George McDonald

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Farewell, John Catsimatidis, You Crazy Diamond

    We knew this moment would come, but still, it arrives with a little sting. Incredibly far-fetched "independent Republican" mayoral candidate John Catismatidis was defeated last night by Joe Lhota, his more sane, less-fun-to-write-about opponent. But he wasn't defeated by all that much: Lhota took 52 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    How the NYC Mayoral Race Betting Odds Shifted in Two Months

    Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Subway Kittens Living The Dream In Awesome Bushwick Pad

    Arthur and August, the kittens spotted scurrying around under the third rail at the B/Q stop near Church Avenue last Thursday, have parlayed their mega-stardom into a luxe cardboard cat-tower six-stories high.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    John Catsimatides, Supermarket Mogul, Latest Name in Swelling Mayoral Race

    Day by day, the wide open upcoming race to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting more entertaining, and morphing into a new year's gift for reporters, political junkies, and maybe the public. Last week, Mayor Giuliani's former deputy mayor, Joseph Lhota, a man not known for conversational sub ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 22, 2008

    Michael Bloomberg's Velvet Coup

    Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Cuomo and Me: What, No Handshake?

    When Mark Green wrapped up Wednesday's final debate in the attorney general race with a reference to the Voice's story about Andrew Cuomo's curious ties to accused slumlord Andrew Farkas, I was sitting in the press row gathering my umbrella and papers. The next minute I was accosted by George M ... More >>

  • Specials

    August 13, 2002
  • News

    July 30, 2002

    Ready, Willing & Under Fire

    Community Fights Doe Fund Shelter