Alan Hevesi

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Steve Rattner Agrees to Pay $10M in State Pension Fund Scandal Settlement With Cuomo

    ​A pre-New Year's Eve deal has been cut between investment big Steven Rattner and outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle charges stemming from Rattner's role in the state pension fund scandal. Rattner, who served as auto czar for President Obama and investment adviser to Mayor Bloomb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Andrew Stein, The Man Who Wanted to Be Mayor, Admits Tax Scam

    ​Former City Council President and one-time mayoral candidate Andrew Stein pled guilty yesterday to a $1 million tax fraud. This didn't rate big headlines since Stein long ago faded into the city's rearview mirror, which is where he always belonged. If he was spotted at all in recent years, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2010

    Tom DiNapoli's Appointment Logs: He's Just Too Nice a Guy

    ​Tom DiNapoli is too nice a guy. The state comptroller apparently can't say no to anyone who wants to meet with him, though he has a mixed record when it comes to delivering what his bellringers want. I've been reading half a foot of DiNapoli's appointment schedules from 2007 to now an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Steve Rattner, Financial Genius, Felled By Jackass Movie

    Rattner's Folly​Ex-auto bailout king Steve Rattner is reportedly settling his pay-to-play charges stemming from his state pension fund schemes with the Securities Exchange Commission. He'll take a two-year bar from the securities markets, plus ante up $6 million, says the Wall Street Journal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Steve Rattner "Unethical" Say Quadrangle and Cuomo

    ​A pair of New York City political powerhouses took major public hits today in Andrew Cuomo's latest round of sanctions in his pension fund fraud investigation. The biggest is Steve Rattner, the ex-Times reporter who counts Mike Bloomberg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. among his close pals. Here's ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 3, 2009

    Pension Fixers Go Right on Pushing

    What scandal? Thompson's pals keep their edge.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Former Health Commish, Surgeon General Charged With Using State Workers to Shop, Move Statue

    Former New York health commissioner Antonia Novello has been charged with defrauding the government by using state employees for personal business. She has pleaded not guilty. This, you may remember, was how they got former controller Alan Hevesi, but at least he was having state drivers chauffeur a ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2009
  • News

    February 13, 2007

    Can't Anyone Here Learn to Drive?

    In Hevesi's wake, new charges of free car rides for a government spouse at the taxpayer's expense—this time, the wife of former comptroller Carl McCall

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    State Senate Squeaker Surprise

    As the election returns were coming in Tuesday night, some folks at the Sheraton were already talking about 2008—not whether Hillary will win New Hampshire, but whether New York Democrats will finally achieve their goal of winning control over the State Senate. Because it clearly wasn't happeni ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    Serph's Up

    Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    9-11 Radio Firm to Test Post–9-11 System

    The collapse of the Twin Towers exposed flaws and limitations in emergency communications that the city has been looking ever since to correct. As part of that effort, City Hall announced Tuesday that in one of its most ambitious post–9-11 projects—the Citywide Mobile Wireless Network— ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2005
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2005

    Freddy's Surprising Black Base

    As election day draws closer in an electorate that—for the first time in history—has a minority majority, a Voice review of Primary Day election results revealed that Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer ran much stronger among black voters in the primary than polls and pundits had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2005

    Ferrer's Gang is All Here--Well, Almost

    Fernando Ferrer's campaign against Michael Bloomberg began a little after 1 p.m. today as some 300 boisterous supporters gathered in the glare of the midday sun on the City Hall steps. It was a gathering of much of the Democratic clan, with state controller Alan Hevesi, a couple dozen state legislat ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Statistics Still Do Lie

    Ferrer and Undecided lead muddled Democratic primary pack

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2005

    Bill Thompson Wins!!

    He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponent—except time As the massive crowd of pols, activists, and union members crammed on to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning, Councilman Robert Jackson revved up the crowd with shouts of "Who's not endorsing Bill Thompson?" The a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2005

    Public Enemy No. 1: Viagra

    An orgy of grandstanding over sales to sex offenders The Empire State's elected officials are racing to be the one to come down hardest on the provision of Viagra to convicted sex offenders. First, State Comptroller Alan Hevesi reported over the weekend that 198 registered sex offenders were gett ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Period Peace

    Women Get Their Revolution in Birth Control—Sort Of

  • News

    May 13, 2003

    Weingarten's War

    The Teacher Boss Puts Bloomberg on the 'Bad Step'

  • News

    May 6, 2003

    For Judges, It's One-Stop Shopping

    Brooklyn Dems Celebrate as Scandal Mounts

  • News

    April 29, 2003

    Pataki's Class Bias

    Guv Seeks Sacrifice From Average New Yorkers, Protects High-End Friends

  • News

    March 4, 2003

    What the Unions Can Do

    Bloomberg Could Save Millions If City Seized Slush Funds

  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Tough Watchdog

    Lefþer the Latest to Feel Campaign Board’s Bite

  • News

    November 26, 2002

    The Other Budget Culprit

    Giuliani's Role in Fiscal Woes

  • News

    July 30, 2002

    Ready, Willing & Under Fire

    Community Fights Doe Fund Shelter

  • News

    January 1, 2002

    Giuliani = La Guardia? NOT!

    How Rudy Stacks Up Against His Hero

  • News

    December 11, 2001

    Rudy's Gift to Mike

    A Fiscal Legacy That Will Haunt the Bloomberg Years

  • News

    October 23, 2001

    Labor’s Lone Ranger

    Dennis Rivera’s Tortured Path to a Mayoral Endorsement

  • News

    September 18, 2001

    The Emperor’s New Praise

    Rudy Pushes Right Buttons, Wrong Candidate

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Machine Politics

    How to Vote and Make Your Vote Count

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    The King of Queens

    Will the Peter Principle Snag Peter Vallone?

  • Specials

    July 31, 2001
  • News

    July 31, 2001

    Up From Fox Street

    Ferrer Campaigns For the ‘Other New York’

  • News

    June 19, 2001

    The Colors of Bloomberg

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    The Shrinking Jesse Jackson

    The End of the Rainbow-PUSH Leader?

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Morgenthau's Mess

    The D.A. Fires a Blank at the Cops Who Killed Dorismond

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    Scouts Dis-Honor

    Antigay Policy Could End City and Corporate Support

  • News

    July 4, 2000

    A 'New Rudy' Health Plan

    Can Hizzoner Solve a Problem He Helped Create?

  • News

    June 20, 2000

    Black Slaves Not News in New York

    ‘Running, I Can Smell the Horses’

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    The Advancing Abolitionists

    How Clean Is Amoco's Gas?

  • News

    May 16, 2000

    System Failure

    The Comptroller Says HS Systems Overcharged for Screening Disabled Welfare Recipients. So Why Did the Company Win a Fat New Contract?

  • News

    May 2, 2000

    Ill Wind

    In Politics, Image Trumps Medical Reality

  • News

    November 30, 1999

    Marching to a Different Drum

    Irish Lesbians, Gays, and Straights Mix Pride and Protest

  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Who Decides?

    The struggle over last-chance medical treatments

  • Specials

    October 20, 1998
  • News

    October 6, 1998

    At Each Other's Throats

    Political retribution in Harlem in the wake of the Million Youth March

  • Specials

    October 6, 1998
  • News

    September 8, 1998

    Union for Sale

    DC 37, the city's powerful consortium of municipal unions, is rocked by corruption investigations—and challenges from rank-and-file reformers

  • More >>