Unless Ben, Gur or EnWhySeaWonk answer my pleas to post my holiday story about my family “temporarily” adopting a cat left homeless by Sandy (which I can’t manage to post, because it contains photos), and barring any late breaking news that cannot be ignored, this will be my last post of the year. This will also be
In the end of the ugly exercise in reciprocal intellectual bankruptcy that was this year’s 15th SD Senate race, incumbent Joe Addabbo beat Councilman Eric Ulrich 42,187 (57.57%) to 31,036 (42.36%), with 51 write-in votes going to others (which shows remarkable restraint on
This summer at the Democratic National Convention, Jerry Nadler buttonholed me and started a conversation which he began by saying “On December 31, 2010, you wrote…”
Nearly a month later than normal, this Department begins its review of NYC’s November election results with a look at Bay Ridge.
On December 28, the NYC Board of Elections finally certified and published the returns for the election held on November 6th, only 27 days after its legal deadline to do so.
I was having such a good time at Lori Knipel's holiday party, to which virtually every candidate for City wide office had made a pilgrimage (I'd seen three mayoral candidate by the time I left, and there was still more than an hour to go), but, against my better judgment, I left to make the trek to Italian Williamsburg's
Between cultural events and parties, both of which are noted herein, my posts have been circling over the blogport all week, waiting for clearance to land.
I really was trying to take a respite this week and just attend parties, figuring that I’d round up my Facebook posts in one weekend Gateway piece.
Whatever Dave Seifman’s flaws, he knows the City Hall beat.
But Seifman doesn’t know bupkes about the Satmar.
The tragedy in Connecticut may very well signal a chance for a political sea change on gun control, which only ever happens in the aftermath of tragedy.
The assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King set the stage for the first meaningful gun control in 1968. The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan led us to the Brady Law.
The other day a prominent NYC columnist caused a fire storm with her column implying something nefarious about the DeBlasio family’s love life:
The Governor makes a pre-emptive reaction strike against the blowback from something he enabled in the first place. http://politicker.com/2012/12/cuomo-warns-state-senate-coalition-that-hes-the-peoples-ins
Cuomo: This is an internal Democratic dispute. Jeff Klein is a Democrat, Sampson is a Democrat, Gianaris is a Democrat...This is among Democrats This is not really about Republicans.
ANDREA PEYSER: Bill de Blasio knows about diversity.
What a waste--New York gets some worthless position on a second rate committee when we could have had Chelsea Clinton in Congress (an idea I shot down