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Three candidates from the March 23 city council special election race have been eliminated, but the city's elections board is not yet ready to declare a successor to Andrew Cohen. But it is now a mathematical certainty the community's next city councilman is Eric Dinowitz. more
State lawmakers accomplished something this budget season many deemed impossible: They finally legalized marijuana in New York. Effective immediately, anyone older than 21 in New York can legally carry up to three ounces of marijuana and even smoke it in public, although many restrictions on where that’s permitted already are in place. For instance, smoking it in schools or while driving a car remains illegal. more
Anonymous posting can be a nuisance. But when that anonymity migrates from the internet to the side of city streets, it can cause a bit more trouble — not to mention sending a project you’ve spent the better part of six months working on essentially back to square one. more
The authority to grant reporters access to crime scenes, public meetings and elected officials could soon move from the New York Police Department to the mayor’s media and entertainment office. But that decision has not been universally supported — especially by Councilman Fernando Cabrera. more
It’s now Eric Dinowitz’s race to lose, although he’ll have to wait three weeks or so to find out if he’s going to be the area’s next city councilman. more
It’s now Eric Dinowitz’s race to lose, although he’ll have to wait three weeks or so to find out if he’s going to be the area’s next city councilman. more
This part of the Bronx has been without representation on the city council since Andrew Cohen resigned at the end of last year so he could become a Bronx Supreme Court judge. more
With less than two weeks to go until the March 23 special election, two more candidates seeking to replace Andrew Cohen have formed an alliance they hope will make them the top two picks for voters in the city's new ranked-choice system.. Albeit an unofficial one. more
With just two weeks to go before voters will decide a special election city council race for the seat formerly held by Andrew Cohen, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now backing a candidate.  In fact, two. And as she made clear on Twitter late Tuesday night, neither of them are Eric Dinowitz. more
When people talk sex work, many immediately think of the world’s oldest profession. Yet prostitution is just one part of a much larger industry that includes exotic dancers and adult film actors. Among the many differences between the two sides, the biggest is probably the most important: Prostitution remains illegal. It’s seemingly the final frontier in society’s full acceptance of sex work. more
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