PHOTOS: New Yorkers always have a way of coming together to share and strengthen the sense of community in the midst of tragedy. Thousands gathered at New York City’s LGBT Community Center Monday night to join City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, DOMA Supreme Court plaintiff Edith Windsor, Corey Johnson, and representatives from the New York [...]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and DOMA Supreme Court plaintiff Edith Windsor joined thousands of people in front of New York City’s LGBT Community Center. On Monday night, people rallied in response to the murder of Mark Carson and the string of anti-gay hate crimes that have plagued the city in recent weeks. The event [...]
From the New York City LGBT Community Center: On Monday evening we will gather on the steps of the Center, along with the Anti-Violence Project, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, community members, other elected officials,...Show More Summary
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called a meeting of Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, State Sen. Brad Hoylman, former State Sen. Tom Duane, and a representative for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn regarding pressure he's feeling over including a provision...
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's mayoral campaign got a major jolt yesterday when the city's largest union, Local 1199, made the decision to endorse his run. And though City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's been (grudgingly) touted as the favorite, this move could help give de Blasio a significant advantage. [ more › ]
In a very personal revelation Tuesday night, New York City Council Speaker and current candidate for Mayor Christine Quinn admitted to having a past struggle with bulimia for nearly 10 years. Quinn also admitted she is in recovery from alcoholism. Via Talking Points Memo: New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life [...]
Kinda like Angelina Jolie, New York City Council speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, took to today's New York Times to come forward with a personal struggle. Quinn, who is the first openly gay and female mayoral...Show More Summary
After undergoing a controversial facelift a few years ago, those sidewalk sellers of $1.50 packs of Trident and US Magazines might get another upgrade: City Council Speaker/Maybe Future Mayor Christine Quinn proposed a bill yesterday that would raise the price limit on newsstand items from $5 to $10. [ more › ]
According to the New York Post (ugh), City Council Speaker and Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn dropped a "personal bombshell" into the mayor's race when she admitted to struggling with alcoholism and bulimia in the past. She also said she went to rehab in Florida 20 years ago. Show More Summary
The New York City Council has shared that it will vote to approve the Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, a move which Speaker Christine C. Quinn says enables “the... Keep reading ?
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's push to raise the city's tobacco age minimum got local business owners riled up at a City Council hearing yesterday, testifying that changing the minimum from 18 to 21 years of age would harm them financially. [ more › ]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Thursday said outlawing tobacco for adults under 21 years old and cracking down on scofflaw cigarette sellers would be good for the economy, but the city's small business community didn't buy it. Show More Summary
In New York City, first there was the Big Gulp Ban. Now there is the Nicotine Ban-if you’re under 21. A new proposal announced by Dr. Thomas A. Farley, the city’s health commissioner, and Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker, would raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. Show More Summary
Alongside city health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has proposed a measure that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes in New York City from 18 years old to 21. Cue smoking teens everywhere angrily asking, "What is this, a police state?" Read more...
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a plan yesterday that would raise the minimum smoking age in New York City to 21. According to officials, 80 percent of the area's residents start this habit in their teens - and the new...Show More Summary
CITY HALL — Eighteen-year-old New Yorkers could soon be able to drive, vote and serve in the military — but be forbidden from lighting up. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Monday morning she and other Council members will introduce legislation next month to raise the minimum legal age for purchasing all tobacco products from 18 to 21. Show More Summary
New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn introduced a bill today that would hike the city's smoking age from 18 to 21. “By raising the legal purchase age to 21, we will prevent a generation of New Yorkers from becoming addicted to smoking and ultimately save thousands of lives,” Quinn said in a press release posted on Joe My God. Show More Summary
Exercising her public health pulpit like the man she hopes to succeed, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has announced pending legislation to raise the age limit for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. [ more › ]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City, home to bans on trans fats and salt, is taking a step toward outlawing sales of cigarettes to anyone under age 21. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, running to replace health conscious Mayor Michael...Show More Summary