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’”

Schumer: ‘Pretty Safe Bet’ Budget Will Pass Senate

Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is confident the Senate will pass the bipartisan budget deal that sailed through the House last week 332-94.

“I think it’s a pretty safe bet it’s going to pass,” the veteran lawmaker said this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “After what happened in the House, where so many Republicans voted for it, I think Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership knows they can’t let it go down.” Continue reading “Schumer: ‘Pretty Safe Bet’ Budget Will Pass Senate”

Peter Vallone Defends Gisele’s Honor

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Gisele Bündchen, supermodel. (Photo: Getty)

A Giants fan hurled insults at Gisele Bündchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as she left the Super Bowl last weekend, but the supermodel has at least one defender in New York City: Councilman Peter Vallone.

Ms. Bündchen’s responded to the fans shout of “Eli owns your husband!” by criticizing Mr. Brady’s teammates. Her remarks have become earned her many enemies in Boston, but Mr. Vallone argued the Giants fan who mocked Ms. Bündchen acted even more inappropriately than the supermodel herself.

“yeah giselle said some classless things,” Mr. Vallone wrote on his Facebook wall. “you know what’s even more classless? grown men shouting at and harassing a woman.”

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Mayor Bloomberg Explains How He Helped The Giants Win The Super Bowl

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Mayor Bloomberg with Giants players Justin Tuck and Eli Manning at yesterday's parade.

At a press conference this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent some time discussing the Giants’ Super Bowl victory last Sunday. Mayor Bloomberg started things off by saying he tried to invite his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, to the victory parade, but “Rudy was traveling.”

“I don’t know that he was ever a big football fan. Rudy is a very big baseball–a very big Yankees, not baseball fan,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

He went on to reveal he used to feel self conscious because Mayor Giuliani reigned during the World Series between the Yankees and Mets in 2000.

“Deep down inside, I’ve always felt a little bit inferior because he delivered a Subway Series and I have not, but I have delivered, and I have a lot to do with this, two Super Bowl champions.”

Mayor Bloomberg went on to explain why he was instrumental in the Giants’ championship. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Explains How He Helped The Giants Win The Super Bowl”

Gentile Asks: ‘What About the Real Giants?’

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Councilman Gentile (Photo: Facebook)

New Yorkers may be celebrating the New York Giants Super Bowl win in the streets today, but Councilman Vinnie Gentile, who sits on the Council’s Committee on Veterans, is asking why New York City isn’t hosting a parade for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as well.

“I think we can all agree that the New York Giants deserve a parade for winning the Super Bowl,” he said in a statement. “I’ll be there today cheering them on along with everyone else. But if a football team gets a parade, shouldn’t our veterans? Are they not the real giants here?”

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New England Pols Make More Futile Bets Against The Giants

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The New York Giants logo, a beautiful symbol of excellence.

More New England lawmakers are making ill-fated bets with their New York counterparts that the loathsome and karmically-challenged New England Patriots will beat our beloved Giants in this weekend’s Super Bowl. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his “friendly wager” with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Today, the governors and two senators joined the fray.  Continue reading “New England Pols Make More Futile Bets Against The Giants”

Mayor Bloomberg Plans To Torture New York Family By Sending Them To Boston

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Mayor Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced they have entered into a “friendly wager” on the upcoming Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the loathsome New England Patriots. When the Giants win, one New York City family will “win” a trip to Boston with free hotels, food, tours, tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game, a concert and a photo with Mayor Menino. Mayor Bloomberg announced the Super Bowl bet in a press release, this afternoon.

“New York sports teams have a history of cleaning up when they go to Boston – and now our fans will have a chance to do the same,” said Mayor Bloomberg said.

Mayor Bloomberg’s press release didn’t explain why any New Yorkers in their right mind would ever want to visit Boston. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Plans To Torture New York Family By Sending Them To Boston”