With every new year, I grant myself a new appellation, just to mix things up and scare people a little.
Last year it was Joyce Purnick, but that didn't stick.
So this year I want something as catchy as a disease, but much more fun.
Here are the choices:
There's no surer sign of big political trouble than to have CBS TV's Marcia Kramer on your case, and this week it is Mike Bloomberg's long-awaited turn on the receiving end. Bloomberg promptly proved he's feeling the heat by getting all prickly and calling Kramer -- a prominent City Hall pres ... More >>
For those of us paid to type about city politics for a living, there can be no merrier Season's Greetings than Mike Bloomberg's new presidential tryout. For one thing, it gets mayoral aides clicking on all six cylinders when it comes to anonymous quote making, like this gem donated to the N ... More >>
Is public anger over term limits enough to beat Mike
Bloomberg? Polls say no, but city comptroller Bill Thompson
seems to think so.
This morning an energized and upbeat-sounding Thompson led
a cheering throng of some 200 union members and
representatives on the City Hall steps as he sought to
... More >>
Ha, ha, ha.
The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes.
New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>
Politico posted an excerpt from Joyce Purnick's new biography of Mike Bloomberg this morning and, incredibly, no one noticed the astonishing references in it to Bloomberg's real attitude about Barack Obama. The book, entitled Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (Public Affairs), will not ... More >>
This week's New Yorker features a major article about Mayor Bloomberg that is mostly very positive, though it tweaks the Mayor a little --- in sneaky journalistic ways that will be beneath his notice -- about his ways and means of being so wonderful.
Reporter Ben McGrath chronicles the May ... More >>