Nachman Caller, an attorney and Republican district leader, is planning to run against Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, sources familiar with Mr. Caller’s plans tell the Observer.
Mayor Bill de Blasio finally got some good news in the form of a story about unclaimed cash.
The Daily News reported today that the mayor is owed money held by the state comptroller’s office from the health insurance company Group Health Inc. as well as AT&T Mobile.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today blamed “miscommunication” for his administration’s latest spat with the governor over a deal that would allow the state to subsidize rents for homeless families to transition out of the city’s crammed shelter system.
It’s probably not a surprise to anyone who’s seen his college yearbook photo, but it appears Bill de Blasio is a fan of the movie Clerks.
Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, a Brooklyn lawmaker who was first elected in 1978, may not seek re-election, multiple sources familiar with Ms. Jacobs’ plans told the Observer.
It may be a publicity stunt, but that didn’t stop Staten Island pols from weighing in on the spate of creepy clown sightings around the borough in recent days.
“This IS creepy! Anyone spot this clown?” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked on Twitter, linking to a story from the Staten Island Advance that described “several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough” holding green and yellow balloons.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is set to hire Jason Otaño, an attorney and former candidate for the state senate and assembly, a spokesman for the office confirmed to the Observer.
Mr. Otaño will join the general counsel’s office of the City Council, though his exact title and salary have yet to be defined.