Roundup: Factchecking Bloomberg's 'Army'; Gays Move In On Ruben Diaz Sr.

Village Voice reporter Graham Rayman factchecked Mayor Bloomberg’s claim his personal army is the world’s seventh biggest.

A gay community center is moving to a building named after staunch same sex marriage opponent Ruben Diaz Sr.

Chris Quinn might be suing the Bloomberg administration, but she said she still has a good relationship with the Mayor.  Continue reading “Roundup: Factchecking Bloomberg's 'Army'; Gays Move In On Ruben Diaz Sr.”

Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island Jab

chuck schumer art 400 20081023131717 Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island JabJohn McCain took to the floor of the United States Senate today during a debate over domestic terrorism and let slip a crack about our favorite neighbor to east.

“Isn’t it true that Justice [Sandra Day] O’Connor was specifically referring to a case for a person captured on Long Island?” the former GOP standard-bearer said. “Last I checked, Long Island was part — albeit sometimes regrettably — part of the United States of America.” Continue reading “Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island Jab”

Tom Duane Just Isn't That Into Mark Ruffalo

 Tom Duane Just Isn't That Into Mark Ruffalo
Senator Tom Duane (Photo: TomDuane.com)

Movie star Mark Ruffalo isn’t State Senator Thomas Duane’s type.

The Observer overheard Senator Duane explaining why Mr. Ruffalo isn’t on his celebrity crush list outside today’s hydrofracking hearing at BMCC where both men spoke against the controversial natural gas drilling procedure.  Continue reading “Tom Duane Just Isn't That Into Mark Ruffalo”

Is Andrew Cuomo Losing Fred Dicker?

cuomo 2 Is Andrew Cuomo Losing Fred Dicker?Fred Dicker was having some technical problems on his radio show this morning as he tried to get Andrew Cuomo on the line. On air, he started complaining about the technical team over at Talk 1300, until someone got on the line and told him to cool it.

Eventually, Gov. Cuomo did emerge on the other side of the line, and promptly tried to assure the radio host that he had been patiently waiting all along.

“I wasn’t late Fred, I want you to know,” Gov. Cuomo said. Continue reading “Is Andrew Cuomo Losing Fred Dicker?”

Mark Ruffalo And New York Pols Promote Fight Against Hydrofracking

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Mark Ruffalo makes his case against hydrofracking. (Photo: Hunter Walker)

Apparently, Hydrofracking makes Hulk mad. Mark Ruffalo, who’s set to play the famous green superhero strongman in the “Avengers” movie due out next May, was among the celebrities and politicians who turned out to show their opposition to the controversial natural gas drilling technique today. Mr. Ruffalo appeared along with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, actress Debra Winger, State Senator Daniel Squadron and others at an anti-fracking press conference ahead of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s hearing to review regulations for hydrofracking, which is popular shorthand for hydraulic fracturing. Continue reading “Mark Ruffalo And New York Pols Promote Fight Against Hydrofracking”

John Liu To Party With Barack Obama Tonight

johnliu John Liu To Party With Barack Obama TonightAn alert reader pointed us to the following item in (the essential) City and State First Read:

8:15 p.m. – Liu attends a holiday reception with President Barack Obama, Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., Manhattan.

The president, of course, is making a major NYC swing tonight, with not one but three separate stock-piling events, but it is a little remarkable that City Comptroller John Liu is touting his attendance. Continue reading “John Liu To Party With Barack Obama Tonight”