Greg Smith

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Anthony Weiner Denies He Spent $43,000 in Campaign Cash to Investigate Who Tweeted Those Pictures of His Junk

    Even as we were processing the latest details of Weinergate Redux last week, new problems were brewing in Camp Weiner. Over the weekend, as the Times first reported, Anthony Weiner's campaign manager abruptly quit. It's almost impossible to figure out why 30-year-old Danny Kedem might have felt the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg Metaphorically Hugs Metaphorical 'Vampire Squid'

    As a not-so-hot week for Goldman Sachs' came to a close, Mayor Bloomberg embraced the investment bank. The New York Times reports that Bloomberg visited Goldman's headquarters Thursday for some handshakes and burgers, and explained his support of the firm on his radio show Friday. "It's my job to st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Out at Home: Was Landlord to Swinging Gay Bars

    Buddies II -- Buff Buffalonians Only Please​If this election season ever ends, we are going to have a new name for political candidates who bring marvelous baggage waiting to be unpacked by reporters: "He's a Paladino," will be universally understood shorthand for a politician with a rich arra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Carefully Nurtured Crazy Act Is Working!

    ​A morning poll has Buffalo Carl Paladino running just six points shy of Andrew Cuomo and there is much hope in Media Land that it's true. "IT'S ON!" crows the News' Daily Politics blog. "Quinnipiac: Cuomo 49%, Paladino 43%." This proves, as pointed out succinctly in the Voice this week, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    State Senate's Malcolm Smith Invents Perfect Mouth-Trap as Feds Eye Home Scam

    ​What with terror terrier Faisal Shahzad trying to send some of us to infidel oblivion this past weekend, we temporarily lost sight of our home-hatched wackos in Albany. On Monday came news that senate President Malcolm Smith has his own plans on sending people to oblivion, although in his ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    News: Congressman Gary Ackerman Made Out on Defense Stock

    ​The Read of the Day is the Daily News account of how Queens congressman Gary Ackerman made a nice meeting between Israeli officials and a defense contractor - and then sold the contractor's stock for a tidy profit. Newsmen Benjamin Lesser and Greg Smith report that Ackerman first bought stock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Breslin on Death of Mob Canary: You Sure He's Dead?

    The News and the Post are both reporting the death of Burt Kaplan, the turncoat mob associate whose testimony convicted the two worst New York City detectives in history - the so-called Mafia cops. It sounds plausible. Kaplan, 75, had prostate cancer and was serving a no-exit prison term of 27 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Carrion Admits He Has Yet to Pay His Architect

    We should all be so lucky.Adolfo Carrion acknowledged yesterday to the Daily News that he has yet to pay the architect who started working on plans for the ex-Bronx Beep's sweet Victorian pad on City Island back in 2006. The reason? The architect has yet to submit his "final survey," Carrion told th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Adolfo Carrion's Favorite Architect

    When Adolfo Carrion -- the now ex-Bronx beep whose interesting ideas of urban planning are now part of the Obama administration -- wanted to add a new deck to his attractive Victorian home on City Island, he knew just the architect for the job. The Daily News team of Greg B. Smith and Robert Gearty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Pulp Fictions: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero and Patrick Farley's "Don't Look Back"

    Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero Edited by Angela Ndalianis Routledge The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero, edited by Angela Ndalianis, is the second genre-warping collection of essays either delivered at or inspired b ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 16, 2008

    Ray-Gun Kelly

    Stopping-and-frisking (and now tasering) his way to becoming New York's next mayor?

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    The Hooker and Mistress Report: March 20

    OK, this is just getting ridiculous. The New York Post has completely embraced becoming a high-school gossip rag with its front page today. You can hear the buzz in the hallways: "Ooh, I heard that so-and-so is going to get it after the final bell!" The "HUBBY FURY" on the front page is just another ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Collision Course

    Drop in Enforcement Leaves Kayaks Vulnerable to Jet Skis

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Justice Scalia Was Right!

    Equal Protection for ALL Voters

  • News

    October 13, 1998

    The Hunt for Khallid Abdul Muhammad

    The Million Youth March leader breaks his silence about the violent end to his historic rally, the demands for his arrest, and life as a possible fugitive from Giuliani-style justice