Posts Tagged ‘Micah Kellner’

Winners and Losers, February 28, 2014

Written by City & State on . Posted in Winners & Losers

  Everyone seemed a bit jumpy this week: Sen. Tony Avella jumped to the IDC, Sen. Adriano Espaillat jumped back into the fray with Rep. Charlie Rangel, Assemblyman Micah Kellner jumped out of his race, and Donald Trump’s son-in-law jumped on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Where will they land in our weekly winners and losers? That’s up to you.   Tony Avella - There’s nothing like joining a playoff-bound team midway through the season after spending time with one below .500. Avella’s… [More]

The Scorsese of Sexual Harassment

Written by Alexis Grenell on . Posted in Opinion

Dennis Gabryszak is truly the Scorsese of sexual harassment. In a grainy cell phone video, the disgraced former assemblyman appears to be either vacating his bowels, masturbating or simulating receiving oral sex. At one point he asks, “Is this what you wanted?” in the creepy warble of a man who wears a leather jacket to relieve himself. It’s a challenge to decide what’s most horrifying about the film, to say nothing of his other alleged misconduct. But Gabryszak doesn’t get… [More]

Winners and Losers, January 3, 2014

Written by City & State on . Posted in News, Winners & Losers

  With most of the state digging out of the snow this morning, we probably all feel like losers. Except maybe those kids who are missing school and planning their trips to the sledding hill. One thing we know is that there will be no sledding for Mayor de Blasio, who is dealing with his first test since moving into Gracie Mansion. His performance will be watched closely and may land him on one side or the other of this list… [More]

Rival to Challenge Kellner Again, This Time for Assembly Seat

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, Daily, News

Ed Hartzog, who ran against Assemblyman Micah Kellner in a New York City Council race this year, will run against him again next year, this time in a bid to oust the state lawmaker from elected office. Hartzog, who came in third behind Kellner and eventual winner Ben Kallos in the Democratic primary for a Council district on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, filed this month to run for Kellner’s Assembly seat in 2014. “After that race, I took some time, talked… [More]

Winners and Losers, November 8, 2013

Written by City & State on . Posted in Winners & Losers

  Ah, Election Day! A time teeming with Winners and Losers. So many, indeed, that it would be unjust merely to settle on five of each. Thus, we bring you this special double-length version of W+L. Can’t get enough of our Winners and Losers? Tune in to the “The Capitol Pressroom” with Susan Arbetter each Friday at 11:05 a.m. to hear about our weekly picks.   Jennifer Jones Austin and Carl Weisbrod - How many people had heard of Austin and Weisbrod… [More]

Approve This Message!

Written by Morgan Pehme on . Posted in Features, Opinion

We all know how commercials for federal races end: “I’m so-and-so, and I approve this message.” The requirement that candidates for president and Congress take responsibility for their ads in this form is a result of the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act, and was clearly intended to discourage vicious attacks and baseless smears under the cloak of plausibly deniable anonymity. Unfortunately for New Yorkers, our state has no such safeguards against the type of campaigning that appalls voters and turns people off… [More]

Winners and Losers, September 13, 2013

Written by City & State on . Posted in Features, Winners & Losers

  Nothing embodies the spirit of Winners and Losers more than a competitive primary election. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, everyone was on an even playing field, rhetoric and prognosticating be damned. Alas, New York voters did not hold up their end, as a disengaged electorate took their apathy to new extremes with pathetically low turnout. However, when the polls closed, a batch of Democrats and Republicans emerged for the final stretch run of what has been a grueling,… [More]

Kittens! Kellner! Klonopin! A Primary Day in the Life of Four Disgraced Pols

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in News

This year’s primary featured an unusual cast of characters even by New York’s standards. A former congressman who may have a sext addiction was seeking redemption in the ballot box. So was a former governor with a weakness for high-priced call girls. And two state legislators accused of sexual harassment were hoping to press a do-over button on their careers, launching them into City Hall. City & State‘s Aaron Short spent yesterday dropping in on Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Vito… [More]