Curtis Sliwa

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    John Catsimatidis' Advice to Joe Lhota in the Mayor's Race: Spend More of Your Own Money

    It wasn't so long ago that we said a reluctant farewell to John Catsimatidis, grocery store magnate, unsuccessful mayoral candidate, and profoundly weird dude. Oh, sure, he's popped up here and there--writing a heartfelt, creatively spaced goodbye poem on Facebook, bizarrely insisting that Rudy Giu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Protests Newt Gingrich Fundraiser; Newt, Fellow Fat Cats Unperturbed

    Rosie Gray​A small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside the Union League Club on 37th and Park today to demonstrate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who was holding a fundraiser there. Gingrich famously told protesters to "go get a job right after you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Curtis Sliwa Speaks Truth to Hot Dogs

    WikipediaCurtis Sliwa​"This really is the class warfare of New York. Beer. Hot dogs. What's next? It seems like every arena that used to be traditional, blue-collar, working class, now it's like: 'Oh no, we've got to have our own. God forbid we eat what common folks eat! And we have to pay a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Lindley DeVecchio, ex-FBI Mob Buster, Once Again Blasts Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes

    ​Former FBI Mob investigator Lindley DeVecchio once again lets Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes have it for indicting him for getting to close to his prize informant. DeVecchio, appearing on Curtis Sliwa's talk show yesterday morning on AM 970, called Hynes "either incredibly stupid o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Roger Stone In a Lather Over That Spitzer Fellow

    New Yorker's portrait of Roger​Cranky Roger Stone was on Fox Business Monday still in a lather over Eliot Spitzer. Fox was determined to bash its favorite john the night he debuted on CNN, so it gave Stone and his "Manhattan Madam" candidate for governor, Kristin Davis, a ten minute block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Monty Burns wins mayoral write-in vote

    ​It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Oprah and Gayle: Are They?

    Gayle King photo by David Shankbone​They deny it, and naturally one doesn't want to fall into that old stereotype about how any two powerful women who hang together must be doing it. But Stedman never seemed that persuasive a force to me, and now Rosie O'Donnell has stirred the pepperpot by s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    "As Christians we are sorry if you have ever felt pushed away from Church or ever felt like you didn't fit in. That was people, not Jesus." -- message handed out by members of the Awakening Church at Union Square station. Tea parties were all the rage -- literally! We read the tea leaves and att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Sliwa 'Bronx Underbelly' Tours Not Appreciated by Bronx Officials

    Remember those Curtis Sliwa tours we told you about earlier this week? The so-called "Underbelly Tours" of the South Bronx where Sliwa promises in a video to point out the "Uzi-toting, dope-sucking, psychopathic, killing machines" hanging out on corners, near chop shops and drug houses?Well, apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Curtis Sliwa: Tour Guide

    Guardian Angels founder, radio talk show host, mob target, and champion pickle eater Curtis Sliwa recently added a new feather to his red cap: he's now a tour guide. In a video on the site dedicated to his new venture, "Underbelly Tours," Sliwa explains how his three-hour tours begin in the subw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Radio's George Weber Slain

    Police found George Weber bound and stabbed to death in his Henry Street apartment Sunday morning. The former newsman for WABC radio, gone freelance since being laid off in February of 2008, was undressed and in his bed; his tub was running, the apartment was ransacked, and there were no signs of fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Sign Guy Gets Job, But Not From Sign, Really

    You may remember Joshua Persky, who got national coverage for walking around New York with an "MIT Graduate for Hire" sandwich sign because he'd despaired of getting a job by traditional means. He'd even sent his family to stay with relatives in Lincoln, Nebraska while he toughed it out in a sublet. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Curtis Sliwa: 70s New York "Like Dawn of the Dead"

    As we've said before, it's SOP for local blowhards to describe 70s New York as irredeemably bad. Guardian Angel chief Curtis Sliwa, as usual, takes things farther than most. In today's installment of the amNY city-crisis series, Sliwa says the city in the 70s "was like dawn of the dead. It was like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Curtis Sliwa Blasts Bloomberg's 3rd Term, Quinn's Orange Hair

    Not even reliable rightwing lunatic Curtis Sliwa can get with Bloomberg's term limits reversal. Joined by Gerson Berrero of La Prensa for a NY1 bellow-fest, the Guardian Angels leader calls Christine Quinn "the waffle girl" for backing the Mayor's plan, later admitting "it's that glow-in-the-dark or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2008

    Straniere Closes Hot Dog Store, Cites Rise in Price of Pig Lips

    NY13 Blog digs out a July YouTube interview of GOP Congressional candidate Bob Straniere, in which Straniere says "I consider Staten Island my home," though he maintains a residence in Manhattan. Till recently Straniere maintained a business there too -- the interview takes place at Straniere's New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    NYC RFD: In This Week's Queens Gazette

    "Keep It In Queens" sounds like a Bayside "What Happens in Vegas..." campaign, but it's actually a local Chamber of Commerce drive to get business and commercial projects humming in the borough. The Gazette's article is filled with hopeful references to Willets Point, which the Chamber's president e ... More >>

  • Film

    August 19, 2008

    Recalling A Wilder City In NYC Vigilantes Series

    Citizen vengeance, in all its scummy glory at Anthology Film Archives

  • News

    April 1, 2008

    Dread and Circuses at the Brooklyn Museum

    Police give local artist the reaction he was angling for

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post and Obama: Strange Bedfellows

    Today the Post’s front page features a smiling Barack Obama. The paper is endorsing the Illinois Senator in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. The tabloid’s reason? Well, much like the New York Times and its endorsement of John McCain for the Republican primary, it’s a case of "It’s not you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Mike's Big Night

    In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2004

    Gang Planks

    Pols Push Tougher Policing for City's Gang Problem

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    Crime Wave

    Michael Bloomberg’s Last-Minute Mailing

  • News

    June 20, 2000

    Black Slaves Not News in New York

    ‘Running, I Can Smell the Horses’

  • News

    September 21, 1999

    A Free Speech Warrior

    'Sure, We Get People Angry'

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    The Felonious Faxman

    There Were No Threats in the 'Criminal' Faxes