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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Beth Fertig
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
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.”