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View From Here: Dastardly Deeds

“There are two things you need for success in politics. Money, and I can’t think of the other,” was Senator Mark Hannah’s (R-OH) analysis in 1903 and it pretty much held true until Bloomberg spent $100 million  dollars and barely eked out a victory over William Thompson.  Mayor David Dinkins had called it exactly right […]Read More

THE BEST MAN

Bill Thompson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of hard-working parents, an educator and a judge.   He’s lived almost all of his life in Central Brooklyn. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Marcus Garvey Blvd. (then Reid Avenue) in the house his grandparents William and Louise […]Read More