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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.

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 candidates to win the race in the 65th Assembly District. Among those defeated tonight was...

Vote Until 9 p.m. in Today’s Primary Election to Pick Sheldon Silver’s Successor

It's Primary Day in New York today. On the Lower East Side, registered Democrats will go to the polls, choosing a replacement for former State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. You can vote until 9 p.m. To find your polling place and...

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, the New York Times offers an overview of the six-way race. As you probably know by...

(Audio) 65th Assembly District Candidate Forum

On Sept. 13, Democrats competing to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany will participate in a primary election. Five challengers are taking on Alice Cancel, who won a special election this past spring in the 65th Assembly District. At a...

Six Candidates File For Democratic Primary in 65th AD

It's time for the second act. In April, Alice Cancel won a special election and is now serving out the remainder of former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver's term in Albany. Now comes the regularly scheduled election cycle to...

Council Member Rosie Mendez Endorses Paul Newell For State Assembly

State Assembly candidate Paul Newell was endorsed by City Council member Rosie Mendez last week, in his bid to replace Sheldon Silver in Albany. Supporters huddled on the porch Thursday afternoon as the storm clouds opened up at City Hall....

Yuh-Line Niou Announces Candidacy For Assembly Seat

At Hotel Chantelle on Monday evening, Yuh-Line Niou officially kicked off her campaign for Sheldon Silver's former seat in the New York State Assembly.

Alice Cancel Settles Into Her New Job as Albany Lawmaker

About five weeks ago, Alice Cancel was sworn in as Sheldon Silver's replacement in Albany. This week we caught up with the Lower East Side assemblywoman elected to represent the 65th Assembly District for the remainder of Silver's term.

Paul Newell Wins Downtown Independent Democrats’ Endorsement For Assembly Seat

In a crowded race to fill Sheldon Silver's former seat in the 65th Assembly District, each candidate is looking for any advantage.
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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