Tagged with: Seth Baron

  • “TIE” Breaker: Incumbent City Councilwoman Exploits Transition Funds

    Jan 12, 2014

    New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, elected in November to a second term representing lower Manhattan, raised more than $30,000 for her inauguration expenses, which she appears to have used to pay…

  • Mark-Viverito: The 1 Percent Speaker for the 99 Percent

    Jan 06, 2014

    Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, leading contender for Speaker, is widely known as a former employee and supporter of labor union SEIU; as an activist who coordinated protests against the Navy’s use…

  • Council Watch: Rise of the Outer Boroughs

    Dec 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?

    Nov 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…