This year's mayoral election is doubling as a kind of history lesson, as taught by two increasingly cranky middle-aged men who can't stop sending out passive-aggressive press releases about each other. First, we learned about Bill de Blasio's past as a young uber-liberal who spent time in Nicaragua, ... More >>
In the last legislative session, as you might recall, if you could stay awake for it, Governor Mario Cuomo introduced something seemingly everyone should have been in favor of: the Women's Equality Act (WEA), a ten-point-plan to strengthen women's rights in the state. The omnibus bill, which was ult ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo cheerleader/New York Post state capitol bureau chief Fred Dicker may have the right idea with his incessant butt-smooching of his main-man Cuomo -- if you don't want the gov's office to keep a "file" on you, that is. An aide to the governor reportedly kept a "file" on a reporter who he ... More >>
Last Tuesday, the city Industrial Development Agency announced that it and several other city and state bodies planned to hand over $128 million in grants, tax credits, and assorted vouchers to FreshDirect, which would use the cash to move its headquarters to the Bronx waterfront ... all the way fro ... More >>
Is the new broom actually just, 'another mouthpiece for the mayor'?
Former Queens assemblyman Tony Seminerio died today in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina where he was serving out the six-year fraud sentence he received in February. Seminerio, 75, had long been in poor health. Prior to his sentencing by federal Judge Naomi Buchwald for taking hund ... More >>
A connected company's license to loot—at the expense of the taxpayers, elderly, and infirm
Former Governor Mario Cuomo, father of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, made a rare endorsement today: He likes Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate. The Times sees it as a snub to Mark Green, and no kidding: as Wayne Barrett observed in 2006, Green was not gentle with Cuomo fils in a debate dur ... More >>
The many scams of Bloomberg's hip TV execs
The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>
In earlier Obama days, when the market was tanking, rightbloggers talked about the "Obama Dow Jones Death Watch," "Change we cannot afford," "DOW Collapse Signaling Fear of Socialist as President?" etc. Politics West huffed that Obama, "has essentially never been an investor," and that he and hi ... More >>
Photo via the Amsterdam News. Wilbert "Bill" Tatum, the feisty former publisher of the Amsterdam News who took on everyone from Ed Koch to the New York Post, died today in -- of all places -- a hospital in Croatia. Tatum, 76, was a world-traveler despite the diabetes that kept him confined to a w ... More >>
Days of whine and poses
Anti-gun Bloomberg buys ammo for pro-NRA Bruno
Note to good-guy governor-elect: 10 reasons to stay Hevesis execution
Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execsfor lobbying city and state officials
Getting over the gay-wedding jitters
City wants fewer entry points to its program for developmentally disabled children
Clinton Does the Democratic Primaries
Hillary walks tightrope! Schumer frolics in spotlight!
The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gapno wonder we're broke
After the Investigators, an Electoral Battle at Citys Biggest Union
An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action
Brooklyn Developer Pulls Bait and Switch on Neighborhood
Is the Media Hit on His Lieutenant Governor Legitimate?
City and State to Discrimination Victims: Drop Dead
How to Play the Race Card
A View From behind the Scenes
Public Advocate Is the Best Choice
Inside the Civil Rights Power Struggle
An Alleged Doctor Killer Is Arrested, and an Antiabortion Web Site Returns
Remembering How a President Who Promised to Unify a Nation Fixed an Election
63 Hot Newsbreaks in the New Giuliani Biography
Mayor Stands Up For City, Gets Clobbered By Runaway Commuter Tax Cut
Rudy Takes a Dive on City Wetlands for Upstate GOP
Owners Opt Out of Mitchell-Lama for Market Rents
Are Giuliani and Pataki Planning a Stadium December Surprise?
Ray Harding Throws His Weight Behind the Improbable Betsy
Do Some People Deserve More Free Speech than Others?