Chris Christie Booed at Times Square Super Bowl Rally

Chris Christie at today's ceremony. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)
Chris Christie at today’s ceremony. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal today followed him all the way across the George Washington Bridge and into New York City.

At a Times Square Super Bowl hand-off ceremony, where Mr. Christie was on hand to pass the figurative baton to Arizona’s governor, who will host the game next year, Mr. Christie was booed both when he was introduced and as he addressed the sports fans gathered. Continue reading “Chris Christie Booed at Times Square Super Bowl Rally”

White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Mysterious white powder sent today to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has tested “not-toxic,” according to police and Mr. Giuliani’s security team.

The powder was sent to Mr. Giuliani’s office on 49th Street today, according to an FBI spokesman, which was investigating the incident along with the NYPD and Joint Terrorist Task Force. Continue reading “White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police”

‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas

A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .
A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .

Bill de Blasio, slammed by some conservative critics for his lefty policy aspirations, is not flying high on one particularly ambitious marijuana proposal.

The mayor stopped by the hip-hop station HOT 97 this morning to discuss yesterday’s stop-and-frisk decision, and wound up weighing in on a host of other topics, including the Super Bowl and marijuana policies.  Continue reading “‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas”

Gov. Cuomo Promises New York Goodies at Super Bowl

Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg and others celebrate the New York Giants 2012 win. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Andrew Cuomo and others celebrate the New York Giants 2012 win. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)

Super Bowl XLVIII will technically be played at the Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make sure spectators know they’re really in New York territory.

Mr. Cuomo, as a co-host of the showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, announced plans today to use the venue to boost New York State tourism and products, including the state’s burgeoning wine and cheese industry. Continue reading “Gov. Cuomo Promises New York Goodies at Super Bowl”

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’”

Peter Vallone Defends Gisele’s Honor

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Gisele Bündchen, supermodel. (Photo: Getty)

A Giants fan hurled insults at Gisele Bündchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as she left the Super Bowl last weekend, but the supermodel has at least one defender in New York City: Councilman Peter Vallone.

Ms. Bündchen’s responded to the fans shout of “Eli owns your husband!” by criticizing Mr. Brady’s teammates. Her remarks have become earned her many enemies in Boston, but Mr. Vallone argued the Giants fan who mocked Ms. Bündchen acted even more inappropriately than the supermodel herself.

“yeah giselle said some classless things,” Mr. Vallone wrote on his Facebook wall. “you know what’s even more classless? grown men shouting at and harassing a woman.”

Continue reading “Peter Vallone Defends Gisele’s Honor”

Mayor Bloomberg Explains How He Helped The Giants Win The Super Bowl

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Mayor Bloomberg with Giants players Justin Tuck and Eli Manning at yesterday's parade.

At a press conference this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent some time discussing the Giants’ Super Bowl victory last Sunday. Mayor Bloomberg started things off by saying he tried to invite his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, to the victory parade, but “Rudy was traveling.”

“I don’t know that he was ever a big football fan. Rudy is a very big baseball–a very big Yankees, not baseball fan,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

He went on to reveal he used to feel self conscious because Mayor Giuliani reigned during the World Series between the Yankees and Mets in 2000.

“Deep down inside, I’ve always felt a little bit inferior because he delivered a Subway Series and I have not, but I have delivered, and I have a lot to do with this, two Super Bowl champions.”

Mayor Bloomberg went on to explain why he was instrumental in the Giants’ championship. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Explains How He Helped The Giants Win The Super Bowl”