Election Day

Margaret Chin Handily Defeats Opponents to Keep City Council Seat

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:05 am

For upstart Christopher Marte, the dream is no longer. Incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Margaret Chin handily won election for the District 1 seat. With nearly 100% of ballots reported, Chin secured victory with 10,572 votes to Marte’s 8,502, and challenger Aaron Foldenauer’s 1,013 votes. Up in District 2, Democrat Carlina Rivera won the vote for councilwoman. […]

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While Votes Were Counted, Cash4 and SMELLS Hosted a Bowery Blowout

Posted November 10, 2016 at 9:33 am

Neighborhood photographer Nick McManus sent us the following dispatch about the collaborative CASH4 SMELLS Mock the Vote event on the Bowery during Election night. The appropriately timed CASH4 SMELLS Mock the Vote art exhibition was packed with many of LES’s artists and scenesters that wouldn’t have been watching the election anyway. The high point came […]

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Olek Crochets Massive Pro-Hillary Billboard Near the Holland Tunnel Entrance

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

You remember Olek, right? The world renowned, Polish-born yarn artist was the talk of the town several years ago for her crocheted creations around downtown. At first, it was shopping carts, bikes, and sleds. The subject matter became more ambitious: the Astor Place Alamo Cube (which just returned after a two-year break) and Wall Street […]

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Surveying the Anti-Trump Street Art Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted October 25, 2016 at 5:04 am

With just over two weeks until Election Day, anti-Trump sentiment is reaching all corners of the Lower East Side. The street is talking, so here’s some of the artwork that’s sprung up in the last week. More so after the Trump-Clinton debate two nights ago. And Con$umr is definitely leading the charge with the Banksy […]

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Babeland Distributing Vibrators to Voters Today

Posted November 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

Remember, today is Election Day. So, regardless of your political persuasion, get out there and vote!

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Board of Elections Relocating Election Day Polling Sites Due to Sandy

Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

Mainstream media and its political pundits dubbed Hurricane Sandy the real October surprise this presidential election season.

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Election Day: Get Out the Vote

Posted November 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

Today is Election Day.  Be sure to vote!

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Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party [Video]

Posted October 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Politics needs a bit of spice.  In case you missed the gubernatorial debate last night on NY1, here is a clip of candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. The 90-minute faceoff was held at Hofstra University just two ahead of Election Day.

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Election Day Leftovers

Posted December 17, 2009 at 6:11 am

Still hungry for some election day leftovers?  Drop your ballot in this voting booth at the corner of Mulberry and East Houston.  Thank you.

A Vote for Public Urination

Posted October 29, 2009 at 6:18 am

It would appear that former mayor Ed Koch might actually earn some votes in next week’s election.  This traffic sign wheat-paste marks the return of Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons, and urges locals to vote for “public urination” in an effort to “bring back New York.”  Spotted at the northeast corner of Eldridge and Rivington […]

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