De Blasio Promises More Transparency After Closed-Door AIPAC Speech

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed today to be more transparent after drawing criticism for delivering a fiery pro-Israel speech at an AIPAC event last night that was not disclosed on his public schedule and closed to press.

“We certainly will improve our information system to let you know about something like the AIPAC speech. We’re very comfortable doing that. We will do that,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters today at an unrelated press conference, where he was peppered with questions about the speech, first reported by Capital New York. Continue reading “De Blasio Promises More Transparency After Closed-Door AIPAC Speech”

John Liu Campaigns Onward

John Liu. (Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
John Liu. (Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty)

He’s out of office, no longer running for election, and supposed to be weighing jobs in the private sector, but that isn’t enough to stop ex-comptroller and unsuccessful mayoral candidate John Liu from ending his perennial politicking.

Indeed, Mr. Liu, who was known to log a dozen stops across the five boroughs during an ordinary day, seems to be having trouble giving up the trappings of elected office, continuing his break-neck schedule of events even after his term as comptroller ended on December 31.

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What Anthony Weiner’s Schedule Reveals About His Strategy

Anthony Weiner hugs a man in Harlem during his campaign kick-off. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Anthony Weiner hugs a man in Harlem during his campaign kick-off. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It began outside a subway station in Harlem, where Anthony Weiner greeted–and embraced—New Yorkers on their way to work.

Next, he eschewed the Memorial Day parade in his old district for a sparsely-attended black church service in Southeast Queens and a veterans ceremony in the Bronx’s Co-op City. And this weekend, he slammed stop-and-frisk at Rev. Al Sharpton’s weekly National Action Network rally, earning loud applause from the mostly-black crowd.

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