As we reported yesterday, the Bloomberg administration lost its lengthy and expensive legal battle against a Freedom of Information Law request by Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, requesting the administration's emails concerning the ill-fated hiring of former Schools Chancelor Cathie ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's fight to keep emails concerning the hiring Cathie Black, whose catastrophic career as school chancellor lasted all of 100 days, has finally ended, and Bloomberg has lost. The story stretches back to 2010, when Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, filed a Freedom of Infor ... More >>
The Bloomberg's peculiar determination to keep anyone from seeing emails related to the hiring of disastrous School-Chancelor-for-95-days Cathie Black has encountered another setback. In a ruling handed down yesterday, a panel of Appellate Division judges denied the city's request to appeal a strin ... More >>
An Epitaph of Dreams
Just before Thanksgiving, Manhattan Judge Alice Schlesinger ruled that the Bloomberg administration turn over emails sent between the mayor and Cathie Black prior to Black's short-lived appointment as New York City schools chancellor. (The fight for the emails had been instigated by Sergio He ... More >>
Today, I am suing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Last year, Bloomberg baffled New Yorkers when he appointed publishing executive Cathie Black to be the city's next schools chancellor. Black was an unpopular choice, and for months, responses to her appointment ran the gamut of ridicul ... More >>
I am not the only one who has a special place in her heart for the man also known as @weareyourfek. Our interns, past and present (but not future because he won't beeeee here) love him, too! Here are their favorite memories.
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Sergio HernandezUpdate: Reporting from the scene, Sergio Hernandez tells us that FDNY just arrived, and that cops are telling people to "keep moving." 2nd Street is blocked off between 1st and 2nd. DNAInfo reports that a plastic garbage bag containing C4 explosives but no blasting cap was fou ... More >>
Sergio HernandezThe story of the explosives found today in the East Village's New York City Marble Cemetery at 2nd Street keeps getting weirder. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly just gave a press conference that explained, to some degree, how explosives would end up in such unlikely a bomb-spot ... More >>
We've just received unconfirmed word that New York Observer culture editor Sara Vilkomerson -- a longtime staffer at the paper -- is out.
Hilarity: the New York Times' CityRoom blog proudly points out that "it is approximately 5:06:07 p.m. on 8/9/10. A chronographic event of this sort will not happen again for another hundred years. Just saying." How pleased with yourselves you must be, New York Times! How trenchant and witty a ... More >>
For a while, infamous Manhattan media gossip site Gawker was synonymous with Gawker Stalker: A trademark real-time map of bitchy celebrity sightings reported to the site. Now, it's been relegated to a sad little tag, as they've grown up to doing the stalking and sourcing the stalkers in-house the ... More >>
Two major New York media moves to report today: Gawker has filled a recently widened gap for political blogging and reporting, while True/Slant - the little network that could -- was purchased in an M & A deal that met expectations in more ways than one.
The Gawker masthead's been pretty busy in the last few months, and they haven't even had any of their doors kicked in! It's about to see a little more action, though, as they've now added another name to their editorial team.