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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm learned on Tuesday that he will not go on trial in federal court in December, as originally scheduled. Judge Pamela K. … Full Article

Grimm’s trial postponed until Feb. 2

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm learned on Tuesday that he will not go on trial in federal court in December, as originally scheduled. Judge Pamela K. Chen of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn ordered a postponement of the Republican congress member’s criminal trial until Feb. … Full Article

Grimm, Recchia to debate in tight NYC House race

Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, was to face his Democratic challenger in one of New York's most hotly contested races in a televised debate. … Full Article

NY Attorney General: Most NYC Airbnb listings violate the law

Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday. … Full Article

Recchia skips Dyker Heights debate against Grimm

Democratic congressional candidate Domenic Recchia created political shockwaves when he decided to skip a much-anticipated debate against U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm in Dyker Heights Tuesday night, a move that meant the embattled incumbent would have the floor all to himself. … Full Article

More questions swirl around Mayor de Blasio's top aide

Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to take questions Friday about the latest revelations surrounding an embattled top aide who has become a flashpoint in his strained relationship with the rank-and-file in the New York Police Department. … Full Article

Colton wants crackdown on dog owners who don’t clean up

One local lawmaker is calling on the New York City Department of Transportation to resume its policy of putting up street signs to remind pet owners to clean up their pooches’ poop. … Full Article

Malliotakis meets with Bay Ridge business owners

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who has been endorsed for re-election by the National Federation of Independent Business, a group representing owners of small businesses across the country, recently met with merchants in Bay Ridge to discuss steps taken in Albany that she said will help  … Full Article

Gentile’s district office now has night hours

Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced on Friday he has expanded his office hours. Starting on Oct. 8, Gentile’s office at 8018 Fifth Ave. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. … Full Article

Go figure: Indictment may not sink Michael Grimm

A 20-count federal indictment and threatening to toss a reporter off a balcony might disqualify a congressmen in a bid for a third term. Not in feisty Staten Island and a stretch of Brooklyn, where defiant voters are standing by pugnacious Republican Michael Grimm. … Full Article

Grimm, Recchia battle in first head to head debate

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his opponent, former Councilmember Domenic Recchia, met for their first head-to-head debate Wednesday morning. While the questions from the audience were provocative, it was the candidates’ questions to each other that generated the most heat. … Full Article
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