Floyd Flake

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo Launches Commission To Figure Out Why New York Utilities Companies Suck

    It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    David Paterson Post Mortems Begin in Earnest

    ​The day after the election, the Times ran a comparative chart of the personal preferences of the outgoing and incoming governors. Asked how he relaxed at the Governor's Mansion in Albany, David Paterson said: "Reading in the family room." A few days earlier, Joe Fisch, the state's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Aqueduct Racino Deal Collapses

    ​Well, there goes the AEG Aqueduct deal. Albany has withdrawn its support for the Aqueduct Entertainment Group bid that earlier this year won the "racino" video gaming concession at Aqueduct Raceway. Today the state Division of the Lottery announced it "has concluded that it cannot issue a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Aqueduct Racino Deal Investigated, Directly and Indirectly; Bidders Reportedly Offered Right to Amend Documents

    ​The selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group for the "racino" video lottery contract at Aqueduct Racetrack continues to provoke suspicion. Not only federal investigators but also the state inspector general are nosing around the general vicinity of the deal, which has some connected backers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Samaroo Sues Paterson to Stop Special Election for Queens Seat

    ​The special assembly election Governor Paterson announced, then rescinded, in Queens is on again -- at least for the moment. "Although there were concerns raised about last week's announcement," says the Governor, "after a comprehensive review of the issues at stake, I have determined that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

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    April 25, 2006
  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Credible Threat

    In a cop's final battle with his bosses, clues about a terror scare

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2005

    NYC Pols Play Numbers Game

    There's more good news for Mike Bloomberg on Friday—the city's unemployment rate is down to 5.2 percent, the latest gift for a mayor enjoying a fractured Democratic opposition and an almost bottomless campaign war chest. Consider that Rudy Guiliani cruised to reelection despite a 9.9 percent un ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    Bloomberg Radio

    How Black Talk Jocks Sold ‘We Like Mike’ to African Americans

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    What Black Vote?

    The City’s African American Electorate is No Longer Predictable

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    August 21, 2001

    Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    Mayoral Hopeful Will Receive Official Nod Before Labor Day

  • News

    June 19, 2001

    The Colors of Bloomberg

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Oh, God

    Why Religion Doesn't Have a Prayer in New York Politics

  • News

    August 1, 2000

    The Early Line

    The Guys Who Want Rudy Giuliani’s Job

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Showtime at the Apollo

    Does Bradley Really Want to Lure Black Voters?

  • News

    April 6, 1999

    Giuliani vs. Thomas Jefferson

    God Will Be the Curriculum

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks

  • News

    November 17, 1998

    Autopsy on Alfonse

    A Look at the Real Numbers in '98 Sweepstakes

  • News

    May 12, 1998

    New York's Drug-Law Debacle

    Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.