Malcom Smith for mayor?
Well, this is coming from out of left field.
Apparently, Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith is considering tossing his hat into the 2013 race for mayor, meeting with consultants and political advis...
What’s in a tweet anyway?
At most we’re talking 140 characters, but sometimes a simple tweet can cause a lot of commotion.
Take for example the case of an alert newshound around the office, who last week noticed an interest...
Too grumpy to run for office?
Word came down last week from the Queens County Republican Party that they are backing Manny Caruana, a Maspeth activist, to run for the State Assembly seat in the 30th District against 14-year inc...
Keeping it in the family
They say all politics is local, but what happens when it also becomes familial?
If you follow local politics, by now you've probably heard about the heat that Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley took fo...
Jung burning the midnight oil
You have got to earn that district leader spot!
Nobody can accuse S.J. Jung of not working to get on the ballot. A member of the Pol Position staff spotted Jung at about 9 p.m. on a Friday night ca...
Queens GOP is running against itself
It looks like State Senator Joseph Addabbo won't be the only opponent Councilman Eric Ulrich has this year.
Ulrich,a Republican, recently announced that he would be challenging Addabbo, a Democrat...
On the cover of Rolling Stone...almost
And here we thought State Senator Daniel Squadron was just your average run-of-the-mill representative from Brooklyn who would be comfortable in his job forever, like so many incumbent state repres...
Dr. Who? A fresh face in the NY06 race
Well, now just who in the world is Dr. Robert Mittman?
There's been a lot of attention lately focused on the race for New York's 6th Congressional District, the new seat carved out of Queens thanks...
Three men, one we know is a Manes
It’s been a while since we went into our photo archives, pulled out a mystery picture and asked for our readers’ help in identifying the subjects. You can blame the sweet, soothing taste of Night T...
Is this the end of the road for Monsey?
Well, he’ll probably have a lot of friends in there.
Add former city councilman and state senator Hiram Monserrate to the list of New York City politicians who will be spending some time in the Big...
Christine Quinn walks like an Egyptian*
Apparently it doesn’t take much for Speaker Christine Quinn to storm away from a press conference
On Monday, at a living wage rally on the steps of City Hall while Quinn had the microphone, a perso...
Another Pol Position mystery solved
It’s been a while since we ran this photo that we found in our archives, but we finally got the skinny on what was going on when it was taking straight from the source himself.
The man on the left ...
Restler and Levin can't seem to agree
It looks like there may be challenges all over the place in next year’s elections in North Brooklyn.
According to a report in City & State this week, District Leader Lincoln Restler reached out to ...