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Articles about "Christine Quinn"

  • De Blasio On The Run: Unequivocal Leader In NYC Mayoral Race By Peter Black | September 04, 2013

    The New York City mayoral race is heating up. De Blasio is the clear frontrunner; recent polls estimate that he will receive a staggering 36% of the vote. If this trend continues, the other democratic candidates will be trampled. William Thompson, the former compcontroller, stands at 18%.

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  • The Race Over New York’s Next Mayor is Tightening By Clemence Fontaine | June 12, 2013

    The race for mayor is going full speed and candidates are becoming more virulent with one another as the primary comes closer. Seven Democrats vs three Republicans and one Independent will be competing until September 10th. The twenty year long control of City Hall from Republicans is probably soon coming to an end providing that even Joseph J. Lhota does not appear as a real threat to the other Democrat candidates.

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  • Anthony Weiner’s 60/20/20 Proposal for Housing in New York By Aby Thomas | May 30, 2013

    When Anthony Weiner announced that he was running for New York City Mayor earlier this month, there were many among us who had dismissed him off as not a viable candidate for the position. But the whole city is now sitting up and taking note of the former Congressman after a recent poll of Democratic voters put Weiner only six points behind the current mayoral frontrunner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. According to the poll, Weiner enjoyed the support of 19 percent of Democrats for his mayoral run, which isn’t that shoddy when compared to Quinn’s 25 percent.

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  • Rezoning Proposal Approved by Council Committee—Time to Wake Up, Hudson Square By Tim Sheehan | March 14, 2013

      The quiet neighborhood of Hudson Square might not be so quiet anymore, as City Council’s Land Use Committee voted in favor of Trinity Real Estate’s rezoning proposal. With new modifications to the rezoning project, Trinity Real Estate and other property companies in the area are now able to proceed with various plans for residential buildings and hotels in the notoriously sleepy neighborhood.

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  • Christine Quinn’s Housing Policy Draws Ire from Bill De Blasio By Aby Thomas | March 12, 2013

    On Sunday, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially announced her bid to become the city’s next mayor, heralding the start of a campaign, which, if successful, will have Quinn become the first female and the first openly gay mayor of the City of New York.

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  • What Do These Mayoral Hopefuls Mean for New York City Real Estate? By Tim Sheehan | February 26, 2013

    Though we’re only two months through 2013, November’s mayoral elections are beginning to take shape. While nothing is set in stone just yet, frontrunners in both the Republican and Democratic parties have emerged in a race that is sure to affect New York City’s complex real estate market.

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  • Chelsea Market Debates Rage On By Yuan Feng | July 20, 2012

    Chelsea Market and its proposed expansions have become a battlefield commanding the attention of Chelsea apartment residents and, recently, of Manhattan as a whole. The current topic of debate comes from Manhattan borough president Scott M. Stringer, who has strongly urged for the expansion plans to be vetoed unless they are reduced significantly. Stringer in particular has argued that the expansion will overwhelm and overpower the surrounding neighborhood. As a very possible candidate for mayor, Stringer’s position raises an important debate of which should matter more: the development of economic opportunity or the desires of a neighborhood’s residents.

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  • St. Vincent's Hospital Compromise Leads to Big Changes By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 15, 2012

    In a compromise designed to address the objections that residents of Greenwich Village apartments had about the condo conversion of the former St Vincent’s Hospital site by Rudin Development, the City Council voted yesterday to rewrite many of the terms of the agreement between the development company and the city. "[The] agreement reached today between the City Council, Rudin Development and the Bloomberg Administration will bring much needed educational capacity to the West Village," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in the statement. West Village apartment dwellers credit her with playing a key role in the decision.

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