Margaret Chin at campaign rally in 2013.

Margaret Chin Has Two Challengers in City Council Election

Candidates running for city offices this year were required to file campaign finance disclosure reports by midnight last night. This means we now have a decent picture of the battle for the Lower East Side’s two City Council seats. …

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City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund

Next week we’ll have a pretty good idea how the 2017 campaigns for City Council are shaping up. …

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Lower East Side Groups to de Blasio: Jared Kushner is No Friend of New York City Tenants

On Monday, Mayor de Blasio said he’s pleased that President-elect Donald Trump has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to serve as White House senior adviser. …

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Mauricio Pazmino Appointed Assemblywoman Niou’s Chief of Staff

On Friday, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou announced the appointment of Mauricio Pazmino as her chief of staff. Last week, Niou was sworn in as representative in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side. …

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Yuh-Line Niou Sworn in as Assemblywoman Representing Lower Manhattan

In Albany today, Yuh-Line Niou was sworn in as Lower Manhattan’s new representative in the New York State Assembly. She was elected this past November in the 65th Assembly District, which includes the Lower East Side. …

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Truman Club Chooses Jacob Goldman as District Leader

Earlier this month, the Truman Democratic Club elected Jacob Goldman to serve as male district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part A. …

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In Endorsement, Chin Praises Mayor For Standing Up to “Real Estate Interests”

Photo: Office of Council member Margaret Chin. Bill signing, 2015.

Over the weekend, local Council member Margaret Chin joined six City Council colleagues in …

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Here’s How Many Voters Picked Trump on the Lower East Side

2612 voters, or 10%, chose the Republican nominee. …

Margaret Chin and Daniel Squadron at a political event in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in 2013.

Council Member Chin, Senator Squadron Respond to Last Night’s Political Shocker

Margaret Chin and Daniel Squadron at a political event in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in 2013.

Reaction is starting to come in from local …

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Yuh-Line Niou Elected to Serve Lower East Side in State Assembly

While we’re still reeling from last night’s shocker in the presidential election, the results in local races were a lot more predictable. …

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Election Day

Here’s something a divided nation can agree on: We’ll all be elated when Election Day has finally come and gone tomorrow. …

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(Sponsored) Watch the First Presidential Debate at Donnybrook

The crew at Donnybrook (35 Clinton St.) is hosting a “Let the Games Begin” debate watching party on Monday, Sept. 26. Grab your friends …

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Yuh-Line Niou Wins Democratic Primary in 65th Assembly District

Yuh-Line Niou came out victorious tonight in the battle for Sheldon Silver’s former Assembly seat. In the Democratic Primary, she beat out five other …

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New York Times: Ethnicity a Factor in Battle For Silver’s Assembly Seat

The campaign to fill Sheldon Silver’s former seat in the New York State Assembly is attracting quite a bit of citywide attention. This afternoon, …

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Silver Will Stay Out of Prison Until Appeal is Heard (Updated)

Sheldon Silver will remain a free man for at least a few more weeks. He was supposed to start serving a 12-year prison sentence at the end of this month after being convicted on federal corruption charges. …