This weekend kicked off the start of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the city, and the who's who of political players got a few walking miles in.
Mayor Bloomberg and a score of his potential successors marched in the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday and the Sunnyside parade Sunday.
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The City Council district that represents some of the communities hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy is up for grabs Tuesday.
Eight candidates will vie for the seat that represents the 31st Council District in southeast Queens in a special election. James Sanders left the position with one year left in his third term last month after he was elected to state senate.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn set her sights on the city's growing housing problem in her state of the city address Monday and proposed a huge plan aimed at boosting the middle class.
The majority of her speech, which may be a precursor to her expected campaign for mayor, regarded a proposal to create 40,000 new middle-income affordable housing units over the next decade.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will discuss a report that finds that the Big Apple's middle class is shrinking during her final state of the city address today.
The study, conducted by the Council's finance division, found that the median middle class income for families of four shrank from $105,668 in 2008 to $102,780 in 2012 (using inflation adjust numbers based on 2011 statistics.)... » more