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Photos: Chin & Squadron Compete For Chinatown “Top Chef” Honors

Politics in Chinatown is often hotly contested. But on Friday at a senior center across from Columbus Park, only the giant woks were too …

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Post: Mayor “Caught in a Lie” on Rivington House

According to a report over the weekend in the New York Post, high-ranking officials in the de Blasio administration were “frantically” trying to reinstate the Rivington House deed restriction in late February. …

Alice Cancel with City Council member Council member Rosie Mendez Tuesday night.

Follow-up: Alice Cancel Wins Sheldon Silver’s Seat, Fall Campaign Already Underway

It’s been three days since Democrat Alice Cancel emerged victorious from the special election in the 65th Assembly District. This morning, we’re taking a closer look at how she prevailed and also at what’s ahead as the battle begins anew for Sheldon Silver’s former legislative seat. …


Prosecutors Want Sheldon Silver’s Prison Sentence to Exceed 14 Years

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is urging a federal judge to crack down hard on Sheldon Silver when the former Lower East Side assemblyman is …


Alice Cancel Wins Special Election to Succeed Sheldon Silver

Alice Cancel declares victory as supporters, including City Council member Rosie Mendez looks on.

Longtime district leader Alice Cancel won a special election tonight …

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Happening Today: Special Election in the 65th Assembly District

Live Blog Special Election – 65th Assembly District


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It’s Election Day in New York – Go Vote!

New York primary day has finally arrived. Registered Democrats and Republicans get their chance to weigh in on Hillary, Bernie, Donald, etc. But there’s also a special election in the 65th Assembly District. …

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New York Publications Underwhelmed with Contenders in the 65th AD

There’s only one more day before voters head to the polls to pick a new assembly member to replace Sheldon Silver. A special election takes place tomorrow, alongside New York’s presidential primary. …

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Campaign for the 65th Assembly District: Weekend Reading

A voters’ guide for the 65th Assembly District Special Election. …

Sheldon Silver last summer on the Lower East Side.

Prosecutors Say Sheldon Silver Was Involved in Extramarital Affairs

Documents released in federal court this morning detail evidence from the U.S. Attorney that former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was involved in two extramarital affairs. …

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Our Conversation with Assembly Candidate Lester Chang

We’re continuing our interviews with candidates on the ballot in next week’s special election to replace Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. The former speaker was forced from office after being convicted on federal corruption charges last November. …

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Street Artists For Bernie Take Over Galli Wall on Ludlow Street

An impromptu art project took over the wall of former corner restaurant Galli on Ludlow and Rivington Streets today. …

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Our Interview with Assembly Candidate Yuh-Line Niou

Leading up to next week’s special election, we’re interviewing the candidates battling to replace Sheldon Silver in the New York State Assembly. After she was elected Democratic nominee, we talked with Alice Cancel (an updated version of the early February story will be featured later this week). …


Inside Politics: Why the Truman Club Sided With Alice Cancel

Less than a week away from the special election in the 65th Assembly District, the Lower Manhattan campaign is attracting more citywide media attention. …

(L-R) Lester Chang, Alice Cancel, Dennis Levy, Yuh-Line Niou.

Recap: Candidates Speak Out Before Next Tuesday’s Special Election

A week from today, voters on the Lower East Side and throughout the 65th Assembly District will be asked to choose Sheldon Silver’s replacement in Albany. A special election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19. …