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Sep 03, 2013, 10:00 ET

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Democrats and Harlem churches.

 This information is provided by Friends of Smithies New York: Today my pruning hook rest not on Christine Quinn or Joe Llhota, but on the...

Aug 28, 2013, 10:30 ET

Joe Llhota is not good for the city.

This information is provided by Friends of Smithies New York: "Harlem swagger," they say, "doesn't come cheap."  As much as it grows on you,...

Aug 28, 2013, 10:00 ET
New Yorkers, vote a veteran, Abiodun Laurel-Smith for Mayor.  (PRNewsFoto/Friends of Smithies New York)

New Yorkers, stop Christine Quinn from getting my job

 This information is provided by Friends of Smithies New York: What the city of New York need to see in a Mayor is that he or she is a person...

Aug 01, 2013, 10:00 ET

Smithie says, "Easy being somebody's daughter, cost more to be a Woman."

...and it's not just New York alone, look around - world over, any given day, any given time, there are more women at work than men.  The...

Jul 23, 2013, 10:00 ET

Smithie on education, culture and fashionable trends.

 A child in one of our city schools learning about Oliver Twist for the first time, got handed the same conclusion like his forebears - that...

Jul 18, 2013, 10:00 ET
Abiodun (Abbey) Laurel-Smith.  (PRNewsFoto/Friends of Smithies New York)

Smithie for Mayor Addresses the League of Women Voters, Bronx, NYC

 A lady walked up and said, "Smithie for Mayor NYC 2013 unh!  Tell me something that makes you different." ...

Jul 12, 2013, 17:51 ET

Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture coming to Teachers College, Columbia University

Art is communal and autonomous, but could same be said of elected officials in a bustling city like New York?  Well, if we consider the ideal...

Jun 14, 2013, 10:25 ET
To a green, clean and animal welfare New Yorkers.  (PRNewsFoto/Friends of Smithies New York)

Introducing Smithie For Mayor City Of New York

 Born Abiodun Oladewa, Abiodun or "Abbey" Laurel-Smith, a New Yorker, an award winning painter, a poet and a defense industry operative...