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  • A 10-Point Plan for Bloomy

    published December 25, 2001

    Some of the city's "heroes" have yet to make their sacrifices. George Steinbrenner and Fred Wilpon are still canoodling with their mayor... More >>

  • Rudy's Gift to Mike

    published December 11, 2001

    Imagine that September 11 was just another desultory day in the life of Second-Term Giuliani. If he and his city had not been transformed that... More >>

  • J.A. Lobbia

    published November 27, 2001

    We did absolutely nothing wrong; the only thing we did wrong was talking to you. You made me look like a bum. —Evan Blum to J.A.... More >>

  • The Reflective Rudy

    published November 20, 2001

    MEMO TO FILE FROM: Rudy Giuliani November 21, 2001 Judi is taping all the bios for me—CNN, MSNBC, and A&E have already aired... More >>

  • How Bloomy Bloomed

    published November 13, 2001

    Mike Bloomberg's 5-1 spending advantage and Mark Green's 5-1 registration edge roughly canceled each other out, meaning that Bloomberg's... More >>

  • Bloomberg’s Sexual Blind Spot

    published October 30, 2001

    In a 1998, 272-page deposition never before made public, Michael Bloomberg said he would believe a rape charge only if it was supported by "an... More >>

  • Bloomberg by Bloomberg

    published October 30, 2001

    These excerpts are taken from a June 25, 1998, deposition of Michael Bloomberg in the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Mary Ann Olszewski, a... More >>

  • Is the Peace Real?

    published October 23, 2001

    One week, almost to the hour, after Mark Green defeated Freddy Ferrer by a meager 15,000 votes, Green traveled last Thursday night to the Soho... More >>

  • Green’s Crisis Advantage

    published October 9, 2001

    The man asleep on the Prospect Park bench I passed this chilly Monday morning was completely covered in blankets, his shopping cart of handpicked... More >>

  • The Giuliani Dilemma

    published October 2, 2001

    When Mark Green arrived at Rudy Giuliani's West Side emergency command post last Wednesday, a little after 5 p.m., he didn't know why the mayor,... More >>

  • Out of the Ashes

    published September 25, 2001

    What was widely viewed as Rudy Giuliani's finest hour has become his worst. It now appears that, in between the mayor's periodic... More >>

  • The Emperor’s New Praise

    published September 18, 2001

    David Dinkins was in Japan when the first World Trade Center blast hit in 1993, and Norman Steisel, the colorless and compromised first deputy... More >>

  • The Media’s Mayoral Myths

    published September 4, 2001

    In his closing statement at last week's mayoral debate, Peter Vallone, the council speaker whose Post, News, Crain's, and Citizen Union... More >>

  • Mother Dearest & the Courthouse Cabal

    published August 28, 2001

    Scott Stringer, the 41-year-old Manhattan assemblyman who's running for Public Advocate, featured his 67-year-old mother, Arlene Stringer-Cuevas,... More >>

  • The Green Team

    published August 21, 2001

    Mark Green just doesn't get it. For the first time in the modern political history of the city, the toughest ethical issue facing the... More >>

  • The Kid From Great Neck

    published August 7, 2001

    Last Friday night, Mark Green, more comfortable as front-runner than he ever was as outsider, strode into North Shore Towers, an 1855-unit... More >>

  • Thompson’s Keyspan Conflict

    published July 31, 2001

    William Thompson, the former Board of Education president who is running for comptroller, failed to comply with two rulings issued by the city's... More >>

  • Hankering for a Loophole

    published July 24, 2001

    Hank Morris, the media whiz who became a Democratic darling in New York when he engineered the 1998 defeat of U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato,... More >>

  • High-Priced Consulting for a Low-Service HMO

    published July 3, 2001

    Most of Bill Thompson's "financial consulting" clients are not revealed on his Board of Ed disclosure forms. The most disturbing one that Thompson... More >>

  • Were Malloy’s Marks Illegal?

    published June 12, 2001

    When Ed Malloy, leader of 200,000 unionized construction workers, was named grand marshal of this year's Saint Patrick's Day Parade, developers... More >>

  • Beauty and the Big Shots

    published June 5, 2001

    The white canopy bed was covered with heart-shaped pink pillows and wide-eyed blond dolls, one nearly four feet long. Hidden under a pink spread... More >>

  • Sacking a Saint

    published May 1, 2001

    Don't call me a saint—I don't want to be dismissed that easily. —Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement,... More >>

  • Discala’s Wiseguy Friends

    published May 1, 2001

    Bankrupt only two years before he submitted a $7.1 million bid to buy the Spanish Camp property that included the Dorothy Day cottage, the... More >>

  • Pataki’s Political Pick

    published April 10, 2001

    Al D’Amato, who spent 18 years in the Senate dodging federal prosecutors, is trying—albeit indirectly—to influence the appointment... More >>

  • Academic Outrage

    published April 3, 2001

    Few recall that before Rudy Giuliani suggested in a State of the City speech that the Board of Education be "blown up," he invoked the same... More >>

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