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The Bronx is Up, But a Bronx Pol Lives Down in the Battery

The Bronx is Up, But a Bronx Pol Lives Down in the Battery

Earlier this week, the Post reported that "high-profile" Bronx Republican Fred Brown, who is a GOP district leader in the Bronx and votes there, actually lives in Battery Park City in lower Manhattan. Which means he's been...

Told Ya So's, Headshaking Over Giuliani Campaign

Told Ya So's, Headshaking Over Giuliani Campaign

Rudy Giuliani's poor showing in the presidential campaign has plenty of people giving their opinions on why it all went wrong. Bronx residents gave the NY Times an earful about the former mayor ("I was waiting for...

Clinton, Obama Call a Truce, Rangel Calls Obama

Clinton, Obama Call a Truce, Rangel Calls Obama "Stupid"

After the national debate about race turned into the national debate about how race discussed in the Democratic presidential campaign, Senators and Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have declared a truce. The stir was...

Week Around the -Ists

Week Around the -Ists

  • Londonist pondered who might be the next sponsors of the London Eye and whether or not readers would be willing to donate £1,000 each for a Londonist Eye.
  • Shanghaiist was shocked to find a cameltoe in the city's only English-language paper.
Bill Clinton Explains Obama

Bill Clinton Explains Obama "Fairy Tale" With Sharpton

In the vicious waters of the 2008 presidential campaign, everything is fair game. President Bill Clinton learned that (again!) after a remark he made has drawn the ire of black leaders. So Clinton called into the Reverend...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a pedestrian struck on Woodward Ave. and Cornelia St. in Queens, a burn victim on West 52nd St. in Manhattan, and a carjacking on 141st St. and Riverside Drive in Manhattan....

Who Grew the Best Strike Beard?

Who Grew the Best Strike Beard?

Late night television is back, with two hosts not crossing the picket line (David Letterman and Craig Ferguson), and three still getting WGA picketers outside of their studios (Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel). Only...

If You Want to Vote in the Primary, Make Sure You're Registered!

If You Want to Vote in the Primary, Make Sure You're Registered!

New York State's presidential primary elections has been moved up a month to February 5th this year. But if want to participate in the Super Tuesday frenzy, you better make sure you're registered to vote! The voter...

Columbia Expansion Gets Early Approval

Columbia Expansion Gets Early Approval

“I don’t think we should rush to give Columbia University a Christmas present,” city councilman Charles Barron said before voting against Columbia University’s 17-acre, $7 billion dollar expansion plan. But though many council members dissented or declined...

Giuliani Campaign Hitting Potholes

Giuliani Campaign Hitting Potholes

Former New York City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is finding that his campaign for highest office is foundering in Florida--the state that his campaign has identified as a crucial crucible. The primary vote in the...

GETOSAMA Plate Guy Wants 9-11 License Plates For All

GETOSAMA Plate Guy Wants 9-11 License Plates For All

Arno Herwerth, the Long Island man who the DMV rejected his GETOSAMA vanity plate, then sued them now wants to have a 9-11 commemorative license plate available to the Empire State’s motorists – something several other states have for their drivers. However, in New York then Governor George Elmer Patkai vetoed the idea in 2006 and put the brakes on any new optional license plates thanks to a pro-life groups suing states, including New...

Homeland Security: Who Needs It?

Homeland Security: Who Needs It?

President Bush submitted a budget proposal to Congress this week that involved dramatic cuts to the city's anti-terrorism funding. "The plan would eliminate programs for port security, transit security and local emergency management operations in the next...

MTA Makes Budget Cuts, But May Still Need Fare Hike

MTA Makes Budget Cuts, But May Still Need Fare Hike

With the MTA's vote whether to raise subway and bus fares coming in less than three weeks, speculation is running high about what will happen. Even though Governor Spitzer said that the base subway and bus fare will remain $2, unlimited Metrocard fares - which 85% of riders use - will rise. The MTA has insisted the fare hikes are necessary, given projected deficits and upcoming capital construction, but many elected officials believe that the...

Holiday Movie Releases Crowding the Chimney

Holiday Movie Releases Crowding the Chimney

The holiday-time movie releases are starting to pile up with their usual feverish frequency. Some have Christmas themes, like the widely reviled Vince Vaughn vehicle Fred Claus that’s already roadkill on the lost highway of cinema history; others, like Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, are timed to make an impression as close to Academy Award-voting season as possible. Here are some of the biggest gorillas set to dominate New York’s screens in the next six...

Isiah is Blowing It Up with the Knicks

Isiah is Blowing It Up with the Knicks

All is well in Knicks camp. They're playing well on the court, fans love them, MSG is packed, all their players are completely sane, and their coach/GM is the talk of the town. Actually, that's how things are in Knicks-fantasy land. Back here on planet earth, the Knicks are a dismal 2-7, sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, their star point guard is coming off the bench, and their coach/GM is throwing his...

Surprise! Or not. A-Rod Named AL MVP

Surprise! Or not. A-Rod Named AL MVP

In news that isn't coming as a surprise to anyone, Alex Rodriguez, the former and probably future Yankees 3rd baseman, was named the American League Most Valuable Player today. It was the third time Rodriguez was named the MVP, winning previously in 2003 with the Rangers and in 2005 with the Yankees. This past season, A-Rod set career high marks in runs scored (143) and RBI (156). He also led baseball with 54 home runs...

MTA Board Members Ditched Public Fare Hike Meetings

MTA Board Members Ditched Public Fare Hike Meetings

The Daily News has been keeping score which MTA officials have actually been showing up to the meetings where the public gets to air its opinions about the proposed fare hikes. And now that the meetings are over, the News names the three MTA board members who were no shows: (pictured, from left to right) Andrew Saul (who is Vice Chairman of the Board), Donald Cecil, and Susan Metzger. And mind you, these are members...

Z-Day

Z-Day

This year's Zagat NYC guide is out on the streets today. The familiar burgundy book is still a staple to many searching for the top food in the city, although many argue that the voting process leads...

Thousands Flock to Obama Rally in Washington Square

Thousands Flock to Obama Rally in Washington Square

A huge crowd fathering in Washington Square Park last night to hear Senator Barack Obama speak. He mentioned that he "used to hang out in Washington Square Park" and that he knew "a little something about Greenwich...

What Should Marc Ecko Do with #756?

What Should Marc Ecko Do with #756?

Isn't the Internet wonderful? It lets baseball fans vote in an All-Star game player and now it lets people around the world decide what to do with a historic ball. After purchasing the ball that Barry...

Welcome to The Hall, Mr. Met

Welcome to The Hall, Mr. Met

In what could be his biggest personal accomplishment ever, Mr. Met is going to the Mascot Hall of Fame. Yesterday, the Mascot Hall of Fame named Mr. Met a member of its 2007 class along with the...

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...

Pencil This In

Pencil This In

READING: Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Presidential candidate John Edwards, will have the spotlight on her for the night as she reads from her memoir, Saving Graces. The tale of her teenage son's death and her current battle...

Civil Rights Activist Carolyn Goodman Dies at 91

Civil Rights Activist Carolyn Goodman Dies at 91

Carolyn Goodman, a clinical psychologist and civil rights advocate, died at age 91 at her Upper West Side home yesterday. Goodman's son Andrew and two other men, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, were working to help...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

We at the Gothamist network would like to express our heartfelt wishes to the people of Minnesota in the days after their tragic bridge collapse. We're not trying to discount the severity of the accident by making...

Is Procter & Gamble Hijacking a Charity Drive?

Is Procter & Gamble Hijacking a Charity Drive?

American Express developed an interesting promotional tool that combines good press and good works with a dash of American Idol-style competition thrown in for good measure. The Members Project has been a winnowing contest where AmEx cardholders...

Murdoch Has Enough Votes to Buy Wall Street Journal

Murdoch Has Enough Votes to Buy Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has secured the votes necessary to purchase Dow Jones & Co., Inc. which includes The Wall Street Journal itself. The win comes after a lengthy proxy...

Last Day to Vote for the Burgers at the QBQ BBQ

Last Day to Vote for the Burgers at the QBQ BBQ

If you have yet to vote what burger should be on the menu at next weekend's Gothamist-Serious Eats/A Hamburger Today QBQ BBQ at Water Taxi Beach, today is your last chance. Since we announced the event...

QBQ BBQ Take Two with Gothamist-Serious Eats/AHT

QBQ BBQ Take Two with Gothamist-Serious Eats/AHT

After the success of our Gothamist-A Hamburger Today QBQ BBQ last year (that's quality before quantity), we've decided to team up with Serious Eats/A Hamburger Today for another burger event at Water Taxi Beach in Long...

Co-op Claims <strike>Enfant</strike> Teen Terrible Terrorizes Building

Co-op Claims Enfant Teen Terrible Terrorizes Building

Real estate sales data showed that co-ops seemed to be losing favor since condos are much more flexible with buyers. Well, there's yet another story about how co-op boards wield a lot of power. The board at...

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