Gale Brewer with online reporters in her office.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Outlines Priorities



The Comfort Diner, a Midtown restaurant, will take over the space at 399 Grand St.

Non-Kosher Diner Chosen for Noah’s Ark Space



Council member Margaret Chin introduces legislation at this morning's committee hearing.

Council Member Margaret Chin Advocates For Paid Sick Leave, Tenant Rights, Senior Services



(L-R) Council member Brad Lander, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Margaret Chin, Council member Mark-Viverito, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez.

City Council Committee Assignments: Chin Heads Aging, Mendez Loses Public Housing Post



Photo by William Alatriste/New York City Council.

A New Speaker, New Roles For Lower East Side Council Members



(L-R) Council member Brad Lander, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Margaret Chin, Council member Mark-Viverito, Council member Ydanis Rodriguez.

Lower East Side Residents Host Margaret Chin Celebration January 13



Jenifer Rajkumar speaks at a rally against NYU's expansion plan. Phot via Rajkumar's Facebook page.

Rajkumar Forms Campaign Committee For Possible State Senate Run

The Observer reports that Jenifer Rajkumar, who ran against City Council member Margaret Chin in the recent Democratic primary, is gearing up to run for …

City Council member Margaret Chin at 2013 victory celebration with State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Chinatown activist Justin Yu.

City Council Members Chin, Mendez Re-Elected; Silver Congratulates Democratic Victors

It was a landslide for Bill de Blasio last night, as New York City elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades.  There wasn’t much …

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A Conversation with Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President In-Waiting

Gale Brewer has a token Republican opponent but there is no question that the Democratic nominee for Manhattan Borough President will sail to easy victory …

Squadron addressed supporters last night. Phot via @jeansong1/twitter.

Squadron Loses Public Advocate Election; He’ll Remain in State Senate

Daniel Squadron will be staying in the State Senate, representing Lower Manhattan and sections of Brooklyn.



Judy Rapfogel, Sheldon Silver visit with residents at the Seward Park Co-op in 2009,

Following Rapfogel Charges, Reporters Zero in On Grand Street Apartment

Following the arrest of William Rapfogel on charges that he allegedly stole funds from the Met Council, attention has shifted to his wife, Assembly Speaker …

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Criminal Complaint: Rapfogel Stole $5 Million From Met Council

More now on this morning’s stunning news regarding Lower East Side “power broker” William Rapfogel.



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William Rapfogel Turns Himself In, Faces Criminal Charges

William Rapfogel, the former head of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty, turned himself in at the 1st Precinct this morning and is expected to …

Margaret Chin celebrates with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

The Day After: City Council Member Margaret Chin’s Primary Victory

A day after City Council member Margaret Chin emerged victorious from a tough re-election battle, downtown political observers are mulling over the lessons learned from …

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Chin and Mendez Win, Squadron Makes the Runoff Election

Here’s a wrap-up of the results relevant to the Lower East Side in tonight’s New York City Primary Election.