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City Council Members' Tax-Payer-Paid Ads

City Council Members' Tax-Payer-Paid Ads

On Monday, the Citizens Union released a report revealing that City Council members have used $1 million of their council budgets to pay for advertising, even in election years (which is prohibited), over the past five...

How Hard Will Bloomberg Dodge a Draft?

How Hard Will Bloomberg Dodge a Draft?

Mayor Bloomberg is back from London, just in time to deliver an address at Cooper Union while the world's media is milling about NYC for the U.N.'s General Assembly. Bloomberg will be appearing as part of a...

Noteworthy Television This Week: Early Season and War

Noteworthy Television This Week: Early Season and War

A look at some noteworthy television this week: The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (Sunday, 8:00 p.m., WNYW 5) All you have to know is that Ryan Seacrest hosts this years awards. Your decision to view is based...

Jim Riches, FDNY Deputy Chief

Jim Riches, FDNY Deputy Chief

Jim Riches is the Deputy Chief of the FDNY. He is one of the producers of Urban Legend, a video that doggedly questions the supposedly heroic actions of Mayor Giuliani on 9/11. We recently asked him a...

New School Feels Hsu Pain

New School Feels Hsu Pain

The prominent Democratic party donor and California fugitive Norman Hsu's connection to New York City's New School is examined in the NY Times today. Hsu donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to national Democrats like Senators Hillary...

Mr. Met Up for Hall of Fame

Mr. Met Up for Hall of Fame

There's one member of the Mets that is up for the Hall of Fame today. The Mascot Hall of Fame, that is. The round-headed ball of a mascot is trailing by about 5,500 votes in the...

From Law & Order to Gunning For The White House

From Law & Order to Gunning For The White House

This week's big election news will likely center around former Senator and former Law & Order actor Fred Thompson, who will finally announce his presidential campaign this week. Newsday reports that earlier this summer, Rudy Giuliani's fund-raisers...

NYC Still Likes Mayor Mike

NYC Still Likes Mayor Mike

Mayor Bloomberg may be staunchly denying that he's running for president next year, but given the love New Yorkers seem to have for him, you can't blame him for high hopes. The latest Quinnipiac Poll says Bloomberg's...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Pick: Gun Slinging Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Pick: Gun Slinging Edition

Exiled (directed by Johnnie To) Over the long weekend you could go for something at the movie theater that's mindless and features ping pong balls, but why not stretch your comfort zone instead to take on a...

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Alibi

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Alibi

Reach out and touch someone - and get fired for it, possibly even if you didn't do the reaching out and touching. The nutty voicemail message left for Bernard Spitzer, father of Governor Spitzer, is reassuring everyone...

NYC Colleges Are Sober, Dissatisfy Students With Financial Aid, and Have Dodgeball Targets

NYC Colleges Are Sober, Dissatisfy Students With Financial Aid, and Have Dodgeball Targets

The Princeton Review released its annual "The Best 366 Colleges" rankings, and NYC college schools make some interesting showings. The New School is number 1 for "Best College Town" (Barnard, Columbia, and NYU are also in the...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Repertory Pick: Gangland Love Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Repertory Pick: Gangland Love Edition

The New Decade: Hong Kong Film BAM Cinématek A pervasive theme in the films coming out of the prolific national cinema of Hong Kong has been their transfer over to China in 1997. The Brooklyn Academy of...

Giuliani's Daughter Must Really Hate Him

Giuliani's Daughter Must Really Hate Him

Former mayor Rudy Giuliani may have participated in a Republican debate last night, but all anyone wants to talk about is how his possibly estranged daughter and incoming Harvard freshman Caroline joined a Barack Obama group...

2009 Mayoral Race Stirrings

2009 Mayoral Race Stirrings

Because September 8, 2009 is 776 days away, let's talk the 2009 mayoral race. The Post reports that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with a "political guru" about his chances in the 2009 mayoral race. NYPD...

Spitzers' Aides Zipped Up

Spitzers' Aides Zipped Up

Governor Eliot Spitzer's "ChopperGate" has more of a stink today: It turns out that two of his senior aides refused to speak with the Attorney General's office during the investigation. While the investigation ultimately found that Spitzer...

Beep Beep:  Councilman Barron Eyes Brooklyn Borough Presidency

Beep Beep: Councilman Barron Eyes Brooklyn Borough Presidency

Councilman Charles Barron stood on the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall yesterday and announced that he would be running to become the first African-Amercian Borough President in Brooklyn's history. The Daily News reports that Barron wasted no...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

MUSIC: If you haven't checked out the Summer of Love exhibit at the Whitney, head over there after work and get a double dose of rock while you're at it. Tonight Dirty Projectors and Lucky Dragons take...

Couric Puts Her (Sweet)Heart on Her Sleeve

Couric Puts Her (Sweet)Heart on Her Sleeve

New York magazine has a big cover feature on Katie Couric, aka America's Sweetheart...at least, she used to be. The feature by Joe Hagan is at times a Couric confessional, complaint-fest, and call to arms (literally -...

Jonathan Dienst, Investigative Reporter, WNBC

Jonathan Dienst, Investigative Reporter, WNBC

WNBC’s investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst is a native of the tri-state area, originally from Teaneck, New Jersey and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked behind the scenes at Newsday,...

Super Dysfunctional:  Albany is Just Like High School

Super Dysfunctional: Albany is Just Like High School

Albany seemed to be its usual stagnant self, as the legislative sessions closed on notes of rancor, versus happiness and optimism on the job well done. Many issues were left unresolved, and Governor Spitzer and Senate...

Notes on an Indepedent Bloomberg

Notes on an Indepedent Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg has been an independent all of a couple days, but there is tons of ink being devoted to his chances. The most interesting story is from the NY Sun, which offers various scenarios where Bloomberg...

Michael Bloomberg, the Ulitmate Party Hopper

Michael Bloomberg, the Ulitmate Party Hopper

We've had half a day to absorb the news, but it's still kind of crazy that Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to drop his 6-years-old Republican coat for an unaffiliated one. Here's his official statement:“I have filed...

City Comptroller Wants Stabilized Rents Stabilized

City Comptroller Wants Stabilized Rents Stabilized

It's the countdown to the final meeting determining increases for rent stabilized apartments coming next week. City Comptroller William Thompson issued a letter asking the Rent Guidelines Board to either raise stabilized rents by the minimum...

The Citizens Band, Cabaret Collective

The Citizens Band, Cabaret Collective

The Citizens Band are a political cabaret troupe that hurled themselves into action after the outcome of the 2004 Presidential election. Both entertainers and protesters, they engage their audience by spinning creative webs that connect music, theater...

Edwards Scoffs at Rudy's Presidential Chances

Edwards Scoffs at Rudy's Presidential Chances

Presidential hopeful John Edwards targeted New York son Rudy Giuliani during a speech. The Democratic candidate had earlier called President Bush's "war on terror" a "bumper sticker," which prompted Giuliani to say, "This is not a bumper...

New York's Sexy Veggies

New York's Sexy Veggies

Did you know New York is #4 of America's Best Vegetarian-Friendly Large Cities? It's no surprise there are so many famous and not-so-famous veggies living here. Focusing on the former, PETA is holding another poll asking who...

Kellner Wins UES Assembly Seat in Special Election

Kellner Wins UES Assembly Seat in Special Election

Democrat Micah Kellner won the special election to fill the Upper East Side Assembly seat vacated by Pete Grannis (who was appointed the Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner by Governor Spitzer). Kellner received about two-thirds of the...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: A stabbing at Canal and Broadway, a naked EDP in Brooklyn, and a car into scaffolding at 54th and 8th in Manhattan Interesting story about the state NOW endorsement for the...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a bank robbery on 101st Ave. in Queens, a boat in distress at the Gateway Marina off Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, and an "unusual occurrence" on Wall St. in Manhattan. Brownstoner...

Fired-Up Third Democratic Debate

Fired-Up Third Democratic Debate

The eight Democratic presidential candidates debated in New Hampshire last night, covering immigration, health care, and, of course, Iraq. Former Senator John Edwards, who is a distant third in the polls, went after Senators Hillary Clinton's...

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