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Sunnyside »

Man Arrested After Torching Ex-Councilman's SUV in Sunnyside, Cops Say

Devon Page, 22, lit ex-Councilman Eric Gioia's SUV on fire Sunday, cops said. 

Stapleton »

Skate Park Owner Called Cops After Fight Over City Council Campaign Sign

Workers from Lisa Giovinazzo's staff allegedly yelled at kids who took down her campaign signs.

Upper East Side »

32BJ Labor Union Pulls Endorsement of Micah Kellner After Sex Allegations

The union dropped its support of Kellner due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Bushwick »

Vito Lopez Cancels Second Campaign Appearance in Five Days

Lopez has now canceled his first two scheduled appearances at the non-profit he founded.

Midtown »

Stringer Issues 'Conditional Approval' for East Midtown Plan

The proposal, which would allow bigger skyscrapers around Grand Central, now heads to City Planning.

New Dorp Beach »

Sandy Victims to Get Property Tax Rebates

The City Council passed a bill Wednesday night to give rebates on property tax bills to Sandy victims.

Upper West Side »

UWS Council Candidate Debra Cooper Touts Record on Women's Rights

Cooper said her reputation as a women's rights leader will give her a boost in the race. 

Upper East Side »

UES City Council Hopeful Has Only $5K in Funds Weeks Before Primary

Ed Hartzog has raised $47,318, but has spent $42,468 ahead of the September election, records show.

Bed-Stuy »

Opponents Accuse Cornegy of 'Machine Politics' After Petition Objections

Robert Cornegy's city council opponents are accusing Robert Cornegy of being a machine candidate.

Chinatown »

Rajkumar Stakes Claim on Councilwoman Chin's Chinatown Turf

City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar set up her headquarters in Chinatown.

Astoria »

Vallone Drafting Bill to Get Ed Koch's Name Off the Queensboro Bridge

Vallone says he's drafting a bill that would drop the late Ed Koch's name from Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.

Oakland Gardens »

Bloomberg Scouted GOP Candidates to Oust Weprin After Stop-and-Frisk Vote

A mayoral aide tried to recruit a candidate to run against City Councilman Mark Weprin as retaliation.

Midtown »

Alex Meadows Drops Out of Race for Quinn's Council Seat, Report Says

Corey Johnson and Yetta Kurland will now face off in the September Democratic primary.

Sunnyside »

Former Queens City Councilman Walter McCaffrey Dies

McCaffrey represented Woodside, Sunnyside and Long Island City from 1985 to 2001.

Upper East Side »

Bill Thompson Snags UES Dem Club Endorsement After Shift on Trash Station

The Upper East Side Democrats reversed their non-endorsement position in the mayoral race.

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