Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won't be taking sides in the Democratic primary to be the city's next mayor.
"I will not endorse in the New York City mayor's race, until we have a Democratic nominee," Gillibrand told WNYC's Brian Lehrer this morning.
During her brief time in politics, Reshma Saujani has reinvented herself pretty radically.(2)
Anthony Weiner may have come out OK in the New York Times magazine's big profile of him this morning, but Rep. Peter King certainly didn't.(1)
Where the mayoral candidates get their money. [New York Times]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney endorsed Christine Quinn and said “She’ll be the first to be called Ms. Mayor of New York City." [Erin Durkin]
Maloney also praised Quinn as someone who gets results. [Andrew Grossman]
They agreed to disagree about the Paid Sick Leave bill. [Daniell Tcholakian]
Four of the five Democratic mayoral candidates said on Saturday that the marine transfer station slated to open on the Upper East Side should be reconsidered because the area was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, casting doubt on a major piece of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's citywide plan to have each borough collect and dispense of their own garbage.(7)
"I think Christine Quinn sounded like a mayor," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney the East Side Democrat standing outside of City Hall in a beige overcoat and purple umbrella as attendees streamed out of the City Council Speaker's State of the City Speech this afternoon.
At a press conference near the World Trade Center Monday, a handful of elected officials, union leaders and activists prepared for a "worst-cast scenario" in which Congress fails to reach a compromise to avoid across-the-board budget cuts that were part of last year's compromise to raise the federal debt ceiling.(1)
Chuck Schumer brandished a big metal pipe at the Google office this morning for an announcement about the Commerce Department stationing a patent specialist at Cornell's New York campus.
"You were wondering if I was going to beat somebody up," Schumer said as an aide handed him the stretch of copper pipe.
Schumer was joined in the third-floor office by the acting Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca Blank, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Councilmember Jessica Lappin for the announcement, which was billed as a public-private partnership to help create tech jobs in the city by bringing ideas to market faster.
"This office is transformative," Schumer said. "It takes the great research, and almost like Rapunzel, transforms it into jobs and new companies.
Following coordinated criticism by obama surrogates of Mitt Romney's personal finances on Sunday, the Democratic National Committee convened a trio of New Yorkers to continue the push this morning.
On the corner of Henry and Rutgers Streets in Chinatown this morning, Representative Nydia Velazquez was practicing her limited Chinese.
"Ni hao! Ni hao!" she hollered at voters making their way toward the East Broadway stop on the F line, pressing them to take a palm card.(1)
Staten Island Democrat Mark Murphy raised just over $112,000 since the end of March, according to the latest pre-primary filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The total gives Murphy just over $176,000 in cash on hand, and includes donations from the political action committees of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a few of potential colleagues in the New York delegation: Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Eliot Engel.(3)
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had something of a star turn at one of the big fund-raisers featuring Bill Clinton and President Obama last night.
'It's not the Balkans': Upper East Siders, stung by the 'Times', rally against a waste-transfer station at Asphalt Green
As the city prepares to convert a disused marine transfer station off 91st Street for waste-transfer purposes, some residents of the surrounding Manhattan neighborhood have the unfamiliar feeling that they're being ignored.(3)
Republican Representative Bob Turner introduced a House resolution today condemning Backpage.com and calling for Village Voice Media to eliminate the site's "adult services section."
“The adult section of Backpage.com has been shown to be a hub for the despicable act of human trafficking," Turner said in a press release. "We cannot allow the site to continue to serve as a means of advertisement for criminals and sexual predators. The executives at Village Voice Media cannot continue making a profit off of this illegal activity. This section of Backpage.com should be taken down immediately. ”
Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler have joined the chorus calling on Village Voice Media to shutter the "adult entertainment" section of its site Backpage.
In a joint letter, Nadler and Maloney said they are "deeply troubled" about the allegations that the site is used to facilitate victims of sex trafficking and the exploitation of minors, and refused the company's argument that closing the site would simply drive such criminals underground.