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Gerson Campaign Fights For Matching Funds

An update on City Council member Alan Gerson's battle to obtain matching funds from the New York City Campaign Finance Board. A short time ago, we spoke with Gerson's consultant, George Arzt, to find out if he's optimistic...

Bike Advocates Challenge Gerson During Chinatown Rally

It was quite a scene on a sweltering street corner in Chinatown this afternoon. City Council member Alan Gerson rallied with Chinatown business owners and senior citizens, who are fed up with the Grand Street bike lane. While Gerson...

Campaign Source: Referee Recommends Placing Gerson Back on the Ballot

A source inside his campaign office tells The Lo-Down that a special referee has recommended putting City Council member Alan Gerson back on the September Primary ballot. The Board of Elections removed Gerson for failing to satisfy its...

Gerson’s Ballot Battle: Gleason Camp Weighs In

Yesterday we reported on the hearing before a court appointed referee weighing whether City Council member Alan Gerson should get back on September's Primary ballot. Ray Dowd (pictured, left), representing candidate Pete Gleason, has now given us his...

Ballot Battle: Gleason Campaign’s Perspective

Pete Gleason's lawyer, Ray Dowd, just called with his take on what happened at the courthouse today (see the last post). It should come as no surprise he''s not buying the Gerson campaign's argument that the mistakes made on...

Gerson Appeal – Clarification

The Lo-Down contacted the city's Board of Elections this afternoon. Spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez says Manhattan candidate appeals will be heard next Wednesday at 11am, not Monday as some news outlets have been reporting. If Councilman Gerson wants to appeal...

Gerson Update: Still Off the Ballot

There are conflicting reports this morning about what's next for Councilman Alan Gerson, removed from the ballot by the NYC Elections Board. Yesterday, the board's two-member committee on "cover sheet review" reaffirmed a decision made a day earlier to...

Gleason Wins Key Endorsement Over Incumbent Gerson

The Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) voted last night to endorse challenger Pete Gleason in the First District City Council primary against incumbent Alan Gerson. We received a late night email from the club's president, Sean Sweeney, saying the vote...
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Photo: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Some of the headlines that caught our eye in the past week: --The NYPD cracked...
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