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Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz  Senator Brad Hoylman Senator Brian A. Benjamin Senator Liz Krueger Senator Robert Jackson ...
10/23/2020
Lawmakers Push Legislation to Simplify Absentee Ballot Returns - New York County Politics

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Senator Brad Hoylman Senator Brian A. Benjamin Senator Liz Krueger Senator Robert Jackson Richard Gottfried Linda B. Rosenthal Rebecca Seawright Carmen De La Rosa #votingrights #Vote2020

New York City lawmakers came together for apress conference on Thursday to discuss pending legislation that, if passed, would require boards of elections statewide to provide return postage guaranteed envelopes for absentee ballots.  Return postage guaranteed envelopes would make voting easier, the...

Senator Brian Benjamin announced last Thursday that he intends to succeed Comptroller Scott Stringer following next year...
10/23/2020
Harlem Electeds, Community Leaders Endorse Benjamin for Comptroller - New York County Politics

Senator Brian Benjamin announced last Thursday that he intends to succeed Comptroller Scott Stringer following next year’s elections, inviting endorsements from many prominent Harlemites. Bill Perkins Diana Ayala Robert Jackson Al Taylor

Senator Brian A. Benjamin (D-Harlem, East Harlem, El Barrio, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Morningside Heights) announced last Thursday that he intends to succeed Comptroller Scott Stringer (D) following next year’s elections, inviting endorsements from many prominent Harl...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 23, 2020Comptroller Scott M. StringerU.S. Senator Kirsten GillibrandCarolyn B. Ma...
10/23/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 23, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 23, 2020

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Carolyn B. Maloney

Stringer Chastises NYCHA for Lead Exposure City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D) released a statement yesterday following a startling report about lead exposure in NYCHA apartments. Earlier, NYCHA officials publicly acknowledged that roughly 9,000 NYHCA apartments were children live contain lead paint...

Zachary Iscol served his country as a Marine. Upon returning from war, he served his fellow veterans by providing them w...
10/22/2020
Iscol Continues Public Service Career with Run for Mayor - New York County Politics

Zachary Iscol served his country as a Marine. Upon returning from war, he served his fellow veterans by providing them with mental healthcare. Now, he aspires to serve the city of New York as Mayor. #NYCMayor

Zach Iscol (D) served his country as a marine. Upon returning from war, he served his fellow veterans by providing them with mental healthcare. Now, he aspires to serve the city of New York as Mayor. A veteran of the Second Battle of Fallujah, Iscol served in the Third Battalion First Marines: “on...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 22, 2020Ben KallosDan QuartRebecca SeawrightGale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough Pre...
10/22/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 22, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 22, 2020

Ben Kallos
Dan Quart
Rebecca Seawright
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Mayor Bill de Blasio

Kallos to Host Senior Health Fair Tonight, Councilmember Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) will be hosting a virtual senior health information fair. The fair will provide information on flu vaccinations, a possible second COVID-19 wave, home exercise, and other topics. Kallos is hosting the event...

Candidates as well as members are asking hard questions about the endorsement process of a new initiative 21 in '21 seek...
10/22/2020
21 in '21 Voters Demand Transparency After Endorsement Vote - New York County Politics

Candidates as well as members are asking hard questions about the endorsement process of a new initiative 21 in '21 seeking to elect more women to the New York City Council in 2021.

They didn’t make the cut and they want to know why.  Candidates as well as members are asking hard questions about the endorsement process of a new initiative seeking to elect more women to the New York City Council in 2021.  The initiative 21 in ‘21 released their list of endorsed candidat...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 21, 2020Assembly Member Richard GottfriedRosenthal Linda B AsmblywmnGovernor Andr...
10/21/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 21, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 21, 2020

Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
Rosenthal Linda B Asmblywmn
Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano
New York State Attorney General

Serrano to Host Roundtable on COVID-19’s Impact on Arts & Culture Today, State Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan, Bronx) will be hosting a roundtable discussion about the pandemic’s impact on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the arts and culture sector of New York. Serrano and State Senate ...

Elizabeth Caputo: A Private Citizen for Manhattan Borough President. Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21C)
10/20/2020
Elizabeth Caputo: A Private Citizen for Manhattan BP - New York County Politics

Elizabeth Caputo: A Private Citizen for Manhattan Borough President.

Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21C)

Among the candidates looking to succeed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (D) next year, Elizabeth Caputo distinguishes herself as a political outsider. Born in Indiana and educated at Harvard University, Caputo moved to Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 1995, and has lived there ever since. Up...

NYC Votes #vote2020. Manhattanites, do you know who's running for your local offices?
10/20/2020
What's on the Ballot: A Voting Guide for Manhattanites - New York County Politics

NYC Votes #vote2020. Manhattanites, do you know who's running for your local offices?

If you’re a typical voter, the race between President Donald Trump (R) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) has probably been commanding your attention for the past few months. To be sure, it’s an incredibly important race that will have a huge impact on the future of the country. However, it...

Hunter College Elementary School Reports Four COVID Cases
10/20/2020
Hunter College Elementary School Reports Four COVID Cases - New York County Politics

Hunter College Elementary School Reports Four COVID Cases

Hunter College Campus Elementary School in Lenox Hill has reported four COVID-19 cases in the past week — but the school’s administration is refusing to adjust in-person learning procedures at all. New York County Politics first reported on the Hunter College Campus Elementary and High Schools (...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 20, 2020Mayor Bill de BlasioMargaret S. ChinNew York State Attorney General
10/20/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 20, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 20, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio
Margaret S. Chin
New York State Attorney General

De Blasio Makes New Appointments to HHS, OMB Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced the appointment of two new officials to the Department of Health + Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). De Blasio has appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for HHS; in that r...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 19, 2020Governor Andrew CuomoSenator Brad HoylmanOffice of the Public AdvocateNYC...
10/19/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 19, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 19, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Senator Brad Hoylman
Office of the Public Advocate
NYC Council Member Mark Levine

Cuomo Announces Reopening of Ski Resorts Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced yesterday that ski resorts will reopen at limited capacity this November. Starting on Friday, Nov. 6, resorts will be allowed to open at 50 percent capacity. They will also have to abide by strict health and safety guidelin...

Op-Ed by Michael Zumbluskas, Republican challenger to State Senator Liz Krueger.
10/16/2020
Let's Adopt a Sensible Model of Bail Reform and Abandon a "One Size Fits All" Disaster - New York County Politics

Op-Ed by Michael Zumbluskas, Republican challenger to State Senator Liz Krueger.

I was flabbergasted to hear Senator Liz Krueger (D-East Side) assert that crime had not  increased since she voted for the bail reform that took effect at the beginning of this year. She  made the comments in our debate that was moderated by Susan Lerner of Common Cause on  Monday evening.   Ci...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 16, 2020Dan QuartSpeaker Corey JohnsonCongressman Adriano EspaillatNew York State...
10/16/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 16, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 16, 2020

Dan Quart
Speaker Corey Johnson
Congressman Adriano Espaillat
New York State Attorney General

Quart Secures Early Endorsements in East Harlem Yesterday, Assemblymember Dan Quart (D-Murray Hill, Lenox Hill) announced his first slate of endorsements for his Manhattan District Attorney campaign. Quart has received endorsements from three local lawmakers representing East Harlem: Councilmember D...

Have you filled out the 2020 Census? Following a US SUPREME COURT decision on Tuesday, the online 2020 Census form will ...
10/15/2020
PSA: You're Running Out of Time to Fill Out the 2020 Census! - New York County Politics

Have you filled out the 2020 Census?

Following a US SUPREME COURT decision on Tuesday, the online 2020 Census form will now close at tomorrow/Friday, October 16th at 6 a.m.

If you want to mail it in, quick! Run to the post office before collection. Your submission needs to be postmarked by today, October 15, or it won’t count.

Census2020 2020 US Census Community #Census2020

Hey. Hey you. Yeah, you. I’m talking to you! Have you filled out the 2020 Census?  No? Did you rush past the civic minded goody-two-shoes standing on street corners asking if you’ve been counted? Did you keep putting it off? Did you crumple up the paper the person who knocked on your door left ...

The race to crown a successor to Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially begun.Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club hosted a fo...
10/15/2020
New York's Mayoral Candidates Introduce Themselves at Forum - New York County Politics

The race to crown a successor to Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially begun.

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club hosted a forum for New York City’s mayoral candidates over Zoom. The candidates in attendances were Comptroller Scott M. Stringer; Bklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Phipps Neighborhoods CEO Dianne Morales (Dianne4NYC); former City Sanitation Chief Kathryn Garcia, civil rights activist Maya Wiley, and former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, and Councilmember Carlos Menchaca.

The race to crown a successor to Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has officially begun. Last Tuesday, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club hosted a forum for New York City’s mayoral candidates over Zoom. The candidates in attendances were City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D); Brooklyn Borough President Er...

NYPD Chief of Patrol is retiring due to “micromanagement and undermining” from Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s office. #NYPDnews ...
10/14/2020
NYPD Chief of Patrol Pichardo Resigns Amid Friction with City Hall - New York County Politics

NYPD Chief of Patrol is retiring due to “micromanagement and undermining” from Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s office.

#NYPDnews #NYPD Patrol Services Bureau NYPD 77th Precinct

New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Patrol Fausto B. Pichardo filed for retirement on Tuesday ending a more than two-decade long career, a spokesperson from the NYPD said.   Pichardo is reportedly retiring because of “micromanagement and undermining” from Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s ...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 14, 2020Rep. Carolyn B. MaloneyGale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough PresidentBen Kal...
10/14/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 14, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 14, 2020

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Ben Kallos
Congressman Adriano Espaillat

Maloney Disapproves of Trump’s COVID Relief Proposal U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) released a statement last Monday after President Donald Trump (R) put forth a proposal for a COVID-19 relief bill. Maloney called the proposal “inexplicably short-sighted and wildly def...

Various East Side Republican politicians and leaders gathered in support for one of their candidates most likely to flip...
10/13/2020
East Side Republicans Rally for Puliafito - New York County Politics

Various East Side Republican politicians and leaders gathered in support for one of their candidates most likely to flip a seat in the state legislature - doorman Lou Puliafito, challenger to Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright.

Michael Zumbluskas Manhattan Republican Party Andrea Catsimatidis Guardian Angels NYC Curtis Sliwa Judy Graham New York City Republicans New York Young Republican Club

In order to mark the home stretch of election season, various East Side Republican politicians and leaders gathered in St. Catherine’s Park on 1st Avenue and 66th Street Sunday morning. There, they promoted one of their candidates most likely to flip a seat in the state legislature- doorman Lou Pu...

Recent polls offered some insights over who may succeed City Councilmember Bill Perkins in the next year's election.Manh...
10/13/2020
Wright, Dickens Lead in Race to Succeed Perkins - New York County Politics

Recent polls offered some insights over who may succeed City Councilmember Bill Perkins in the next year's election.

Manhattan Democrats Inez E. Dickens Dickens for New York Cordell Cleare William Anthony Allen Gale A. Brewer, Athena Moore Keith Lilly Kristin Richardson Jordan

City Councilmember Bill Perkins (D-Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem) will not seek reelection next year. A consultant fielding multiple polls throughout the city presented New York County Politics with data offering insights over who may succeed the veteran elected.....

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 13, 2020Speaker Corey JohnsonRep. Carolyn B. MaloneyYdanis RodriguezSenator Brad ...
10/13/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 13, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 13, 2020

Speaker Corey Johnson
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Ydanis Rodriguez
Senator Brad Hoylman

Johnson to Host Donation Drive for Unhoused Neighbors Today, Council Speaker Corey Johnson (D-Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen) will be accepting donations of goods to help homeless New Yorkers. The drive will accept items in any of the following categories: unused clothing, toiletries and personal care it...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 9, 2020Rep. Carolyn B. MaloneyGovernor Andrew CuomoNydia VelazquezGale A. Brewer,...
10/09/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 9, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 9, 2020

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Nydia Velazquez
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Maloney, Pressley Introduce Legislation to Address Childhood Trauma Crisis Yesterday, U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) announced their plan to introduce two bills to address the mounting childhood trauma crisis. Untreated childhood trauma is a fac...

It's still not too late! Tomorrow is the LAST DAY New Yorkers can register to vote by mail or in person. Read our electi...
10/09/2020
It's Not Rocket Science. Vote! Here's How - New York County Politics

It's still not too late! Tomorrow is the LAST DAY New Yorkers can register to vote by mail or in person. Read our election primer and make sure you're prepared for this unusual election. #election #vote2020 #votenyc NYC Votes #election2020

This century has been the first one where most New Yorkers have had the right to vote. In the century before, people sacrificed their freedom and in some cases their lives to secure that right. But never before in modern American history has the right to vote been so imperiled. Between uncertainty a...

In his bid for Manhattan Borough President, Councilmember Ben Kallos hasn’t been shy about the challenges he and other N...
10/09/2020
Kallos Shares Challenges of BP Run in the COVID Era - New York County Politics

In his bid for Manhattan Borough President, Councilmember Ben Kallos hasn’t been shy about the challenges he and other New Yorkers currently face amid the coronavirus crisis.

Benjamin Kallos Keith Powers Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

In his bid for Manhattan Borough President, Councilmember Ben Kallos (D-Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill) hasn’t been shy about the challenges he and other New Yorkers currently face amid the coronavirus crisis. Talking with New York County Politics, he discussed how the city’s notoriously...

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Start of Public Process for Soho, NYC/Noho NYC  Neighborhood Rezoning Plan. Village Prese...
10/08/2020
Mayor Announces Start of Public Process for SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan - New York County Politics

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Start of Public Process for Soho, NYC/Noho NYC Neighborhood Rezoning Plan.

Village Preservation Margaret S. Chin NYC Small Business Alliance Affordable Housing NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced today that his SoHo/NoHo neighborhood rezoning plan will soon proceed to the public review stage. The plan seeks to change the neighborhoods’ existing zoning rules to account for their new housing needs and economic challenges. The plan’s three specific goals a...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 8, 2020Nydia VelazquezNYC Council Member Mark LevineRep. Carolyn B. MaloneyCongre...
10/08/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 8, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 8, 2020

Nydia Velazquez
NYC Council Member Mark Levine
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Congressman Jerry Nadler

Velázquez Releases Small Business COVID-19 Relief Data for Her District Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-LES, Brooklyn, Queens) released data showing that small businesses in NY-7 have received $1.6 billion in relief funding. Said businesses received aid through both the Economic Injury Dis...

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 7, 2020Council Member Helen RosenthalComptroller Scott M. StringerJumaane D. Will...
10/07/2020
MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 7, 2020 - New York County Politics

Manhattan Lawmakers on the Move - Oct. 7, 2020

Council Member Helen Rosenthal
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Jumaane D. Williams
Congressman Adriano Espaillat

Rosenthal to Sponsor Housing Clinic Tonight, Councilmember Helen Rosenthal (D-Central Park, Lincoln Square) will be co-sponsoring the Goddard Riverside Law Project’s monthly housing clinic. Every month, Goddard Riverside hosts a free clinic to help New York renters navigate the housing system. Eac...

Johanna Garcia Launches Campaign for City CouncilJohanna Garcia
10/06/2020
Johanna Garcia Launches Campaign for City Council - New York County Politics

Johanna Garcia Launches Campaign for City Council

Johanna Garcia

Education leader Johanna Garcia (D) announced her City Council candidacy yesterday in front of an enthusiastic, devoted crowd. Garcia delivered her announcement in J. Hood Wright Park – right across from the elementary school she attended as a child. Garcia is running for City Council District 10,...

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