In a surprise upset, Gustavo Rivera, a college professor and Democratic activist defeated State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada in the Bronx.
The candidate for the republican gubernatorial nomination was still campaigning as some of his supporters began to trickle in and the sound system played a motivational mix of Eye of the Tiger, the theme from Rocky and Van Halen's "Dreams".
-City Hall Editor Edward-Isaac Dovere on The Brian Lehrer Show.
-Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women on The Leonard Lopate Show
The eyes of the city's political class are focused on New York's 33rd Senate district in the northwest Bronx, where State Senate Majority Leader and Albany coup architect Pedro Espada is running for re-election against new-comer Gustavo Rivera. But many people in the neighborhood are unaware of next Tuesday's Democratic primary.
What we have in Brooklyn is what I call a ghetto monarchy, where they are basically trying to hold onto their power for the few, a handful of people, at the expense of the masses of people in the 10th district.
--Democratic challenger (and alum of MTV's The Real World) Kevin Powell on The Brian Lehrer Show
As unemployment grows, more New Yorkers are having a hard time putting food on the table. The increased need is straining the city's nearly one thousand food pantries. Eileen Markey spent an evening waiting on line at one of them, and has this story for WNYC.
The City of New York has agreed to pay $2 million to anti-war demonstrators arrested in April 2003 outside the Manhattan offices of a military contractor.
After four years of litigation, the city's law department and 52 demonstrators who argued they were unjustly arrested signed the settlement agreement today.
The city did ...
The Department of Environmental Protection is blowing its deadlines on nearly two-thirds of the projects it supervises.
That's what an audit released today by Comptroller Bill Thompson finds. According to the audit, the city agency fails to perform sufficient oversight of jobs it awards in omnibus contracts.
Thompson found DEP supervised projects ...
Help is available for Mom and Pop businesses displaced by the contentious rezoning of 125th Street.
REPORTER: The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone today announced a $750,000 fund to aid small businesses. Hope Knight, CEO of the Empowerment Zone explained why the loans are being offered.
KNIGHT: Essentially what businesses need to do ...