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  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    And Now, the Answers to Our 2013 News Quiz, Plus the Super Smart Contest Winner

    At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    John Catsimatidis' Advice to Joe Lhota in the Mayor's Race: Spend More of Your Own Money

    It wasn't so long ago that we said a reluctant farewell to John Catsimatidis, grocery store magnate, unsuccessful mayoral candidate, and profoundly weird dude. Oh, sure, he's popped up here and there--writing a heartfelt, creatively spaced goodbye poem on Facebook, bizarrely insisting that Rudy Giu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Protests Newt Gingrich Fundraiser; Newt, Fellow Fat Cats Unperturbed

    Rosie Gray​A small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside the Union League Club on 37th and Park today to demonstrate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who was holding a fundraiser there. Gingrich famously told protesters to "go get a job right after you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Korean Fried Chicken Chain KyoChon Invades Midtown Manhattan in a Big Way

    ​The "soy" flavored chicken wing is indeed delicious--but do you want to pay a pro-rated cost of $1.20 for it? Three years ago, just as four Korean fried-chicken chains were making their beachheads along Northern Boulevard in Murray Hill, Queens, I did a comparative review of all the competin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Queens Dems to Endorse Challenger for Monserrate's Seat

    ​Local Democrats desire to distance themselves and the electorate from state senator Hiram Monserrate, recently convicted of a lesser charge in an attack on his girlfriend, and tonight the Queens Democratic Party, the Post confirms, will announce that it is backing a challenger for his seat fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Curtis Sliwa: Tour Guide

    Guardian Angels founder, radio talk show host, mob target, and champion pickle eater Curtis Sliwa recently added a new feather to his red cap: he's now a tour guide. In a video on the site dedicated to his new venture, "Underbelly Tours," Sliwa explains how his three-hour tours begin in the subw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Curtis Sliwa Blasts Bloomberg's 3rd Term, Quinn's Orange Hair

    Not even reliable rightwing lunatic Curtis Sliwa can get with Bloomberg's term limits reversal. Joined by Gerson Berrero of La Prensa for a NY1 bellow-fest, the Guardian Angels leader calls Christine Quinn "the waffle girl" for backing the Mayor's plan, later admitting "it's that glow-in-the-dark or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2008

    Straniere Closes Hot Dog Store, Cites Rise in Price of Pig Lips

    NY13 Blog digs out a July YouTube interview of GOP Congressional candidate Bob Straniere, in which Straniere says "I consider Staten Island my home," though he maintains a residence in Manhattan. Till recently Straniere maintained a business there too -- the interview takes place at Straniere's New ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2008

    Dread and Circuses at the Brooklyn Museum

    Police give local artist the reaction he was angling for

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Mike's Big Night

    In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2004

    Gang Planks

    Pols Push Tougher Policing for City's Gang Problem

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Mystery Man

    A Giuliani Patronage Hire Whose Job Defied Description

  • News

    April 23, 2002

    Street Hassle

    New Skool Versus Old School in Greenwich Village

  • News

    September 21, 1999

    A Free Speech Warrior

    'Sure, We Get People Angry'