Joseph Bruno

  • Film

    November 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Roger Stone In a Lather Over That Spitzer Fellow

    New Yorker's portrait of Roger​Cranky Roger Stone was on Fox Business Monday still in a lather over Eliot Spitzer. Fox was determined to bash its favorite john the night he debuted on CNN, so it gave Stone and his "Manhattan Madam" candidate for governor, Kristin Davis, a ten minute block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Ashley Alexandra Dupre's Playboy Shoot: First Look at New York's Most Dangerous Rack

    On Friday, the Playboy issue that will essentially explain The State of New York Politics will go on sale, with Ashley Alexandra Dupre on the cover as May's centerfold model. And we just so happened upon hi-res photos of the new issue from a well-placed source who "only reads it for the articles." W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Isn't Exactly Crazy About The Return of Eliot Spitzer

    ​Eliot Spitzer could've been caught with his dick in Joseph Bruno's ear, after having wrapped it in unmarked $100 bills, as he wore nothing else but black socks and the Communist Flag while singing Harry Nilsson's "Rainmaker" in a deal engineered by Alexandra Ashley Dupre, who's also acting as ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 1, 2009

    Joe Bruno and the Life Fantastic

    The divine rights of an Albany powerbroker

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Bruno Trial Recalls Ethics Bill Albany Shot Down in September

    Legislators have been quick to condemn wrongdoing in the run-up to the trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who was indicted on corruption charges in January. But let's not forget that earlier this fall, Senate Republicans unanimously shot down a bill that would have gone a lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    New York Emergency Management Now Nagging You on Facebook

    The New York City Office of Emergency Management this week launched a Facebook page. "If Facebook is where New Yorkers are looking for information," reasons OEM commissioner Joseph F. Bruno, "OEM needs to be there with answers." From the evidence of the site so far, it's mainly a good place to go to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Barrett: Did Paterson Consider the Bruno Connection to Gillibrand's Dad?

    A remarkably untimely cloud hangs over Governor David Paterson's apparent selection of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton as junior senator of New York.Federal prosecutors, according to numerous news accounts, are poised to indict former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Espada: Now That There's No Downside, A Loyal Democrat

    Given his history of intrigues with the Republican Party and the Independence Party, it is easy to see why Albany Democrats don't trust Pedro Espada Jr., and are supporting incumbent State Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr. over him for the State Senate. "We do not consider Pedro Espada to be a good Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    Et Tu, Bruno? Joe Bruno's Shocking Swan Song

    Both of our tabloids place Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno's surprise retirement announcement on the front page. The Daily News devotes one-and-a-half pages to the bombshell and the Post gives the story most of page two. Both chose to go with a straightforward article and an analysis piece, alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Bloomberg and the Press Give Joe Bruno a Pass on Congestion Pricing

    By Shaunna Murphy, Shea O’Rourke, Marguerite A. Suozzi Tabloid headlines and even New York Times editorials echoed City Hall last week in targeting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the one-man wrecking crew who obstructed Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing program. The mayor’s post-defeat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Bloomberg on Congestion Pricing Failure: 'A Special Kind of Cowardice'

    STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE FAILURE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO VOTE CONGESTION PRICING: “Today is a sad day for New Yorkers and a sad day for New York City. Not only won’t we see the realization of a plan that would have cut traffic, spurred our economy, reduced pollution ... 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 >>

  • News

    March 11, 2008

    Eliot Spitzer Goes Down

    Behind the governor's extreme makeover

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Joe Bruno Hits Back at NY Mag

    Embattled state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and his minions were punching back today after New York magazine published a lengthy profile in which Bruno basically says he steered union officials with business before the Legislature to a firm that hired him as a consultant. Bruno's relationship w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Rudy Set to Bow Out and Endorse McCain

    Just think: if Rudy never ran, we'd never have this gem from Joe Biden. Thanks for the memories, Rudy. Thanks for the headlines. Thanks for the Florida strategy. One commenter on Runnin' Scared predicted last week that Bernie Kerik will take a plea shortly after Rudy took his bow. Let's see if ... 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

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    'No Skeletons in My Closet!'

    Oh yeah? How Michael Mukasey and Bernie Kerik are haunting Rudy's run.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Joe Bruno and the IRS

    Call it Troopergate, Choppergate, or the The Dirty Tricks scandal, as the New York Post has taken to calling it lately, but no matter what the name, state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno's questionable use of state aircraft is a story that might stick around longer than Gov. Spitzer's ham-handed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    It's OK To Say Bruno and IRS in Same Breath: Spitzer Flack

    Wayne Barrett's "The Truth Behind Troopergate" first raised the question as to whether state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno needs to report his taxpayer-funded personal travel to the IRS as income. Then the Bruno camp went ballistic when Senate Democrats drafted a letter to the IRS about the Senat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007
  • News

    July 10, 2007

    He Shot the Sheriff

    Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man

  • Columns

    June 26, 2007

    Clueless in New York

    State's failure to pass sex ed act fucks young people

  • News

    December 19, 2006

    A Tale From the Slush Fund

    A top Brooklyn pol uses the pork barrel against cancer

  • News

    December 5, 2006

    Twisted Spitzer

    Note to good-guy governor-elect: 10 reasons to stay Hevesi’s execution

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    Serph's Up

    Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again

  • News

    June 20, 2006
  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Bliss or Miss

    Getting over the gay-wedding jitters

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    The Hucksters

    The people who tried to sell you the world's most expensive stadium

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    Stopping a Stadium

    Heroes had different motives, but they shared scorn for the Jets deal

  • News

    May 24, 2005

    Protection Racket

    Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money

  • News

    November 30, 2004

    Medical Marijuana Keeps on Rolling

    Pot for patients may run into trouble with the Supreme Court, but the issue is gaining here at home

  • News

    November 9, 2004

    The Jets' End Run

    Will Bloomberg and Pataki spend billions without legislative approval?

  • News

    July 6, 2004

    GOP's Forgetful Convert

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

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    It Can Happen Here

    Is New York's Marriage Law Gender Neutral? The City Council Speaker Says Yes. The Mayor Says No. It's Time for the Rest of us to March.

  • News

    June 24, 2003

    Boys Gone Wild

    In Albany, Rape, Punch-Outs, and Shutdowns Are All a Baffling Blur

  • News

    May 13, 2003

    One Million Gone?

    Is Bloomberg Sitting Tight While Housing Destabilizes?

  • News

    April 29, 2003
  • News

    February 12, 2002

    New York’s Anti-Terror Express

    State Pols Ride a Troubling Crime Agenda Toward Re-Election

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Blue Cross Hijacked

    How the Governor and the State's Most Powerful Union Shortchanged Health Consumers

  • News

    April 3, 2001

    No Rx Required

    The Fight to Make Morning-After Pills Available Over the Counter

  • News

    November 14, 2000

    Campaign Classics

    Tales From the Trail About Green, Zogby, Powers, and Zuckerman

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Silk Stocking Strategy

    Tenants Torn Between Having a Friend Among Enemies and a True Friend

  • News

    May 2, 2000

    Breaking Down Prison Walls

    An Organizer Takes His Street Movement to Albany

  • News

    June 29, 1999

    Loft Law Limbo

    Artists Fret As Albany Fiddles

  • News

    May 18, 1999

    Train Runs Over Rudy

    Mayor Stands Up For City, Gets Clobbered By Runaway Commuter Tax Cut

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Freedom Fighters

    An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws

  • News

    March 23, 1999

    Watershed Waffle

    Rudy Takes a Dive on City Wetlands for Upstate GOP

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