Archive for November, 2009

November 3, 2009, William Thompson III’s Election Night Headquarters

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

The WORD’s Senior Editors/Producers Andrea Leon, Ashley Carpenter and Jonathan Mena were there. Pictures, blogs, video/YouTube are in the works. Yep, even though the election is bye-bye there is still news that needs to be reported.

Stay tune.

Senior Editor Andrea Leone, far left; Senior Editor Ashley Carpenter, center, videotaping. Senior Editor Jonathan Mena not in this picture.

Senior Editor Andrea Leone, far left; Senior Editor Ashley Carpenter, center, videotaping. Senior Editor Jonathan Mena not in this picture.

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Obama’s Embrace, Lukewarm. A Judas Kiss?

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Thompson's Election Night HQ, Hilton, 54th & Sixth Avenue. Picture by Ashley Carpenter

Thompson

Sometime deep into the evening of November 3 at the Election Night HQ of William C. Thompson III, NY Governor David Patterson, who had received a tepid applause after he took to the podium, said what needed to be said as a surge swept the Hilton third-floor room that an upset could be in the making as Thompson’s numbers seemed to be growing strongly in the hours after the polls had closed: QMfE, “A lot of Democrats this day stayed home, dropped the ball.” He spoke about an hour before the tenor of the evening, subtle but obvious, began tipping to OMG, he/we might actually defeat the Term Limits billion dollar mayor.

Then, of course, that surge tanked.

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Bill Thompson Skipping Staten Island and the 11 p.m. Victory Speech

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Bill Thompson entering his Hilton Headquarters in midtown.

Bill Thompson entering his Hilton Headquarters in midtown.

By Jonathan Mena
WORD Senior Editor/Producer
jonathanmena.nyc@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/jonathanmena

Bill Thompson, who spent the day trying to get last minute votes, was surprisingly absent from Staten Island. A communication staff member, who requested anonymity, said Thompson was only concentrating on the boroughs “he knows he will win.” Bloomberg, who has been very present in Staten Island, made sure to visit the forgotten borough today. The conservative leaning borough overwhelmingly voted for McCain in the last presidential election. Was race a factory in that? In this?

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2009 Mayoral Race: Low Voter Turnout – Yawn

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Jonathan Mena
WORD Senior Editor/Producer
jonathanmena.nyc@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/jonathanmena

New York City – Reminiscent of this past September’s New York Democratic Primary, low voter turnout is expected for today’s Mayoral race. News outlets in New York have been giving more attention to the Governors race in Jersey than the Mayors race in New York. Although Thompson is gaining on the Billionaire Mayor, according to news and polling information, he will need a Hail Mary toss to beat Bloomberg and his double-digit lead.
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What Is the Republican Party?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

By Ed Kent
ekent@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The withdrawal of the Republican candidate in favor of a Conservative party nominee in upstate N.Y. looks to be all too symbolic of more things to come.



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How Many Killed Today?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

By Ed Kent

November 1 – It is a well known fact that our leading newspapers are laying off reporters who are qualified to do in depth research. The news that reaches most Americans comes from TV and radio channels focused on advertising catching stuff – the latest child murder, serial killers, and occasional news flashes or largely brief and interrupted interviews with some knowledgeable and other intentionally deceiving commentators.

Personally, I scan a series of net sources each day that I can trust and listen to a few in depth interview programs and then do my blogs. The knowledgeable people have made it clear that Afghanistan is not Iraq.

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NYPD Blooper

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Let’s see what happens with this:

October 31, 2009
Paul J. Browne
Deputy Commissioner, Public Information
One Police Plaza – Room 1320 
New York, N.Y. 10038

Dear Deputy Police Commissioner Browne,

On Friday, October 23, about 2 p.m., I arrived at City Hall to videotape footage of the front of City Hall for a student journalism project and was told by the officer operating the screening machine that I couldn’t pass through because “they” didn’t want anyone to videotape the building. So, I am writing to learn what are the guidelines. This was not my first time at City Hall to take pictures and/or videotape, so I would like to know if there are have been any changes.

Thanks,

Gregg Morris
Assistant Professor
Hunter College

gmorris@hunter.cuny.edu

Sent to Cristine Quinn, Speaker, 12:41 a.m. October 26

A.C. 360 Special Project: Who Will Politically Smart Hunter Students Support in the November 3 Election for the City Hall Crown

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Ashley Carpenter

Interviewed for this special Youtube project were, one, campus leaders from Undergraduate Student Government and the Student Political Science Club, two, student activists and those from other student spheres of campus influence, three, students savvy about what’s going on in their communities.

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Book Signing, Thursday, October 30, 2009 – Friendly Visions

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
Packed room.

Packed room.

Professor Ralph Engelman, who teaches at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, talking about his biography of Fred Friendly. Friendly’s wife was there and actively participated. There, being Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, first floor. Almost SRO.

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Random Shot – Couldn’t Resist the Luminosity of the Pea Green

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
Irresistable

Irresistible

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