Stanley Friedman

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Alan Hevesi's Cheating Heart

    ​Of all the crooked pols we have seen standing in the dock in recent years admitting to felonies on the public purse, it would be hard to find a more unlikely catch than Alan Hevesi. Most scamsters emit some whiff of deceit. For Hevesi's fellow former assemblyman from Queens, Tony Seminerio, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    George Steinbrenner's Other Championship Team: The Fixers

    ​Here's another name to toss into the hopper as we ponder the memory of the late George Steinbrenner III. One of those missing from this morning's massive obits is Patrick Cunningham, the former Bronx Democratic chief who played as big a role as Reggie Jackson in making Steinbrenner's career o ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    Gunning for the Working Families Party

    Landlords, lawyers fire at will

  • News

    June 3, 2009

    MobFellas: Simels, Gleeson, and Shargel

    The only-in-NY trial that brings together a lawyer to drug kingpins, his mob attorney, and the Gotti prosecutor

  • News

    March 4, 2009

    Bloomberg's Golden Republican

    The mayor's best—and only—GOP pal is a pork- and patronage-loving conservative

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Ramon Velez, R.I.P.

    Ramon Velez died Sunday night. He was once the most powerful Latino politician in New York, a scandal-scarred city councilman who ran the South Bronx like a monarch. When I discovered that he owned 14 condominiums in Puerto Rico while running a poverty program on a public salary of $210,000 in 198 ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Delegating Authority

    As McCain and Romney fight for the nomination, New York’s G.O.P. has a lot to lose

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    The Bronx Bomber

    While rooting the Yankees to a new home, Democratic political fixer Stanley Schlein failed his other clients

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2006

    An Anniversary: The Manes Scandals

    Today marks an important New York anniversary, although not one to be commemorated by any official proceeding. Twenty years ago this morning, one of the city's most powerful politicians, a chunky man named Donald Manes who doubled as both Queens Democratic Party leader and borough president, was pu ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Fixer Fonz

    The Ex-Senator Brags About Bonanzas, Hides Behind Pataki

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Heartless Hotel

    Prison Contracts and Homeless Crisis Built Empire

  • News

    August 6, 2002

    Brooklyn's Judicial Loyalty Oath

    Selection Procedures Questioned as Scandal Widens

  • News

    May 14, 2002

    Low-Class Act

    Russell Harding on Blacks, the Poor, and the Clintons

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Boss Is Back

    Miller Lets Clubhouse Control Council, Shortchanges Merit and Minorities

  • News

    April 17, 2001

    The Clean-Up Man

    Chic Ex-Prosecutor Makes a Bundle Overseeing Teamsters Local

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    A Bronx Tale

    The Incumbent Protection Society Musters Its Forces

  • News

    September 15, 1998

    The Storm at DC 37

    Rumblings of reform are finally breaking through at the city's powerful municipal union