Tom Ognibene

  • Columns

    June 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Carl Paladino and Tom Ognibene: The All-Italian GOP Ticket

    ​Carl Paladino, the mega-millionaire rebel from Buffalo who wants to be governor, kicks off his petition drive today to force his way into a uno-a-uno primary against official Republican party candidate Rick Lazio. And he's running on an all-Paisan Party ticket, he announced last night. In a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Everyone Thinks Anthony Como's New Job is a Payoff

    "Queens GOP for sale: $172,311" says the Daily Gotham, referring to the big-ticket job as a NYCHA commissioner that former councilmember and longtime Queens Republican functionary Anthony Como just got from Mayor Bloomberg. They think it's "part of the price Michael Bloomberg is paying in exchange f ... 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

    June 6, 2006

    Party Faithful

    It's all in the family for a top Bronx Republican

  • News

    December 6, 2005

    Same-Sex Nups Squeeze Mayor Again

    Bi-positional Bloomberg and the gay-marriage ruling

  • News

    October 25, 2005

    Bloomy's Hypocritical Oath

    Four gripes with Michael Bloomberg's first-term performance

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2005

    Mayor Opens Wallet to Close Ballot

    Mayor Bloomberg's all-American, but are his ballot blocking measures? ( Mayor Bloomberg's campaign has paid lawyers, consultants and canvassers more than $650,000 to knock Conservative Party mayoral candidate Tom Ognibene off the Republican line, according to submissions filed with New York ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2005

    The Odd Couple

    Mike Bloomberg's tainted outer-borough ally

  • News

    October 11, 2005

    GOP Games

    Endorsement for Sale

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2005

    Mayor Mike Plays Moneyball

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest campaign expense report reveals $10.3 million in outlays just for campaign consultants. It reports $4.2 million in spending on direct mail alone, more than Virginia Fields spent on her primary campaign and almost as much as Anthony Weiner did. The mayor's re-election ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    Mike's Mixed Message

    Bi-positional Bloomberg assails gay marriage in court

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    Democrats Notch a Win

    Who's mad at Weiner's decision to drop out? Not his supporters

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2005

    Riots, Gutballs, and Scumbags (A Debate Continues)

    So enough already about where Gifford Miller's fabulously cute kids are going to go to school. One of the more revealing comments from Tuesday's Democratic debate was made not by one of the candidates or panelists on stage, but by an audience member walking out. She kept muttering to her nodding fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2005

    Ballot Battles Break Backs

    Board of Elections thins the menu voters get to dine from on September 13 It's only August 5th, so the campaign for mayor, city council, and other municipal offices is far from—except perhaps for those candidates bounced from the ballot during Board of Elections hearings this week, people like ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2005
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2005

    You, Too, Can Fund Your Own Campaign!

    What do Manuel Cavaco, Melvin Davis, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have in common? According to the most recent finance summary from the Campaign Finance Board, they are the only three candidates who reported funding their campaigns from a single donor. So far in the mayoral race, that's one measure ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2005

    Running to Lose

    On the fringes of the mayoral race: new ideas, fresh faces, slim chances

  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Favorite Sons

    Bloomberg ally Molinari pushed mob-tainted pals for city contracts

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Odd Man Out

    With his fancy footwork over gay marriage, Bloomberg could be stepping on too many toes

  • News

    January 18, 2005

    Bloomberg Tosses Money at GOP Foe

    A pesky political rival gets an offer from mayor's aides

  • News

    January 18, 2005

    Thunder on the Right

    Ognibene marshals his troops

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    A Real Chance at Reform

    Bloomberg plans to limit campaign contributions from people doing business with the city

  • News

    November 4, 2003

    The Man Who Couldn't Be Judge

    Political Parties Divide Judicial Spoils in Queens

  • News

    June 19, 2001

    Danger Below

    Corrupt Consultant Got Pol’s Backing to Teach Safety

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Inside Edge

    The Councilman and the Crooked Building Consultant

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Quiet on the Rent-Law Front

    Landlords Take a Pass This Year

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    A Wounded Mayor

    Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule

  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Ducking Diallo

    White Pols and Press Tread Lightly on Rudy Role in Cop Brutality