Herman Badillo

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    A Look Back at Michael Bloomberg's Tremendously Awkward First Campaign

    After twelve years, it is, at long last, almost the end of Michael Bloomberg's time as mayor. Bill de Blasio will be inaugurated at noon on January 1, in a ceremony he's promised will be "one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in New York City history," with tickets available to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Brooklyn 1973: Gunmen, Hostages, and the Revolution

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 25, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 Two days in Brooklyn: 'Better than the Bowl' by Clark Whelton The rain had stopped but the el tracks overhead were still dripping. The cop behind the steel support pillar looked up as the water hit h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Bella Abzug Helps Quixotic NYC Attempt to Divorce Itself From Albany

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 9, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 36 The divorce proceedings for the 51st State By Robin Reisig In a room improbably decorated with six huge maps of Staten Island, an American flag, a photograph of Richard Nixon, the would-be founding f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Voice, Shockingly, Endorses Norman Mailer

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 12, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 35 Editorials for June 17 Mailer-Breslin The significant advance in this dreary primary is the introduction of Norman Mailer to municipal politics. He understands better than anyone around the anguish of ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2010

    Bloomberg and Thompson: The (Really) Odd Couple

    Now it can be told: The surprising ties between the billionaire mayor and the poor slob who ran against him

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Barrett: Harlem's Gang of Four Handicaps the Governor's Race on NY1

    If you're a New York political junkie, the best entertainment of the holiday season was the sitdown Michael Scotto had last week on NY1 with the remaining members of Harlem's Gang of Four, David Dinkins, Basil Paterson and Congressman Charlie Rangel. They went on the show to laud gang leader and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Percy Sutton: Class Act

    ​Legendary Harlem pol and business entrepreneur Percy Sutton slipped away this weekend at 89, and he rightly deserves the many tributes he's now receiving. He was one of 15 children born to a former slave from south Texas. He became a Tuskegee airman and won twin combat stars for doing battle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    New Day of Hope and Progress as Diaz Wins Bronx Borough Presidency

    Expectedly, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. won the special election for Bronx Borough President last night. What, you didn't hear? Even though it's a powerful office -- outgoing Bronx Beep and account padder Adolfo Carrion has risen to serve in the Obama Administration -- no one cares because everyone c ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 15, 2008
  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • News

    May 9, 2006

    Fear of Heights

    Skyscrapers, fronted by tantalizing promises, set to invade Williamsburg's interior

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    La Victoria de Freddy

    The ethnic dimensions of Ferrer's 'defeat'

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2005

    Freddy's Mysterious Votos

    Willie Colón's salsa beats crackle over the speaker, his cadence dipping and dancing over the heavy brass. A new hit on La Mega 97.9? Nope, it's the loop that callers hear when on hold at Mike Bloomberg's campaign headquarters, encouraging them to vote for the mayor. In his quest to squelch op ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2005

    Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

    A Freddy win in September could pose a demographic dilemma for big-bucks Mike

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Bleeding Hearts

    How Guy's guys (and gals) plead his case

  • News

    February 3, 2004

    A Patronage Flop

    Perjury Rap Sinks Giuliani's Old Buddy

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Bestselling Bigotry

    Rudy's Book Bares a Black & Latino Hit List

  • News

    July 9, 2002

    Harding's Conflict of Interest

    After Pledging to Steer Clear of Dad's Law Firm, Son Aided a Client

  • News

    December 11, 2001

    The War On Identity

    Gayocons and Heteroprogs Launch a New Assault on the Politics of Diversity

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    The Unfinished Mayoralty

    David Dinkins Bares His Soul About Mark Green, Al Sharpton, a Black-Latino Coalition, Crown Heights, Rudy Giuliani, and His Own Legacy

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Where Were the Pols?

    Mayoral Candidates on the Bronx Bus Shelter Flap

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    The V.I.P. List

    Mayoral Candidates Take the Club-Friendliness Test

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Beyond the Pelting Pot

    Ethnic Politics are Getting More Complicated

  • News

    April 3, 2001

    Academic Outrage

    Under Reform Guise, Giuliani Turns CUNY Into Patronage Mill

  • Specials

    August 15, 2000
  • NYC Life

    August 1, 2000

    Core Values

    CUNY’s Curriculum Debate

  • News

    August 1, 2000

    The Early Line

    The Guys Who Want Rudy Giuliani’s Job

  • Specials

    August 1, 2000
  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Misguided Multiculturalism

    Our Historical Illiteracy

  • News

    June 13, 2000

    Police Brutality and Voodoo Justice

    Rudy, Race, and Religion in the Wake of Louima and Dorismond

  • NYC Life

    June 8, 1999

    Open City

    University Heights

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

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

  • News

    October 20, 1998

    Westside Wonderland

    Are Giuliani and Pataki Planning a Stadium December Surprise?