You know those groups of model-seeming types who hang around Union Square and compliment women on their hairstyles, then try to pass along coupons for haircuts and spa treatments?
Well, if downtown Assemblywoman Deborah Glick has her way, they will go the way of the squeegee men.
Ms. Glick writes to Manhattan Parks Commissioner William Castro to remind his agency that such practices violate Parks Dept. rules, and also, well, annoying.
After leaning on a handful of State Senators to switch their stance on same-sex marriage, Governor Andrew Cuomo convinced a few of the former No votes to attend his marriage celebration in Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
“The governor invited me to come today,” explained Queens State Senator Shirley Huntley, on the sidewalk outside the Dream Hotel on West 16th Street. “I’ve known the governor a very long time. And he wanted me to be here, so I figured that I would.”
Huntley was one of four state senators who made it to the party, along with fellow Democrat Tom Duane, and two Republicans, James Alesi of Rochester and Stephen Saland of the Hudson Valley. All but Duane voted against the bill back in 2009.
On May 10, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched his public push for same-sex marriage with a speech inside the glass-encased Gordon Student Center at the Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Invited guests sat in folding chairs as Mr. Cuomo leisurely clicked through a slide show accompanying his speech. After 20 minutes, he sounded impatient. “Other states Read More
“I wouldn’t measure the effectiveness by whether we have a total victory in the next five weeks.”
–Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, in an interview with PolitickerNY, on the lobbying efforts of same-sex marriage advocates.