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City Council Candidate Biviano Sets Up Shop at Montague and Hicks

Council candidate and Heights resident Doug Biviano, along with a bevy of helpers, spent yesterday afternoon in front of his soon-to-becampaign headquarters in the former Red Blue Rose space at Montague and Hicks streets, collecting signatures for his petition to be put on the ballot for the 33rd Council District. The colorful, hand-painted seashells on […]

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New Kings on the Block

The seven candidates for City Councilman David Yassky’s 33rd district council seat went head to head on Tuesday night, and the winner? Democracy. There were also a few good laughs, though solely at candidates’ expense. “Let’s do this every Tuesday night,” said candidate Evan Thies, with only a slight glimmer of sarcasm. The New Kings […]

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This week’s community meetings

It’s a big week for local government! First and foremost, the New Kings Democrats will host its debate for the 33rd district city council race in Williamsburg tonight at 7 pm, at Harry Van Arsdale High School Auditorium (257 North 6th St. at Havemeyer Street). All seven candidates have promised to show up, and North […]

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B’Paper: Levin Promises to Attend His First 33rd District Debate

Steve Levin, candidate for David Yassky’s 33rd District City Council seat, vows that he’ll attend next week’s debate sponsored by the New Kings Democrats.  Levin works for Democratic jefe Vito Lopez;  pundits ponder if that connection is a negative or a positive for the candidate. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1615317/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1615317/”>If the primary were held today, […]

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The Herd for the 33rd: The Magnificent Sumthin’ Seven

Oy vey!  We have such a headache from trying to remember all the candidates for David Yassky’s New York City Council seat representing the 33rd District.  Perhaps we should give them nicknames?  Nah, too early and just too easy to go the “Snow White” route.  Anywho,  the Herd for the 33rd meet for another debate […]

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City Council candidate debate round-up

Monday night’s debate between six (of the seven) candidates running for City Councilman David Yassky’s seat (which may or may not be vacated) was, to be blunt, long and routine. To their credit, moderators Kenn Lowy and Lucy Koteen kept things rapid-fire, pushing the candidates to answer questions in two minutes, then one, and then […]

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Council Candidate Thies Has Park Funding Proposal

Evan Thies, a former aide to City Councilmember David Yassky and a candidate to succeed to Yassky’s seat in the 2009 election, announced in a column in Monday’s Daily News a plan for funding of Brooklyn Bridge Park and other parks that would not rely on revenues from condos or hotels built on park land. […]

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Racesky for Yassky’s Seatsky is Onsky

The Brooklyn Paper reports on the race to replace our man in the City Council, David Yassky.  Yassky’s still running for Comptroller and the field to replace him is crowded.  It includes JoAnne Simon the candidate behind those mailers you received over the weekend: Brooklyn Paper: They’re Off!: Simon certainly has the money. Through July, […]

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Marty: I’m Not a Kicker Off’er

During last night’s State Senate debate, Connor sidetracked during time allotted for a state budget conversation to discuss allegations that as an election lawyer his basic task is to kick people off the ballot (fast forward to about 1:12 in this clip): This myth that election lawyers all we do is kick people off the […]

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SuperFriends: Diamondstone Backs Kid Squadron

Brooklyn Heights super-commenter/attorney TK Small and his assistant Leroy Martinez attended Ken Diamondstone’s press conference on Court Street and Atlantic Avenue this afternoon exclusively for BHB.  They snapped a photo and provided us with the official press release detailing Diamondstone’s backing of Daniel Squadron in the Democratic State Senate primary (aka The Bid for the […]

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