Schumer Wants to Bring the Super Bowl Back to New York

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Seattle Sea Hawks quarterback Russell Wilson celebrating his win yesterday. (Photo: Robert Carr/Getty)

The Super Bowl might touch down in New York twice in one decade–at least if Senator Chuck Schumer has his way.

Mr. Schumer held a Midtown press conference this morning to call on the National Football League to let the city host the big game again soon–ideally in 2019 or 2020. Continue reading “Schumer Wants to Bring the Super Bowl Back to New York”

De Blasio Compares Groundhog Drop to Peyton Manning’s Loss

Staten Island Chuck. (Photo: NYC Mayor's Office)
Staten Island Chuck. (Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office)

Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to cover up his embarrassing furball fumble.

Reflecting on his first Groundhog Day as mayor, which featured Staten Island Chuck, the big city counterpart to Punxsutawney Phil, squirming from his arms and nearly escaping, Mr. de Blasio today jokingly compared the experience to that of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, whose team was overwhelmed in Sunday night’s Super Bowl game. Continue reading “De Blasio Compares Groundhog Drop to Peyton Manning’s Loss”

Chris Christie Booed at Times Square Super Bowl Rally

Chris Christie at today's ceremony. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)
Chris Christie at today’s ceremony. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal today followed him all the way across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.

At a Times Square Super Bowl hand-off ceremony, where Mr. Christie was on hand to pass the figurative baton to Arizona’s governor, who will host the game next year, Mr. Christie was booed both when he was introduced and as he addressed the sports fans gathered. Continue reading “Chris Christie Booed at Times Square Super Bowl Rally”

‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas

A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .
A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .

Bill de Blasio, slammed by some conservative critics for his lefty policy aspirations, is not flying high on one particularly ambitious marijuana proposal.

The mayor stopped by the hip-hop station HOT 97 this morning to discuss yesterday’s stop-and-frisk decision, and wound up weighing in on a host of other topics, including the Super Bowl and marijuana policies.  Continue reading “‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas”

Councilman Levin Moves to Regulate Youth Football

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Brooklyn Councilman Steve Levin, taken aback by the Esquire Network’s new Friday Night Tykes documentary series chronicling the intensity of youth football, is backing legislation to regulate the sport in the five boroughs. Continue reading “Councilman Levin Moves to Regulate Youth Football”

Gov. Cuomo Promises New York Goodies at Super Bowl

Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg and others celebrate the New York Giants 2012 win. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Andrew Cuomo and others celebrate the New York Giants 2012 win. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)

Super Bowl XLVIII will technically be played at the Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make sure spectators know they’re really in New York territory.

Mr. Cuomo, as a co-host of the showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, announced plans today to use the venue to boost New York State tourism and products, including the state’s burgeoning wine and cheese industry. Continue reading “Gov. Cuomo Promises New York Goodies at Super Bowl”

De Blasio Says City’s Super Bowl Prep Is ‘Going Beautifully’

Bill de Blasio talking to reporters today.
Bill de Blasio talking to reporters today.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is super excited about the upcoming Super Bowl in New York.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mr. de Blasio–a supporter of the New England Patriots and the first die-hard sports fan to occupy Gracie Mansion in more than a decade–praised the National Football League for choosing to hold the biggest game of the year across the river in New Jersey. Continue reading “De Blasio Says City’s Super Bowl Prep Is ‘Going Beautifully’”