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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"...

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....

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.)...

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...

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...

Kalikow to Put Kibosh on Proposed MTA Service Cuts

Kalikow to Put Kibosh on Proposed MTA Service Cuts

Well, looks who is Mr. Helpful all of a sudden: MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow is opposed to service cuts the MTA was planning to consider in its budget. The service cuts, which were reported yesterday in...

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...

Get Your Primary Vote On!

Get Your Primary Vote On!

Today is Primary Day in the city and state, with candidates for the Democratic and Republican tickets to be selected for Governor, Attorney General, Senate, Congress, and more. If you're registered to the Democratic or Republican...

Elsewhere in the Ist-a-Verse

Elsewhere in the Ist-a-Verse

Hey, have y'all been using our new "Recommend this" feature at the bottom of each post? This week we're bringing you the "Most Recommended" posts from across the -ist world, as well as recommending some of our...

Recycling Plant for Meatpacking Pier

Recycling Plant for Meatpacking Pier

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continued to show how different she is from former Speaker Gifford Miller by backing part of the Mayor's garbage plan. The plan includes creating a recycling plant at pier 52 (near Gansevoort...

Faso Faces Off with Spitzer This Fall

Faso Faces Off with Spitzer This Fall

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld dropped out of the Republican race, officially letting the much lesser known John Faso take the Republican nomination worry-free. The maneuvering seemed to come after various state GOP bigwigs asked Weld to...

Vote NYC in the 2006 Photobloggies!

Vote NYC in the 2006 Photobloggies!

The 2006 Photobloggies nominees were announced this week, and a bunch of New York City sites are in the running! Best American Photoblog: Joe's NYC and Travis Ruse Best Studio Photography: 990000 Best Photojournalism: Boogie Best...

Ecko Wants to Get Up Against the City Again

Ecko Wants to Get Up Against the City Again

Clothing entrepreneur Marc Ecko is suing the city once again. Ecko who found himself pitted against the city when a permit for a party to celebrate his new Atari game about graffiti taggers was revoked last...

New Metro North Station for New Yankee Stadium

New Metro North Station for New Yankee Stadium

The Mayor is very chummy with the Governor - it must be leftover appendectomy sympathy or something - as they announced their supoprt for a Metro-North station near the new Yankee stadium in the Bronx. Now, the...

Local Danceoff, NBA Style

Local Danceoff, NBA Style

At least the Knicks don't stink at everything. They may sit at 19-48 with the second-worst record in the NBA, but their dance team has made it to the quarterfinals of the NBA.com Dance Team Bracket....

Hot Sake

Hot Sake

- Carl’s vs. the Cart – not a fair match. - With the voting closed for the TimeOut New York Eat Out 2006 awards, the Chowhounds pick up the debate of one of our favorite new categories...

Oscars 2006 Hangover

Oscars 2006 Hangover

When we woke up this morning, Gothamist hoped last night's Oscars were only a dream. Because the idea that Crash won still hurts our head so much that we haven't been able to really read all the...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

- The FBI raided the Central Labor Council this morning (pictures from the Politcker)! Apparently there was a bid-rigging scheme afoot to scam the Department of Transportation - Peter Braunstein violates probation - Those new rescue...

The TRL Awards

The TRL Awards

You know those screaming kids who stand outside of 1515 Broadway in Times Square when they should really be in school? They have signs declaring their love for someone we've never heard of and their high pitched...

The MTA is Slow with Security

The MTA is Slow with Security

The City Council took the MTA to task for not moving quickly on security upgrades yesterday. You see, though there was a big $200+ million deal that the MTA signed with Lockheed Martin last summer, you know,...

Breaking News Uh Oh?  Transit Workers Reject Contract

Breaking News Uh Oh? Transit Workers Reject Contract

Today's transit contract vote dealine was at noon. And from the AP:The workers, by a seven-vote margin out of more than 22,000 votes cast, opted to reject Transport Workers Union local president Roger Toussaint's call for...

Liveblogging the Maybe Transit Strike, Take 2

Liveblogging the Maybe Transit Strike, Take 2

2:04 AM - The media is being told they have to wait a while before the TWU will talk. So with that, Gothamist is going to bed to get ready in case there is a strike -...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

- Is the NYC planning department so desperate for World Trade Center planners that they're using craiglist to look for potential candidates? Like, isn't this the kind of job that requires a headhunter? Nevermind...we'll never figure out...

Transit Union Continues to Threaten Strike

Transit Union Continues to Threaten Strike

Are there more chilling words than "subway workers on strike"? The Transit Workers Union is not above considering a strike for its bus and subway workers, because its negotiations with the MTA over a new contract have...

Mayor B. Gets Working

Mayor B. Gets Working

Mayor Bloomberg has been very busy since winning reelection last week. He visited a number of places of worship around town to thank voters for their support. He complained about the free-meter parking on Sunday rule that...

Bloomberg Won't Run For Public Office After This

Bloomberg Won't Run For Public Office After This

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent his post-election day basking in his resounding victory, traveling the city (hugging wellwishers, photo ops with kids, buying pastries), promising that he would turn to a career of philanthropy after his second term...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

- A building facade collapse in the Lower East Side caused the MTA to reroute the F and V trains; Curbed reports that it was the LoSide diner ...and on the political bent...: - Brian Lehrer's show...

Get Out the Vote!

Get Out the Vote!

Gothamist hopes that you'll take time to go and cast votes for Mayor, Public Advocate, other politicians, and various ballot measures. If you have time to read up on candidates and measures before you head out,...

Health and Science Buzz

Health and Science Buzz

Chewing the Fat Despite an August advisory by the health department to cut the use of trans saturated fats in NYC restaurants, very few kitchens have actually changed their recipes, according to AM New York. Apparently taste...

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