Former deputy mayor and MTA Chair Joe Lhota decisively beat back his billionaire opponent tonight in the Republican mayoral primary, despite the onslaught of millions of dollars worth of negative mailings and television ads.
Though he’d called John Catsimatidis’s ads “amazingly disgusting” earlier today and seemed to have little patience for another challenger, Doe Fund founder George McDonald, Mr. Lhota offer an olive branch to both of his opponents in a victory speech delivered to cheering supporters at a Midtown hotel.
The New York Post and corporate book publishing sibling HarperCollins have teamed up for a foray into the brave new world of e-publishing. Tricks of the Trade, by Eliot Spitzer scandal veteran Ashley Dupré, goes on sale today. The Post’s press release describes Ms. Dupré as ”America’s most famous former escort,” which, while a dubious distinction, we suppose isn’t inaccurate.
The book, collected from Ms. Dupré’s “Ask Ashley” columns in the newspaper, gives advice on romance–from lust to healthy relationships. Read More
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held an impromptu book signing at indie bookstore McNally-Jackson in Nolita this afternoon. Mr. Schwarzenegger announced the surprise signing via Twitter and in a note on Facebook leading a crowd of over 100 almost exclusively male fans to rush downtown to shake the Governator’s large hand and have him sign copies of his tome Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. Continue reading “Schwarzenegger’s Signing: Fans Flock Downtown to Meet Action Hero-Turned-Author”→