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Upper East Side »

Embattled UES Assemblyman Micah Kellner Will Not Seek Re-Election

Kellner reportedly announced his decision at a meeting of the East Side Democratic Club last night.

Upper East Side »

Kellner Challenges Ethics Committee as Gov. Cuomo Calls for His Resignation

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Assemblyman Micah Kellner should either deny the allegations or resign.  

Chelsea »

Changes to Hudson River Park Air Rights Spur Development Hopes and Fears

The park may soon be able to sell its air rights to nearby development sites.

SoHo »

Manhattan Politician Targets Wild Boar Ban

A bill awaiting Gov. Cuomo's signature would put a stop to pigs gone wild in New York. 

Williamsburg »

Vito Lopez Won't Face Criminal Charges in Sexual Harassment Scandal

Assemblyman Vito Lopez will not face criminal charges for allegedly harassing female staffers.

Midtown »

State Pols Square Off Over Madison Square Garden's Property Tax Exemption

The World's Most Famous Arena has not paid up to $16 million in annual taxes for 31 years.

New Dorp & South Beach »

Local Architects Want Protection From Lawsuits for Voluntary Disaster Work

A group of local architects is pushing for a law to protect volunteer work from lawsuits.

Corona »

Peralta Aims to Help Queens Shed 'Outer Borough' Moniker in BP Run

Jose Peralta's experience in a diverse district makes him a uniquely qualified candidate, the pol says.

Astoria »

Queens Assemblywoman's Bill to Redefine Rape Sparks Debate Over Wording

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas wants state law to include forced anal and oral sex as rape.

Astoria »

Queens Assemblywoman Pushes to Broaden State's Legal Definition of Rape

Aravella Simotas says the state's current definition of rape is too narrow.

New York City »

Motorcycles Should Park for Free, Bike-Loving Pols Say

Peter Vallone and Michael DenDekker want to make it free to park your motorcycle in all five boroughs.

Williamsburg »

Brooklyn DA Asks for Special Prosecutor to Probe Assembly Member Vito Lopez

Charles Hynes requested Friday that a special prosecutor investigate the Brooklyn Democratic leader.

Williamsburg »

Assemblyman Vito Lopez to Step Down as Brooklyn Democratic Leader

Lopez announced he would not seek to continue as the Brooklyn Democratic leader.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy is Battleground Neighborhood in 8th Congressional District

Bed-Stuy, Canarsie and Coney Island are expected to decide Tuesday's contentious 8th District Primary.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Candidates Make Final Push in Quiet East Side Special Election

The candidates made their final push Tuesday, urging voters to cast their ballots in the 73rd Assembly District's special election race.

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