Tag: Sal Albanese

  • Who Is The Rave Candidate? Mayoral Hopefuls Conspicuously Quiet On Electric Zoo

    The final tally from two days of Electric Zoo: two dead, 19 “stricken,” 31 arrests, at least one sexual assault. When the third day of the festival was called off, angry ravers directed their rage at Mayor Bloomberg for recommending the cancellation. In the days since though, Bloomberg has forcefully defended Electric Zoo’s organizer, Mike […]

  • Your Post-Debate Mayoral Race Power Rankings

    It has been a long, tumultuous democratic primary in New York City. Candidates have leapfrogged each other in the polls so many times it’s hard to keep track who’s in first place these days. We’re here to help. Here are your mayoral race power rankings, based on candidates’ performances in Wednesday night’s debate, as we […]

  • Which NYC Mayoral Candidates Think Spying on American Muslims is Unconstitutional?

    On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings–and in the heat of the debate on civil liberties that ensued–moderator Errol […]

  • Sal Albanese Duels Bill de Blasio Over Quinn’s Member Items Mishap

    How do you create more mayoral drama? Start fighting over who’s better at dealing with previous mayoral drama. Yesterday, we reported on the Halloran/Smith scandal’s foray into the electoral spectrum. News swirled around the fact that Councilman Dan Holleran had planned to use Council/taxpayers’ funds to get in on state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s brigging scheme. […]

  • Finally, a Progressive Party

    In the aftermath of his unsuccessful 1997 run for mayor, Sal Albanese hooked up with Bob Master, political director of the New York­New England arm of the Communication Workers of America. Albanese came across an article Master wrote for the labor publication Working USA, and liked what he read: an eight-point plan for revitalizing progressive […]