Richard Lipsky

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    State Senator Carl Kruger Finally Hit With Corruption and Bribery Charges

    ​State Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman William Boyland turned themselves into police this morning in order to face longstanding allegations of a bribery conspiracy. As the Village Voice's Tom Robbins wrote back in the summer of 2010, Kruger "has been relentlessly soaking [Sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Where Was Mike? CBS's Marcia Kramer Digs in Her Heels to Find Out

    ​There's no surer sign of big political trouble than to have CBS TV's Marcia Kramer on your case, and this week it is Mike Bloomberg's long-awaited turn on the receiving end. Bloomberg promptly proved he's feeling the heat by getting all prickly and calling Kramer -- a prominent City Hall pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Case Study: How a Bronx Supermarket Lobbyist Takes Down a Competitor

    An enormous supermarket, recently slipped into the Related Companies' Kingsbridge Armory development plan, caused a bit of an uproar among community groups and elected officials in The Bronx. But it caused an even greater upset for Morton Williams, a Bronx-born supermarket chain, which has a store d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Not Everyone is Sad to See Doctoroff Go

    By John DeSio The announcement of the resignation of Dan Doctoroff last week was a moment of reflection for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Doctoroff’s official title in the Bloomberg administration was deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding, though, to many New Yorkers, he represented the ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2004

    Getting the Incest Out

    A Bloomberg proposal that could transform city campaign finance