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Words (and Punches) Traded in District 28

Sep 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Nitlin A street corner in Richmond Hill, Queens The candidates for City Council in District 28 are fighters. While some claim to fight for the people, others have been fighting


Real Estate's Last Stand

Sep 14, 2009

Image by Ya-Hsuan Huang The candidates who have collected the most in campaign contributions from the city's developers: Melinda Katz, William Thompson, Eric Gioia and David Weprin Under the glare of television


Three Remain on Ballot to Challenge Jackson

Sep 14, 2009

Photo (cc) sjmcdonough Inwood Hill park Councilmember Robert Jackson's decision to run for a third term scared some possible candidates away but three have stuck to their campaigns in the hopes


Seabrook Aims For Another Term

Sep 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Payton Chung Co-op City (left) and parts of Baychester (right), in the Bronx's 12th district Councilmember Larry Seabrook isn’t afraid to list his accomplishments. He says he’s upgraded district 12’s school


It's Down to One Opponent for Comrie

Sep 11, 2009

Photo (cc) Joe Shlabotnik A tree-lined street in St. Albans, Queens On primary day, City Councilmember Leroy Comrie will face a single opponent in his bid for a third term. Two other


Brownsville's Dynasty Looks for a Comeback

Sep 11, 2009

Photo (cc) Steve and Sara An apartment complex in Ocean Hill This story originally reported that Anthony Herbert was running only as a Republican. He also is seeking the Democratic nomination. The political


The Maria Baez Revolt

Sep 10, 2009

Photo by Courtney Gross Dancers perform at a Labor Day weekend block party in the Bronx's District 14 A massive blue truck rolled down West 197th Street in the Bronx, honking as


In Flatbush, the Campaign Turns Negative

Sep 09, 2009

Photo (cc) flatbushgardener Condo development in a Victorian section of Cortelyou Road in Flatbush To say the Democratic primary for the 40th district City Council seat has gotten ugly is a bit


Mendez Vows to Keep Fighting

Sep 08, 2009

Photo (cc) fred zilla Orchard Street in the Lower East Side Four years ago, overdevelopment was the biggest issue in district 2 in Lower Manhattan . Now, according to Councilmember Rosie Mendez, it


Koppell Fights for a Third Term

Sep 08, 2009

Photo (cc) offmanhattan Van Cortland Park in the Northwest Bronx A former attorney general, assembly member and two-term city councilmember made his way down from the 20th floor of a Waldo Avenue