John Catsimatidis Gets His Own Radio Show

John Catsimatidis, sans Giuliani endorsement. (Photo: Getty)
John Catsimatidis. (Photo: Getty Images)

John Catsimatidis, the former Republican mayoral candidate and billionaire owner of the ubiquitous Gristedes supermarket chain, has a new gig hosting a weekly radio show on AM 970 The Answer.

The Cats Roundtable, which will air Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning this week, will feature interviews, listener call-ins and “John’s unique take on the news affecting New York,” according to a company press release. Continue reading “John Catsimatidis Gets His Own Radio Show”

Hot 97 Hosts Beg de Blasio to ‘Move Out of the Hood’

Bill de Blasio last night. (Photo: Pool)
Bill de Blasio last night. (Photo: Pool)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s foot-dragging on moving to Gracie Mansion prompted the hosts of Hot 97’s morning show to stage an intervention.

Mr. de Blasio called into the show this morning to chat charter schools, stop-and-frisk and House of Cards–but was also pressed on why he had yet to decamp from his Park Slope row house to the Upper East Side more than three months after his election. Continue reading “Hot 97 Hosts Beg de Blasio to ‘Move Out of the Hood’”

Rudy Giuliani Says Press Is Hyping ‘Bridgegate’ to Boost Hillary Clinton in 2016

Rudy Giuliani. (Photo: Getty/Ronald Martinez)
Rudy Giuliani. (Photo: Getty/Ronald Martinez)

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a theory for why the press has been so aggressively covering New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal: presidential politics.

According to Mr. Giuliani, one of the few Republicans to defend Mr. Christie in the immediate aftermath of the scandal last week, media outlets like The New York Times have been ripping into Mr. Christie because he is “the only guy” that rivals Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House.trans Rudy Giuliani Says Press Is Hyping Bridgegate to Boost Hillary Clinton in 2016 Continue reading “Rudy Giuliani Says Press Is Hyping ‘Bridgegate’ to Boost Hillary Clinton in 2016”

De Blasio Blasts Post Stark Cover After Criticism

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

Bill de Blasio, criticized for his “silence” on the high-profile murder of a Hasidic businessman–as well as the ensuing controversy over the New York Post‘s coverage of the killing–went on the radio waves Saturday night to declare his “outrage.”

“I’ve seen many a headline that was not appropriate,” the mayor said, speaking on WMCA’s Community Matters program after Shabbos. “This was particularly inappropriate. The family was in pain. The community was in pain.” Continue reading “De Blasio Blasts Post Stark Cover After Criticism”

Ex-Bloomberg Deputy Defends Boss After Inauguration Lashing

Michael Bloomberg at yesterday's inauguration. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
Michael Bloomberg at yesterday’s inauguration. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s top communications deputy isn’t entirely pleased with the way Bill de Blasio’s inauguration speakers presented his ex-boss’s record.

The deputy, Howard Wolfson, reached out to WNYC this morning to argue against some of the claims made by the event’s speakers, who presented the city as a deeply divided “plantation” in need of new leadership and direction. Continue reading “Ex-Bloomberg Deputy Defends Boss After Inauguration Lashing”

‘Why Don’t They Just Get a Life?’: Bloomberg on Critics of His Spanish

Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)
Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has some choice words for those who razz him for his stilted Spanish: get a life.

Speaking on his weekly radio show this morning, Mr. Bloomberg–whose command of the language has long been the butt of jokes, eye rolling and even a parody Twitter account–said he’s actually pretty good and getting better all the time. Continue reading “‘Why Don’t They Just Get a Life?’: Bloomberg on Critics of His Spanish”

‘I Liken It to Hemlines’: Mayor Bloomberg on Bill de Blasio’s Victory

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the radio.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the radio.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today compared the groundswell of support for change that propelled Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to victory, to the fashion industry changing hemlines on clothing.

Musing during his weekly radio sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling, the mayor rejected the idea that Mr. de Blasio’s election was a rebuke of his 12 years in City Hall. Continue reading “‘I Liken It to Hemlines’: Mayor Bloomberg on Bill de Blasio’s Victory”