Gabe Pressman

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Martin Luther King, Defender of the "Most Powerless"

    Today is day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States, one of the single individuals to do the most of anyone in advancing the cause of civil rights in our nation during the twentieth century. It's worth remembering King's time in New York -- specifically two events, which both relate ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    A McGovern Voter Absolves the Nixonian Majority

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 47 Let George undo it by Joe Flaherty Well, with the election over and the inevitable results in, the inevitable has happened -- the pogrom has begun. Not, however, the one that was expected. In a perv ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Pumps Up the White House Volume With A Christmas Story

    ​ For those of us paid to type about city politics for a living, there can be no merrier Season's Greetings than Mike Bloomberg's new presidential tryout. For one thing, it gets mayoral aides clicking on all six cylinders when it comes to anonymous quote making, like this gem donated to the N ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Charlie Rangel D-Day: "Keep the Faith, Baby!"

    ​Charlie Rangel gets to hear his fate today from the congressional ethics panel and his many fans are weighing in on his behalf. After meeting with the state's congressional delegation, Governor Paterson last night (make that late last night -- 10:29 PM) released a statement praising Harlem's ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    John Liu Sees a 'Dark Cloud' Over City Hall

    Liu prepares to take over after beating Yassky to the comptroller bouquet​John Liu is taking no prisoners as he prepares for his January 1 launch as city comptroller. As the Post's David Seifman reports, Liu has informed 60 top managers at the office that their services won't be needed. At the ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Rangel: Bloomberg Betrayed Voters' Trust

    ​Is the term limits question the third rail for Mike Bloomberg's reelection campaign? That wily old dog Charlie Rangel seems to think so. WNBC's Gabe Pressman reports that in an interview, the Harlem congressman hammered hard at the mayor for violating "a trust" with the public, accusing him ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Gabe Pressman on Bloomberg Eruption: Call the Shrinks!

    No New York journalist has jousted with as many mayors and with as much tenacity as NBC's great Gabe Pressman. So we asked Gabe, who started covering City Hall in 1954, what he thought about Mike Bloomberg's hissy eruption yesterday at New York Observer blogger Azi Paybarah. "I wrote it this morni ... More >>

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    September 14, 2005

    Weiner's Graceful Exit

    Anthony Weiner made a remarkable decision today, one that is as dramatic and unselfish, certainly in the short term, as anything that any local or national politician has done in recent memory. Moreover, it came as Weiner was riding high, having proved that his late surge in the polls was no fluke a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2005

    Freddy Goes to School

    A lot of the students who gathered in the Monroe College gym on Jerome Ave. in the Bronx this morning looked nervous—not because they were about to see Freddy Ferrer, but because for many Monday was only the second day of classes in their first year of college. A few didn't even know that it wa ... More >>

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    September 8, 2005

    Laughter & Jeers at 'Final' Debate

    So, what do we know now that the final CFB sanctioned primary debate is over, that we didn't know before last night's 60-minute showdown on Channel 4? Well, Anthony Weiner would vote for Virginia Fields if he weren't a candidate. And, as panelist Jorge Ramos asked, how are the candidates going to re ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2005

    Dreams of Fields

    As Ferrer slips, her once dismissed mayoral bid looks serious

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    November 2, 2004
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    January 22, 2002

    Hijacking History

    Rudy Heists City Archives to Shape His Own Legend

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    March 6, 2001

    Awkward Allies

    Green Sidesteps Bratton's Misconduct Record, Garners Supercop's Support

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    July 18, 2000

    Sins of the Father

    Rudy's Double Standard

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    April 18, 2000

    Foul Ball

    Why Giuliani Dissed Upstate Republicans for the Yankees

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    March 7, 2000

    On Any Given Day

    Hillary on Diallo Case: From Pretrial to Postverdict