The House vote on Charlie Rangel could come today now that the ethics panel has released its final report. Rangel is still pushing hard to get his censure resolution knocked down to a milder reprimand. It's a long shot despite support yesterday from House Dem James Clyburn of South Carolina w ... More >>
Office of the MayorThere's a tough column today by Mark Green (on Huffington Post and in this week's Observer), a reminder that, no matter how much the ex-candidate sometimes gets on our nerves, he always has something smart to say.
Green's subject is the growing trend of mega-millionaires j ... More >>
Believe it or not, all those Aqueduct Racetrack headlines conceal a touching story of reconciliation and forgiveness that no one has noticed. The story either proves that time, or plausible profit, heals all wounds, or it shatters the notion that blood is thicker than water.
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Bill de Blasio's job as public advocate: something Mayor Bloomberg would love to eradicateOne surprise in Mike Bloomberg's State of the City speech this week was his failure to say anything about the long-promised charter revision commission, which is expected, among other things, to act on o ... More >>
Now that the poorly-attended primary election is over, what droplets of meaning can be wrung from it? Some people think Mark Green (pictured), who finished second to Brooklyn councilmember Bill de Blasio in the public advocate race and will face him in a runoff on September 29, is played out in New ... 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 >>
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 >>
Mark Green is mainly known for losing elections, but he did serve as Pubic Advocate from 1994 to 2001, and now he wants his old job back. Green, who announced on NY1's "Wiseguys" show, says we need a PA who "understands how to make New York a cutting edge, 21st century city." Bill de Blasio, Eric Gi ... More >>
Mark Green is getting a surprisingly friendly reception to the Public Advocate's race. The current PA, Betsy Gotbaum, who will not compete in this year's race, responds, "It doesn't surprise me that the field of strong candidates for the Public Advocate's race continues to grow. I believe that is a ... More >>
Here's Mark Green offering a proud last hurrah on the night of September 15, 2006 when he lost his bid to be state attorney general: "I will not seek office again. I want to make my contribution as an advocate, as a writer, as a lawyer, and as a teacher. But I will not seek elective office ... More >>