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Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

On Tuesday, the American -ists will be celebrating democracy and hitting the polls, letting politicians know what they really think. It just made us wonder: if it were up to the -ist-a-verse, what would we be...

Report Says Hevesi is Oust-able

Report Says Hevesi is Oust-able

Governor Pataki's office released a report saying there's enough evidence to recommend the removal of State Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Lawyer David Kelley wrote, "I do not feel that I am now in a position to advise you...

Pataki Toughens Illegal Gun Laws

Pataki Toughens Illegal Gun Laws

Mayor Bloomberg was in Albany to witness Governor Pataki sign a bill that increases penalties for carrying a loaded illegal gun. Previously, the minimum sentence was 1 year - now it's 3 1/2 years. This news...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A girl was shot after a community center Halloween party on Saturday - and there may be a link to the Chicken Noodle rappers From Upper East Side mansion to 7 World Trade Center: The Academy...

Bloomberg Flexes His Political Muscle in Connecticut

Bloomberg Flexes His Political Muscle in Connecticut

This morning, Mayor Bloomberg did a meet-and-greet commuters, but it was at a Metro-North train station in Connecticut! He was in Stamford to help Senator Joe Lieberman's re-election campaign. Mayor B said, ''I think the voters...

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Extra, Extra

+ Today in the Gothamist Newsmap: a "missing suicidal EDP" in Bay Ridge, multiple stabbings, including one on West 52nd in Midtown around 5am. + Happy ending: a big rock was dug out of the street...

Pataki Comes Back to Deal with Hevesi

Pataki Comes Back to Deal with Hevesi

Governor Pataki came back to New York (he cut a trip in Hungary short!) and announced that a former U.S. Attorney would investigate whether State Comptroller Alan Hevesi should be removed from office. Hello, caution! Pataki...

Spitzer Says Hell No to Hevesi

Spitzer Says Hell No to Hevesi

As expected, Attorney General and gubernatorial front runner Eliot Spitzer withdrew his support of State Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Spitzer acknowledged the State Ethics Commission's findings about Hevesi's use of a state driver to chauffeur his wife, saying...

Hevesi Says He Won't Resign

Hevesi Says He Won't Resign

During an election debate, State Comptroller Alan Hevesi said he would not resign after the State Ethics Commission found he violated state law by having a state driver chauffeur his wife. Hevesi made what the NY...

Should Hevesi Resign?

Should Hevesi Resign?

A number of politicians are calling for State Comptroller Alan Hevesi's resignation in the wake of the State Ethics Commission's report that asserted Hevesi lied about using a state driver for his wife's personal use. Naturally the...

Mayor Boosts Other Politicians

Mayor Boosts Other Politicians

If it's October and it's a midterm election year and it's your second (and final) mayoral term and you're very rich and may be considering higher office, what do you do? Well, if you're Mayor Bloomberg, you...

State Ethics Commission:  Hevesi is a Liar

State Ethics Commission: Hevesi is a Liar

The NY State Ethics Commission said that State Comtroller Alan Hevesi did violate state law by having a state driver chauffeur his wife. And now it seems that Hevesi is more likely to resign now with this...

Election Day Coming Soon

Election Day Coming Soon

With Election Day in a little more than two weeks, candidates are pushing into the home stretch by rallying their supporters and looking for undecided voters. The NY Times made some more big endorsements. The Gray Lady...

The McLaughlin Indictment Group

The McLaughlin Indictment Group

Earlier this week, Queens assemblyman Brian M. McLaughlin was charged with 43 different crimes, including racketeering, embezzlement, stealing from a Little League, fraud and more, taking $2.2 million. McLaughlin's office was raided by the FBI in March,...

Three Weeks-Before-Election Poll Number

Three Weeks-Before-Election Poll Number

Siena College released poll numbers for various NY election races yesterday. In the wackiest race of all - the Attorney General race between Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Jeanine Pirro - it looks like the embattled Pirro...

Faso on the Attacko During Debate With Spitzer

Faso on the Attacko During Debate With Spitzer

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Faso was relentless when he went up against Attorney General, Democratic candidate and gubernatorial frontrunner Eliot Spitzer. Faso said that Spitzer doesn't "get" that New Yorkers pay too much in taxes and...

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Extra, Extra

-- If only David Yassky had appeared on LunchBox before the election, he might have won! The Monopoly bit is hilarious-- but only if you're into urban planning physical humor. -- Good news: the city is...

Roger Toussaint Takes to the Rails - and Real People

Roger Toussaint Takes to the Rails - and Real People

Last week, amNew York reported on Transit Workers Union president Roger Toussaint's ploy to raise re-election funds by selling various wares, including autographed pictures. Toussaint, though, wanted to dispute the public perception of him in the article,...

Tension Over North Korean Nuclear Tests

Tension Over North Korean Nuclear Tests

Yesterday, the countries on the United Nations Security Council had an emegency meeting after North Korea announced it had tested a nuclear device. The U.S. proposed cargo inspections and limited sanctions to North Korea (including luxury items...

Census Confirms New Yorkers Pay Way Too Much for Housing

Census Confirms New Yorkers Pay Way Too Much for Housing

U.S. Census Bureau released data showing how housing costs have grown dramatically, and boy, is it a doozy. The NY Times puts it more eloquently: "The numbers vividly illustrate the impact, often distributed unevenly, of the crushing...

West Side Railyards Will Be Up for Bidding

West Side Railyards Will Be Up for Bidding

Finally! After realizing that a city offer of $500 million for the West Side Railyards is too low when the railyards are worth $1.5 billion (at least!), the MTA has come up with a plan to...

City Comptroller Thompson Eyes 2009

City Comptroller Thompson Eyes 2009

The race for 2009 mayoral is on: The Post reports that City Comptroller William Thompson is holding a big fundraiser on November 15. He apparently already has $2 million on hand, but the "New Yorkers for Thompson"...

Voter Awareness Month

Voter Awareness Month

It's Voter Awareness Month for this year, and the city is holding a number of voter workshops, voter registration drives, seminars and special events to get people interested in bringing out the vote. For instance, there was...

Giuliani's Potential

Giuliani's Potential "Swift Boat"

The Daily News' Ben Smith looks at a possible stumbling block for Rudy Giuliani's presidential hopes. And it would be a big one. With September 11 fire responders falling ill and memos about the Giuliani administration opening...

Support for Freedom Tower from Gubernatoiral Candidates

Support for Freedom Tower from Gubernatoiral Candidates

After yesterday's announcement that federal and state agencies will lease 1 million of Freedom Tower's 2.6 million square feet, the candidates for NY Governor have backed the plan as well. The NY Times reports that Democratic...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Dallying and Dahlias edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Dallying and Dahlias edition

Dear lord, it's only mid-September but already the amount of new releases flooding theaters is getting a bit overwhelming. Brian De Palma's highly anticipated adaptation of James Ellroy's novel, The Black Dahlia hits theaters this Friday. Josh...

Election Races Get into High Gear

Election Races Get into High Gear

With the primary settling who's running in November, candidates came out swinging. And the best cage match might be the Attorney General's race. The NY Times had this first line:Kicking off their general-election battle for New York...

Yardwork:  Atlantic Yards Forum Roundup

Yardwork: Atlantic Yards Forum Roundup

+ The New York Times calls yesterday's Atlantic Yards community forum "polite" and estimates attendance at a few dozen people. Most speakers supported the project, no doubt a result of civic overload (given the district's active Congressional...

Clarke Wins Brooklyn Congressional Primary

Clarke Wins Brooklyn Congressional Primary

City Councilwoman Yvette Clarke won the hotly contested 11th District Congressional primary in Brooklyn yesterday. Clarke got 31% of the vote, with fellow City Council member - and the only white candidate in the four-way race -...

Spitzer, Clinton, Spencer, and Cuomo Win State Primaries

Spitzer, Clinton, Spencer, and Cuomo Win State Primaries

With just 55 days left, the dance cards are set for the general election. As expected, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Senator Hillary Clinton won their respectives primaries for governor and Senate. The NY Times noted...

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