A political opponent claims former police officer and newly-elected City Councilmember James Davis circumvented campaign finance restrictions with his nonprofit, Stop the Violence.
As the Working Families Party matures, critics fear it’s turning away from its roots to become another cog in the Democratic machine.
Democrats are plotting to wrest control of the state Senate away from the GOP. What stands in their way? Other Democrats.
Brooklyn’s tightly controlled Democratic machine could blow a gasket as Councilwoman Una Clarke prepares to oust her former mentor and guide, powerhouse congressman Major Owens.
Targeting new terrain to cure its housing crunch, Williamsburg’s Hasidic community is using a legal loophole to build up Bed-Stuy–driving neighborhood residents to court or out altogether.
A feud between a congresswoman and an assemblyman is a sign of politics to come, as an unusually charged Civil Court judge race has Brooklyn’s major players jockeying for position.
In the latest issue of City Limits: The mayor’s promise to close Staten Island’s Fresh Kills megadump means lots of garbage for outer boro waterfront communities.
Rudy Guiliani has vowed to close down Staten Island’s Fresh Kills dump by New Year’s Day 2002. All he needs to do to meet that deadline is redesign the city’s entire rail and road infrastructure, figure out a way to float 13,000 tons of garbage a day to Virginia and convince the city’s poorest neighborhoods that they would love a reeking waste transfer station in their backyard. Four years and ticking.
City agencies can’t find enough clerical jobs or brooms to keep workfare workers busy. That’s why Mayor Giuliani’s planning to export thousands of them to neighborhood nonprofits.
Some pundits say the influence of political action committees is waning. But in New York, where the perception of power is as important as the real thing, a player without a PAC is prey. City Limits picks ten power PACs you need to watch.