At 2:30 this afternoon, Bill Thompson's lead consultant, Jonathan Prince, wrote:
Council Speaker Christine Quinn followed in the public health foosteps of her ally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, announcing that New Jersey would follow New York in proposing to raise the smoking age to 21.
But attacking Thompson for having ties to D'Amato is problematic.
Other Democrats have taken donations and accepted D'Amato's support publicly, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn this afternoon called the details of the Assemblyman Vito Lopez's sexual harassment case "nauseating," but declined to do question Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's role in the scandal.(1)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants cyclists and pedestrians to know that she's not only interested in munimeters.
Today, the speaker and mayoral frontrunner unveiled several new proposals designed to make the streets more amenable to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Former city comptroller Bill Thompson said Christine Quinn's story was "touching" and "inspiring."
After Hurricane Sandy knocked out the A train to the Rockaways, the Bloomberg administration instituted a city-subsidized ferry to the barrier peninsula, the sort of thing residents there had been wanting for years.
Yesterday, City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn spoke publicly for the first time about her past struggles with bulimia and anorexia.
"I do want to note that Speaker Quinn is here today in a non-candidate's role," said Barnard College president Debora Spar, on Tuesday, as she spoke to a room whose population was roughly half co-eds and half reporters who'd been alerted to the event by Quinn's mayoral campaign spokesman, Michael Morey.(1)
Here's a little bit more about the potential spending advantage Bill Thompson's adviser Jonathan Prince was touting on conference call with reporters yesterday.
"There is no parent or community input in the current administration," said Randi Weingarten, the former UFT president who leads the union's national organization. "People are actually more angry when the mayor is as duplicitous as he is with this. When you pretend to talk to people when you actually don't. [Former mayor Rudy] Giuliani was actually more forthright because he would say he's not listening to people."(3)
A small man with a broom and dustpan wandered the ballroom at Gotham Hall looking, unsuccessfully, for pieces of trash to sweep off the inlaid marble floor.
Adolfo Carrion Jr., the Independence Party mayoral candidate who often reminds voters he would be New York City's first Hispanic mayor, came out against a bill allowing non-citizens the right to vote in municipal elections, calling it, "well intentioned" but "one of the dumbest things I've ever heard."(1)
At a press conference this afternoon, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn took a wait-and-see approach on the latest allegations against one member of the Council, and suggested another scandal-plagued member resign immediately.