As summer approaches, the only sensible way to cool down is to grab a pack of Bud Light Lime, some friends, and lock each other up in a morgue refrigerator until September. Luckily we found a slightly used but affordable one for sale on eBay, and it’s being auctioned off by the New York state government. Read More
As he seeks to consolidate his position as the outer-borough fighter in the wake of Anthony Weiner’s jump into the mayor’s race, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio outlined an economic agenda Thursday morning that would dramatically shift the city’s priorities. He described it as a bid to prevent the complete disappearance of New York’s middle class.
Speaking at the New School, Mr. de Blasio argued that, while the super-rich are living it up like never before, the ranks of those struggling to make ends meet continues to swell.
Anthony Weiner was far more willing to rekindle old tensions with one of his former House colleagues than another last night.
Mr. Weiner, a week into his run for mayor, readily ripped Long Island Rep. Pete King on Wednesday. But, even when pressed, the infamously snarky Democrat had nothing to say about Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann–who spread allegations against his wife, Huma Abedin–and announced this week that she will not be seeking re-election next year.
“I have to say that Peter King, for one, has precious little authority on the subject, given the shameful way he has targeted people in one particular religion in his hearings,” he said in response to a Jewish Press forum question about the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of Muslim communities. “But, all that being said, I have absolutely no problem with the police, as part of their regular policing, trying to surveil any situation irrespective of where it is.” Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann”→
Despite being targeted by what police say were a pair of ricin-laced letters decrying his fight against illegal guns, Mayor Michael Bloomberg remained cool as a cucumber last night, saying he didn’t feel threatened or angered by the alleged attacks.
“Well, there was a letter that threatened us, but let me tell you, we are–number one–I have enormous confidence in the NYPD and the FBI and their procedures,” he told reporters outside the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue’s spring celebration gala at Gotham Hall, according to a transcript of the remarks.
Councilman Jumaane Williams said former Comptroller Bill Thompson is taking the allegiance of black voters for granted when he approaches policing issues, stating, “I think he believes that the color of his skin is what’s needed to get to communities of color, rather than standing on the correct substance of issues.” Mr. Thompson shot back that the charge was “ridiculous.”