We got yet another fascinating look inside the Albany favors factory yesterday when Andrew Cuomo released his latest revelation in the state pension fund scandal. Pat Lynch, the uber-lobbyist and close friend and ally of Sheldon Silver, was slapped with a half-million-dollar fine and banned f ... More >>
The Times gives the Steve Rattner case Page One treatment again today. But this one's a little different from the last time when the former Timesman, who counts both Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and Mike Bloomberg as close friends and clients, was described as putting his legal troubles ... More >>
WilsonAll three New York City newspaper owners have endorsed GOP comptroller candidate Harry Wilson, who is also backed by our mogul mayor.
The real Gang of Four hasn't caballed like this since the term limits extension of 2008 and the re-election of Bloomberg in 2009. Like term lim ... More >>
Auto bailout czar Steve Rattner is not out of the woods yet. Rattner may be able to put his problems with the Securities Exchange Commission behind him today. But he's still got a ways to go with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office which launched the state pension probe and which has ... More >>
Steve Rattner, the financier and Democratic fundraiser who served in 2009 as President Obama's car czar, takes some guarded shots at New York's political elite in his yet-to-be-released book, Overhaul.
He paints himself as a victim in the ongoing Securities & Exchange Commission investigati ... More >>
By Adam Schwartzman
Carl Paladino, real estate mogul and Rick Lazio's main competition for the Republican nomination in the upcoming gubernatorial election, was not surprised at Wayne Barrett's recent and painfully explicit exposé of Lazio's corporate past. He relayed some of his thoughts in ... More >>
A manager of an $800 million California-based private equity firm has admitted to paying almost a million dollars in bribes to four high-ranking officials in the New York State pension fund between 2002 and 2006, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today.
In exchange for these bribes, E ... More >>
The last time Ray Harding tried to give Andrew Cuomo a
boost into the governor's mansion, it didn't go too well.
Cuomo dropped out of the race; Harding's Liberal Party,
which had endorsed Cuomo, lost its ballot line after it
failed to get the minimum 50,000 votes in the 2002 race.
Today, Hardi ... More >>
Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street.
Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it.
9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>
When Andrew Cuomo started digging up crooked deals in the pension fund, state comptroller Thomas DeNapoli was quick to endorse an end to the use of corrupting "placement agents" in handling fund investments. But there's only so far DiNapoli is willing to go. Bloomberg News says DiNapoli wants to re ... More >>
In the current environment, it makes sense that comptroller Thomas DiNapoli would want to be as squeaky-clean as possible. He was the first statewide official to release his tax returns this year. And now, as the pension fund scandal under former comptroller Alan Hevesi unravels and the papers call ... More >>
Photo by Star Foreman.
You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
50 Cent and Rick Ross have a beef. Will it be settled with guns? Actually, it will more likely be settled with internet videos and rapid response units. What what? Erik Parker explains the new state of the art.
Burial societies are supposed to assure their members of a grave when their time comes. ... More >>