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11.04.13 Aymann Ismail

On the eve of the 2013 mayoral election, we called up our friend Jimmy McMillan to deliver a PSA to New York’s voters. His message, in a way that only he can tell it: no matter who you are, get out and vote tomorrow, NYC. McMillan also seems pretty positive he’s going to win, and […]

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Andy Cush

The desperation of Joseph J. Lhota is getting more obvious by the day. A week after the Republican mayoral candidate said he fears for his own personal safety if his Democratic rival is elected, Joe claimed Bill de Blasio shouldn’t be mayor because he sleeps too late. The remarks came after de Blasio admitted he […]

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10.02.13 Andy Cush

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s main line of attack against his Democratic rival Bill de Blasio in recent weeks has been to go the classic Republican route and label de Blasio a “socialist.” The onslaught began after the New York Times published a piece explaining de Blasio’s 1980s ties to the Nicaraguan Sandinista movement. Now, an actual socialist–namely, […]

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09.30.13 Andy Cush

The write-in vote remains one of the greatest, most useless tools in the American democratic system. Don’t like the assholes offered up by your political party of choice? Just write in literally anyone else–your dad, your high school English teacher, your favorite cartoon character. It’s often a gesture without any pragmatic effect, but writing in […]

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09.17.13 ANIMAL

After 11 years of waiting, the moment is finally approaching: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s three-term reign comes to a close January 1, 2014. To celebrate, we’ve created HowLongUntilBloombergLeaves.com, a single-serving site that counts down the time–to the second–until El Bloombito says adios. Come through, watch as Bloomberg’s time in office drains out of a 17-oz soda […]

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08.30.13 Andy Cush

Mayoral candidate and comptroller John Liu released a report yesterday detailing the potential benefits of medical cannabis in NYC today, hot on the heels of his announcement that he’d like to see the plant legalized for recreational and medicinal use in the city. According to the report, there are 100,000 New Yorkers who could benefit […]

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08.29.13 Andy Cush

You may not have noticed amidst all the hubbub about Christine Quinn, new frontronner Bill de Blasio, and the erstwhile Carlos Danger, but there’s a Republican mayoral primary fight going on right now, too. And, you may or may not be surprised to learn, the current surge of potential stop-and-frisk reforms hasn’t affected the candidates’ […]

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08.14.13 Andy Cush

Facing lagging poll numbers just a month out from primary elections, NYC Comprtroller and 2013 mayoral candidate John Liu just played a political wildcard. Yesterday, said he’d like to see cannabis legalized for recreational and medicinal use, with tax dollars going to lower tuition at City University of New York schools. A report commissioned by […]

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07.11.13 Andy Cush

Mayoral candidate and current NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was arrested yesterday. But don’t worry too much–that was his plan all along. De Blasio was part of a crowd of protesters demonstrating against the potential closure of Long Island College Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center, and was cuffed along with City Councilman Steve Levin after […]

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05.31.13 Andy Cush

Last night, Christine Quinn’s Twitter follower count jumped from about 3,500 to about 24,000 overnight. Most of those new followers are almost certainly fake. Fake followers, you ask, but how? Here’s how. Should you care? Probably not. I’d be willing to bet it was some clueless staffer or volunteer who made the call, not Quinn […]

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