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1999 Stories by Wayne Barrett

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  • Papal Pandering

    published October 5, 1999

    This Sunday, the mayor was on three morning network talk shows insisting that his war on the Brooklyn Museum was a "matter of principle." The... More >>

  • Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land

    published August 17, 1999

    With special reporting by Ron Zapata A hornet's nest of revelations about the inner workings of the Pataki administration—... More >>

  • Craven Cave-In

    published June 1, 1999

    In a transparent effort to appease upstate Republicans angry about the city's management of a camp for the homeless located in suburban Orange... More >>

  • Boola, Boola, Boola!

    published May 25, 1999

    In his ignored yet moving 1998 autobiography, George Pataki wrote about his days at Yale in the mid '60s with George W. Bush, noting that the... More >>

  • Train Runs Over Rudy

    published May 18, 1999

    It's time for "City Residents Only" signs on libraries, ambulances, museums, bridges, toilets, sinks, parks, and roadways. Rudy's cops and firemen... More >>

  • The Crew Stew

    published May 11, 1999

    There was a moment during last Monday's fateful City Hall showdown between the two Rudys when the chancellor, engulfed by his own and the mayor's... More >>

  • Giuliani Jihad

    published April 27, 1999

    Tuesday Rudy Giuliani was hugged at Saint Patrick's by Calvin Butts. Wednesday he was embraced in Washington by Strom Thurmond. Thursday the... More >>

  • Cipher Safir

    published April 20, 1999

    Two stats explain why Rudy Giuliani is standing by embattled police commissioner Howard Safir. When the mayor fired Safir's predecessor William... More >>

  • Mayor Pander

    published April 13, 1999

    Tickets went on sale re- cently for the June opening day of the Staten Island Yankees— and, strange as it sounds, the publicly financed... More >>

  • The Reflective Rudy

    published April 6, 1999

    The only Easter basket I got at home this morning was filled with rock candy minus the candy. Donna is getting to be one hell of a comic. She did... More >>

  • A Wounded Mayor

    published March 30, 1999

    When Rudy Giuliani relented last week and met with black New York's nicest aunt and uncle, the once spurned Virginia Fields and Carl McCall, he... More >>

  • Watershed Waffle

    published March 23, 1999

    It is one thing for this city's frequent-flier mayor to become a traveling self-salesman in his second term, promoting his own legend in 20 states... More >>

  • Voucher Politics

    published March 16, 1999

    When Ray Harding first endorsed Rudy Giuliani at a Sheraton Hotel press conference in April 1989, the Liberal Party issued a statement... More >>

  • Ducking Diallo

    published March 2, 1999

    Way back when Rudy Giuliani was U.S. Attorney and was prosecuting cases that had news organizations salivating, he mastered the art of shaping... More >>

  • Rudy's Cop Hype

    published February 23, 1999

    Just as the death of Princess Di took the cop colonic of Abner Louima off the front pages in 1997, Hillary Clinton is riding to Rudy Giuliani's... More >>

  • Raging Bull

    published February 16, 1999

    He stood in the closetlike vestibule of his Soundview home, reaching for the keys in his pocket, his eyes filled with terror at the four barking... More >>

  • Soft Money Rudy

    published February 9, 1999

    As someone whose work as United States Attorney laid at least some of the foundation to this [campaign finance] law by the exposure of... More >>

  • Rudy Vs. George

    published February 2, 1999

    Rudy Giuliani can't pass a pissing match without reaching for his zipper. In fact, the only way his proposed west side football colossus can... More >>

  • Rudy's Milky Way

    published January 19, 1999

    w/ special reporting by Nicole White His world is as white as Seinfeld's, a slice of the city so comfortably one-dimensional that even... More >>

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