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Last Read – February 11, 2014

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  CITY & STATE TV: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who has seen her fair share of State of the City addresses, talks to Morgan Pehme about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech and the need for more humor in the annual address: http://bit.ly/1dhAi1K   QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The gauntlet’s been thrown in Albany. We will respond.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the fight for universal pre-kindergarten, via Politicker.   NEW THIS AFTERNOON: * De Blasio… [More]

First Read – February 11, 2014

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WEATHER: Sunny across the state. New York City, high 26; Albany, high 22; Buffalo, high 12.   DE BLASIO STATE OF THE CITY MARKS SHIFT IN TONE FROM BLOOMBERG: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaugural State of the City speech stood in stark contrast to his predecessor’s first speech, striking the populist tone that Michael Bloomberg never mastered: http://bit.ly/1nrD7P0   THE LOVE ISSUE: City & State’s “Love Issue” features bachelors and bachelorettes looking for that special someone in the world of… [More]

Last Read – February 10, 2014

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  CITY & STATE TV: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. discusses the potential primary challenge for Rep. Jose Serrano and City Councilman Ritchie Torres’ public break with Bronx lawmakers and back Melissa Mark-Viverito for speaker in an interview with Morgan Pehme: http://bit.ly/1lr2X6u   QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re fighting to give everyone a fair shot, so that city government doesn’t set its priorities by the needs of those at the very top while ignoring the struggle of those born… [More]

Politics Of Love

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By JIMMY VAN BRAMER and DAN HENDRICK   Love and politics go together like clean water and hydrofracking. But not if you really work at it. We’ve been legally married for almost two years now, and a couple for nearly fifteen. Yet it feels like we’ve been inseparable for much longer than that. The story of our first meeting is a pretty fun one. A mutual friend invited us to a fundraiser for an LGBT community center in Queens. He wasn’t matchmaking… [More]

POWER 100: The Most Powerful People In New York City Politics

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  The ground has shifted in New York City politics. Since we last compiled our NYC Power 100 list—for our Dec. 3, 2012 issue—there has been a sea change in the city’s hierarchy of movers and shakers. Gone are most traces of the long-ruling Bloomberg administration. Newly arrived is a tidal wave of progressive change, led by Mayor Bill de Blasio, organized labor and the Working Families Party. Our list reflects the altered landscape: 49 of its 100 members are… [More]

The Love Issue

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“We are all born for love. It is the principal of existence, and its only end,” observed the late Prime Minister of England Benjamin Disraeli. With that sentiment in mind, City & State is taking a break this issue from our usual focus on power and policy to concentrate on something more important: love. And what better way to focus on this subject than to try to help forge romantic bonds between those for whom we have the utmost affection:… [More]

Political Power Couple

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In 2011, City & State—then City Hall—published its list of “Political Power Couples,” which featured a New York City public advocate on the rise and the wife he met while working in the Dinkins administration. The following is an excerpt.  How did you meet?  Chirlane McCray: During the Dinkins administration, I was employed by the city Human Rights Commission, but I was sent to City Hall to work in the press office on rotation. It was a common practice where… [More]

The Love Issue: Barbara O’Neill

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SEEKING: MALE OCCUPATION: COMMITTEE DIRECTOR, STATE SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE CURRENT RESIDENCE: ALBANY POLITICS: MODERATE, HEADING MORE CONSERVATIVE EACH YEAR ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: AQUARIUS FAVORITE MOVIE: OLD: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. NEWER: HANGOVER SERIES. HOBBIES/INTERESTS: RED WINE. WORKING OUT SO THAT I CAN DRINK RED WINE. BAD TV About me: I would say I am a generally happy, optimistic person with a rather sarcastic side. My career in politics was accidental, but clearly where I belong. I’m originally from Long Island. I… [More]

The Love Issue: Anthony D. Andrews Jr.

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SEEKING: FEMALE OCCUPATION: YORK COLLEGE HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR/ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE; DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT LEADER OF THE 32ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, PART B CURRENT RESIDENCE: JAMAICA, QUEENS POLITICS: SAGITTARIUS FAVORITE MOVIE: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA  HOBBIES: CHESS. WATCHING SPORTS. CINEMA. THEATER. About me: I am a formerly married, father of three, and I consider myself to be a humorous, outgoing individual who loves to have fun and travel. I have an MPA and have worked in government/politics for many years.… [More]

The Love Issue: Keith Powers

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   SEEKING: FEMALE OCCUPATION: SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CONSTANTINOPLE & VALLONE CONSULTING CURRENT RESIDENCE: STUYVESANT TOWN, MANHATTAN POLITICS: PRAGMATIC PROGRESSIVE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: SCORPIO FAVORITE MOVIES: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, 25TH HOUR AND CLUELESS  HOBBIES/INTERESTS: THE NEW YORK GIANTS, THE NEW YORK YANKEES AND ALL THINGS NEW YORK. I’M A BIG MUSIC FAN AND APPRECIATE THE FINE SOUNDS OF OTIS REDDING, THE CLASH, SPRINGSTEEN AND MANY SMALLER BUT INCREDIBLE BANDS. I LOVE TO TRAVEL, ESPECIALLY SEEING NEW CITIES. About me: Lifelong… [More]