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
Skelos says the Senate Bargain and Sale Deed is a model for the nation.
I'm sorry, but if the Chair of the State Democratic Party (who seems to harbor the delusion that the State Democratic Party means the Governor) can't bring herself to support the choice of the Democratic Party’s Conference for the leadership of the State Senate, she should resign.
COLIN CAMPBELL: I love you. You love me. We're a happy family. With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you.
Aging and dying have often become so inextricably linked in our minds that we tend to forget that they are actually opposing alternatives.