Elections

With Final Votes Counted, Margaret Chin Squeaks by Marte for Third Term

Posted September 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Board of Elections yesterday completed its final tally of absentee and affidavit ballots, and the results are in. Incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin maintained her narrow margin over challenger Christopher Marte by just over 200 votes. So, it’ll likely be another four years of the same. The results should be certified by the city at […]

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Marte’s City Council Campaign Hopeful as BOE Begins Counting Absentee Votes

Last modified September 19, 2017 at 7:24 am

Still 200 votes shy of defeating two-term incumbent Margaret Chin, City Council challenger Christopher Marte is not giving up. Especially as the Board of Elections prepares to “open and count” absentee and affidavit votes. “Depending on the numbers, we will likely request a recount,” he told us last week. In the meantime, media outlets have […]

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Marte is Not Conceding to Chin in District 1 Race; Might Request Recount

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

While Councilwoman Margaret Chin basks in the glow of perceived victory in the Democratic Primary this past Tuesday, her main foe has not conceded. And doesn’t plan on it. Not yet, at least. Technically, the race is still too close to call. Data from the city Board of Elections still shows Chin ahead of Christopher […]

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CM Margaret Chin Narrowly Passes Christopher Marte in Bid to Hang on for Another 4 Years

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin narrowly defeated strong contender Christopher Marte in the local elections for District 1 last night. The perceived victory was by a slim margin of roughly 200 votes (i.e. 5,220 to 5,020). Technically, too close to call. Barring a miracle, she will likely hang onto her seat for another four years, stretching […]

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City Council Candidates to Discuss Preservation at ‘Candidate Night’ this Evening

Posted May 1, 2017 at 5:09 am

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative along with sister organizations are hosting a “Candidate Night on Historic Preservation Issues” – a topic all too fitting in the neighborhood’s current real estate climate. The meeting will allow candidates for New York City Council Districts 1 and 2 to get on their soapboxes and expound on their vision […]

Little Italy to Trump: You are Still a Loser

Posted November 15, 2016 at 5:11 am

Early Thursday morning, someone hung up a banner with a message to President Elect Donald Trump, on the fire escape of 226 Elizabeth St. in Little Italy. The banner reads: “Ya may have won, but you are still a loser,” referring to the “I’m a winner” mantra that the Republican candidate ran on throughout the […]

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Forget Porn, You Can Now Register to Vote via LinkNYC Kiosks

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:11 am

Those LinkNYC kiosks will be performing a rather different public service in the coming weeks. And we’re not talking about porn accessibility. Seriously, what did the city expect when it put free internet browsing on the streets of New York City? Anyway, now that browser support is disabled, the LinkNYC folks want you to know […]

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Alice Cancel, Sheldon Silver’s Chosen One, Voted Successor to His Assembly Seat

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

So it seems that disgraced assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s influence and grip on local politics is intact. Alice Cancel, his puppet pick as replacement in the New York State Assembly, scored victory last night in the special election for the 65th Assembly district. It was a close race. Cancel edged opponent Yuh-Line Niou 41.3 percent to 35 percent […]

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Gum Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney

Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gum Election is back with another hilarious flyer campaign around the neighborhood.

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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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