Shiho Fukada/VVIt is October 14, 2000, and Guy Velella -- the ex-state senator and convicted felon who died yesterday at 66 -- is in his home base in the north Bronx practicing the fine art of retail politics. Nobody does this better, and the tell-tale silver-streak in his careful pompadour i ... More >>
Tom DiNapoli is too nice a guy.
The state comptroller apparently can't say no to anyone who wants to meet with him, though he has a mixed record when it comes to delivering what his bellringers want.
I've been reading half a foot of DiNapoli's appointment schedules from 2007 to now an ... More >>
No, graciasThe wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News.
Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>
A pair of New York City political powerhouses took major public hits today in Andrew Cuomo's latest round of sanctions in his pension fund fraud investigation.
The biggest is Steve Rattner, the ex-Times reporter who counts Mike Bloomberg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. among his close pals. Here's ... 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.
Roberto Ramire ... More >>
If you're a New York political junkie, the best entertainment of the holiday season was the sitdown Michael Scotto had last week on NY1 with the remaining members of Harlem's Gang of Four, David Dinkins, Basil Paterson and Congressman Charlie Rangel. They went on the show to laud gang leader and b ... More >>
The Daily News reports that newly-minted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hired the Mirram Group to mend fences with the Hispanic community. Too bad Mirram's friends probably played a role in breaking those fences to begin with.
The consulting firm is co-operated by Roberto Ramirez, the former chairm ... More >>