David Dinkins

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Lhota Accuses De Blasio of "Role" in 1991 Crown Heights Riots, Says He Caused "Further Violence and Division"

    This year's mayoral election is doubling as a kind of history lesson, as taught by two increasingly cranky middle-aged men who can't stop sending out passive-aggressive press releases about each other. First, we learned about Bill de Blasio's past as a young uber-liberal who spent time in Nicaragua, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Muppets Are Coming to the Museum of the Moving Image

    Come 2014-2015, New Yorkers are going to be able to meet Miss Piggy in the ... felt. On Monday, the Museum of the Moving Image and Mayor Bloomberg announced the creation of a new gallery that will house 400 puppets, costumes, props, and miscellany donated by the family of Jim Henson, the visionary b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Video of Ray Kelly's Columbia Heckling

    Remember how Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was heckled by Occupy protesters at Columbia this week? There's now video of the incident online, via Democracy Now! reporter Ryan Devereaux.

  • Columns

    August 10, 2011

    The Next Mayor? You Don't Care, Do You?

    Aside from voter apathy and a weak field, the mayoral race is really shaping up.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Manhattan: "Most Romantic" Borough?

    ​Happy Valentine's Day Poll! According to a new NY1/Marist survey of 657 New York City adults, the "most romantic" borough was declared as Manhattan by 64 percent of city residents. Brooklyn came in second, followed by Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Brooklyners, as to be expected, were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Wayne Barrett: Time for Something New

    ​Ed Koch and I were inaugurated on the same day in 1978. He became mayor and I became his weekly tormentor. I had written a few pieces for the Voice before I took over the Runnin' Scared column that January, going back as far as 1973. But I was now inheriting a column that Mary Nichols, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg New 'Mighty Whitey' Title Holder at City Hall

    Mayor with pal, Uncle Jr. Soprano​ The Times has taken a long overdue meter-reading of Team Bloomberg's diversity hiring performance and the results are not good. Consider: --Since being elected to a third term last year, of the mayor's nine major appointments -- three deputy mayors and six co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    "Old" Jokes At David Dinkins' Friars Tribute

    via Exposay​Last night, I was by far the youngest one at the Friars Club tribute to ex NYC mayor David Dinkins, and that was amazing considering that most nights I feel like a junior high school counselor. But comedian Norm Crosby, who's 82, insisted that he's not old. "I'll tell you what ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman Blasts His AG Candidate Counterpart, Kathleen Rice, Over a Tiny Uptick in Crime?

    Eric Schneiderman​The ongoing war of words between State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, two of the top candidates for New York Attorney General, is at least novel. Does anyone really think a DA should be blamed, as Schneiderman has Rice, if crime g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Riverton, Latest Collapsed New York Housing Icon, Auctioned for $120M

    ​Under the gaze of Moses, King Solomon, Hammurabi, and Abraham Lincoln (in a mural on the ceiling of the New York County Courthouse rotunda), the latest sad drama in the city's real estate bust played out this morning with minimal fanfare. Speaking slowly and deliberately, the auctioneer finis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    At Cy Vance Swearing-in Ceremony, One Mayor Missing

    ​Mike Bloomberg couldn't make yesterday evening's giant swearing-in ceremony at the Great Hall at City College for new Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. Ex-mayor Ed Koch was there, as was David Dinkins, who gave a sweet speech hailing Vance as someone who cared as much about preventing cri ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    Early D.A. Endorsements: Cops, Clubs, Pols, and Judge Judy

    At PolitickerNY, Azi Paybarah sees Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn pursuing an "Early-Endorsement Strategy." His office certainly sends out plenty such notices: in the past few weeks we've been alerted to his endorsements by the Broadway Democrats and the Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democ ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    The History of Rudy

    Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2005

    Freddy Voting Off the Island?

    Has the boat sailed on Ferrer's chances in Staten Island? ( The way the Post tells it, Fernando Ferrer's campaign is "on the defensive after an adviser indicated that Staten Island was essentially being written off." Obviously it's bad form to write off any voter—especially since there ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Other Freddy Ferrer

    2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2005

    Bill Thompson Wins!!

    He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponent—except time As the massive crowd of pols, activists, and union members crammed on to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning, Councilman Robert Jackson revved up the crowd with shouts of "Who's not endorsing Bill Thompson?" The a ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Weiner Sets the Pace

    As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up

  • News

    June 24, 2003

    A Legend in His Own Mind

    Giuliani, the Great Race Divider, Says He'll Be Europe's Healer

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Pataki's Man in Harlem

    How Randy Daniels Helped Put Chain Stores and Market Prices Uptown

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Bestselling Bigotry

    Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List

  • News

    December 10, 2002

    Merit Mike Makes Hard Choices

    Bloomy Champions Services, Rejects No-Tax-Hike Orthodoxy

  • News

    January 15, 2002

    Faded Rage

    As a Divided Community Begins to Forget, a Court Reopens Old Wounds in Crown Heights

  • News

    December 4, 2001

    NYPD Won't Say No

    Police Here Adopt Ethnic Profiling Their Western Counterparts Reject

  • News

    October 23, 2001

    Is the Peace Real?

    Probing Green’s Shaky Rapprochement With the Ferrer Camp

  • News

    October 23, 2001

    Labor’s Lone Ranger

    Dennis Rivera’s Tortured Path to a Mayoral Endorsement

  • News

    October 16, 2001

    Mark Green, You Can’t Hide

    Unmasking a Phony White Liberal

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    The Mayor’s Balls

    The Cojones Factor Is Creaming Mark Green

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    The Giuliani Dilemma

    How Freddy and Mark Used Rudy to Define Themselves

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    What Black Vote?

    The City’s African American Electorate is No Longer Predictable

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

  • News

    July 24, 2001

    Hankering for a Loophole

    Is Hevesi Doing an End-Run Around Campaign Finance Rules?

  • News

    May 29, 2001

    Chinatown in Limbo

    Will Asian Americans Ever Elect a Councilmember of Their Own?

  • Film

    May 15, 2001

    Past Pop for Now People

    Cannes-Cannes Kicks Off

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Beyond the Pelting Pot

    Ethnic Politics are Getting More Complicated

  • News

    March 13, 2001

    Hevesi Versus McCall

    Two Comptrollers Take Wildly Divergent Positions on Rudy’s Fiscal Follies

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Coalition Confusion

    McCall Crowns Ferrer, but Sharpton, Rivera, Rangel Skip the Coronation

  • News

    December 28, 1999


    What's the Real Agenda Behind the City's Official Millennium Committee?

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Bigger and Blacker

    How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Rudy's Rent Board

    Mayor Bounces Senior Tenant Advocate From RGB

  • News

    April 20, 1999

    Cipher Safir

    Forget About It! His Cop Record Is Worse Than His Capers

  • News

    March 23, 1999

    Disobedience Training

    Mayor Taunts City and a Coalition Forms

  • News

    March 9, 1999

    NYPD White

    Audit Finds Giuliani's Racial Hiring Record Is Not Ready for Prime Time

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    Rudy's Cop Hype

    The Mayor's Claims of Police Restraint Are All Sound Bite, No Substance

  • News

    February 16, 1999

    Raging Bull

    Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Hack Work

    The Not-So-Quaint Lives of New York's Carriage Horses

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Finally, a Progressive Party

    Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition

  • News

    October 20, 1998

    The Pragmatic Politician

    Despite his recent troubles, it's business as usual for Carl McCall

  • News

    July 21, 1998

    The Harding Boys

    Gt a gd jb wth no trng

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    September 30, 1997
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