City Councilman Eric Ulrich was officially coy in an interview with The Politicker this afternoon, declining to state if he has decided to run for the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner.
But he did say that he was planning to announce his plans tonight on Inside City Hall on NY1 and that he Read More
A controversial leader within the New York City Independence Party — whose ballot line provided the margin of victory to Mayor Bloomberg’s last two re-election campaigns — passed away
today Sunday, his aides confirmed.
He was 76.
Newman’s brand of psychotherapy was critically examined by a number of outlets including NY1, who, in 2007, suggested he approved of therapists having sex with their patients. His critics referred to him as a “cult leader.”
His supporters, obviously, saw him differently.
The Republican challenger who got nearly 40 percent of the vote against Anthony Weiner last year said he’ll back Republican Eric Ulrich if the Councilman decides to run.
“He is an elected official, which I think would go a long way,” said Bob Turner, a retired businessman, in a telephone interview just now. Ulrich, said Turner, “has a strong base of support and represents almost 40 percent of the district, as a Councilman.”
Turner said he talks with Ulrich “all the time” and considers him a “rising star” in the party. If, for some reason, Ulrich decides not to run, Turner said he would again run for the seat “if the party asked me.”
“DAMN!” a feature length documentary about the gubernatorial campaign (and its aftermath) of Rent is Too Damn High Party spokesman Jimmy McMillan is slated to have a brief run at Cinema Village next August 12-19, according to the film’s director, Aaron Fisher-Cohen.
Fisher-Cohen told The Politicker that the genesis of the movie began slightly before McMillan’s legendary performance at the 2010 gubernatorial debate, but it was only afterwards that his filmmaking team knew that they had their gloved hands on a good story.
A spokeswoman for City Councilman Joel Rivera confirms he is now also selling real estate as a member of the ReMax agency.
The company announced his hiring in a press release this morning.
State Senator Adriano Espaillat sent an email to supporters this afternoon, inviting them to a fundraiser tonight to benefit Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
The fundraiser, which promises both cocktails and conversation, will be at his Espaillat’s home on Park Terrace West, at the very northern tip of the borough, way up near 218th Street. The email notes that Stringer was born and raised in the neighborhood, and served as a community board member and district leader.
When Republican State Senator Jim Alesi was introduced at the Human Rights Campaign party Tuesday night, celebrating last week’s passage of same-sex marriage, the audience exploded with cheers and applause.
“That’s exactly what it sounded like when I went to church on Sunday,” he said. The audience burst into laughter.
“Say it loud! Say it clear! Scott Walker is not welcome here!” chanted a gaggle of union members and supporters gathered on a hot strip of strip of sidewalk in Grand Army Plaza Park on the Upper East Side this afternoon.
Walker, the first-year governor of Wisconsin, became a national villain of the labor movement in February, when–after a protracted stand-off that saw the state Capitol taken siege by activists–his bill to balance the state budget succeeded in stripping government workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.
On Friday evening, as the drama over same-sex marriage was reaching a crescendo in Albany, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was stuck on an Acela train headed to Washington, D.C.
“I couldn’t watch any of it because there was no television,” she told The Observer in a phone call on Monday afternoon.
In the weeks leading up to Friday’s vote, Gillibrand had reached out to each of the state Senators who were publicly undecided, and, in the final week, had spoken again to Republican Senators Stephen Saland and Roy McDonald.
“He’s coming out soon…” joked Neil Patrick Harris to a roomful of LGBT supporters shortly before President Obama took the stage at the Sheraton on Thursday night. “Out on stage, people!” Harris said as the room burst into guffaws.
With the state Legislature on the cusp of passing same-sex marriage in Albany, and with Obama Read More