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When Clinton Talks to NY Democrats, Everyone Listens

When Clinton Talks to NY Democrats, Everyone Listens

And by listen, we mean "listen to the expected news that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2008." The NY Times reports that Hillary Clinton has been meeting with "top New York Democratic officials" to...

Hevesi Says NYC Economy Doing Well, But Watch Out

Hevesi Says NYC Economy Doing Well, But Watch Out

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi released a report about the city's economy, noting that we had been benefiting from "a growing economy and sound management decisions made by the Mayor and the City Council over the past five...

Hillary For 2008 Democratic Convention in NYC

Hillary For 2008 Democratic Convention in NYC

Now that Democrats have had a victorious 2006 election year, attention is turning to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. New York and Denver are the two remaining cities left in the running, and the Daily News reports...

Foot in Mouth, MTA Edition

Foot in Mouth, MTA Edition

MTA executive Gary Dellaverson has had some explaining to do. Last week, when discussing the possibility of a Metro-North strike, the MTA's labor negotiator told Metro, "Negotiation is about compromise," before joking about "putting needles in my...

Clinton's Re-election Landslide Cost $30 Million

Clinton's Re-election Landslide Cost $30 Million

Chartered flights: $161, 751. Photography: $51,313. Flowers: $13,169. Winning re-election: Priceless - or $29.5 million. Senator Hillary Clinton's handy 30 point reelection win two weeks ago cost a lot of money. The NY Times reports that her...

Greenway for the South Bronx

Greenway for the South Bronx

Yesterday, the Mayor unveiled the South Bronx Greenway Plan, which is part of the Hunts Point plan that " improve access to the waterfront, provide much-needed recreational opportunities, improve transportation safety and greatly enhance the network...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse:  We Like! Edition

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse: We Like! Edition

Jagshemash! Borat is a hit. It's getting rave reviews, grossing millions, and definitely the most quotable thing we've seen in ages. But Borat seems to have missed most of the -ist cities, and we were all...

Rangel Apologizes for Mississippi Mangle

Rangel Apologizes for Mississippi Mangle

After his dis of Mississippi last week (he wondered why anyone would want to live there) and fallout from Mississippi politicians, Congressman Charles Rangel officially apologized. There is no excuse for my having said that. I am...

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" Discussion

(Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times) Rachel Corrie was an American college student killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to block the demolition of Palestinian houses near a refugee camp in Gaza. (Israel officials...

Giuliani Officially Looks at 2008 Presidential Bid

Giuliani Officially Looks at 2008 Presidential Bid

It finally happened: Rudy Giuliani has set up the "Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc." to consider a 2008 bid for the White House. While his aides say it's "not a declaration, it is not an announcement"...

Roger's Secret

Roger's Secret

Huh. Transit Workers Union president Roger Toussaint tells the Daily News that he had a "secret deal with the MTA really ended the walkout." Toussaint faces re-election to be TWU president this month and has been criticized...

Rudy, Denial is a River in Egypt

Rudy, Denial is a River in Egypt

If you were wondering how former mayor Rudy Giuliani feels after the thumpin' the Republicans took last week, wonder no more, because he's been facing it with the same, stubborn Rudy-vision that we all remember from...

Hillary's Next (2008) Steps

Hillary's Next (2008) Steps

The Daily News uses today's cover to wonder about Hillary Clinton's march to the Presidency. Though many signs point to her running (the campaign war chest! winning re-election by even taking some Republican areas in NY...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

The -ists this week had politics on the brain. And what goes better with politics? Partying-- that's two great tastes in one. Oh, and Kevin Federline...can't forget about Kevin Federline. That's three great tastes in one....

The Country's Changing, So Why Not NYC Sports As Well?

The Country's Changing, So Why Not NYC Sports As Well?

When the dust cleared after the elections on Tuesday, the Democrats were the last party standing. Even in a blue-leaning state like New York, Democrats had to play hard in their quest to dominate the old boys'...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hevesi?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hevesi?

On Election Day, Alan Hevesi won re-election for State Comptroller, in spite of news that he used a state driver to chauffeur his wife for many years. This tidbit, offered by Republican challenger Christopher Callaghan, prompted: 1)...

The Morning After the Morning After

The Morning After the Morning After

What better way to ring in the election results two days ago than with tons of the same irresponsible sex that folks in those pesky Red States point to as destroying this fine country? And in order...

Senate Control Shifts to Democrats; Virginia Votes Still Being Canvassed

Senate Control Shifts to Democrats; Virginia Votes Still Being Canvassed

Though canvassing is still being done in Virginia in the Senate race between Republican incumbent George Allen and Democrat challenger Jim Webb, the AP and other news organizations named Webb the winner, with his narrow margin...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

THEATER: A.R. Gurney’s new meta-play, Post Mortem, takes place in a future tyrannical America where a college student discovers a lost “masterpiece” by the largely forgotten playwright A.R. Gurney. In Post Mortem's cowardly new world, many believe...

Republican Rumors: Rumsfeld Resigning!

Republican Rumors: Rumsfeld Resigning!

Republicans are telling the A.P. that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be resigning. So, all it took was the Democrats winning the House and possibly the Senate. The NY Times headlines it "Rumsfeld Resigns as Defense...

And the Award for Most Conspicuous Absence Goes to...

And the Award for Most Conspicuous Absence Goes to...

...Al Pirro, who did not appear during wife Jeanine Pirro's concession speech for the NY State Attorney General race. Pirro, who had 40% of the vote to Andrew Cuomo's 57%, gave her speech to a crowd...

Democrats Win Big Across New York State

Democrats Win Big Across New York State

To no one's surprise, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was elected the next Governor, Senator Hillary Clinton was re-elected, and Andrew Cuomo was elected Attorney General. (Democrat Alan Hevesi was re-elected Comptroller, but more on that later.)...

Democrats Take the House; Senate Up For Grabs

Democrats Take the House; Senate Up For Grabs

Since many of New York State's elections were runaways, the real election action was seeing how the House and Senate would turn - with the Democrats taking control of the house, which makes Nancy Pelosi possibly...

Election 2006:  Clinton, Spitzer, Cuomo, Hevesi (!) Win in NY; Menendez Wins in NJ; Democrats Take House

Election 2006: Clinton, Spitzer, Cuomo, Hevesi (!) Win in NY; Menendez Wins in NJ; Democrats Take House

The polls in New York close in a half hour, so the media won't be reporting returns until then. But it's still exciting and heartbreaking to watch the other states' elections returns. For starters, Bob Casey...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

THEATER: Mind the Gap specializes in bringing contemporary British plays to New York; their latest lark is a military/political thriller called The Cleric that explores the issue of state-sanctioned torture. It’s about an Irish-American priest who is...

Chelsea Can't Vote in Chelsea and Other Election Day News

Chelsea Can't Vote in Chelsea and Other Election Day News

Hilarious: The NY Times' election blog, The Empire Zone, reports that Chelsea Clinton's name wasn't found in the book of registered voters at the West 20th Street polling place: "The book containing her name was apparently forwarded...

It's Election Day - Go and Vote

It's Election Day - Go and Vote

The polls are open and it's time for you to cast your votes for the various races. Find your voting place here or call 311; report concerns about voting fraud to 1-866-VOTE NYC. Here's the Guide for...

Get Ready to Vote Tomorrow!

Get Ready to Vote Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Election Day! There are many big elections this year, so if you haven't thought about how you're voting, we highly recommend Gotham Gazette's Guide For The Last Minute Voter, 2006 General Election to understand...

Is Very Good?  Movie Theaters Packed for Borat

Is Very Good? Movie Theaters Packed for Borat

The non-election-related water cooler question: Did you see Borat? Did you brave crowds of people (mad rush at multiplexes, lines around the block at smaller theaters) to witness a Jewish Englishman portray a hapless Kazakh journalist...

Spitzer Says

Spitzer Says "No Cover-up" in Aide's DWI

Yesterday, Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer spent the day at a rally in Harlem with Attorney General candidate Andrew Cuomo, Manhattan Beep Scott Stringer, Fernando Ferrer and other politicians. But the presumptive future Governor had...

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