PR machine has a break down
Borough President Helen Marshall just can’t catch a break.
Over the summer, there were a lot of news reports critical of Marshall’s presence in the borough and her overall job performance. One part...
Hey, don’t take it personally, bro.
After running a spirited campaign against State Senator Joseph Addabbo, in his concession speech Councilman Eric Ulrich said that it was nothing personal against...
Sandy adds twist to local race
As if voting in New York City isn’t already a mess on a normal election day – not withstanding when there is a presidential election – Hurricane Sandy is making things downright ridiculous.
Two polls, two different positions
We’re sure that right now you’re a lot more focused on cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, but don’t forget that there’s a pretty big election less than one week away.
Voters will go to the polls on...
Inside the C-Stats
Another source of controversy in the race between Meng and Halloran is something that Halloran has been bringing up on the campaign trail and in debates over the past month: CouncilStat, or C-Stat ...
Halloran gets an endorsement of his own
Last week, we told you how Councilman Dan Halloran lashed out at mayor Michael Bloomberg for endorsing Assemblywoman Grace Meng in their race to replace Gary Ackerman in Congress.
The mayor’s endor...
Who needs your endorsement anyway?
While all of you are probably all wrapped up in the national debates between Romney and Obama and Biden and Ryan surrounding this year’s presidential election, you might be overlooking some races h...
Brooklyn Pols Compare Patties
You could call it Iron Chef Brooklyn.
For as much as we can tell, Councilman Brad Lander and State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose districts overlap in Brooklyn, are on friendly working terms when i...
Pol Position's primary wrap
Well, the primary election is finally in the books, and we hope you all made it out to vote on Thursday. That’s right, we said Thursday.
As if this year wasn’t crazy enough with elections, what wit...
Has the fallout begun?
A candidate in the crowded Democratic Primary to replace Grace Meng in the Assembly recently stopped by our offices and told us something interesting.
The candidate said that it was getting harder ...
Don’t talk about Bob Dole like that!
By the time you finally get around to reading this, it’s likely that the Democratic and Republican primaries will have already come to an end. This was a lively roster of candidates and races this ...
Who doesn’t like a good party?
State Senator Malcolm Smith sure is being tight-lipped about all of this sneaking around he is doing with New York City Republicans and the speculation that he might be running on the GOP line come...
Don’t call it a retirement!
We here at Pol Position were hosting our usual Thursday evening “Get to Know Ya” Night Train Express-tini office cocktail party in our basement office, when lo and behold a fresh-faced newshound wh...
Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!
At least that’s the attitude that former Mayor Ed Koch has adopted. On Monday, he formally endorsed Assemblywoman Grace Meng in her bid to replace outgoing congressman Gary Ackerman.
Meng is being ...