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Racing to Represent Long Island City

Sep 04, 2009

Photo (cc) SusanNYC A view of the Citi building and parts of Long Island City First there were five, including a VH1 reality television star who boasted about his candidacy on YouTube.


Booing the Yankees in the Bronx

Sep 02, 2009

Photo (cc) loungeflyDE The residents of the 16th City Council district have a new neighbor and a big one at that. The new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, which at capacity seats


In Eastern Queens, A Weprin Wants to Change Jobs

Aug 31, 2009

Photo (cc) mortonfox An intersection near Queens Village in City Council District 23 The Weprin family has been a force in the political life of eastern Queens for a long time and


Campaign Coverage

Aug 24, 2009

Scores of new faces are vying for a place at City Hall It's officially campaign season. Go to our Guide for the Last Minute Voter In just a few days,


Drumming Up Support in the Heights

Aug 24, 2009

Photo (cc) Susan NYC Fruit stand on 181st Street in Washington Heights If you want to get elected in Washington Heights, start by getting a car. Paste posters of your face all over


Debating Who Can Best Preserve Northeast Queens

Aug 24, 2009

Photo (cc) Vidiot An aerial view of College Point and Shea Stadium District 19 in northeast Queens lies within the city limits, but parts of it feels suburban with tree-lined streets and


Stated Meeting: City Council Requires Pharmacies to Translate

Aug 21, 2009

Photo (cc) scalleja   Handing out its own prescription for language access, the City Council approved legislation Thursday requiring large pharmacy chains to providetranslation services in the city's most popular languages. The bill,