John Gangemi to Challenge Marty Golden

Marty Golden (Photo: Facebook)
Marty Golden (Photo: Facebook)

Brooklyn State Senator Marty Golden is facing a Democratic challenger once again.

John Gangemi, a candidate last seen mounting an unsuccessful bid against Eric Adams in the Brooklyn borough president’s race, will mount a run against the Republican lawmaker, he said today. Continue reading “John Gangemi to Challenge Marty Golden”

Bill de Blasio Mobbed by Media in Bay Ridge

Bill de Blasio in Bay Ridge this morning.
Bill de Blasio in Bay Ridge this morning.

It was a tale of two subway stops.

Bill de Blasio returned to a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn subway station this morning, where a media scrum mobbed him as he shook a few hands and posed for pictures before jetting off. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Mobbed by Media in Bay Ridge”

Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’

Charles Hynes this morning.
Charles Hynes this morning.

What do a seminal 1990’s sitcom and Ken Thompson’s campaign to become Brooklyn’s next district attorney have in common? Plenty, according to incumbent D.A. Charles Hynes.

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John Burnett Flexes Finance Credentials in Bay Ridge

John Burnett in Bay Ridge.
John Burnett in Bay Ridge.

Although the mayor’s race has drawn most of the media coverage ahead of the upcoming November election, Republican comptroller hopeful John Burnett is also chugging along and trying to make the case for his uphill candidacy.  Continue reading “John Burnett Flexes Finance Credentials in Bay Ridge”

Michael Grimm Denies Having Sex in Brooklyn Bar Bathroom

The alleged bathroom.
The bathroom in question.

Congressman Michael Grimm is rejecting reports suggesting he had sex in the bathroom of a Brooklyn wine bar right before the Washington shutdown began two weeks ago.

Mr. Grimm reportedly spent an unusually long time in the bathroom of The Owl’s Head in Bay Ridge–pegged by the New York Post at 17 minutes–with an unidentified woman. But Mr. Grimm, who is single, flat-out denied the accusation that anything inappropriate occurred. Continue reading “Michael Grimm Denies Having Sex in Brooklyn Bar Bathroom”

‘Get the Cops!’ John Catsimatidis Meets Controversy in Brooklyn

John Catimatidis today with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and his daughter.
John Catsimatidis today with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and his daughter.

John Catsimatidis disembarked from his Election Day “Catsimatidis Express” tour bus today in Brooklyn, only to hit a sudden halt minutes later.

Mr. Catsimatidis, who is battling it out with Republican rival Joe Lhota in today’s mayoral primary, emerged from his ride this afternoon with an entourage that included his daughter, local Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and several reporters. But as he walked into a Bay Ridge polling site inside of a school building–treacherous ground for candidates–he encountered several people who very much wanted the billionaire businessman to scram.

“You really shouldn’t be around here,” complained one poll worker as Mr. Catsimatidis glad-handed with voters.

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Joe Lhota Pitches Himself as the Public Safety Candidate in Bay Ridge

Joe Lhota in Brooklyn today.
Joe Lhota in Brooklyn yesterday.

Taking his mayoral campaign to a right-leaning church in Brooklyn, Republican Joe Lhota yesterday pitched himself to Brooklyn seniors as the candidate who would keep the city’s streets safe.

Along with one of his prominent backers, Republican State Senator Marty Golden, Mr. Lhota painted his candidacy as a bulwark against the high crime days of the 1980’s and 1990’s. In particular, he denounced a recent federal ruling that found the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk to be a violation of constitutional rights.

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