Alice Cancel.

Our Interview With Alice Cancel, Democratic Nominee in the 65th AD

Alice Cancel.

Just a few weeks ago, Alice Cancel was dead set against running for the New York State Assembly seat in Lower Manhattan. …

Alice Cancel addresses the County Committee with City Council member Rosie Mendez at her side.

Followup: Democrats Pick Alice Cancel For Silver Seat

We posted a quick story yesterday afternoon after local Democrats made Alice Cancel their pick to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany. Here’s more now from the unusual gathering at the Manny Cantor Center. …

Alice Cancel surrounded by supporters, including Council member Rosie Mendez.

Democrats Nominate Alice Cancel as Sheldon Silver’s Successor

Alice Cancel surrounded by supporters, including Council member Rosie Mendez.

Democratic activists in Lower Manhattan today chose Alice Cancel as their nominee to run …

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Campaigns Angle For Best Position As Democrats Prepare to Pick Silver’s Successor

Yuh-Line Niou in Chinatown last week.

As we have been reporting throughout the week, Manhattan Democrats will meet this afternoon on the Lower East …

Gigi Li with Council member Margaret Chin and other supporters. Photo courtesy: Gigi Li's campaign.

Battle for the 65th AD: Key Endorsements, A Candidate Drops Out in Protest

Gigi Li with Council member Margaret Chin and other supporters. Photo courtesy: Gigi Li’s campaign.

We’re four days away from Super Bowl Sunday, as …

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Democrats Likely to Choose Silver’s Successor on Sunday

On Saturday, Governor Cuomo called a special election for April 19 to fill Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat. The longtime Lower East Side lawmaker was …

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Cuomo Calls Special Election in 65th Assembly District For April 19

Governor Cuomo today set an April 19 special election for the 65th Assembly District in Lower Manhattan. The seat has been vacant since Sheldon …

Don Lee announces his candidacy in Chinatown Jan. 25, 2016.

Don Lee Enters the Race For the 65th Assembly District

Don Lee, a Chinatown community activist and technology executive, declared his candidacy today for the State Assembly. He’s seeking to fill the seat held for 40 years by Sheldon Silver, who was forced to relinquish his office after being convicted of federal corruption crimes. …

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Campaign to Succeed Sheldon Silver: New Candidates, Campaign Cash

Christopher Marte.

We’re still waiting for Governor Cuomo to announce whether he’ll call a special election to replace Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, who was forced …

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Sheldon Silver Begins Receiving State Pension of $6,602/Month

Sheldon Silver. File photo.

The state comptroller’s office confirms that former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver has started receiving his pension.

Silver was …

Sheldon Silver leaves the courthouse in Lower Manhattan during his trial.

Juror in Sheldon Silver Trial: Defense “Insulted Our Intelligence”

In City & State, reporter Zack Fink takes readers “inside the jury room” during the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial. On Nov. 30, a jury found the former Lower East Side Assemblyman guilty on all charges. The story is based on the account of a single anonymous juror, “a married mother of two, and a Manhattan resident with an Ivy League education.” …

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After Many Delays, Security Door Finally Installed at “Baruch Addition” Building

The seniors at the Baruch Addition public housing complex bundled up this afternoon and joined State Sen. Daniel Squadron to celebrate a victory years in the making. …

Clockwise from upper left: Paul Newell, Jenifer Rajkumar, Yuh-Line Niou, John Bal, Alice Cancel, John Bal.

A Crowded Field Maneuvers to Succeed Sheldon Silver in Albany

Clockwise from upper left: Paul Newell, Jenifer Rajkumar, Yuh-Line Niou, John Bal, Alice Cancel, Gigi Li.

How long will the Lower East Side and …

Shelden Silver with defense attorney Steven Molo outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan.

Sheldon Silver’s Sentencing Date Set For April 13

Shelden Silver with defense attorney Steven Molo outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan.

Former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver will be sentenced in …

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Chinatown Banker Yungman Lee Challenges U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez

A Chinatown community banker is taking on U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in next year’s Democratic Primary. Yesterday in a banquet hall alongside the Manhattan …