Category Archives: New York State

Quinn: We Made History Because We Never Lost Faith

Speaking at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea earlier tonight, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn once again applauded those who spurred state lawmakers to support the marriage equality bill. The presumptive 2013 mayoral candidate told supporters that they made history “because … Continue reading

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Fire Island 2011, part 5

Started writing at 10:23 a.m. while listening to “The Brian Lehrer Show” in the cottage in Ocean Beach. A thunderstorm woke me up a couple of hours ago. And while fog enveloped the beach several times over the last few … Continue reading

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On the road again

While suburban commuters may certainly loathe the Tappan Zee Bridge that connects Rockland and Westchester Counties, the oft-maligned span affords some breathtaking vistas of the lower Hudson Valley, the Palisades and even the distant Manhattan skyline. I shot this clip … Continue reading

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Brooklyn state senator surrenders to federal authorities

A case of another (potential closet case) hypocrite who falls hard? New York State Sen. Carl Kruger [D-Brooklyn] surrendered to federal authorities earlier this morning for alleged corruption. Kruger was one of the handful of Democrats—including disgraced former state Sen. … Continue reading

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Election Day in Bushwick

An expected package delivery kept me away from the polls until 3:30 p.m., but it took less than 10 minutes to vote at my polling place here in Bushwick once I arrived. Here are some snapshots from the day.

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Ex-madam Kristin Davis courts Bushwick voters

New York State gubernatorial candidate Kristin Davis apparently finds it necessary to stump for votes in Bushwick! I would have preferred to receive information about the Rent Is Too Damn High Party in the mail this afternoon, but the ex-madam … Continue reading

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Paladino blasted at Pride Agenda’s fall dinner

It should come as little surprise those who spoke at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual fall dinner last night blasted Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino. The Buffalo millionaire’s own words remain his worst enemy, but Gov. David Paterson, New … Continue reading

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New Yorkers throw the bums out

Both the Daily News and the Post yesterday urged New Yorkers to go to the polls and ‘throw the bums out,’ and they did just that. Gustavo Rivera trounced scandal-plagued Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. [D-Bronx] by a 67 … Continue reading

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Primary Day 2010

Aside from finding my new polling place, voting this morning was a relatively painless experience. The new paper ballots and electronic voting machines were quite straight-forward. And I was on my way after less than five minutes. Here are a … Continue reading

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Will special election end the Monserrate spectacle?

As voters in the 13th Senatorial District go to the polls today, the circus that continues to surround former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s delusional campaign against state Assemblymember José Peralta remains a sad spectacle that further tarnishes New York State … Continue reading

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