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Spitzer Wants His Stamp on

Spitzer Wants His Stamp on "I ♥ New York"

Governor Eliot Spitzer is cleaning house in Albany every which way. The latest thing to get the Steamroller Spruce Up? The state's I Love NY tourism campaign. Spitzer announced that advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi would work...

Ethnic Democrats for Rudy?

Ethnic Democrats for Rudy?

As if it were any question, the NY State GOP will endorse Rudy Giuliani for President. GOP chairman for NY State Joseph Mondello is endorsing Rudy today in Manhattan, and he'll go to Albany for an event...

Google Thinks It'll Get Into Politics, Except Where it Shouldn't

Google Thinks It'll Get Into Politics, Except Where it Shouldn't

The Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, was recently featured on WNBC.com following an address at Pace University, where he discussed the potential for the Internet and sites like Google, in particular––and its recent acquisition YouTube.com––to affect political...

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

Workers crammed into small spaces and contending with oppressive heat on the Lower East Side. Thank goodness for the labor movement of the early 20th Century. Or are the very people who commemorate those days enduring the...

Bloomberg's Website Sends Press Into Tizzy

Bloomberg's Website Sends Press Into Tizzy

Can't a guy change his website without people suddenly asking questions about it? Well, if you're the billionaire mayor of the country's largest city who may or may not have presidential/gubernatorial leanings, then no. And not...

MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow Announces Resignation

MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow Announces Resignation

MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow announced that he is stepping down from his position as chairman of the MTA. Kalikow, who was appointed by then Governor George Pataki back in 2001, was reappointed to a 6-year term...

French Presidential Election Voter Turnout: 84%

French Presidential Election Voter Turnout: 84%

Yesterday, conservative Nicholas Sarkozy won the French presidential election over the Socialist Party's Segolene Royal (who was attempting to become France's first female president). Besides the violence that erupted, what we found interesting was the fact that...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Repertory Pick: Orange Nylon Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Repertory Pick: Orange Nylon Edition

The Gates (directed by Albert Maysles and Antonio Ferrara): As the Tribeca Film Festival winds down this weekend, the lovely closing film couldn't be more fitting for Gothamists. Perhaps you recall the orange hullabaloo in Central Park...

Nine Months Till NH, Democrats Debate

Nine Months Till NH, Democrats Debate

Last night, eight Democratic candidates met in the first debate of the already very long road to the 2008 presidential election. And the debate, which included Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, and Joseph Biden,...

NYU Scandal Gets Interactive

NYU Scandal Gets Interactive

The Washington Square News has brought the scandal involving now-former NYU College of Arts and Sciences Student Council president Meredith Dolgin to a new level with a Flash Scandal at CAS interactive. Want to know the...

Eugene Elected to City Council for 2nd Time This Year

Eugene Elected to City Council for 2nd Time This Year

It took two elections, an investigation without much resolution, hundreds of thousands of city dollars and an apartment in Brooklyn's 40th District for Mathieu Eugene to become the first Haitian to serve in NYC's City Council. Eugene...

Patch of Problems for NYU Student Council Prez

Patch of Problems for NYU Student Council Prez

We guess it's never too early for financial malfeasance to occur, which means you should expect investigations into student council spending across the country! NYU's College of Arts and Science Student Council is embroiled in a scandal:...

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Prancing Pundits Edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly DVD Pick: Prancing Pundits Edition

Al Franken: God Spoke (directed by Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus): In terms of liberal armchair quarterbacking, it doesn't get more intriguing and cringe-inducing than unpacking the 2004 Presidential election. Watching the documentary Al Franken: God Spoke,...

If It's a Special Election, It Must Be For the 40th District!

If It's a Special Election, It Must Be For the 40th District!

One of the most bizarre City Council elections will be taking place tomorrow. Brooklyn's 40th District gets its second special election to fill the City Council seat vacated by Yvette Clarke, who was elected to Congress. The...

Obama Tries His Charm at the Sharpton Primary

Obama Tries His Charm at the Sharpton Primary

Senator Barack Obama made his appearance at the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network Conference yesterday. The conference, which is also known as the Sharpton primary, featured many Democratic presidential candidates, including Senator Hillary Clinton on...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a bank robbery and arrest on 1st Ave. in Manhattan, an unstable building report on President St. in Brooklyn, and a tall truck met a low overpass bridge on West 231st...

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Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a missing child report at Fulton and Warwick Sts. in Brooklyn, a shooting on 143rd St. in the Bronx, and an overturned auto at Kent and Flushing Aves. in Brooklyn. Some...

One Man, One Vote

One Man, One Vote

We've never been one to discount the voice of the little guy in politics, but we are still wondering how many other media outlets were knocking down doorman Gregory Smith's, er, door to get his political...

Hillary Feels Barack's Fund-Raising Heat

Hillary Feels Barack's Fund-Raising Heat

News that Senator Barack Obama had raised at least $25 million for his presidential campaign during the first quarter has now put the spotlight on how Senator Hillary Clinton's camp may feel. Just a few days...

Bloomberg's Billions

Bloomberg's Billions

The next time Mayor Bloomberg engages in a friendly wager with the mayor of a rival city, he should raise the stakes to something on the order of a Bag Full of Tiffany Diamonds, just to see...

Early Look At Mayoral Candidates

Early Look At Mayoral Candidates

The next mayoral election may be more than two years off, but it's never too soon to start courting the union vote, especially when it's the Transit Workers Union. The men and women who make sure the...

Protesting Four Years of War in Midtown

Protesting Four Years of War in Midtown

Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and yesterday's antiwar march brought out thousands to protest on New York City streets. During a rally organized by United for Peace and Justice, the...

This Week at City Hall:  Bill Non-Signing, 40th Updates

This Week at City Hall: Bill Non-Signing, 40th Updates

After City Council recently passed a bill to regulate pedicabs, Mayor Bloomberg decided to wait a bit longer before signing it (however, he did sign three bills about nightlife safety). Angry pedicab owners seemed to influence the...

Bloomberg Aide Celebrated Too Much, Perhaps

Bloomberg Aide Celebrated Too Much, Perhaps

Moving onto a new job is always exciting - and it's always another opportunity to have a farewell party from your old one. But it seems that partying got the better of former deputy commissioner of the...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

With the sun out, the temperatures high, one can only think of one thing-- what's going on in the World of the -ist's? Bostonist dug deep to uncover Barack Obama's unpaid parking tickets, their Governor's latest...

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

There are special elections and extra special elections. Residents of Brooklyn's 40th Council District, includes Flatbush and Crown Heights, already voted in a special election and now they will be voting in an extra special election. The...

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Extra, Extra

Today in dirty restaurant news-- "Coffee Shop on Union Sq closed by the Dept. of Health! They have signs up that say "closed for renovations" but one of the ones on 16th St. has the tell-tale...

Mayor Bloomberg Keeps Hinting About 2008

Mayor Bloomberg Keeps Hinting About 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has been denying that he will run for President in 2008, steadfastly maintaining that he will be Mayor for two full terms. Except yesterday, the billionaire mayor told Fox News "You never know", which instantly...

$65,000 Plan:  Blow Up 1 Police Plaza,  Behead Ray Kelly

$65,000 Plan: Blow Up 1 Police Plaza, Behead Ray Kelly

Yesterday, the NYPD revealed a plan hatched by a Rikers inmate to kill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and place a bomb at 1 Police Plaza. David Brown, an ex-con who is in jail because he violated his...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: A pedestrian struck at 12th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, a homicide in Brooklyn, and a water rescue in Forest Park in Queens Mathieu Eugene showed NY1 his new apartment...

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