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De Blasio First in Democratic Primary, Quinn a Distant Third

De Blasio First in Democratic Primary, Quinn a Distant Third

BY WINNIE McCROY |  After a hotly contested race for the Democratic nominee for New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio has garnered 40 percent of the votes. Although thousands of paper ballots still need to be counted, de Blasio appeared to have enough primary votes to avoid an October 1 runoff election. Former Comptroller […]

VIDEO: Voters, on Primary Motivators

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A growing economic divide, the lack of a local hospital and the viability of Chelsea for middle class residents and small businesses were among the concerns that motivated locals to participate in the September 10 primary — according to an informal (but telling) poll conducted by Chelsea Now, as voters exited […]

Christine Quinn for Mayor

Christine Quinn for Mayor

Though it’s been nearly 20 years since New York’s last Democratic mayor left office, the party’s September 10 primary and a runoff likely to follow on October 1 could well decide who leads the city over the next four years. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Over the past two decades, New York has seen extraordinary […]

Corey Johnson for City Council

Corey Johnson for City Council

The District 3 City Council race, for the seat held the past 14 years by Speaker Christine Quinn, pits two passionate and energetic LGBT contenders against each other for what has often been dubbed “the gay seat.” Yetta Kurland is an attorney who has won some impressive civil rights victories in her career, remains outspoken […]

Julie Menin for Borough President

Julie Menin for Borough President

It’s probably a testament to Scott Stringer’s fine work as Manhattan borough president that there are several good candidates to replace him. All four of the Democrats running would continue and build on Stringer’s exemplary system of screening, appointing and training community board members — which has pretty much ended the cronyism and conflict of […]

Candidates Talk ULURP Reform

Candidates Talk ULURP Reform

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | We’ve followed them on the campaign trail. We’ve read their website bios and their policy papers. We’ve watched the debates, hosted a few of our own and welcomed them to our round table for lengthy roundtable discussions. Under the stewardship of publisher Jennifer Goodstein, NYC Community Media — comprised of Chelsea Now, […]

VIDEO: Is it 2017 Already? Candidates, on First Term Musts

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  January 21, 2013: Before the final balloon made its trip from the rafters to the floor, more than one TV pundit had seized the opportunity to pivot from Obama’s inauguration to the viability of Hillary in 2016. Thinking so many steps ahead that you’re actually playing the next game of chess […]

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