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Six Candidates File For Democratic Primary in 65th AD

(Clockwise from upper left) Alice Cancel, Don Lee, Gigi Li, Jenifer Rajkumar, Yuh-Line Niou, Paul Newell.

It’s time for the second act.

In April, …


Council Member Rosie Mendez Endorses Paul Newell For State Assembly

State Assembly candidate Paul Newell was endorsed by City Council member Rosie Mendez last week, in his bid to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany.

Tenant activists rally outside Cooper Union before the vote. Photo: Alex Gerald

Rent Guidelines Board Approves Rent Freeze for One Year Leases

Monday night’s Rent Guidelines Board meeting in Cooper Union’s Great Hall opened with chants of “Fight, fight, fight – Housing is a right!” and “El Pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” …

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Candidate Statements: Enrique Cruz, Jamie Rogers Compete to Lead CB3

Tomorrow evening, the 50 members of Community Board 3 will be choosing a new chairperson and other executive officers. …

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Yuh-Line Niou Announces Candidacy For Assembly Seat

At Hotel Chantelle on Monday evening, Yuh-Line Niou officially kicked off her campaign for Sheldon Silver’s former seat in the New York State Assembly. …

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Alice Cancel Settles Into Her New Job as Albany Lawmaker

About five weeks ago, Alice Cancel was sworn in as Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. This week we caught up with the Lower East Side assemblywoman elected to represent the 65th Assembly District for the remainder of Silver’s term. …


Friday is the Last Day to Register For Congressional Primary

Friday, June 3 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming congressional primary election, which will be held on June 28. …

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Paul Newell Wins Downtown Independent Democrats’ Endorsement For Assembly Seat

In a crowded race to fill Sheldon Silver’s former seat in the 65th Assembly District, each candidate is looking for any advantage. …

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Paul Newell Launches Campaign For State Assembly Seat

Just last month, voters elected Alice Cancel to serve the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s two-year term in the New York State Assembly. But a …

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Gigi Li Kicks Off Campaign For State Assembly Seat

The lull in the campaign for the 65th Assembly District is over. After Alice Cancel won a special election last month to serve the …

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Rivington House Neighbor Quizzes Mayor on WNYC

Can the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions on the former Rivington House nursing facility be reversed? That was the question asked of Mayor de Blasio this morning during an interview on Brian Lehrer’s WNYC program. …


Rivington House Fallout: Mayor Will Personally Sign Off on Future Deed Changes

His administration faces at least three investigations — after city officials lifted deed restrictions at Rivington House, allowing the former nursing home to fall into the hands of luxury condo developers. …

Sheldon Silver leaves court May 3 after sentencing.

Silver Sentence Delayed Two Months in Anticipation of Supreme Court Ruling

Silver is waiting on a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which could have bearing on his appeal. …

DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. Photo via Council member Ben Kallos' Twitter feed.

City Official Declines to Address Rivington House Matter During Council Hearing

City Council members tried in vain Friday, during budget hearings, to learn more about the Rivington House fiasco. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron.

Sen. Daniel Squadron Holds Community Convention in Chinatown Sunday

Coming up on Sunday, State Sen. Daniel Squadron is hosting his annual “community convention.” It’s an opportunity for constituents in the 26th Senate District, which includes the Lower East Side, to weigh in on the issues important to them. …