WFP Ramps Up Rhetoric Against Moskowitz

Danny Dromm
Councilman Danny Dromm. (Official Photo)

The Working Families Party is ramping up its rhetoric against charter school exec Eva Moskowitz in a sharply-worded letter set to be released to more than 100,000 members this evening.

The email, titled, “Cloudy with a chance of political pandering” and written by Councilman Danny Dromm, slams Ms. Moskowitz for her decision to close all of her schools on Tuesday so that students can attend a large pro-charter rally in Albany. The event just happens to overlap with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s planned trip to Albany with advocates to push his plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund-universal pre-K. Continue reading “WFP Ramps Up Rhetoric Against Moskowitz”

‘You’re a Bum’: Greg Ball and Danny Dromm Clash Over Municipal ID’s

State Senator Greg Ball (left) argues with Councilman Danny Dromm.
State Senator Greg Ball (left) argues with Councilman Danny Dromm.

Democratic Councilman Danny Dromm and Republican State Senator Greg Ball will not be having a kumbya moment any time soon, if a recent television appearance is any indication.

Speaking with Up Close host Diane Williams durng a joint appearance, the two lawmakers bitterly clashed over Mr. Dromm’s bill to give undocumented immigrants municipal ID cards. Continue reading “‘You’re a Bum’: Greg Ball and Danny Dromm Clash Over Municipal ID’s”

Mark-Viverito Rips Skelos for Threatening to Block Pre-K Vote

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today.
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other members of the council rallying today.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, joined by a large contingent of the City Council, slammed State Senator Dean Skelos this afternoon for threatening to block a vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature proposal to increase taxes on the rich to fund universal prekindergarten. Continue reading “Mark-Viverito Rips Skelos for Threatening to Block Pre-K Vote”

‘Thank God for Shelly Silver’: Speaker Receives a Little Love in Queens

Shelly Silver in Albany. (Photo: Getty)
Shelly Silver in Albany. (Photo: Getty)

At a Democratic club meeting in Queens last night, Councilman Danny Dromm said progressives should “thank God” for embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Speaker, not revile him.

“Thank God for Shelly Silver,” Mr. Dromm said to his group, the News Visions Democratic Club in Jackson Heights, when the discussion shifted to Albany politics. “A lot of conservative stuff that might have happened didn’t happen. I don’t know what his prospects are for the Assembly, but we’ll see.” Continue reading “‘Thank God for Shelly Silver’: Speaker Receives a Little Love in Queens”

LGBT Councilman, Activist Blast Ed Koch for Turner Endorsement; ‘F@#! Those Guys,’ Mayor Responds

ed koch LGBT Councilman, Activist Blast Ed Koch for Turner Endorsement; F@#! Those Guys, Mayor RespondsA reader pointed to us a very interesting article in the Gay City News today in which Queens councilman Danny Dromm blasts former mayor Ed Koch for endorsing Bob Turner in the race for Anthony Weiner’s former Congressional seat.

Dromm, who is one of a handful of LGBT members of the City Council, says Koch should be supporting Democrat David Weprin, because Weprin supports same-sex marriage, and Koch, Dromm says, is gay.

“Koch’s whole thing is bizarre,” Dromm said, taking special exception to the former mayor’s support for an opponent of gay marriage since he is “a closet case.” Continue reading “LGBT Councilman, Activist Blast Ed Koch for Turner Endorsement; ‘F@#! Those Guys,’ Mayor Responds”