Mario Cuomo

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011


    Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    O Cuomo, All Ye Faithful

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010
  • 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

    September 24, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo and Black Voters -- The Key to his Father's Victory, Will They Help the Son?

    ​Having set the national stage for the Carl Paladino roll-out yesterday, with CNN citing the Times as their reason for interviewing him, the paper did a nosedive today on the Sienna and Marist polls that rebut the Quinnipiac numbers that were featured in a front page story the day before. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Opportunity is Here: When Will He Endorse an A.G. Candidate?

    ​Andrew Cuomo will show us in the next few days if he has the balls to be a change agent as governor. His feud with Eliot Spitzer caught fire when Spitzer got stuck in neutral during Cuomo's 2006 primary race for attorney general against Mark Green, refusing to endorse Cuomo when it mattered. ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2010

    Shutting Upstate Jails for City Kids Has Made a Fiery Bronx Bureaucrat a Host of Enemies

    People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Democratic Attorney General Wannabe's Duck Debate on Great Fender Bender Scandal

    ​The five Democrats who want to be the state's next attorney general debated for the first time last night at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Reports are that it was a sedate affair with no good mud-slinging worth relating. To NY1's great dismay, no one raised the biggest campaign issue so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Stopping and Frisking the A.G. Candidates

    I knew Eric Schneiderman was coming to the attorney general debate at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn last night, so I didn't park in the campus lot. I preferred to take the chance that I'd be stopped and frisked by Ray Kelly on my walk through Crown Heights to see a debate at which all five Democ ... 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

    June 8, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Biggest Rival Won't Be the G.O.P.

    It's Shelly Silver and the old-school Dems in his race to Governor

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Reminds Us Why He's Not the Latino NY Needs for Statewide Office

    No, gracias​The wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News. Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Ed Koch, Richard Ravitch, Judith Kaye -- It's the Day of the Geezers!

    Disgusted with boomer pols who have their thumbs up their asses, New York's old-timers are stepping up and trying to get it done. As you may have noticed, former MTA head and current Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, 73, was given the job of announcing the new state budget plan while Governor P ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2010

    The Reinvention of Andrew Cuomo

    A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight

  • 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 >>

  • Columns

    November 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Rick Lazio Calls for Constitutional Convention, One House to Rule Them All

    Remember the flurry of interest this summer in a New York state constitutional convention from politicians and voters? The voters may be climbing down from the threat, but Rick Lazio is still ready to capitalize on it in his race for governor. The man best known for losing to Hillary Clinton in h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Chatting With...Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde

    ​ Andrew Carmellini has had a busy summer--he's recently opened Locanda Verde, a rustic Italian spot in Tribeca. The chef grew up in Cleveland, and trained at the CIA, where he cooked for Governor Mario Cuomo on the weekends. Carmellini was chef de cuisine at Cafe Boulud for six years before m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Bloomberg Pops Up in Rupert's Post

    As Mario Cuomo famously said, when New York Post publisher Rupert Murdoch likes a politician, he lets you know it. Back in 1982 when Cuomo was campaigning against Post favorite Ed Koch for the Democratic gubernatorial nod, he griped that when normal papers endorse a candidate  "you get one column ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Little Anthony & The Imperials, Run-D.M.C. to Rock Hall

    We know it's silly, but we're excited for homeboys Little Anthony & The Imperials and Run-D.M.C., who have just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Imperials began in Brooklyn -- Little Anthony, aka Jerome Anthony Gourdine, grew up in the Fort Greene projects -- and Run-D.M.C. is, ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 22, 2008

    Michael Bloomberg's Velvet Coup

    Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Queens Pol Seminerio’s Lessons on Government Interrupted by FBI, Indictment

    Here's that aging rascal, Queens assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, explaining the ways of the world to an Albany favor seeker about why the veteran legislator decided to cut out the middleman and become his own lobbyist: "I was doing favors for these sons-of-bitches there, you know, they were, they we ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2008

    Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie

    How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis

  • 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 >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    Cuomo's Gal Friday

    Plenty keeps Albany's political odd couple, Andrew and Joe, together

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Truth Behind Troopergate

    A capital melodrama starring Eliot Spitzer, Joe Bruno and Andrew Cuomo

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    'Oh, Right . . . Hooray!': Weird Election Night

    The symbolic significance of Eliot Spitzer's victory was certainly on display last night at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Ave and 53rd, the regular hangout for Empire State Democrats on Election Day: There was Mario Cuomo, taking the stage in the same room where he conceded twelve years ago. A lot was d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Cuomo and Me: What, No Handshake?

    When Mark Green wrapped up Wednesday's final debate in the attorney general race with a reference to the Voice's story about Andrew Cuomo's curious ties to accused slumlord Andrew Farkas, I was sitting in the press row gathering my umbrella and papers. The next minute I was accosted by George M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2006

    Tough Day for Dr. Cohen

    If Charlie Rangel and Percy Sutton are peeved that Eliot Spitzer has selected State Sen. David Paterson as his running mate rather than their candidate, Leecia Eve, imagine how Jon Cohen feels? Cohen is one of the also-runs for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Like Eve, he made the rounds ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    August 12, 2003
  • News

    July 22, 2003

    Spitzer's Spiel

    A.G. Backpedals on Schools, Dodges MTA Case

  • News

    July 22, 2003

    Spoils System

    How a Hefty Fee for an Ex-Governor Went Unnoticed

  • News

    July 1, 2003

    Why Did Spitzer Defend Pataki?

    The Gubernatorial Wannabe Undercut Our Schools in Major Court Battle

  • News

    May 27, 2003

    How Pataki Won

    Governor Strikes Strongman Pose, Wipes His Hands Clean

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Humanizing Mike

    Why Won't the Mayor Let Us Get Close to Him?

  • News

    July 9, 2002

    Getting Away With Murder

    Pataki's Fiscal Follies Pass Unnoticed in Re-Election Fervor

  • News

    July 2, 2002

    Ticket to Nowhere

    Pataki Court Decision Cites Schools as Track to Service Careers

  • News

    May 28, 2002

    Scandal Cash

    Adult-Home Barons Purchased Pataki Inside Track

  • News

    December 4, 2001

    Black Interloper

    Russell Simmons's 'Racial Contract' With Andrew Cuomo

  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Sins of the Father

    Rudy's Double Standard

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Hillary's Big Problem

    No Woman Has Ever Won Higher Office in New York State

  • News

    May 25, 1999

    Boola, Boola, Boola!

    Yalies Pataki and Bush Agree on Presidency, Disagree on Rudy

  • News

    January 12, 1999

    The Trashing of Clinton's Women

    Obstruction of Justice by Threats and Coercion of Discarded Women

  • News

    November 17, 1998

    Autopsy on Alfonse

    A Look at the Real Numbers in '98 Sweepstakes

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Pataki's Favorite Conservatives

    Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough

  • News

    October 6, 1998

    Pataki's Pap

    The make-believe governor spins his boomtime fantasy

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