Former Gov. David Paterson scored a rare interview with his successor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his drive time radio show today and the two discussed the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been roiling much of the nation and recently visited Albany.
This morning The Post’s Fred Dicker reported that Gov. Cuomo tried to clear the Albany park where the protesters were camped out, only to be defied by Mayor Jerry Jennings.
“I have total respect for the right of the demonstrators,” Mr. Cuomo said. ” It wasn’t too long ago, David, that I was out there myself, demonstrating with Russell Simmons on the Rockefeller drug laws. We had thousands of people show up in New York City, we had Jay-Z and Fifty Cent and we had a mini concert.”
It is probably worth nothing that throughout the interview Gov. Cuomo frequently referred to Gov. Paterson as “David,” while his predecessor addressed him as “Governor.”
The President started a Tumblr today, another arrow in the old social media quiver leading into the 2012 campaign.
According to his Hello, World post, "We’d like this Tumblr to be a huge collaborative storytelling effort—a place for people across the country to share what’s going on in our respective corners of it and how we’re getting involved in this campaign to keep making it better." Read More
Gubernatorial girlfriend Sandra Lee cemented her status as a true domestic diva with her Halloween specials that premiered on the Food Network yesterday. “Sandra Lee’s Halloween Wonderland” featured over ten elaborate costume wardrobe and “magic mushrooms.”
Iranian demonstrators gathered in Tehran Saturday at an Occupy Wall Street inspired protest where they showed support for the demonstrators downtown by holding signs that said “We are the 99%” and chanting for the death of America.
A number of lawmakers gathered at a public school in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to implore Mayor Mike Bloomberg to allow parents to opt out of his new sex-ed curriculum.
“New York is a multi-cultural city whose residents hold a variety of deeply held beliefs and social traditions,” said former Democratic State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin , the Executive Director of the New York City Parents’ Choice Coalition. “It’s wrong to force them to choose between what the City is planning and no sex education at all. Parents who want a more traditional, abstinence-based sex education curriculum for their children should be able to have that.”
Just shy of six weeks after the protests began in Manhattan, Occupy Wall Street has become a worldwide phenomenon and everyone has weighed in from the White House to ghosts of New York politicians past. Here’s our roundup of reactions to Occupy Wall Street from political figures. (All images via Getty)
Manhattan borough president seems determined to milk his endorsement from Scarlett Johansson for as long as possible.
The news that the actress was backing the beep in his mayoral run was first broken by The Politicker, and was quickly picked up on by The Post ( more than once) The Times and elsewhere.
This morning then Mr. Stringer followed up with an email to his supporters titled, “What A Night!” and detailing the “shared vision for the city” that he and Ms. Johansson share.
Social media enthusiast and former Congressman Anthony Weiner has continued to spend campaign contributions in the three months since he resigned from office in a naked photo scandal in June. Mr. Weiner has spent $130,000 on travel expenses, consulting, research and legal fees.
Gov. Cuomo asked Albany Mayor Jerry Jenkins to shut down the local Occupy Wall Street encampment, but the mayor refused.
Mayor Bloomberg defended Israel’s swap of Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit at a news conference in Jerusalem.
A number of local members of the New York House of Representatives are running low on campaign funds.
Greg Meeks owes the city nearly $12,000 in unpaid water bills.
Joe Lieberman has been consulting with Republican candidates looking to replace him in the U.S. Senate.
Universities vying for an applied sciences campus in New York City are engaged in a public relations war as they try to out-green one another.
Federal prosecutors have ended their five-year investigation into Senator Robert Menendez’s relationship with a nonprofit agency in Union City, N.J.