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 >>
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 >>
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.
Aside from voter apathy and a weak field, the mayoral race is really shaping up.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via ExposayLast 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 >>
Eric SchneidermanThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?
Has the boat sailed on Ferrer's chances in Staten Island? (NYC.gov) 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 voterespecially since there ... More >>
2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream
He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponentexcept 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 >>
As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up
Giuliani, the Great Race Divider, Says He'll Be Europe's Healer
How Randy Daniels Helped Put Chain Stores and Market Prices Uptown
Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List
Bloomy Champions Services, Rejects No-Tax-Hike Orthodoxy
As a Divided Community Begins to Forget, a Court Reopens Old Wounds in Crown Heights
Police Here Adopt Ethnic Profiling Their Western Counterparts Reject
Probing Greens Shaky Rapprochement With the Ferrer Camp
Dennis Riveras Tortured Path to a Mayoral Endorsement
Unmasking a Phony White Liberal
The Cojones Factor Is Creaming Mark Green
How Freddy and Mark Used Rudy to Define Themselves
The Citys African American Electorate is No Longer Predictable
Public Advocate Is the Best Choice
Is Hevesi Doing an End-Run Around Campaign Finance Rules?
Will Asian Americans Ever Elect a Councilmember of Their Own?
Cannes-Cannes Kicks Off
Ethnic Politics are Getting More Complicated
Two Comptrollers Take Wildly Divergent Positions on Rudys Fiscal Follies
McCall Crowns Ferrer, but Sharpton, Rivera, Rangel Skip the Coronation
What's the Real Agenda Behind the City's Official Millennium Committee?
How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans
Mayor Bounces Senior Tenant Advocate From RGB
Forget About It! His Cop Record Is Worse Than His Capers
Mayor Taunts City and a Coalition Forms
Audit Finds Giuliani's Racial Hiring Record Is Not Ready for Prime Time
The Mayor's Claims of Police Restraint Are All Sound Bite, No Substance
Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate
The Not-So-Quaint Lives of New York's Carriage Horses
Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition
Despite his recent troubles, it's business as usual for Carl McCall
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