The recent spate of anti-gay violence in Manhattan's west side, culminating on Saturday with the shooting death of 32-year-old Marc Carson, has prompted expressions of outrage from New York's elected officials.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said this morning that sexual harassment is not a problem that's unusually endemic to the New York State Assembly, disgraced member Vito Lopez notwithstanding.
Councilman G. Oliver Koppell has withdrawn a bill that would mandate all new taxis be accessible to people in wheelchairs, after advocates withdrew their support, calling his compromise legislation watered down.
“It is my intention as a New York State senator to soon introduce a law that would actually decriminalize, regulate and tax marijuana in New York,” said State Senator Liz Krueger, an Upper East Side liberal, on Wednesday night.
Governor Andrew today declined to comment on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's reported mishandling of sexual harassment claims against one of his members.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning warned that the Board of Election's voting machine problems may mean New Yorkers won't know who their new mayor is until 2014.
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.
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.
A judge yesterday declared Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Taxi of Tomorrow project "void," casting yet more doubt on his taxi legacy.