In a panel event downtown, Levine joined other uptown politicians in outlining his hopes for Northern Manhattan neighborhoods during de Blasio’s first 100 days in New York.
Veteran Harlem politician Inez Dickens has her heart set on becoming speaker of the City Council early next year, but a number of new challenges stand in her way.
City officials are moving forward with a proposal to designate most of West End Avenue as a historic district—expanding historic preservation for even more of the Upper West Side.
When they go to the polls on Tuesday in the Democratic primary, Upper West Side voters will choose their next City Council member from a slate of candidates with long resumes in local community leadership or Democratic politics.
Mark Levine has racked up endorsements and funds in the greater Morningside Heights City Council race, but his opponents are going on the attack with a week to go before the Democratic primary.
With the Democratic primary for local elections coming up on September 10, the fields of the most competitive local races are starting to develop.
Enoch, a candidate for City Council in District 7 and current member of Community Board 11, has lived much of his life straddling two worlds: a wealthier, predominantly white one and a lower-income community largely made up of people of color.
Public housing advocates are criticizing City Council candidate Marc Landis for his professional ties to real estate developer Tahl Propp Equities, a company that critics say works against the cause of increasing and improving low-income housing.
The forum, held around the corner from Columbia at the Bank Street College of Education, attracted a large turnout of club members, who will vote to endorse a candidate on May 9.
“It’s really hard for us to really make money out on the streets. I think it’s a great idea," street vendor Sharif Douglas said.
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