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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 19, 2013

Johnson picnic party: Corey Johnson celebrated his City Council District 3 primary win with a picnic for his supporters in Hudson River Park just north of the Chelsea Piers. In the photo above, from left, Johnson’s campaign manager RJ Jordan, volunteer Ann Gael, Johnson and volunteer Dan Cohen. In photo below,  from left, volunteers Laurie read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Sept. 12, 2013

In with Quinn, but she didn’t win: Things didn’t quite turn out the way Christine Quinn wanted on election night, but there was a great turnout for her at her election night party. Her dad, Larry Quinn, 87, and her sister, Ellen, shown flanking a loyal Quinn volunteer, kept their spirits up even as the read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Sept. 5, 2013

State senate rumblings: We hear that, getting ready for the chance that Daniel Squadron pulls it off and wins the public advocate race, at least three local politicos are positioning themselves to run for his 26th District state Senate seat — District Leader Paul Newell, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and former City Councilmember Alan Gerson. Newell, read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Aug. 22, 2013

B.P. candidates face off at N.Y.U. — and about N.Y.U.: “Education, jobs, affordable housing” was the mantra that the candidates for Manhattan borough president stuck to at debate earlier this month on New York University’s campus. All four Democratic candidates appeared to be in a place of strength at the Aug. 7 event, settling in read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Aug. 15, 2013

Sexton out after ’16: Embattled New York University President John Sexton has announced that he won’t be staying on after 2016. The Daily News Wednesday evening reported that school officials made the announcement in a memo to students and staffers earlier in the day. Sexton, 70, has worked for N.Y.U. since 1981. He was previously read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of August 9, 2013

Who’s stopping who? Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been the most frequent defender of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told us she holds Mayor Bloomberg responsible for the large number of stops. “As it relates to stop and frisk, Ray Kelly has implemented, I believe, the plan as his boss has told read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of August 1, 2013

OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CATS??? The East Village’s Progress Republican Club is collecting signatures to get John Catsimatidis on the Liberal line in the mayoral general election. On Sat., Aug. 3, starting at 10 a.m., club members and anyone else who wishes to help will meet at the Key Food supermarket, at Avenue A and E. read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of July 25, 2013

Sext and the city: Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was on Washington Square South on Monday, outside the Caring Community, for a press conference at which he pitched his “Keys to the City” — specifically, “Idea Number 32,” about aiding families who care for senior relatives at home. Weiner supports a $7,800 exemption from the caretaker’s read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of July 18, 2013

Lions and supporters — and REBNY? With fighting lion dancers and about 175 of her supporters in attendance, Jenifer Rajkumar officially opened her new campaign office in the heart of Chinatown on Sunday. The location, at 18 Pell St., between Mott St. and Bowery, was formerly the beloved Sun Wah Barbershop. It’s wedged right between read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of July 11, 2013

What’s their beef with Pino? After the recent loss of Joe’s Dairy on Sullivan St., we soon heard reports that Pino Prime Meats right across the street also faced a threat. We stopped in at the renowned butcher the other week, and Pino Cinquemani (which translates to “five hands”), above, who has owned the store read more here »

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