William Thompson

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    How the NYC Mayoral Race Betting Odds Shifted in Two Months

    Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    The Last Icy Treat of Summer: Kelvin Slush

    ​Somber and scientific Kelvin Slush recently parked at 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue, but today, who knows? Over the last summer we've seen a race to develop new types of frozen treats pursued with as much fervor as the American-Russian Space Race of the 1960's. We've seen the popsicle invente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    New Poll Suggests Bloomberg Will Only Win in Small Landslide

    ​Good news for doormat Democrats! Whereas the June Quinnipiac University found Bloomberg trouncing William Thompson 54 to 32 percent, the latest shows the Mayor's lead narrowed to only ten points, 47 to 37 percent. Start chilling the champagne, guys -- you're headed for moral victory. If his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    The Week in the Voice

    Those Newburgh 4, arrested last month and charged with trying to blow up synagogues in a terror plot, were drawn into their alleged conspiracy by an informant known as Malik, working with the FBI to get out from under his own criminal record. Witnesses say that in addition to subjecting the men to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Giada Speaks About Frenemy Rachael Ray; Ground Beef Recalled

    Giada De Laurentiis told Redbook that the rumor about the rivalry between herself and Rachael Ray is not true. "Do we hang out all the time? No. Are we best friends? No," says the Food Network star, but she claims to have no beef with Rach. [People] The latest in food safety scares: beef. A meatpac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version. We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Thompson Unveils Online "How Bad Will Your Commute Suck?" Game

    Comptroller and mayoral candidate William Thompson just unveiled one of those cute online interactive games. Go here, and you can put in your zip code, push a button, and find out how much worse your transit service will get when the MTA's proposed cutbacks go into effect. Ours is looking pretty awf ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is

    City Hall gift-wraps another present for baseball's richest team

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Thompson: Charge Cars By the Pound

    William Thompson has a novel idea for raising MTA revenue: start charging car owners extra to register their vehicles -- and the more they weigh, the more they'll pay. The biennial fee is currently $30 for non-commercial vehicles; Thompson wants the minimum raised in the 12 counties where the MTA ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Tony Avella is Mad as Hell (And Running for Mayor)

    Days before City Councilmember Tony Avella (D-Queens) officially declared his candidacy for mayor on Sunday, he released a video in which he compared his position to that of Howard Beale in the 1976 film, Network. The character, a ratings-challenged news anchor turned anti-corporate crusader portray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Thompson Uses NYC Pensions to Push For LGBT Worker Protections

    Photo by Marla Maritzer Long aggressive in the use of shareholder resolutions to pressure corporations to assume socially responsible stances, the New York City Pension Funds took an unprecedented step toward workplace equality for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender employees on Tuesday. Comptro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Christine Quinn and the Prisms of LGBT Advocate and Mayoral Candidate

    By Julie Bolcer Politicians on the rise invariably need to renegotiate their relationships with core constituencies as they try to broaden their electoral appeal. In the midst of these courtships of new voters, the awkward routines of complicated footwork and sidestepping among long-term supporters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Brooklynites Rail Against Proposed MTA Fare Hike

    Brooklynites came out to voice the anger at a proposed fare hike. The MTA will host similar hearings in the other boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. By Julie Bolcer “Fughetaboutit,” at least, for now. That’s what nearly 200 people told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Closing the MTA Budget Gap

    When the MTA announced looming fare hikes last month, it was noted here that the MTA's decision to let Bruce Ratner, the developer of the Atlantic Yards, have the Vanderbilt Rail Yards for $100 million was looking like a poor choice. The MTA's own appraisal valued the land at $214 million. And why ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2002

    Carl McCall's Secret Self

    A Look Inside the Bizarre World of His Pension-Fund Proxy Votes

  • News

    August 28, 2001

    Landlords Vote With Bucks

    Where the Real Estate Dollars Are Going

  • News

    July 31, 2001

    Thompson’s Keyspan Conflict

    Comptroller Candidate Misleads Ethics Board and Sidesteps Rulings

  • Specials

    July 17, 2001
  • News

    July 3, 2001

    The Banker Who Broke the Law

    Should the Board of Ed’s Bill Thompson Advance to the Next Grade?

  • News

    May 15, 2001

    Enter Carl W. Thomas

    How Abner Louima's Former Attorney Can Make or Break A Black-Latino Coalition

  • News

    September 22, 1998

    Out of Uniform

    The Board of Education's ballyhooed school dress code may not be so smart