Why the 23-year reign of Charles Hynes must end
James FeatherstonhaughMy cover story this week about Albany lobbyists featured "Feathers," otherwise known as James Featherstonhaugh, who is the final toll on the thruway to the state capitol. Everyone, apparently, pays. Over the course of a four-decade career as unofficial state gatekeeper, Feathe ... More >>
Third party politics in New York is so byzantine most voters turn off when it comes up. But Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have been mayor without the now-defunct Liberal line and George Pataki's margin over Mario Cuomo in 1994 was provided by the State Conservative Party. So the swing this week ... More >>
RiceIt sounds like an exotic Sandra Lee recipe: pigeon and rice. Lee is the Andrew Cuomo gal pal who took time off from her Food Network on-camera cooking duties to appear with him at his gubernatorial announcement and was famously asked by Roseanna Scotto recently on Fox Five when Andrew wo ... More >>
Mark Green was the first New York City public advocate -- a sort of Mayoral VP and public busybody -- and, after a two-term interregnum by Betsy Gotbaum, he looks good to become the third. But it's not such a sure thing as it once looked. When Green announced for the race he actually scared ... More >>
The fiscal watchdog's team wrote its own rules
The pudgy papa awaiting his hug and kiss when 42-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand walked toward the podium at her senatorial debut last week was Alphonse D'Amato, still the most powerful Republican in New York, a full decade after he lost his senate seat to the bookend on the other side of the podium, Se ... More >>
Now that Caroline Kennedy has dropped out, the new frontrunner for Hillary Clinton's senate seat is upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic hero for capturing a Republican-majority district in 2006. Camera crews are now posted outside her home in Hudson, New York, and she is reportedl ... More >>
Who's Caroline's daddy?
How the benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all
Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man
With Spitzer at the table, Pataki's casino cronies pull an inside straight
Over two years and with the help of his late friend and colleague Jack Newfield, Wayne Barrett never stopped digging for the dirt.
NYPD gunfire goes up while crime goes down. What gives?
Sifting through the broken dreams of a great candidate who failed to connect with New York's most powerful constituency: liberal Democratic voters
Carl Andrews runs for Congress, trying to shed ties to King of Kings County Clarence Norman
Millions are missing at a powerful union-backed worker-training group
Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?
Machiavellian minister wins DNC subsidies and plots mayoral moves
How Guy's guys (and gals) plead his case
Robert Altman and Cynthia Nixon talk about Tanner
Memo to a candidate's new aides: just go ahead and let Kerry be Kerry
Pataki and Giuliani rewrite 9-11 history to bolster Bush, prepare for their 2008 race
Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project
Pataki's Police Czar Penetrates Federal Probe of Gov's Campaign
DUMBOs Chic Real Estate Titan Lowballs His Workers
Bruno Dumps Pataki, Sticks With Union Allies
A Campaign Plan for Making Al Sharpton Matter
Job-Jingo Governor Proposes 'State-Killing' Budget
While Unions Are Scrutinized, MTA Bigs Get Free Ride
How the 'Times,' the 'Post,' and the Rest of the Media Conspired to Push Pataki
Bush Slated to Pay Top Dollar for Libby Patakis Florida Land
The Decline of Higher Ed Under Pataki
Scandal-Scarred Adult Homes Buy Pataki Protection
With Rivera in Lead, Unions Ditch Dems for 'Lincolnian' Gov
Mike Bloombergs the New Mayor. Happy or Horrified?
Blunders, Billions, and Backstabbing Beat Green
Grown-Up Green Is Poised to Run the City
Out With the Poor, in With the Rich . . . and Into Lazios Coffers
Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner
Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?
Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor
The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.
Harlem activists fight to keep Parkside open
Their new battle is more about the conservative party than the schools
A black leader who called the mayor 'racist,' then endorsed the governor, ignites a furor over power and respect in harlem
The decision to impeach may turn on the investigation into Al Gore's wrongdoings
A Brooklyn Waterfront Dream House Becomes the Target of an Environmental Probe