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2009 General Election Results

Nov 04, 2009

Winners appear in bold. These results are based on the unofficial vote tally as reported by the wire services and, as much as possible, directly from the New York City


Bronx Senate District 34: Klein Goes for Three

Oct 29, 2009

  Jeffrey Klein is finishing his second term representing this district that includes part of the Bronx and Westchester. Klein, who was then a member of the State Assembly, won the


Re-enfranchising New Yorkers

Oct 05, 2009

Photos from the Polling Place Photo Project The results from the primary elections on Sept. 15 were remarkable in two respects for those who worry about the health of democracy in


Tracking Building Inspectors

Oct 05, 2009

photo adapted from p0ps Harlow The inspectors are now under inspection. As of Oct. 1, the New York City Buildings Department began tracking its inspectors with Global Positioning System technology via


The 63rd Senator

Aug 24, 2009

Photo by Edward Reed for nyc.gov Mayor Bloomberg Testifies in Albany Before the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, January 2009 Some legislators call him the 63rd senator


Bump the Birds

Jul 07, 2009

By now, you have seen flocks of petitioners on street corners across the five boroughs, hovering amicably with clipboards in tow. They are scavenging for thousands of signatures to get their


Getting on the Ballot in Other Cities

Jun 30, 2009

Bump the BirdsAs candidates scramble to qualify for the fall elections, play 'Bump the Birds,' our new ballot access game. Are you smart enough to get on the ballot --