City Council member Gale Brewer has called on the Department of Transportation to apply for federal funding to expand its bike-share program to the Upper West Side.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night, but it was unclear early Wednesday whether he would avoid a runoff election.
Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion—and the approval process that made it possible—is a point of contention in the competitive race for Manhattan borough president.
Candidates for mayor, borough president, and public advocate shared their visions for the city and explained why they think they deserve voters’ support.
While the four candidates share similar policy positions, they outlined different areas of focus as well as a range of diverse experiences.
From 2010 to 2012, 1,183 people on the Upper West Side reported rat sightings to the city’s 311 hotline, making it the neighborhood with the most reported sightings in the entire city—and locals are trying to do something about it.
Robert Jackson and Gale Brewer have taken the lead on new legislation, which they hope will strike a balance between maintaining a policy the police stand by and satiating public outcry against its perceived abuse.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who plans to run for mayor, does not support the bill because of concerns that it could cause businesses to cut jobs, and she has not allowed it to be voted on.
Cooper, a progressive with a long record on the Democratic State Committee, is the fifth candidate for the Upper West Side seat being vacated by Gale Brewer.
Rep. Charles Rangel is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his political life, and there is a crowded field of candidates vying to replace City Council member Gale Brewer.
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