Michael Bloomberg, who is still the mayor of New York City until December 30, made his first public appearance since Sunday's horrific Metro North train wreck at the St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx, where he arrived in the evening to visit survivors of the crash. Asked by reporters where he had ... More >>
How's this for a PR stunt: you know that obnoxious friend of yours (or perhaps your overly Conservative mother -- hi mom!) who always says that, "if (insert politicians name here) wins the election, I'm moving to Canada?" Well, Queens-based JetBlue airlines wants to make that happen -- but they want ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
Hey, Mitt: We have to talk. I know you have a lot going on, and I know you don't have much time for me anymore: after all, I'm just your lowly, pre-2010 tax returns, so why bother with me? Maybe I should be used to this by now. You're always so swamped, Mitt, CEOing or saving the Olympics or ru ... More >>
New York Democrats are welcoming GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to the Empire State by kvetching about his failure to disclose a "sufficient"number of tax returns during his bid for the White House. Specifically, lefties are interested in a few offshore bank accounts the former Massachusetts ... More >>
A San Francisco transplant wows the city's gastro-cognoscenti
The drink: The Tempest The bar: The Wren The price: $12 The ingredients: Gosling's rum, fresh ginger, cranberries, Barritt's Bermuda Stone ginger beer
Vis-à-vis Benefit w/ Bermuda Bonnie, I'm Turning Into, New Atlantic Youth, PORCHES, Roadwork Dance Company The Big Snow Buffalo Lodge Wednesday, March 28 Better than: Having a Kickstarter. Upon walking into the Big Snow Buffalo Lodgea DiY space opened last October on the ragged border be ... More >>
via Hydra Head RecordsA figurehead of the New York noise scene and tireless agony enthusiast, Dominick Fernow is a record label owner, record store proprietor and synth molester for Cold Cave. But he cut his blood-caked teeth with Prurient, a sadistic power-electronics therapy session that le ... More >>
This week's Village Voice cover story asks, "After two full terms and change, what do you call Bloomberg's New York? In many ways, the mayor has been merely a caretaker." Mayor Mike's third term -- which he made possible by changing the rules -- will be over in a few years. "Soon, he'll be ju ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal did some digging in an effort to find out exactly where Mayor Bloomberg goes during the weekends. He came under fire for being out of town as the city was hit with a blizzard in late December. So where was the billionaire mayor? Bermuda. Probably.
Everybody knows that today is Valentine's Day. But did you know that it's also Mayor Bloomberg's birthday? Today he is 69 (Hey you, in the back of the class, what's so funny?). We contacted his press office to find out what 'ol Mikey will be doing, but they never got back to us. Don't worry, ... More >>
Potholes: A sinking feelingMayor Mike Bloomberg has decreed that New York City will continue to force pothole repairers to work fewer hours despite the immense number of potholes after the recent spate of snowstorms, the Daily News says. Look, there will be potholes. And there will always be com ... More >>
Bonus babyOne major theme of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's State of the City Address yesterday was his call for belt tightening in light of spending cuts and tough economic times. The mayor specifically brought up one example of spending that he hopes to eliminate: the $12,000 annual Christmas b ... More >>
via Bowery BoogieWhere was Mike Bloomberg last night? Not in Bermuda! Nope, reports Bowery Boogie: He was taking photos at a Rangers game! That's cool, though, because he'd already called a weather emergency. And, guess what? The city rocked the snow handling, big time! At a press briefing to ... More >>
A handful of local reporters, along with some angry, snow-stuck citizens, spent the last two weeks wondering where exactly Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent the Christmas blizzard -- you know, the one that the city wasn't really prepared for, leaving our leader's approval ratings in the dumps -- and ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg, still facing the wrath of New Yorkers disgruntled with last week's snow clean-up, held a press conference today, reassuring panicked citizens that the city will be able to handle tomorrow's snowstorm.That's supposed to be reassuring, or something, but since there are only five in ... More >>
The city's dailies aren't done raking Mayor Bloomberg over the coals for last week's blizzard response. Today, the Daily News wants to know exactly who was in charge during the city's crappy snow clean-up job. Bloomberg may or may not have been vacationing in Bermuda, and several of his ... More >>
Blame these pelicans for helping to create a climate of public fear. Following the news that BP has been busy donating money to politicians who deny the existence of climate change and global warming, BP's new chief exec Bob Dudley does us a Tony Hayward and blames the media -- and mean compe ... More >>
The motto for those good Google guys out in Mountain View, CA. is "Don't be evil," but Bloomberg News today details how that pledge stops somewhere short of their tax returns. Bloomberg's Jesse Drucker explains how the world's most successful Internet search engine manages to cut its tax rate ... More >>
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
And I helped! Last night, I judged a contest with just that name at RockBar in the West Village, hosted by Sir Ari Gold, a self-admitted "pushy Jew" singer.
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
With the looming deadline to apply for federal Race to the Top education funds coming next week, Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have been taking their call to increase the number of charter schools far and wide. This weekend, they took the word to church, reports Daily News writer ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
As you know, rabidly antigay Baptist minister and utter sleazeball George Alan Rekers was caught going on a 10-day trip to Bermuda with a young man who I doubt even wore his Bermuda shorts the whole time. Rekers--who no doubt turned the place into Reker's island--admitted he'd found the guy ... More >>
It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.
Yesterday Diana Taylor, a former state regulator better known in the local press for her relationship with our billionaire mayor, joined the list of local political celebrities being floated for a shot at Kirsten Gillibrand's seat. Today, she dropped off the list. Taylor said in a statement t ... More >>
Turns out one of the things Harold Ford is planning to learn in his getting to know you tour of the state he wants to represent in the Senate is what it feel like to file his taxes here. Gawker got confirmation yesterday from Ford spokeswoman Tammy Sun that the would-be junior New York Senato ... More >>
More on Mayor's Bloomberg's curious offer to send veteran police detectives to help out the police in the resort island of Bermuda, where he just happens to own a $10.5 million mansion: Bermuda Public Safety Minister David Burch said on Tuesday that his government "had accepted the offer" fr ... More >>
Talk about a cushy assignment! It would appear that the NYPD has agreed to send gang intelligence investigators to the lavish resort island of Bermuda to help out the cops there. Who arranged this posh retreat? Why, according to Bermuda's paper of record, it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg h ... More >>
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See, it could always be worse: Urbanite reports that a new issue of Spider-Man will have newspaperman J.J. Jameson, the webslinger's arch-nemesis, elected Mayor of New York. No word as to whether the cigar-chomping Bugle editor will end the smoking ban. It's fun to hear Spider-Man writer Dan Slott ... More >>
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