Down and Out
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.
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.
Spiking the Ball
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.
20 yard line
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.
The Vallone Zone
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.
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.”
social media excitement!
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.
Everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows the New York Giants whipped up an impressive victory in the Super Bowl last night. However, even rock-dwellers were aware of the news if they were friends with any elected officials on Facebook.
Generally, the excited politicians’ responses needed at least five exclamation marks.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and State Senator Marty Golden were examples of this. Ms. Crowley wrote “NY Giants XLVI Super Bowl Champions!!!!!” while Mr. Golden wrote “Congratulations to the SuperBowl Champions the New York Giants!!!!!! Go Big Blue.”
Councilman Jumaane Williams, who correctly predicted the score of the game, might have been the most excited of them all. “UH…Yeah! We did it again. ANY DAMN QUESTIONS!!!!!!!” he declared, adding “WHOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” He also had another “WHOAA” post containing 50 exclamation marks.