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    June 6, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Sent 'Intimate' Photos to Another Woman; Andrew Breitbart's Big Government Revealing Them Slowly

    ​Congressman Anthony Weiner couldn't say "with certitude" whether a picture of penis tweeted from his official account was indeed of him, dragging out what's been dubbed Weinergate through all of last week. Now Weiner's skittishness is starting to look justified as the ethically questionable A ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Kathy Hochul Wins Craigslist Congressman Chris Lee's House Seat for Democrats

    Disgraced Chris Lee​The special election in upstate New York's 26th District to replace Representative Chris Lee, who resigned after Gawker posted about his shirtless exploits on Craigslist, earning him the nickname the Craigslist Congressman, went to Democrat Kathy Hochul last night. The vict ... More >>

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    May 21, 2011

    Jack Davis Commercial: Worst Campaign Ad Ever?

    Tea Partier Jack Davis is running for the New York 26th congressional district seat (also known as the Chris Lee seat). This ad is really something. It looks like a community theater troupe made it in ten minutes flat. "Will Mom be okay?" Obviously not, unless you elect Jack Davis. [via @TheFix] ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Christophe Bellanca Has Left Aureole

    ​For the latest round of Blink and You'll Miss 'Em, please welcome Christophe Bellanca. Five months after the chef was hired to replace Chris Lee at Aureole, Eater reports that Bellanca has left. No official reason has been given for his sudden departure, but there's some speculation that it w ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Chris Lee, Craigslist Congressman, Has Been Known to Party Hard

    via​Christopher Lee resigned yesterday, less than four hours after Gawker published a story from a woman who claims Lee contacted her on Craigslist, claiming to be single, and proceeded to send her a (fairly impressive) shirtless picture. "I promise not to disappoint," he told her sexily. Now, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Malcolm Livingston 'In' at WD~50; Camille Becerra 'Out' at APL is SOL

    ​In the Michael White-Chris Cannon divorce, the Marea, Osteria Morini, and Ai Fiori chef will get custody of chef de cuisines Matt Adler and Gordon Finn. [Grub Street] Christophe Bellanca, the Le Cirque and BLT alum who took over from Chris Lee at Aureole, started just after the New Year and ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    According to Chris Lee, 'Everyone Loves a Hot Meat Sandwich'

    ​When Chris Lee departed the kitchen of Aureole a few weeks ago, no one expected him to sit idle. And for good reason: in addition to consulting on projects across the country, the self-described celebrity chef has also kept busy shilling for Swanson's frozen foods. Per Zagat Buzz, Lee now has ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Wade Burch 'In' at Neely's Pig Parlor; Ivy Stark 'Not In' at Diego

    ​Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Chris Lee Leaves Aureole

    Chris Lee​Just a few weeks after Aureole flirted with a "C" from the Health Department and Serious Eats declared itself unimpressed by its pork loin, the restaurant has announced its chef will be leaving at the end of the year.

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    October 19, 2010

    Leonard Lopate Is Throwing a Locavorish Food Festival

    WQXRLeonard Lopate: radio host, thoughtful locavore.​The latest to come down the fall food festival wire is this: WNYC's Leonard Lopate will host the three-day Lopate and Locavores festival from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. The event, held in the Greene Space, will feature panels on plant diversity, ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Manuel Treviño 'in' at Lavo; Angelo Sosa Awaits Russian Bride

    ​Eric Hara makes room in his busy schedule to helm the kitchen at Agua Dulce in Hell's Kitchen, replacing Ulrich Sterling, who is leaving for a job in Peru. [Eater] Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño will be the chef at the forthcoming Lavo. He hails from Travertine, via Babbo and Dos Caminos. [Gr ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    New York's House Democrats Do Teachers' Union Bidding, Face Obama Veto

    Every one of New York's 26 Democrats in the House voted for a budget amendment last week that President Obama had already threatened to veto. A New York Times editorial this morning blasted the amendment, which passed by a 239 to 182 vote, without even fingering the special interests that produced ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009
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    November 5, 2008

    Mopping Up: Local Election Results Mostly Expected

    There are still some undecided races out there. Al Franken is getting a recount in Minnesota. And Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina's electoral votes are not yet settled. But in New York most things were wrapped up early, and one thing that was quickly apparent was that the State Assembly and th ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    In NY26, Lee Admits "Mistake" Led to Firing; Kryzan off WFP Line

    In one of the two New York races the National GOP continued to fund after last week's financial pull-back, both Congressional candidates recently suffered setbacks. The Buffalo News reported Saturday that Republican candidate Chris Lee admitted he "made a mistake" that got him fired from a computer ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Nat'l GOP Gives Up in New York, Says Times

    The House races in New York state have been very expensive this year -- the champ is Gillibrand-Treadwell, which has cost its contenders a combined total of $9.2 million dollars so far. But they're about to get much cheaper -- on one side, at least: the Times reports that the national Republican Par ... More >>

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