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05.30.13 Andy Cush

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Metzitzah B’peh, the controversial Orthodox Jewish practice that involves a rabbi sucking (with his mouth) the blood from an infant boy’s penis after circumcising him. At a Jewish Press-sponsored forum last night, a few of the 2013 mayoral candidates got to sound off on the very […]

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05.02.13 Andy Cush

Joe Lhota would like you to get off his lawn, please. At a candidates forum this week, the Republican mayoral candidate and former MTA chair and Giuliani lieutenant governor took a host of positions at stark odds with the city’s quickly growing demographic of meddling kids. Enjoy living in a converted warehouse space in East […]

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04.09.13 Andy Cush

Yesterday, an ad backed by a coalition of liberal groups that paints City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn as duplicitous and with ties to big business premiered on NY1, MSNBC, and Cablevision. Today, an outraged Quinn decried the attack ad as false, and her legal team contacted Time Warner Cable to have the ads […]

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04.08.13 Andy Cush

The first campaign ad of the 2013 NYC mayoral race aims not to back any particular candidate, but to take support away from the frontrunner. Airing today on NY1, MSNBC, and Cablevision, the spot takes aim at Christine Quinn, calling her out on decisions that ostensibly contradict her progressive pedigree on issues such as term […]

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04.02.13 Andy Cush

Democratic State Senator Malcom Smith was arrested by FBI agents today after allegedly scheming to rig the 2013 New York City mayoral election. According to the feds, Smith issued bribes to several GOP leaders in order to get himself on the Republican ticket. According to sources contacted by the Post, the state senator would have needed the […]

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03.29.13 Andy Cush

After a forum during which seven mayoral candidates described their plans to improve New York City’s safety, Mayor Bloomberg described the proceedings as “really depressing.” “Not one addressed the real issues,” he said. “Not one had any creative ideas, other than they wanted apple pie and ice cream and not have anybody pay for it. […]

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03.20.13 Andy Cush

As stop-and-frisk goes on trial at Manhattan Federal Court, another hearing on the state of the police department happened in Jamaica, Queens last night. At a mayoral debate, seven candidates discussed the NYPD, focusing on stop-and-frisk, commissioner Ray Kelly, and the proposal to create an independent inspector general to oversee the department’s operations. The highest-profile […]

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01.18.13 Andy Cush

It’s hard to say why, but police commissioner Ray Kelly is pretty popular around these parts. So popular, in fact, that despite being the head and public face of a department that’s faced tremendous controversy over stop-and-frisk, seen several cases of police brutality and excessive force, and is considering the use of surveillance drones in […]

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01.11.13 Andy Cush

The recent legal blows to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactics may have department brass fearful for the policy’s future, as Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gave a fire-and-brimstone sermon on the dangers of ending the practice at a press conference yesterday. “The things that we’re doing here are working and I would hate to see them […]

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12.26.12 Andy Cush

Serial conspiracy theorist/poster-putter-upper Jeff Boss has officially registered his campaign for the 2013 NYC mayoral race, according to the Observer. Boss, whose platform consists of “IMPEACH OBAMA FOR RUINING MY CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIM,” “MICROWAVE RADIATION COMING FROM THE SEATS OF JEFF’S CAR,” and “THE NSA HAS A CHEF IN ALMOST EVERY RESTAURANT TO POISON FOOD & THE […]

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