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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court decided that corporations were people, too. The Citizens United ruling unleashed a new wave of influence in American elections; one that still has modern democracy reeling, as the last presidential election witnessed billions of dollars coming in from all over ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
What would Rousseau do?
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 >>
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 >>
The Times and the Daily News ran stories yesterday exposing the shady conspiracy that is the Paladino For The People campaign. The $53,000 tax lien against campaign spokesman Michael Caputo unearthed by the Times got a taunting "so what" from Caputo himself. Stiffing the IRS just proved agai ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 wh ... More >>
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 >>
Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?
A true coalition of the witless
A corporate watchdog's horse comes in
Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man
Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again
Why are the media giving the scandal-ridden Norman pal a pass?
Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.
Carl Andrews runs for Congress, trying to shed ties to King of Kings County Clarence Norman
Nixzmary's biological dad shows up in court as 'friend' of identity theft defendant
Nick and Marc-Anthony Learn You Can't Fight City Hall
After Arrests, a Union Agrees to Its Own Investigation
New EPA Rule Threatens to Increase Local Pollution
Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner
D'Amato Missed 966 Votes When He First Ran for Senate