Chirlane McCray

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    First Lady's Top Aide Rachel Noerdlinger Spotted at Department of Investigation Headquarters

    For several weeks, New York news has been full of Rachel Noerdlinger, First Lady Chirlane McCray's chief of staff, after DNAInfo reported on September 25 that she's in a relationship with Hassaun McFarlan, 36, who has a lengthy criminal record. McFarlan spent time in prison when he was 15 years old ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    She Was a Lesbian: Chirlane McCray Tells the Voice How Her Past Affects Her Role in City Hall

    In 1979, Chirlane McCray, only a few years out of college, came out of the closet. In "I Am a Lesbian," an essay written for Essence magazine, she made the personal political by speaking against the invisibility of black lesbians. Thirty-three years later, she would catapult to far greater visibili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    A Brief New York Post Guide to Womanhood

    Another week, another brilliant, thoughtful, nuanced New York Post story about a prominent woman. This week it was their front-page headline about how Chirlane McCray was a "bad mom" for not wanting to spend every second with baby Chiara. McCray talked to New York magazine about how, as a later in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Poll: Who's the More Horrible Media Troll, Richard Cohen or Lori Gottlieb?

    It's been quite a week for people writing what appear to be deliberately stupid editorials, but then, isn't it always? Earlier this week, the internet was in an uproar over Richard Cohen, Washington Post columnist and musty old bigot, who finds a new way to bum us out almost every Tuesday. As a remi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Chirlane McCray Describes Bloomberg Snub

    When Mayor Bloomberg took office 12 years ago, he inherited an existing ban on cell phones and pagers in New York public schools. During his tenure Bloomberg strengthened and defended the ban. He called phones unnecessary distractions and warned they might be used for "pornography." (No one tell him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Bill de Blasio Met The Drag Queens Last Night

    Last night at the Cutting Room, Cynthia Nixon and Alan Cumming hosted a rousing event for mayoral wannabe Bill de Blasio, whose liberal stance and "We want our city back!" slogan have become pretty irresistible in the face of our Mary Poppins state. In fact, I appeared in a skit with Unitard's Nora ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2003

    Billy's Boondoggle

    The Comptroller's Payroll Becomes a Political Playground