Colby Hamilton

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Mayor: City Working on Storm, Climate Prep

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York City needs to work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks, and making sure hospitals are better prepared for storms.


Cuomo Makes the Rounds for Sandy Aid in DC

Monday, December 03, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Washington Monday, pressing federal lawmakers for the $42 billion aid package he said New York needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


Seeking Sandy Aid, Cuomo Set to Travel to DC on Monday

Friday, November 30, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to make his pitch for Sandy relief funds, officials said.


City to Give Tax Extension for Storm-Hit Homes

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Homeowners hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy may eligible for deferred tax payments as well as a possible rebate.


Council Passes Bill to Crackdown on Pedicab Rates

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The City Council is set to approve a bill on Tuesday that would force pedicabs to let riders know the cost of a trip upfront.

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Cuomo: Sandy Cost NY $42B in Damage, Loss

Monday, November 26, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Sandy ran up a nearly $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests for disaster aid from the federal government.


Q&A | How the City Decides to Raze Sandy-Damaged Homes

Monday, November 19, 2012


The city says some of the homes most damaged by Sandy are going to have to be bulldozed, but there's a lot of confusion over whose home and where.

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Board Members Overseeing Utility Have Long-Standing Political Ties

Monday, November 19, 2012

The sluggish response to power outages during Sandy by the Long Island Power Authority has renewed criticism of the entity whose 10 civilian board members are mostly appointees with Albany connections and little to no experience running a utility.

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Asian American Assemblywoman Vies to Make History in Queens Congressional Race

Friday, October 26, 2012

If elected to Congress, Grace Meng would be the first Asian American in Congress from a state east of the Pacific coast.  But to win, she has to overcome Dan Halloran, a Republican with ties to the district that date back a century.


This Week in Politics: NY Gets Some Presidential Love; Bloomberg Spreads the Wealth

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.


Battle Lines: Critics Anxious About New City Council Redistricting Map

Monday, October 15, 2012

The city's districting commission's first pass at new council district lines sparked heated discussion when they were released last month – and now observers are anxiously waiting to see how the feedback will shape the final plan presented to the City Council next month.


Grimm's Ethics Issues Remain Central in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An ethics cloud and new district lines make Staten Island Republican Congressman Michael Grimm a prime target for Democrats this November. But unseating Grimm is proving to be a difficult task.

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Lopez Opponent Backpedals: I Won't Drop Out of Race

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Richy Garcia, the 26-year-old Republican who is the sole opponent of Brooklyn Assemblyman and accused sexual harasser Vito Lopez, says he's had a change of heart and will continue his campaign against the embattled pol.

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Lopez Opponent Ducks Out of Assembly Race

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Republican candidate facing embattled Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez in the November election told WNYC on Wednesday that he was no longer interested in continuing his campaign for the 53rd Assembly District in Brooklyn.

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In Run-up to Debate, Mayors’ Group Launches Gun Control Ad

Monday, October 01, 2012

Just days before the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is out with a new television advertisement focused on getting President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to address the topic of gun control.

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Rep. Grimm Backtracks on Claims that Vandalism was ‘Politically Motivated’

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Staten Island and Brooklyn Congressman Michael Grimm is back peddling on earlier statements about politically motivated vandalism and possible computer tampering at his Staten Island campaign office over the weekend.

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Bloomberg Gives Record $1M to State Senate GOP

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated a hefty $1 million to state Senate Republicans’ general fund in the final weeks of this year’s campaign season – the single largest donation ever received by the housekeeping committee.


GOP State Senator Who Supported Gay Marriage Claims Primary Victory

Monday, September 24, 2012

Republican State Senator Steve Saland, one of three key Republican senators who helped pass same sex marriage last year and faced re-election, is claiming victory in his tough primary challenge.


As Discussions Continue on Soccer Stadium, Neighborhood Express Concerns

Monday, September 24, 2012

In mid-August, news reports brought a lot of attention to Major League Soccer’s plan to build a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Since then little, if any, details of the $300 million proposal have come out.


Brooklyn Democrats Get New Leader

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Democratic Party in Brooklyn has a new party boss. Frank Seddio, a former southern Brooklyn Assemblyman and local judge, was installed as chair by the executive committee of the county organization during a meeting held at Kingsborough Community College Wednesday evening.