As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerThe Conservative Party will meet tomorrow in Albany to make Buffalo Carl Paladino its new nominee and we can only hope this time around no one gets hit in the head with a brick. We are talking real bricks here. Yes, hard as it may be to accept for True Tea Party Believers, t ... More >>
State senator's big stash attracts the FBI
A hypocrite with plenty of companyWe often rejoice that Hypocrisy was not on the original list of seven deadly sins. If it were, we'd all be burning up somewhere. But the continuing saga of Hiram Monserrate -- expelled yesterday by the state senate -- deserves a special place in the Great Hyp ... More >>
...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...
The Staten Island Republican primary to choose a candidate to compete for Vito Fossella's former seat, currently held by Democrat Michael McMahon, may take place between Michael Allegretti, the 31-year-old scion of a Bay Ridge family whose family business was investigated for ties to the Gambino fam ... More >>
Tabloids call it a circus, but the lobbyists' goal is to squelch reforms
The footprint. Image via Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots. Yesterday was the long-awaited — like, six years long — first state legislative hearing on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project, with State Senator Bill Perkins convening his Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee ... More >>
The mayor's best—and only—GOP pal is a pork- and patronage-loving conservative
So how is Watchmen, you ask? "Although the ending has been somewhat modified from the novel's, let it be said that Watchmen doesn't lack for self-confidence or even entertainment value." But... well, let J. Hoberman tell it. Brooklyn Republican state senator Marty Golden "represents the flip sid ... More >>
Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?
Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again
Bruno Dumps Pataki, Sticks With Union Allies
GOP Uses Public Pots of Gold to Entice Converts