Mark-Viverito City Council speaker

Melissa-Mark-Viverito.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360After months of political jockeying, Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected unanimously as the next City Council speaker Wednesday, becoming the first Hispanic official to hold the city’s second-most-powerful political post. Continue Reading →

Bill de Blasio Touts Speaker Candidate Mark-Viverito

RK1_3050.JPGMayor-elect Bill de Blasio took his preference for Council Speaker public for the first time Monday — appearing at a “rah rah” luncheon with at least 60 backers of his close ally of East Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito, sources said. Continue Reading →