Bill de Blasio Says This Poem Made Him Fall in Love With Chirlane

Bill de Blasio kisses his wife Chirlane McCray. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio kisses his wife Chirlane McCray. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio has answered many a question in recent weeks, touching on everything from his favorite pizzeria to what he did on his Cuban honeymoon.

But this morning, during an appearance on W Radio, host Julio Sanchez Cristo asked Mr. de Blasio something new: whether he remembered any poems written by his wife, Chirlane McCray, whom he met while working for former Mayor David Dinkins. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Says This Poem Made Him Fall in Love With Chirlane”

Comptroller Candidate Holds Epic Press Conference Crashed by Controversial Pol

Thomas Lopez-Pierre standing with Stringer supporters as they denounced Eliot Spitzer for allowing the same man at his press conference yesterday.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre (back row, third from the right) standing with Stringer supporters as they denounced Eliot Spitzer for allowing the same man at his press conference yesterday.

Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer’s supporters gathered in front of a public housing complex this afternoon, railing against his opponent, Eliot Spitzer, for appearing at an event alongside a race-baiting candidate. They did this as the same controversial pol, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, stood beside them.

The end result was one of the wilder press conferences of this year’s election cycle.

“We are gathered here at the Douglass Houses as a community to repudiate one of the things that Eliot Spitzer has done, which is he has embraced individuals who are hate mongers,” said community activist Brian Benjamin at the event, which was crashed by Mr. Lopez-Pierre.

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Bill Thompson Demands Christine Quinn ‘Apologize to New Yorkers of Color’

(Photo: Thompson campaign)
(Photo: Thompson campaign)

Last week’s fiery “environmental racism” dispute between two mayoral campaigns doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

The alleged offense in question came when Council Speaker Christine Quinn was asked about one of her rivals, former Comptroller Bill Thompson, and his decision to oppose the controversial proposed waste transfer station on the Upper East Side.

Continue reading “Bill Thompson Demands Christine Quinn ‘Apologize to New Yorkers of Color’”