets and Mayor Bloomberg's administration, supported by Lord knows how many lawyers, chalked up a win when the MTA board unanimously approved the Jets' bid to develop the West Side...

Bloomberg Still Trails Ferrer in the Polls

Bloomberg Still Trails Ferrer in the Polls

It must be nutty at the Mayor's posh campaign headquarters, because both a NY1/Newsday poll and a Marist/WNBC poll show Fernando Ferrer leading by considerable amounts. The NY1/Newsday poll shows by a Ferrer lead of 14 points...

Peter Cooper Village Wants Old School Keys

Peter Cooper Village Wants Old School Keys

Electronic key cards are at the New York Region > East Side Tenants Oppose Electronic Entry System" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/nyregion/16cooper.html">center of proposed rent strike and lawsuit at Peter Cooper Village. The NY Times reports that tenants are upset that...

Senator Clinton: Pro Day Off For Voting

Senator Clinton: Pro Day Off For Voting

New York's Junior Senator, Hillary Clinton, joined other Democrats yesterday in calling for a national holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. They are calling it the "Count Every Vote Act," which would do more than just...

164 Subway Token Booths Likely To Close

164 Subway Token Booths Likely To Close

The MTA is this much closer to approving the shutdown of 164 token booths as a subcommittee will most likely approve the measure today. The booth closings are ostensibly to save money, though the 600 clerks would...

Three Year Old's Show And Tell:  Glassine Bags Of Coke

Three Year Old's Show And Tell: Glassine Bags Of Coke

It's time to get back to NYC stories that have nothing to do with voting machines. Like how a three year-old showed up with three $20 bags of coke at her Head Start class in the Bronx....

Mayor B's Election Morning

Mayor B's Election Morning

To make us laugh a little today: The NY Times New York Region > For the Mayor, a Quiet Day of Cookies and Ballots" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/03/nyregion/03cookies.html">followed the Mayor on the morn of Election Day, and titled their article,...

New York City Votes, Remains Blue

New York City Votes, Remains Blue

Pooh-poohing the idea that being in a blue state meant their votes wouldn't count, New Yorkers were determined to vote yesterday, Washington > New York: Strong Showing at Polls Catches City's Old System Off Guard" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/03/politics/03ballots.html">overwhelming...

Poll Malfunctions:  Voting Problems For New Yorkers

Poll Malfunctions: Voting Problems For New Yorkers

New Yorkers have definitely been trying to cast their vote, given reporst of long lines and broken machines. Some of us at Gothamist have been able to vote and prove it, while others faced long lines...

Huge Voter Turnout Expected In NYC

Huge Voter Turnout Expected In NYC

Dunh dunh DUNH - Election Day is finally here. Expectations are that many people will head to the polls. New York City prepared for the possible surge by buying 400 used polling machine from Georgia ($731,000),...

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

In case you had any doubt about the importance of swing states in this, the last full day of campaigning in the 2004 election, Gothamist refers you each candidate's schedule for today. (Via The Note.) President...

Getting Out The NY Vote

Getting Out The NY Vote

As various journalists and pundits grope for turns of phrase that capture the race for the Presidency ("too close to call!" "down to the wire!" "neck and neck!"), Gothamist would like to take the time to remind...

Election 2004 Around The Corner

Election 2004 Around The Corner

It's the Friday before the election, which mean news organizations will be unusually busy in reporting the most minute stories from the respective campaign trails and wondering if the Bush administration will pull a "We've got...

Your Polling Place, Your Vote

Your Polling Place, Your Vote

With so much confusion surrounding voting this year, you might be wondering what you should do if you show up at your local polling place on Tuesday and find that your name isn't on the roster...

Michelle Collins, Director and Spokeswoman, Votergasm.org

Michelle Collins, Director and Spokeswoman, Votergasm.org

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Michelle Collins, Director and Spokeswoman, Votergasm.org

But is it The Politics of Theater or The Theater of Politics?

But is it The Politics of Theater or The Theater of Politics?

Just in time for Election Day comes Pulling The Lever, an interesting sounding new work from Rising Circle Theatre Collective. The Collective provides a voice for artists of color, joining voices to nurture and produce theatre that...

Endorsements Come 14 Days Before The Election

Endorsements Come 14 Days Before The Election

'Tis the season for presidential endorsements. The city's paper of record, The New York Times, bestowed an endorsement of Senator John Kerry for President yesterday, describing him as a man with a "strong moral core" and...

Voting Fun!

Voting Fun!

Our friends at Gotham Gazette reminded Gothamist about their awesome Voting Arcade games to get your ready to exercise your right to vote. Inspired by the city's broken down voting machines, they've taken old school video...

NYC Voter Registration Is Up

NYC Voter Registration Is Up

The City's Board of Elections announced that over 100,000 new voters were registered last week. City Democrats are happy, because most new voters are probably Democratic-leaning (the Post notes that the city has a 5:1 ratio of...

Morningside Heights Saturday

Morningside Heights Saturday

There are two events in the Morningside Heights area we thought were interesting: - A Medieval Arts Workshop at St. John the Divine. Now, the program is for kids 4-11, but getting to "carve a block of...

Republicans Trample the Great White Way, Leave It for Broke

Republicans Trample the Great White Way, Leave It for Broke

After brushing off the RNC dust and settling back into a week of normalcy Gothamist noticed this Crain's piece on the effect the invasion of the Republicans had on Broadway. Basically, they got creamed, with an 18%...

Category 4 Gorilla

Category 4 Gorilla

Our weather: nice. Bahamas weather: not so nice. Hurricane Frances is about to rearrange valuable beachfront property. Frances has sustained winds of 140 mph, keeping her as a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. As...

Priscilla Grim, Membership & Advocacy Director AIVF

Priscilla Grim, Membership & Advocacy Director AIVF

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Priscilla Grim, Membership & Advocacy Director AIVF

Swingers

Swingers

Many Ask Gothamist readers have written to us recently with questions related to politics, current events, and the upcoming Republican convention and Presidential election. So Ask Gothamist is going to be bringing you non-partisan advice over the...

Vote!

Vote!

I'm a New York City resident but have never voted. Is it too late to register for the November election? How do I register in time? Adam, UES It's not too late at all. You still...

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