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  • A Choice, Not An Echo

    By Nicole Gelinas | September 09, 2013

    ...mass transit to public housing—his answer is to beg Washington for cash. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former comptroller Bill Thompson are more pragmatic. Neither wants to raise taxes, although...

  • The Tokenization Of Tish James

    By Alexis Grenell | October 17, 2013

    ...end New Yorkers will lose a genuine champion of the advancement of women’s rights as Speaker Christine Quinn exits the Council. Despite her failings, which include dragging her feet on paid family leave...

  • A Healing Moment Or Political Theater?

    By Nick Powell | January 20, 2014

    The City Council Vote Electing Melissa Mark-Viverito Was Filled With theatrics

  • Council Watch: Rise of the Outer Boroughs

    By Seth Barron | December 18, 2013

    The ascension of the first Brooklyn mayor since Abe Beame marks a shift in the power dynamics of the city, as Manhattan’s dominance over the political culture of New York appears to be on the wane. Christine…

  • Council Watch: Twilight Of The Bosses?

    By Seth Barron | November 27, 2013

    An odd bit of political theater surrounds the current campaign for New York City Council Speaker, in the form of a road show featuring the half-dozen or so candidates for the job making a pitch to the…

  • Rules Reform Deformed

    By Seth Barron | January 22, 2014

    ...remaining in the good graces of the Speaker. In 2010 Charles Barron had the temerity to oppose Christine Quinn for the Speakership, and was punished with the loss of his committee chairmanship and the...

  • Lhota Must Be His Own Man

    By Alexis Grenell | September 24, 2013

    ...influence. Despite the mayor’s open disdain for de Blasio’s campaign and desperate efforts to elect Christine Quinn, voters had the last word over a man more accustomed to manipulating systems of democracy...

  • The Gospel of Anthony Weiner

    By Alexis Grenell | June 19, 2013

    In the early weeks of his re-entry campaign into public life, Anthony Weiner has asked for something as humble as it is chutzpadik: a second chance.

  • Mark-Viverito Scores 100 on Environmental Scorecard

    By Nick Powell | January 30, 2014

    The New York League of Conservation Voters released its annual environmental scorecard for New York City Council members in 2012-2013, an evaluation of the members based on casting pro-environment votes…

  • De Blasio Pre-K Push Mirrors Dinkins-Era Negotiation

    By Nick Powell | January 29, 2014

    New York City Mayor Points To 1990 In Argument For Home Rule Bill To Tax Wealthy

  • Winners and Losers 02/28/14

    By City & State | February 28, 2014

    ...embarrassing incident to be sure, and considering Niblack was a holdover from former speaker Christine Quinn’s staff, it’s safe to say his arrest might very well adversely affect his future employment...

  • National GOP Should Realize the New York City Mayoral Race Does Matter

    By Nicole Gelinas | November 04, 2013

    ...ideas. And he has benefited from good luck. Many voters strongly disliked City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the conventional-wisdom victor. But part of de Blasio’s good luck is that Lhota has run...

  • Meet the City Council’s New Members: Carlos Menchaca

    By City & State | January 01, 2014

    The Brooklyn Democrat Represents District 38

  • Meet the City Council’s New Members: Corey Johnson

    By City & State | January 01, 2014

    The Manhattan Democrat Represents District 3

  • Power 100 - New York City 2014

    By City & State | February 14, 2014

    Who are the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics? Of course, the answer is both subjective and controversial. Still, in an audacious attempt to arrive at a ranking that reflects who really...