Bill de Blasio is getting ready for his inauguration.
Almost exactly one month before the January 1 date when he’ll take the oath of office, the mayor-elect rolled out his inaugural committee today, a list of names “from all five boroughs, every community and every walk of life,” as his transition team put it in a press release. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Rolls Out Inauguration Team”→
Mr. Kaplan, who died at age 59, was an outsized figure at the newspaper and across the city itself, not least for launching the careers of writers in every corner of journalism, book publishing and beyond. Their remembrances will start flowing as the news spreads, but there’s no better source on Mr. Kaplan than the editor himself. After the passing of Clay Felker—another New York City editing giant—Mr. Kaplan wrote an elegant tribute, republished below, that was as much about his own approach to the craft of newspapering as his mentor’s.
The piece, quoting Mr. Felker, was titled “Never Hold Your Best Stuff.” Mr. Kaplan never did. Read More
Runner-Up: “De Blasio’s Big Thanksgiving Decision.”
The New York Post‘s Page Six invitedBill de Blasio to Thanksgiving “to see if the rumor is true that he is really an inch or two taller than the 6-foot-5 he says he is.” The paper also wanted to learn more about how Gov. Andrew Cuomo “was said to be a serial lady-killer.” Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘The Dreams I Had’”→