Regarding Weiner's Weiner and a Lesbian Frontrunner: This Straight Man Is Mad and He Isn't Going to Take It Anymore!!

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After yesterday's post, a reader provided us with a second photo of the same man, this time with a different, equally bizarre sign: "CHRISTINE QUINN HATES STRAIGHT MEN. VOTE WEINER!" At first we thought this was a one-off, one picketer speaking out against prudishness (something I can get behind in general, but in Weiner's case ...). But no, this photo was taken on Saturday, four days before his most recent sighting. It's clear this man is on a mission: To make sure straight men finally get their voice heard.

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The Misunderstood Candidacy of Corey Johnson, the Man Who Wants to Replace Christine Quinn

On November 5, New Yorkers will choose their next mayor. Whether City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the ballot or not, her seat in the Third District, which covers Chelsea, the West Village, and the Highline, will be in contention. And, as of now, one Democratic candidate named Corey Johnson (shown above) is in the running as her replacement. But he faces many of the same attacks on Quinn's mayoral campaign, some of which are mired in too-easy-to-leapfrog judgments.

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The City Council Passed the Community Safety Act, a Landmark NYPD Bill, Late Last Night

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"These bills arraign that we have the best police department we possibly can," Councilman Brad Lander said around 11 last night. At a stated meeting in City Hall, the legislature convened for a vote on the discharged parts of the Community Safety Act, in an attempt to pass measures that would drastically change the way our police conduct business. And they did: The council voted 40-11 to install an Inspector General for the NYPD and 34-17 to allow citizens to sue the police department on race-related issues.

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Christine Quinn Picks Up SEIU 32BJ Endorsement After Paid Sick Leave Bill

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At the end of March, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn flip-flopped. She had stood in opposition to a paid sick leave bill for years, arguing that the measure would cause economic harm to a city deep in the Great Recession. But the mayoral race's influence trumped all: Pressing her Democratic base, she switched positions and eventually passed the bill with few exceptions for small businesses. In exchange, she handed the Service Employees International Unions Local 32BJ chapter a victory, resulting in their endorsement of her campaign yesterday.

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Anthony Weiner Is the New Democratic Frontrunner for Mayor

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In late April, the polling team at Marist released a survey titled "Weiner Candidacy for Mayor Could Scramble Democratic Primary Contest." it projected major percentage points of approval for the former congressman, should he decide to step into the fray. A few weeks later, he did. And, nearly two months after that original sampling, its title has validated itself: according to the newest WSJ-NBC New York-Marist poll, Anthony Weiner is now the leading Democratic candidate for mayor in New York City.

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Christine Quinn's Prime Real Estate: Macro Sea / Brooklyn Naval Yards

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As the days wind down to November 5--when New Yorkers will choose their first post-Bloomberg leader--the would-be mayors continue their mad dash for donors, seeking large contributions from New York's most powerful elites. Spearheading that movement is City Council Speaker and Democratic frontrunner Christine Quinn; with the largest campaign treasure chest of any candidates thus far, she faces major criticism for her connections to the real estate industry. In this series, we'll be spotlighting Quinn's most prestigious bundlers in Big Development for the upcoming mayoral election.

Our third subject: Macro Sea, a developer that's reinventing the Brooklyn Naval Yards, largely due in part to its preferred (and funded) mayoral aspiration.


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Christine Quinn's Prime Real Estate: Millennium Partners/Friends of the High Line

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As the days wind down to November 5--when New Yorkers will choose their first post-Bloomberg leader--the prospects for City Hall continue their mad dash for donors, seeking large contributions from New York's most powerful elites. Spearheading that movement is City Council Speaker and Democratic frontrunner Christine Quinn; with the largest campaign treasure chest of any candidates thus far, she faces major criticism for her connections to the real estate industry. In this series, we'll be spotlighting Quinn's most prestigious bundlers in Big Development for the upcoming mayoral election.

Second on our list: Millennium Partners, a real estate developer with ties to Quinn's largest handouts.

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New York NOW Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor

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For the mayoral race, another day, another endorsement. But this time, it falls upon an electoral landmark. Today, the Daily News has reported that the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women will officially endorse City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate who, if elected, will be the first female and openly gay mayor in New York City's history.

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Christine Quinn's Prime Real Estate: Related Companies

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As the days wind down to November 5--when New Yorkers will choose their first post-Bloomberg leader--the prospects for City Hall continue their mad dash for donors, seeking large contributions from New York's most powerful elites. Spearheading that movement is City Council Speaker and Democratic frontrunner Christine Quinn; with the largest campaign treasure chest of any candidates thus far, she faces major criticism for her connections to the real estate industry. So, in a series akin to last summer's Mitt Loves N.Y., in which we looked at Romney's SuperPAC compadres, we'll be spotlighting Quinn's most prestigious bundlers in Big Development for the upcoming mayoral election.

First up: Related Companies, a main city developer that has put its hopes and dreams in the Quinn campaign and is already seeing the payoff.

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Weary at Israel Day Parade, Weiner Still Leads the Jewish Vote in Race

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Since he launched his campaign two weeks ago, former Representative Anthony Weiner had yet to face in-person backlash against his mayoral aspirations. His inaugural subway trip from Harlem to the West Village was met with questions rather than taunts; his support for teachers in the Bronx was welcomed by the pro-teachers crowd; his debate presence at NYU last week became a media circus, not a media outcry. Until yesterday: At the Israel Day Parade, where Weiner appeared as the only Jewish mayoral candidate, the politician faced jeers. Except it's another case in this race of small, blown-up events versus realities of the Big Picture.

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