How you Doin'?
At a press conference today celebrating the success of New York City’s film industry, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer took some time to jokingly compliment Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dashing good looks:
“I did just want to say there’s a bit of a saying: Politics is show business for ugly people,” he began to the audience’s laughter. “I did want to make note that our Mayor is such a glaring exception to that rule, as incredibly and dashingly handsome as he is. Coming from a gay man, that is a big compliment.”
a share of the occupie
The City Council’s progressive wing and their labor allies threw their support behind the Occupy Wall Street protesters, backing “the day of action” the movement has planned for Thursday.
Remember those expensive taxpayer funded garbage cans that some City Council members purchased for their district, that prominently featured their names on it?
Well, some of those Councilman have left, but the garbage cans — with their names on it — still remain.
Now, one freshman Councilman found a way to get rid of his predecessors name without getting rid of the garbage can themselves.
On Sunday evening, shortly after the city’s clerks brought the first day of same-sex marriages to a close, Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and his partner Dan Hendrick organized a celebration at the Claret Wine Bar, a block from their home in Sunnyside, Queens.
“I’d like to answer a question that is on the minds of many today, and the answer is no,” said Mr. Hendrick. “Not until I see the ring, and it better be a very big rock.”
I like how Marty Markowitz appears to be cutting in, at this morning’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for East River ferry service, with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Mayor Bloomberg, and Manhattan B.P. Scott Stringer.
Which seems fitting, considering the trial balloon that has been floated recently.