Manhattan Borough President Not a Fan of 7-Eleven

7-Eleven logo. (Photo: Wikimedia)
7-Eleven logo. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Borough President Gale Brewer has had it up to here with chain stores in Manhattan.

“We have the chain stores. I hate to say this, but if I see one more 7-Eleven, I’m going to throw up,” Ms. Brewer quipped this morning. Continue reading “Manhattan Borough President Not a Fan of 7-Eleven”

Bill de Blasio Trounces Rivals on Their Own Turf

Bill de Blasio in Chelsea on Friday.
Bill de Blasio in Chelsea on Friday.

Talk about hitting close to home.

As Bill de Blasio rocketed to victory in last night’s mayoral primary, his two leading rivals not only lost overall–they also got beat in their own election districts.

In City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s home Chelsea voting district, which is part of her larger council district, she fell to Mr. de Blasio 43 to 34 percent. While that 43 percent amounted to only 123 votes for the public advocate, it was nonetheless symbolic of his astounding night.

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John Catsimatidis Defends Manhattan GOP Chair After Investigation Report

John Catsimatidis. (Photo: Getty)
John Catsimatidis. (Photo: Getty)

At a press conference defending the NYPD today, Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis found himself defending one of his own supporters, who was reportedly under investigation, as well.

This morning, the New York Post reported that Manhattan Republican Party Chairman Dan Isaacs was allegedly recorded musing over a bribe offer from an undercover agent in a federal investigation that has already resulted in corruption charges against multiple Republican party officials.

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Jerry Nadler Tears Into Eliot Spitzer on Scott Stringer’s Behalf

Congressman Jerry Nadler. (Photo: Getty)
Congressman Jerry Nadler. (Photo: Getty)

Congressman Jerry Nadler, a long-time ally of comptroller hopeful Scott Stringer, ripped into Mr. Stinger’s high-profile rival today after watching the two candidates slug it out on television last night.

“It’s not even primarily the fact that he patronized a prostitute,” Mr. Nadler told Politicker of ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is currently ahead in the polls. “It’s that he was prosecuting people for the same thing he was doing–that’s the hypocrisy.”

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Gale Brewer Press Release Touts Support From Former Interns

Gale Brewer. (Photo: Facebook)
Gale Brewer. (Photo: Facebook)

Some campaigns point to endorsements from powerful labor unions. Others tout backing from notable elected officials and political clubs.

Upper West Side Councilwoman Gale Brewer boasted today about her former interns.

“Council Member Gale Brewer has been known since she was elected to office, and even prior, for enlisting interns that could make US Senators jealous,” declared the release from her campaign. “During her tenure in the City Council, Gale offered countless internships in her district and city hall offices. ”

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Councilman Calls on New York Post to Apologize to Huma Abedin

Robert Jackson has had enough.
Robert Jackson has had enough of the Post.

Manhattan City Councilman Robert Jackson has a message for the New York Post: Lay off Anthony Weiner’s wife.

Mr. Jackson, who is also running for Manhattan borough president, went on a brief solo rant this afternoon, condemning a recent Post editorial column on former Congressman Anthony Weiner that featured a fake byline from Mr. Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

“It crossed the line, in my opinion, of decency,” Mr. Jackson proclaimed on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, a huge foam board depicting the paper’s Sunday story behind him. “We need to stop all this sensationalism … I’m asking the New York Post, stop it!”

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Scott Stringer Comes Out Swinging Against Eliot Spitzer

Scott Stringer, undeterred. (Photo: Getty)
Scott Stringer, undeterred. (Photo: Getty)

He doesn’t plan on being steamrollered.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who up until tonight was unopposed in the Democratic primary and the overwhelming front-runner for city comptroller, appears ready to greet his new opponent, former Governor Eliot Spitzer, head on.

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