Mayor Bloomberg on His Ideal Successor

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)

The first act of last weekend’s annual Inner Circle show featured a spoof of Back To The Future with Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveling back in time in an attempt to find a famous historical figure worthy of serving as his successor. At his press conference this afternoon announcing the LINK initiative to connect low-income New Yorkers with job opportunities, Politicker asked Mayor Bloomberg which historical figure he would choose if he could indeed travel back in time to pick someone to follow him in City Hall. Mayor Bloomberg declined to answer the question.

“No matter what I say there is no good answer to that without you making fun of me,” said the mayor. “I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid, even though that’s a stupid question.” Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg on His Ideal Successor”

Inner Circle Show Mocks Dov Hikind’s Blackface Incident

Mr. Goldman wearing a basketball jersey and afro wig.
Mr. Goldman wearing a basketball jersey and afro wig.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind may have sincerely apologized for wearing face paint for his “black guy Purim costume,” but at the Inner Circle Show this weekend, reporters demonstrated they weren’t completely finished with the controversy. To wit, Bloomberg News’ Henry Goldman did a musical number impersonating Mr. Hikind for the charity event, singing a modified version of the classic blues song “Got My Mojo Working.” Fortunately, Mr. Goldman declined to wear face paint himself.

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Anthony Weiner is Sexting To Remind You Of This Year’s Inner Circle Dinner

The postcard for this year’s Inner Circle Show—the annual night ‘o laughs hosted by New York City’s City Hall reporters (or if you ask their Wikipedia page: “the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, only cooler”) where the mayor and the city media get together to make fun of the people they cover for an evening—has come out. It is, as ever, a charming display of political humor and terrible Photoshopping skills: Continue reading “Anthony Weiner is Sexting To Remind You Of This Year’s Inner Circle Dinner”