December 2013

A few thank-you's on the last day of the Bloomberg Administration

It’s no secret that I have had some significant disagreements with the Bloomberg Administration over the years. But I’m also a passionate believer in public service, and I think it’s important to recognize people who work hard on our behalf (especially in light of so much derision of public sector workers and government bureaucrats). Read more »

Why I'm Supporting MMV

Last week, Melissa Mark-Viverito – a smart and principled leader, my co-chair of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, and a friend – announced the support of a strong, diverse, bi-partisan majority of our colleagues (from all five boroughs) to become the next Speaker of the New York City Council when we reconvene in January.&nbs Read more »