Video: De Blasio and Buscemi Train for the Inner Circle Show

Mayor Bill de Blasio training for the Inner Circle Show.
Bill de Blasio training for the Inner Circle Show.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting ready for his first Inner Circle Show with a little help from a celebrity friend.

Organizers released a parody video this morning featuring the mayor preparing for the annual charity roast with actor and campaign backer Steve Buscemi. Continue reading “Video: De Blasio and Buscemi Train for the Inner Circle Show”

Bill de Blasio Makes a Park Slope Push With Steve Buscemi

Bill de Blasio poses with actor Steve Buscemi and a voter outside Southside Coffee.
Bill de Blasio poses with actor Steve Buscemi and a voter.

First, Comptroller John Liu yelled, “Yes we can!” to the crowded Apollo Theater last week. Today, rival Bill de Blasio compared his own surging mayoral bid to President Barack Obama’s re-election effort–with his own celebrities in tow to make the case.

“You’ll remember the pundits in October 2012. Remember the message we heard over and over again? ‘Well, the Obama momentum has ended, you know, it’s almost about to be over, Romney’s moving, he’s surging,'” said Mr. de Blasio at a phone banking event in Park Slope. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Makes a Park Slope Push With Steve Buscemi”

Mayor de Blasio Would Let Vampire Weekend Write City’s Official Song

Bill de Blasio, Steve Buscemi, and Vampire Weekend. (Screengrab: YouTube)
Bill de Blasio, Steve Buscemi, and Vampire Weekend. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is a big fan of the band Vampire Weekend, apparently.

“I just can’t wait for the new album, Modern Vampires in the City!” Mr. de Blasio, a candidate for mayor this year, says in a promotional video released today. “It’s something that I’ve been waiting for. I can’t wait for it to come out.”

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Mayoral Candidates With ‘Buscemeyes’

In honor of Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi’s entrée into the mayoral race today, we decided to give all of the declared and all-but-official candidates a photographic makeover based on a Buscemi-inspired internet meme.  Continue reading “Mayoral Candidates With ‘Buscemeyes’”

Steve Buscemi Weighs In on the Mayoral Race

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Steve Buscemi (Photo: Getty)

Move aside Scarlett Johansson (and one-time mayoral candidate Scott Stringer), another citywide contender is hosting a celebrity-infused fundraiser for the 2013 election cycle. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who’s all-but-certain to campaign for mayor next year, just rolled out an event with actor Steve Buscemi.

“I got to know Bill when we fought side-by-side against the city’s misguided efforts to close firehouses across New York a decade ago,” Mr. Buscemi wrote in a letter to Mr. de Blasio’s supporters today. “As a former FDNY firefighter, keeping those firehouses open was an issue close to my heart, and I was moved by Bill’s courage and deep personal commitment to our cause.”

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Scarlett Johansson To Host Third Fundraiser For Scott Stringer

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Scarlett Johansson (Photo: Getty)

Actress Scarlett Johansson is holding her third fundraiser for Manhattan borough president and likely mayoral candidate Scott Stringer. The event, which will be held on the roof of the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, includes a two hour party preceded by an hour-and-a-half long “private reception.” Tickets for the party start at $50, access to the reception is reserved for chairs who pony up $2,500. Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson To Host Third Fundraiser For Scott Stringer”