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]

The Love Issue: John LeBoutillier

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SEEKING: FEMALE OCCUPATION: FORMER CONGRESSMAN, AUTHOR/TV POLITICAL ANALYST ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S POLITICAL INSIDERS  CURRENT RESIDENCE: OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. POLITICS: INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: GEMINI FAVORITE MOVIE: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI  HOBBIES/INTERESTS: PLAYING BASEBALL, GUITAR, MUSIC (BEATLES/EAGLES). READING. EXERCISING. About me: Devoted to the cause of the U.S. POWs abandoned—alive and held against their will—at the end of the Vietnam War in the time period 1973–75. Hundreds are still alive—and held against their will. This is the single… [More]

The Love Issue: Janna Pea

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SEEKING: MALE OCCUPATION: DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION CURRENT RESIDENCE: HARLEM, MANHATTAN POLITICS: MODERATE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: GEMINI FAVORITE MOVIE: HITCH  HOBBIES/INTERESTS: HUGE SPORTS FANATIC. LOVER OF MUSIC, READING AND DANCING. I ALSO, ADMITTEDLY, HAVE AN ADDICTION TO PUZZLES! About me: I am originally from Alabama by way of D.C., and moved to New York City just over a year ago. While most of my career background includes working on Capitol Hill and doing communications work for… [More]

The Love Issue: Virginia Perez

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SEEKING: MALE OCCUPATION: WESTCHESTER COUNTY LEGISLATOR, 17TH DISTRICT  CURRENT RESIDENCE: YONKERS POLITICS: DEMOCRAT ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: ARIES FAVORITE MOVIE: LIFE OF PI FOR NOW. HOBBIES/INTERESTS: READING. WRITING. WORKING OUT. BACKPACKING OVERSEAS.  About me: I love color, music, dancing, folk wisdom, good food, driving barefoot in the summer and I’m obsessed with foreign languages. I also love wild adventures, really good and long conversations, humor and wit, among a thousand other fun things. Who I am looking for: A travel partner (without… [More]

The Love Issue: Brian Fargnoli

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SEEKING: FEMALE OCCUPATION: DEPUTY LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, ASSEMBLYMAN ROBERT SWEENEY CURRENT RESIDENCE: ALBANY POLITICS: LIBERAL ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: GEMINI FAVORITE MOVIE: ANCHORMAN  HOBBIES/INTERESTS: MUSIC (LISTENING TO/PLAYING). HOME-BREWING. READING. EXERCISING. About me: I’m 25 years old and about to complete my master’s degree in public administration. I work for the Legislature, and have a dog named Bean back home. When I’m not doing something related to school or work, I enjoy going to shows, listening to music (I used to host a punk… [More]