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Caroline Kennedy

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    May 18, 2011

    Ballet Opening Gala Brings Out The Hair!

    Photo by Christian Svoboda​Socialites wore their best gowns and biggest coiffs for the ABT opening night gala at the Met, which made it a bad idea to nab a seat right behind them. What you witnessed from a better perch were snippets of the ballet company's upcoming season--some old, some new, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Kennedy Stalker Free, But Still 'Loves' Her

    ​Naeem Ahmed pleaded guilty on Monday to stalking Caroline Kennedy's 20-year-old daughter Tatiana Schlossberg, but only because a judge all but made him take the deal. Since 2008, he sent the young girl love letters and gifts. In jail since his arrest in December, a plea deal for a 60-day sent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg's Girlfriend Diana Taylor Said (By Bored Press) to Consider Senate Run

    ​We thought the age of celebrity candidates ended with Jesse Ventura. Then, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then, with Al Franken. Then, with Caroline Kennedy, Mort Zuckerman, Larry Kudlow... Oh, who are we kidding, it never ends. Now we hear "multiple sources confirm" that Mike Bloomberg's girlf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    D.A. Candidates Keeping Busy, Here and at Martha's Vineyard

    ​After we noted yesterday some gay-friendly endorsements in the Manhattan D.A.'s race, the office of candidate Leslie Crocker-Snyderr (pictured) notified us that she'd just received the backing of bigtime gay activist and writer David Mixner, who says she "has by far the longest and best recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Morgenthau to Endorse Cy Vance Jr. for D.A. Today

    As we've mentioned, the Manhattan D.A.'s race has gone into full swing, and the Democratic candidates have been busy gathering endorsements. Leslie Crocker Snyder recently netted former Mayor Ed Koch, among others; Cy Vance, Jr. got former Mayor Dinkins, and recently drew out political retiree Caro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    New Book: Caroline Kennedy Expected "Automatic" Appointment; Ted Drinks

    Vanity Fair has published excerpts of another damn Kennedy book, Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died. Of special interest to us are the sections involving former Senatorial hopeful Caroline Kennedy. "She had expected that the appointment would automatically be hers," writes Edward Klein -- not ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema Loves Afghani Boiled Meats; DiGregorio Tries to Do Inakaya on the Cheap(ish)

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is at Afghani kabab specialist Balkh Shish Kabab House where he discovers that the grilled kabobs, like keema kabab, are good, but the selection of boiled meats is the restaurant's secret specialty. DiGregorio heads to midtown's Inakaya, a spot already known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Caroline Joins Bloomberg for Laffs at Inner Circle

    The annual Inner Circle dinner allows local press dignitaries to amuse themselves with skits gently teasing a cooperative Mayor, who usually appears in them. This weekend's version had a The Little Mermaid theme, with Bloomberg ruling an underwater kingdom called "NY Sea." (They get $500 a plate for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    And how was your week? Our week began with a Top Model riot and ended with a days-long pitchfork uprising over A to the I to the G, ad nauseum. But we had some fun in between. Surely the highlight of the week was our Bill O'Reilly audio porn, which drew the attention of many hardcore aficionados. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Sneak Preview of the Caroline Kennedy "Female Force" Comic

    We're not surprised that someone has put out a Michelle Obama comic, nor that the same company, Bluewater, has also put out Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton comics as part of their "Female Force" Series. And we applaud their effort "to show women in a positive light." (As to their decision to "tone d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Barrett: Is Paterson Really So Befuddled, We Need O'Byrne Back?

    Governor Paterson says he may bring his former top aide Charles "the Savior" O'Byrne back to run his government. The New York Post says he should. The governor says that people make mistakes and that O'Byrne has already paid a price for his failure to pay state or federal taxes for five years, namel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    New Poll: Paterson drops, Gillibrand who?

    Ouch! A Quinnipiac University poll out this morning has Governor Paterson taking a 55-23 percent thumping from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in a possible 2010 gubernatorial primary matchup.And if Paterson faces off against Rudy Giuliani in the general election,  the Q poll has it as a dead heat, 4 ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009
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    February 10, 2009

    Wayne Barrett: How Shelly Silver Made His Pal Chief Judge

    This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 28, 2009

    David Paterson and Kirsten Gillibrand: New Senator, New Scandal

    The Governor's pick is genuine machine-made royalty

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    January 27, 2009

    Paterson: I'm no Liar -- Honest

    Here's the news break from a mercilessly brief press conference that just ended in Albany which was supposed to deal with legislative negotiations over the budget deficit: Governor Paterson insists he's no liar.Paterson got to answer all of one question about the budget when a New York Post reporter ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Gillibrand Meets With Gov, Clinton, Schumer; Talks Guns, Light Rail

    Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Are We Glad Caroline Kennedy Won't Be Our Senator?

    So Caroline Kennedy dropped out of the senatorial race the other day, quite possibly because she was gently shoved. Is this a good thing? True, she wasn't wildly articulate, she had precious little experience, and she seemed to think being a mom was a qualification in itself. But at least she's for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Caroline Kennedy withdraws from Senate bid

    Caroline Kennedy has retrieved her tiara from the ring. She's no longer a candidate for appointment to the U.S. Senate. Amid all signs that the princess's coach was rapidly turning into a pumpkin, one of her minions issued an e-mail just after midnight saying she was withdrawing for "personal re ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Caroline Kennedy and 'Daily News' columnist Michael Daly: The princess and the pea-brain

    Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Caroline Kennedy Out! (Update: Maybe Not!) (Update: Out!)

    Here's news: the New York Post reports Caroline Kennedy is "withdrawing her name from consideration" for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. We would speculate that her role in this decision was more passive than portrayed. Other sources say she bowed out because of her Uncle Ted's recent illness, but wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Times "Profiles" Caroline Kennedy (Shakes Fist Next to Mouth, Pokes Tongue into Cheek)

    The other day Caroline Kennedy attended an event honoring Sloan Public Service Award winner Joya Ramirez, at which she "chatted unhurriedly" and "there were no television cameras," though there was a Times reporter who today reviews the life of the Senate consideree. Kennedy is a "hands-on mother of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Carolyn Maloney: Barrett Had "Best Story" on NY Senate Selection

    Governor Paterson bailed on an interview today, complaining that he felt faint. Could be the burden of choosing Hillary Clinton's replacement -- which he said he'd do after tomorrow's inauguration -- is getting to him. Some politicians and press are beginning to tumble to what the Voice's Wayne Barr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    New Poll: Kennedy Favorability Drops, Cuomo Surges Ahead

    Earlier this week a Quinnipiac poll showed voters in New York State leaning away from Caroline Kennedy for Senator, prefering state attorney general Andrew Cuomo by a margin of 31 percent to 24 percent. Now a Marist poll puts the spread at 39 percent to 31 percent. Marist December poll showed them t ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Who's really behind the scheme to make American Ballet Theatre honorary chairman Caroline Kennedy junior Senator from New York? All signs point to Bloomberg, says Wayne Barrett, who follows the chain of twisted arms from Camelot to the Mayor's office. (See also Barrett's blog posts on the Kennedy as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Assemblyman Brings Bill Requiring Special Senate Election

    The expected appointment of Caroline Kennedy to replace outgoing Senator Hillary Clinton has caused Governor Paterson some trouble. If he's interested, Republican assemblyman James Tedisco offers a way out. Tedisco has introduced Bill A1829, which "provides for a special election to fill vacancies i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Sarah Palin Doesn't Read the Village Voice

    She thinks the liberal media is agin' her but loves Caroline Kennedy: "I've been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope... It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Hillary Replacement Series Drags On

    With the Caroline Kennedy boomlet faltering, also-runs are coming into the spotlight. The Times has noted the suspiciously campaign-like activity of Representatives Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney, and today says Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco has been obliquely bad-mouthing Kennedy to union lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Giuliani: NY Senator Should Excel at "Obscure Distribution Formula"

    Former mayor Giuliani is on CNN today, telling us what it takes to be a U.S. Senator from New York. The number one requirement: "deep knowledge of an obscure distribution formula." That's how Pat Moynihan proved that New York gets screwed on taxes and Federal grants, and thanks to his keen eye New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Kennedy Catches a Break from Local Papers

    Today the local papers give Caroline Kennedy a sort of New Year's reprieve, suspending their recent, almost-probing attention in favor of ambiguously soft stories. The Times, master of the two-way headline, says "For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar," meaning so many of her job offers have come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    A run on New York City's banks -- with guns. A run on sex manuals -- with guns in your pockets.

    Tell me it's a coincidence that five banks were robbed in New York City in a single day, while banks overall reported rare quarterly losses. Even the New York Times notes the eerie connection. You mean that all-time schemer Bernie Madoff isn't the only crook in town? (See above video, because it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Caroline Kennedy Would Be a Great Senator, You Know?

    We all love a Kennedy--especially the old VJ from MTV--and Caroline Kennedy certainly gets our vote for the most famous person trying to become a senator since the last famous person tried. But is the woman articulate enough for the job? Well, um, er, yeah, sort of, but unfortunately she tends to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Brett Favre just the last bailout to fail New York City. Next star in East? Caroline Kennedy.

    Well, just another bailout that didn't work. Brett Favre was supposed to save the New York Jets, which would have made the city's sports fans happy, though not as happy as those Wall Streeters in their stadium skyboxes. But in the middle of a boom — the Jets were 8-3 and seemed a cinch for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Caroline Does Interviews, Is Praised for Non-Sequential Resume

    There was plenty of Caroline Kennedy to go around this weekend and this morning. "Caroline Kennedy shares misty memories of Camelot," said a Daily News article with pictures of JFK, JFK Jr. and Jackie O. The Times interviewed Kennedy, called her (in a painstakingly balanced headlined) "Forceful but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Kennedy Accused of Under-Tipping Dems, Promoting Neil Diamond

    Not only is Caroline Kennedy disinclined to vote in New York elections -- she also has not contributed to any New York Democratic candidates in recent years, except for city council speaker Christine Quinn, to whom she has given a paltry $1,000, says the Daily News. (Her husband did, however, contri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Caroline's Senate Cred: Wife, Mother, Fundraiser

    The smart thing for Caroline Kennedy to do would be to give a big speech on a big theme, which is what we thought her gay marriage stand was leading to. But for the time being Kennedy is just working the media a little bit harder, giving an interview to the Associated Press, to whom she explains tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Caroline Kennedy FTW? Complaints Grow, But CK Stays On Track

    Caroline Kennedy is getting further non-royal treatment in the press. Today it was revealed that, as a proud Democrat and New Yorker, she failed to vote in several primary elections and at least one general. At the Times, Judith Warner says Kennedy has "a bit of a blind spot when it comes to the fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Barrett: Joel Klein Overstates Caroline Kennedy's Role

    [Joel, Mike, and Caroline]It's certainly unusual that the rationale for a U.S. Senate campaign would be based on the leading candidate's 22-month volunteer tenure at the city's Department of Education, but when that's all Caroline Kennedy and her champion, Mike Bloomberg, have to work with, so be it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Wayne Barrett: Why Bloomie is Campaigning for Caroline Kennedy

    Joel, Mike and CarolineIt would be an oversimplification to say that Mike Bloomberg is the main man behind the Caroline Kennedy tsunami that's hit in the last two days. There are others behind the wave of support, as well. Some, for example, say that Rahm Emanuel has such a need to fill senate seats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Roger Kimball, Runnin' Scared Endorse Riots

    While the Times focuses on Iraq and Caroline Kennedy and the Daily News bids us "heat up with these steamy celebrity swimsuit moments," the Post takes a lonely populist angle on our recent wave of taxes and fare hikes. Under the title MORE HELL! it decries the recent "one-two punch to the gut of cas ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    December 18, 2008

    Blogger Says Upstate NY Should Secede from City; RS Approves

    For years people have been suggesting that New York City secede from New York State and stop sending its ample tax revenue to rubes and hicks. Today, however, we hear for the first time someone suggesting that upstate secede from us and all counties below Sullivan, Greene, and Columbia. Enraged by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008
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    December 16, 2008

    Caroline Kennedy's One-Stop Shopping Trip

    Photo via diggersf (cc) Hiring a top political consultant is a little like hiring a literary agent: If your book is half-way decent you can count on some favorable and helpful blurbs for the book jacket from the agent's other well-known clients. This logrolling approach appears to be working nicel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Goodnight Monday

    So what can we tell you? That Caroline Kennedy, previously discussed in the Hillary Senate seat context as if she were some glamorous, collectible doll, is actually sitting up and expressing (muted, dignified) interest now? That Obama has tapped Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Chu for Secretary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Caroline Kennedy to Senate?

    It's rumored that Governor Paterson talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when Clinton joins Obama's cabinet. Some are enthused: "What better way to replace a Clinton than with a Kennedy?" says a Daily Kos poster. "SRSLY, this makes me moist!" says H. Allen Scott ... More >>

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