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Rise of the Machine: It’s Levin in the 33rd

With 100% of the vote in, BHB projects Steve Levin as is the winner of the Democratic primary in NYC Council District 33. BHB Reader’s Choice Doug Biviano is running a distant 6th.

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Your correspondent just returned from his polling place (Congregation Mount Sinai) where reports are of a very light turnout today, despite almost ideal weather. We’re all weary of constant phone calls, flyers stuffing our mailboxes, and candidates and their sisters and their cousins and their aunts accosting us at subway entrances and on street corners. […]

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Herd for the 33rd Thunders to the Finish Line

After tomorrow, your phone will stop ringing incessantly with what prove to be recorded announcements from candidates or their endorsers. Letter carriers will celebrate a reduction in the bulk of their deliveries. Tomorrow is primary election day. Today, the Daily News endorsed Evan Thies in the Democratic primary for the 33rd City Council District. Previously, […]

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Final “Herd for the 33rd” Debate Produces Little Disagreement, Except on Lampposts

Last night was the final debate, before next Tuesday’s primary election, among the candidates for the 33rd District City Council seat being vacated by David Yassky. Six of the seven showed up for the event at St. Francis College auditorium; Isaac Abraham was unable to attend because of a wedding. Responding to a series of […]

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Times Endorses Simon in Herd for the 33rd

The New York Times today announced its pick from the herd for the 33rd City Council District: Jo Anne Simon. According to the Times editorial: There are several excellent candidates vying to replace Councilman David Yassky, who’s also running for comptroller. Stephen Levin would be a prime candidate except for his entanglement in the Brooklyn […]

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Official BHB Reader Endorsement Poll: The Herd for the 33rd

The Democratic primary for the 33rd NYC Council District is September 15. On September 14, we will announce the BHB Reader’s Candidate based upon the results of this poll. This is a new poll, so if you voted in our previous “unofficial” one, you’ll need to vote one more time. BHB, the Brooklyn Bugle and […]

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Marty Backs Lopez’s Levin for 33rd

Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz endorsed Vito Lopez staffer Steve Levin as his pick of the Herd for the 33rd yesterday: Brooklyn Paper: In thinly veiled language, Markowitz made it clear that he endorsed Levin because he is the only candidate who supports the city’s plan for the Broadway Triangle, which opponents say is flawed because […]

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Yassky’s New Spotsky with Marty

Watch this new Yassky for Comptroller spot.  The Brooklyn Heights resident’s campaign has gone Catskills on us… we think.

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Biviano and Simon Spar Over Real Estate Contributions

The Doug Biviano campaign today questioned fellow 33rd District City Council candidate Jo Anne Simon’s connections to developers and real estate interests. At last week’s debate for candidates for the council seat, Simon said that she “[hasn’t] accepted any contributions from real estate interests” in response to a question about her resistance to taking a […]

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NY Timesky Backskies Yassky

Our man in the NYC Council/Brooklyn Heights resident David Yassky has earned the backing of the NY Times in his bid for NYC Comptroller.  In an editorial published today, the paper says, “Mr. Yassky makes the best case for making better use of the powerful tools handed a city comptroller. He promises to use the […]

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