Sen. Squadron at Rivington House in the spring of 2016.

A Few Words About State Sen. Daniel Squadron

Sen. Squadron at Rivington House in the spring of 2016.

After his surprising announcement earlier this week, Daniel Squadron is spending his last day …

A district 1 candidate forum was held in Tribeca earlier this year.

Here’s the Candidate List for the Sept. 12 Democratic Primary

A district 1 candidate forum was held in Tribeca earlier this year.

The basic contours of the Lower East Side’s upcoming City Council campaigns …

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City Council Approves 11 Tenant Protection Bills

The City Council yesterday approved 11 bills meant to combat harassment of rent stabilized tenants. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron on the Lower East Side this past spring.

Followup: Here’s How Squadron’s Senate Seat Will Likely Be Filled

That did not take long. Just hours after State Sen. Daniel Squadron announced his resignation, there are already concerns about the process for selecting his successor. One of those raising concerns is Squadron himself. …

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Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh Announces Candidacy For Squadron’s Senate Seat

Early this morning, State Sen. Daniel Squadron went public with his resignation. Now local Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh has announced he’s running for Squadron’s seat in the 26th Senate District. …

State Sen. Daniel Squadron.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron Announces His Resignation

State Sen. Daniel Squadron, who represents the Lower East Side, announced this morning that he’s stepping down. …

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City Disperses Matching Funds to Lower East Side Council Candidates

The Campaign Finance Board last week issued its first public funds payments for City Council candidates. …

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July 31: City Council District 2 Candidate Forum

If you live in City Council District 2, there’s an opportunity next week to assess the candidates running in the upcoming Democratic Primary to …

Rendering shows four large-scale projects coming to the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.

Chin, Brewer Plan Friday Rally to Urge Rejection of Mega Towers in Two Bridges Area (Updated)

It looks like the battle over three new large-scale towers on the waterfront in the Two Bridges area is escalating. …

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Breaking: Appeals Court Overturns Sheldon Silver’s Conviction on Corruption Charges

A federal appeals court this morning overturned former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s 2015 conviction on federal corruption charges. …

City Council member Margaret Chin and Mayor de Blasio at last month's town hall. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Council member Chin’s Foes Take Legal Action Over Seized Flyers at Town Hall

Here was the headline in the online version of the Daily News Friday evening: “Councilwoman Margaret Chin blasted over cops seizing leaflets from attendees at town hall in Chinatown.” …

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New City Budget Includes Schiff Fountain Funding, Grants For Numerous Local Organizations

The Manhattan Borough President’s office yesterday announced this coming year’s capital awards for local institutions, totaling $51 million. …

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Mendez Withdraws CB3 Member’s Appointment Over Potential Conflict of Interest

In our story recent story on this year’s appointees to Community Board 3, we noted that one member, Anne Johnson, was not reappointed. We have more details about that today. …

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Lieutenant Governor Tours Pier 42 With Senator Squadron

For years we have been waiting and watching for the long-promised transformation of Pier 42 into a waterfront park. The start of construction for …

Christopher Marte announces his candidacy April 29 in front of Rivington House.

Campaign For District 1: City Council Endorsements, Campaign Cash Update

The Democratic Primary for New York City Council elections is less than four months away. It’s been awhile since we updated the campaign for the Council seat in District 1, so here’s the latest. …