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WNYC News

New Poll Puts Spitzer and Stringer in Dead Heat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Quinnipiac University poll says the two candidates for comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer, are neck and neck -- with each carrying 46 percent of likely voters in the upcoming primary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 2013 Mayoral Race Without Scott Stringer

Monday, November 19, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, explains the significance of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's announcement that he'll be running for Comptroller and not Mayor.

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The Empire

First Meeting of All the Potential Mayoral Candidates Focuses on Women and Minority Businesses

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The field of candidates looking to run for mayor next year took the stage on Tuesday for the first time to as a group. The event was a conference on the current state and potential future of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) in the city.

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WNYC News

Boro Presidents: Parent Panels Need Better Elections

Monday, October 03, 2011

Four of the borough presidents and some parent leaders want  the Department of Education to change the way the city's 36 education councils are elected. Education Reporter Beth Fertig has the latest.

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WNYC News

Boro Presidents: Parent Panels Need Better Elections

Monday, October 03, 2011

Four of the city's five borough presidents are calling on state lawmakers to force the city Department of Education to reform its Education Council elections, following widespread confusion during this year's vote.

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WNYC News

Village Activists Reject NYU Expansion Plans

Sunday, December 05, 2010

On Sunday, Greenwich Village activists joined with elected officials, including Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Borough President Scott Stringer, to declare their opposition to New York University's plan to erect buildings on what is currently publicly-utilized green space. The university's proposal calls for two million square feet of new development over the next 20 years.

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Azi Paybarah

Stringer Celebrates 51Park, Slaps Critics

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

WNYC

Manhattan Borough President (and 2013 contender) Scott Stringer cheers the unanimous vote by the NYC Landmarks Commission that paves the way for an Islamic cultural center and mosque to be built near Ground Zero.

And he takes a shot at critics of the plan:

"From the racist rants of a discredited Tea Party leader to the cynical posturing of a floundering gubernatorial candidate, this process has been manipulated by those looking to get headlines and score political points. We reject their divisive tactics."

The plans for 51Park have become a rallying point for cultural conservatives near and far, even drawing the attention of Sarah Palin. Locally, GOP gubernatorial candidates Carl Paladino and Rick Lazio have voiced their opposition to the plan, pressing Andrew Cuomo to explain in detail why he supports it.

So far, Cuomo hasn't responded.

UPDATE: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (another 2013 contender from the West Side of Manhattan), is less combative in her description of the plan’s opponents:

“The debate around this cultural center has been difficult and divisive. It has shown us that many of the wounds of 9/11 still exist. But the true way to honor the Americans who died fighting for our country’s founding principles is to respond to the proposal of this mosque and cultural center with support, with a deepened commitment to religious freedom, and with a deepened commitment to New York City being the freest, most tolerant, and most accepting place in the world.”

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