George Pataki

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Guy Velella, 1944-2011, State Senator, Rascal, Stand-up Guy

    Shiho Fukada/VV​It is October 14, 2000, and Guy Velella -- the ex-state senator and convicted felon who died yesterday at 66 -- is in his home base in the north Bronx practicing the fine art of retail politics. Nobody does this better, and the tell-tale silver-streak in his careful pompadour i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Al Sharpton Refuses to Endorse Andrew Cuomo on NY1: The Juicy Background

    ​Al Sharpton filled ten minutes of NY1 air time last week refusing to endorse Andrew Cuomo, seemingly untroubled by Carl Paladino's bizarre e-mails. Instead, he heaped praise on Councilman Charles Barron, who is running against Cuomo for governor on the Freedom Party ballot line (it's free o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman and the Bogus Issue of AG "Independence"

    ​In the only hotly contested statewide primary race, the buzzword is "independence." The theory, propagated by those unlikely to get Andrew Cuomo's support to replace him as attorney general, is that an endorsement from the probable next governor would compromise a law enforcement official wh ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2010

    The Reinvention of Andrew Cuomo

    A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight

  • News

    October 27, 2009
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    October 13, 2009

    USS New York, Navy Ship Built with WTC Steel, Heads for New York

    ​The USS New York, a U.S. Navy vessel partly built with steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center, has begun its voyage from Louisiana to its namesake city. The ship's name was authorized at the suggestion of then-Governor George Pataki in 2002 to honor victims of and responders to the 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Kirsten Gillibrand nabs Senate seat

    Upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is packing her NRA-approved guns and heading to D.C. to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, according to various media outlets. Other Democrats may not like it, but they can blame Caroline Kennedy, the princess who turned her own coach into a pumpkin. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Paterson's Possible Picks: The Short List

    In the state chief executive business, this is as good as it gets: Governor-by-default David Paterson will now get to pick not only a United States Senator to replace the now-official Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton, but the state's top judge as well. No governor in recent history has ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2008

    To Catch-22 a Predator

    On Ward's Island, it's legal limbo for men who probably deserve it

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Possible Fossella Replacement Needs to Answer for Deadly Patronage

    The talk yesterday was that the Staten Island Republican Party—desperate to find a candidate for Vito Fossella's Congressional seat following the sudden death of would-be successor Frank Powers—is giving a second close look at Paul Atanasio, a Brooklyn Conservative. Atanasio, an investme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Atlantic Yards Opponents Look With Hope to Gov. Paterson

    Copyright 2006 Jonathan Barkey In the war of attrition that characterizes the epic struggle against the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, opponents feel guardedly optimistic that the unexpected ascension of Lieutenant Governor David L. Paterson to New York’s highest office might allow them to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    McCain Campaigns in Grand Central

    2:20 pm: The TV crews are set up, and Sen. John McCain is set to arrive at 3 pm for his only New York appearance before Super Tuesday's madness. Two canines are circulating, sniffing press bags. The Grand Central Vanderbilt concourse is being cordoned off, and travelers outside the press corral push ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Delegating Authority

    As McCain and Romney fight for the nomination, New York’s G.O.P. has a lot to lose

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Rudy's Bank Balance

    One thing you have to say about Mayor Giuliani: He liked really big sandwiches. (City archives) Word that Rudolph W. Giuliani's PAC is raising money tonight led Power Plays to the former hizzoner's filings with the Federal Election Commission, which reveal that as of April 30, Rudy's Solutions Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2006

    NYC Transit Workers Reject Contract

    By the itsy-bitsy margin of seven votes out of 22,000 cast, the city's transit workers have narrowly rejected the proposed contract that they went on strike last month to win. Friday was the deadline for union members to turn in their ballots. The move means Transit Workers Union Local 100 presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Pirro to Run for Attorney General Instead

    And now for some non-strike news. Pick your cliche: Jeanine Pirro finally got the memo, took the dive, tuned in, wised up, whatever. The Republican candidate for Senate against Hillary Clinton finally bowed to pressure from her own party and—how to put this?—pulled the plug on her campaign, su ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2005

    Mayor Mouth

    Tabloid Bloomy Goes Thuggy, Trades Big Schtick for Big Stick

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    Transit bump in the road

    The city's dicey transit union talks descended into a game of cat and mouse this afternoon as Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Peter Kalikow insisted he had already put his best offer on the table, and suggested that he might declare that the talks are at an impasse. The last wage off ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Mob's Thruway Detour

    A major contracting firm is barred from state roadwork as crime ties are cited

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    October 11, 2005

    Back to Jeanine vs. Hillary

    Ed Cox drops Senate bid after Pataki endorses Pirro

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    New York Subways and Terror: What, Us Worry?

    London bombings raise questions about Gotham's transit system

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2005

    Yankees Plan Marks Parks

    There'll be new parks along with the new stadium, but a principle is being razed In the New York Yankees' stadium saga, Macombs Dam Park has long been the whipping boy. Back in 1994, as Yankees officials were complaining about the crime and parking problems around their 161st Street home, the te ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2005

    The Hayseed vs. Hillary

    William Brenner is a small-town guy with a big ambition

  • News

    November 9, 2004

    The Jets' End Run

    Will Bloomberg and Pataki spend billions without legislative approval?

  • News

    August 24, 2004

    Elephants Never Forget

    A retro convention for the neocons: 9-11 gives way to 1968

  • News

    July 6, 2004

    GOP's Forgetful Convert

    New republican state senator Olga Mendez quit more than just the democratic party

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    Million-Dollar Tax Dodge

    We did it for you, senator: special care and handling for Velella's deadbeat pal

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    The Angst of Chairman Velella

    Heard on a wire: money, contenders, and a nasty little so-and-so bug the big Bronx guy

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Compa$$ionate Capitali$m

    Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop vote—and maybe his wallet, too

  • News

    June 17, 2003

    Fighting the Good Fight

    Amnesiac Council Battles Bloomberg, Excuses Unions

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    December 24, 2002

    The Double Standard

    While Unions Are Scrutinized, MTA Bigs Get Free Ride

  • News

    December 3, 2002

    Pataki's Post-Election Payday

    Governor Cashes in Himself, and Hands Us Big Overdue Bill

  • News

    October 8, 2002

    Dreaming Green

    Stanley Aronowitz Wants to Build a Progressive Party—Crack by Crack

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    June 18, 2002

    The Paper of Wreckage

    The 'Times' Bulldozes Its Way to a Sweetheart Land Deal You Will Pay For

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    September 18, 2001

    The Emperor’s New Praise

    Rudy Pushes Right Buttons, Wrong Candidate

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    April 3, 2001

    High on the Hog

    The McCalls’ Splendiferous Government-Appointed Penthouse

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    March 13, 2001

    Seizing the Spotlight

    A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media

  • Specials

    February 13, 2001
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    August 8, 2000

    Hate Crime Laws: A Costly Victory

    Prosecutors, Not Judges, Are in Charge

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    June 6, 2000

    Bias Ban in the Balance

    Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?

  • News

    August 10, 1999

    Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem

    Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Hillary's Big Problem

    No Woman Has Ever Won Higher Office in New York State

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Giuliani Jihad

    Rudy's Budget Blows Up CUNY, Board of Ed, and Youth Programs

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    Culture Crackdown

    The mayor unveils a new weapon for the war on arts funding

  • News

    January 12, 1999

    Eminent Domain

    Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education

  • News

    December 22, 1998

    Rudy's Role Reversal

    The Mayor's Flip-Flop on Aiding Vacco Recharges His GOP Enemies

  • News

    August 25, 1998

    The River Wild

    Exploring Manhattan's Hudson Coast before a park plan paves it over

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    February 10, 1998
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