Eliot Spitzer

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Started From the Bottom Now We Here: That Time We Called Bill de Blasio One of the City's Least Powerful People

    Apropos of nothing much, we thought we'd show you an excerpt from our 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers issue, published January 11, 2012. No. 8 on that list? Bill de Blasio. The list -- which was ranked in no particular order, because who cares -- placed our now mayor-elect alongside such august co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    An Upset Brews In Brooklyn; Ken Thompson Shocking the World With 10-Point Lead Over Charles Hynes

    An upset has brewed in Brooklyn. So far, former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson is 10 points up on 23-year veteran Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes with 82 percent of the vote in. Such an outcome, as we noted earlier, would be a shocker. No sitting DA has lost such a race in 100 years. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The Latest Polls Suggest We May Have a Quinn/Weiner Runoff on Our Hands

    One of these days the Democrats' mayoral primary will be behind us, and we can return to a world where the various uses and locations of candidates' sex organs don't drive citywide political debate. Until then, the agony and the ecstasy of the 2013 mayoral race (mostly agony) continues. The latest Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    New York State Has Some Crazy Facial Recognition Database To Catch Crooks

    At the pace surveillance technology is moving, we guess this should be expected(?). On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo & Co. informed the public that Albany has been using advanced facial recognition methods for the past three years (the idea was originally brought up by former Gov. Spitzer in 2008). And, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    This Is The Guy Who's Marrying The Hooker Who Ended Eliot Spitzer's Career In Politics

    Meet Thomas "T.J." Earle -- asphalt magnate, former married guy, and the soon-to-be Mr. Ashley Dupre.Earle, the New York Post "exclusively" reports, is now engaged to former Elliot Spitzer hooker Ashley Dupre, a.k.a. "Kristen," a.k.a. "client number 9's" favorite escort.Additionally, Dupre -- who ma ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 7, 2012


    What would Rousseau do?

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    David Paterson on Becoming New York Governor: 'I Think I'll Kill Myself'

    ​Michelle Paterson, wife of accidental governor David Paterson, has plans for a tell-all book about the pair's time in Albany, and her press strategy has already kicked into high-gear before the writing is even complete. (Surprise #1: It includes slamming the press!) Cindy Adams at the New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Ashley Dupre Unveils "Love Your Body" Fitness Plan, Sexy Photos in New York Post

    ​Noted advice columnist Ashley Dupre, famous first for sleeping with and eventually bringing down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, has now taken to sharing the secrets of her Playboy-famous body with a six-week plan to "look good naked!" In Sunday's New York Post, Dupre said she's gained 5 pou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Week of Media Shitcanning Madness Continues: CNN's Jon Klein, NBC's Jeff Zucker

    ​Locally, we've seen some pretty intense media cannings take place, specifically at the New York Daily News, which also goes without mentioning Katy Perry being booted off Sesame Street. Well, this morning, news went wide of two more big ones: CNN president Jon Klein is out, and NBC-Universal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Joe Bruno, Other Pols Use Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Expenses

    Joe BrunoBy Adam Schwartzman Five prominent New York politicians have dipped into their campaign funds to pay for nearly $3 million in legal expenses associated with investigations of their possible misconduct, a Voice examination of campaign disclosure reports has revealed. While it's unclear if t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    David Paterson Announces for Governor, Loses Rick Lazio's Support

    ​Incumbent Governor David Paterson is portraying himself as outsider candidate for Governor, and to some extent that's true. He famously doesn't have Obama's support, reportedly doesn't have the support of state Democrats, and most certainly doesn't have the support of the local press. Still, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    David Paterson's Latest Bombshell: He Talks to Eliot Spitzer

    ​The latest New York Post bombshell on Governor Paterson -- coming hard on the heels of the explosive New York Times revelation that Paterson had sex with multiple partners in closets has an aide who fought with his dates -- is that he talks to Eliot Spitzer. The disgraced ex-Governor, say unn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    David Paterson's Campaign Money Problems Only Highlight Andrew Cuomo's Good Sense

    ​If and when the Times breaks its David Paterson story, some of the news is expected to focus on the governor's exploitation of his campaign kitty for personal use. In that spirit, let's consider the opposite: the use of a campaign committee to advance the public interest. And gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Spitzer Stays Mum on Bruno, But the Saga Continues

    ​Eliot Spitzer hasn't been publicly heard from on the topic of Joe Bruno's conviction but it's a safe bet that the ex-gov is wearing a satisfying "told-you-so" smile. Before his own randy escapades brought him down, the former prosecutor-turned-politician was engaged in hand-to-hand combat wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Who's Your Favorite Disgraced Governor?

    Lately, anyone with the title of Governor seems determined to show the entire world their lack of scruples (and sometimes their lack of underpants too). Which one is your favorite mess?

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Paterson Drops More in Poll -- But Gay Ploy Popular

    The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Well, some cowboy's Goin' Galt in Brooklyn Heights, anyway. Photo (c) Charles D Rightbloggers decided President Obama is a fascist. Despite this, and the aid and comfort he gives to pirates, the voters like him anyway -- which figures, since many of them are apparently socialists. Which may be why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Paterson Drops Top Aide as O'Byrne Returns as Consultant

    With his poll numbers sinking, Governor Paterson is making some staff changes. According to the Times, first deputy secretary to the governor Larry S. Schwartz will replace William J. Cunningham III as secretary to the governor. Schwartz was previously allied with Westchester County Executive Andrew ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 17, 2008

    Veteran Pol Tony Seminerio and Bribe-Taking in Albany

    Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Cuomo Seen in NYC; Sun Thinks: Running for Mayor?

    The New York Sun says a community forum Andrew Cuomo hosted on the Upper West Side -- of the sort New York pols have been hosting since Peter Stuyvesant had two legs -- "Ups Speculation On His Future," specifically that he will run for Mayor in 2009. Of course the Sun can't get anyone, least of all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    David Paterson Vs. Michael Bloomberg: This Is Gonna Get Ugly

    The Post has an exclusive by Albany reporter Frederic U. Dicker today about how Gov. Paterson has blasted Mayor Bloomberg in private, taking the mayor to task for his tantrums and noting that Bloomberg's behavior is similar to the anger demonstrated by former Governor Eliot Spitzer. The front page b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Guess Who's Back: The Return of "Kristen" and the Spitzer Scandal

    The Post brings us way back to March with their photo exclusive of the infamous Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the woman who brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer. It's the first new picture of The Hooker Formerly Known As "Kristen" and coincides with the news that "hooker booker" Temeka Lewis cut a plea deal th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    The Hooker and Mistress Report: March 20

    OK, this is just getting ridiculous. The New York Post has completely embraced becoming a high-school gossip rag with its front page today. You can hear the buzz in the hallways: "Ooh, I heard that so-and-so is going to get it after the final bell!" The "HUBBY FURY" on the front page is just another ... More >>

  • Film

    March 18, 2008

    Irina Palm: Marianne Faithfull at a Glory Hole

    A true coalition of the witless

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    How the Spitzer Sex Scandal Could Help Joe Bruno

    The resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer could be the best thing that ever happened to Joe Bruno. Bruno, the Republican State Senate majority leader, is hanging on to his lead over the Democrats in that body by just one vote, having just recently seen his candidate defeated in an upstate special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Spitzer Drops License Plan; Tells Fed to 'Fix It'

    Facing mounting public opposition, Gov. Eliot Spitzer has dropped his controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. After meeting with New York's Congressional delegation in the Washington, the governor held a press conference to announce that he scrapped the plan. While ack ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2007

    Playing the Ponies

    A corporate watchdog's horse comes in

  • News

    July 10, 2007

    He Shot the Sheriff

    Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Cloudy Atlantic Yards Passes, Thanks to Silver Lining

    Atlantic Yards is all over but for the lawsuits. The Public Authorities Control Board—where the West Side Stadium died about 18 months ago—let Bruce Ratner's vision for Brooklyn live with a vote in Albany today that approves nine-figure government subsidies to one of the largest developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Atlantic Yards Foes Hope for a Silver Christmas

    It isn't every day that a bunch of good-government groups hold a press conference to demand that an undemocratic, unelected state panel intervene to delay a public project. That was the scene today at City Hall, though, as several elected officials and budget-watch groups called on state assembl ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    Serph's Up

    Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006
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    September 6, 2006

    Mark Green's Three Questions

    This morning's Democratic attorney general candidates' debate had the feel of a poker game where all the cards were on the table—or at least Mark Green's cards were—and everyone was just waiting for him to throw the good ones. Yet somehow the New York City Bar Association event went into i ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2006

    Andrews Amnesia

    Why are the media giving the scandal-ridden Norman pal a pass?

  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006

    Trouble in Store

    Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.

  • News

    July 11, 2006

    Fees and Thank You

    Carl Andrews runs for Congress, trying to shed ties to King of Kings County Clarence Norman

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2006

    Gay Marriage "Inevitable": Rally in Sheridan Square

    Hundreds gathered Thursday evening, near the place where the gay rights movement was born, to blast the high-court decision that New York's constitution does not give gays and lesbians the right to marry. "We are gonna win this battle," a furious State Senator Tom Duane told the crowd, which spille ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2006

    Anything to Help

    Nixzmary's biological dad shows up in court as 'friend' of identity theft defendant

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2006

    Tough Day for Dr. Cohen

    If Charlie Rangel and Percy Sutton are peeved that Eliot Spitzer has selected State Sen. David Paterson as his running mate rather than their candidate, Leecia Eve, imagine how Jon Cohen feels? Cohen is one of the also-runs for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Like Eve, he made the rounds ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    Party Unfaithful

    Independence day

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2005

    State GOP's Drum Rap

    Last Week, Republican state chairman Stephen Minarik called on Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to investigate the nonprofit, tax-exempt Drum Major Institute for being too friendly with Freddy Ferrer. Exhibit A, according to Minarik's letter, was a July 5 press conference condemning English-only repo ... More >>

  • News

    March 2, 2004

    Gays Need Not Apply

    Nick and Marc-Anthony Learn You Can't Fight City Hall

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    Plumbing the Depths

    After Arrests, a Union Agrees to Its Own Investigation

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    Coal Dirt Cheap

    New EPA Rule Threatens to Increase Local Pollution

  • News

    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

  • News

    November 24, 1998
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    November 3, 1998

    Absentee Al

    D'Amato Missed 966 Votes When He First Ran for Senate

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