The former Council speaker and 2005 mayoral candidate talks about what it’s like in the closing moments of a long campaign, reveals that “The Wedding Crashers” was a source of strength as the ’05 race ground on, and belts out his signature song: La Borinqueña.
Gifford Miller gave Betsy Gotbaum $400,000 to find new ways to build affordable housing. Their study and its recommendation–to promote new condo development in the outer boroughs–still hasn’t been made public.
Half the city’s immigrant population can’t legally vote, but that hasn’t kept them from taking part in politics. How the newest New Yorkers are drawing the eye of savvy politicians.
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