Last modified November 6, 2020 at 12:48 pm
On the day after the election, a few locals drinking outside of Fanelli Cafe on Prince Street could be heard debating the reason why SoHo was once again boarded up. One man insisted that the city was headed for another Covid-19 outbreak, and that the stores were preparing that reality; the other man fired back […]
Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:04 am
The people of New York City have spoken, and it’s in favor of term limits for community boards. The populace voted Tuesday in favor of the controversial “Proposal 3,” which imposes an eight-year term limit on the volunteer members sitting on community boards around the Five Boroughs (i.e. four consecutive two-year terms, but can rejoin […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.