Bill de Blasio and Chris Christie Look Chummy at Super Bowl Kick-Off Party

Bill de Blasio and Chris Christie together on stage at the Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular at Liberty State Park on January 27, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey.  (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio and Chris Christie last night. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Mayor Bill de Blasio may have harshly criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his administration’s recent “bridgegate” scandal, but for one night, at least, it was all water under the bridge.

The pair kicked off this weekend’s Super Bowl festivities with a joint appearance in Jersey City last night. And if Mr. de Blasio had any lingering harsh feelings about the alleged traffic shutdown over the George Washington Bridge, he certainly didn’t show it. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio and Chris Christie Look Chummy at Super Bowl Kick-Off Party”

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’”

De Blasio Says Christie’s Bridge Scandal ‘Raises Bigger Questions’ About His Leadership

Chris Christie at a press conference apologizing for the scandal earlier today. (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)
Chris Christie at a press conference apologizing for the scandal earlier today. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)

Bill de Blasio is taking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to task over his ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal.

At a press conference today, New York’s newly minted mayor ripped into Mr. Christie’s administration for the “absolutely immoral” behavior conducted by his top aides and appointees after evidence emerged indicating they forced massive traffic delays in a bizarre act of political retaliation.

Continue reading “De Blasio Says Christie’s Bridge Scandal ‘Raises Bigger Questions’ About His Leadership”

Christie Downplays New York Rivalry in Bridgegate

The George Washington Bridge. (Photo: John Moore/Getty)
The George Washington Bridge. (Photo: John Moore/Getty)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has 99 problems but New York’s governor ain’t one.

In an extensive press conference today about his ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal–where one of his appointments to the bi-state Port Authority agency appears to have ordered massive lane closures as an act of petty political retribution–Mr. Christie dismissed the appointee’s apparent beef with New York as nothing out of the ordinary. Continue reading “Christie Downplays New York Rivalry in Bridgegate”

Michael Grimm Has Chris Christie’s Back on Bridgegate

Chris Christie speaking on CBS2.
Chris Christie speaking on CBS2.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has faced relentless criticism after emails and texts surfaced suggesting that top aides shuttered lanes on the George Washington Bridge as an act of political revenge, but at least one New York politician has his back.  Continue reading “Michael Grimm Has Chris Christie’s Back on Bridgegate”

Cuomo Dismisses Report on Christie’s Plans to Defeat His Re-Election Bid

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Chris Christie. (Photo: Paul Richards/Getty)

According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Hudson River isn’t quite facing a heated political rivalry just yet.

Mr. Cuomo said this afternoon that he spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about today’s New York Post report detailing his alleged plans to unseat Mr. Cuomo in next year’s election. Continue reading “Cuomo Dismisses Report on Christie’s Plans to Defeat His Re-Election Bid”