De Blasio Threatens to Unleash Locusts on East Side During Daily Show Appearance

Mayor de Blasio filming tonight's episode of The Daily Show. (Photo: Twitter/@marti_adams)
Mayor de Blasio filming tonight’s episode of The Daily Show. (Photo: Twitter/@marti_adams)

Mayor Bill de Blasio took his infamous “dad humor” to The Daily Show this evening, where he took jabs at the Upper East Side and his predecessor Michael Bloomberg, and proved he could eat pizza like a normal New Yorker: with his hands, according to a mayoral pool report.

“What else could we do to the Upper East Side?” asked host Jon Stewart, who earlier had joked about the new mayor shipping snow to the tony neighborhood, where some residents complained about cleanup after last month’s second major snowstorm. Continue reading “De Blasio Threatens to Unleash Locusts on East Side During Daily Show Appearance”

Anthony Weiner Eyed Media Gigs Long Before Mayoral Bid: Sources

Anthony Weiner rides the train with some press. (Photo: Getty)
Anthony Weiner rides the train with some press. (Photo: Getty)

Anthony Weiner, whose mayoral bid imploded following revelations that he’d continued sexting long after his resignation from Congress, was already plotting a Plan B more than six months before he lost his bid for Gracie Mansion, sources said. Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Eyed Media Gigs Long Before Mayoral Bid: Sources”

Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson Release Spanish TV Spots

El Futuro as seen by Anthony Weiner.
“El Futuro,” as seen by Anthony Weiner.

With less than three weeks to go until the Democratic mayoral primary, the candidates are hard at work trying to court the Latino vote.

Today, in another sign the vote remains up for grabs, former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson both released Spanish-language television advertisements–the first of the mayor’s race.

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Anthony Weiner Releases First TV Ad

A scene from Anthony Weiner's first ad.
A scene from Anthony Weiner’s first ad.

Mayoral contender Anthony Weiner is set to hit the airwaves Monday with his first televised ad, which he sent out to his supporters early this morning.

“Our campaign has had policy speeches, idea books and lots of community meetings. Now we have a TV commercial. The first look is yours,” Mr. Weiner wrote in a post-midnight email to supporters titled, “Sneak Preview.”

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Anthony Weiner: ‘Quit Isn’t the Way We Roll in New York City’

Anthony Weiner in the ad.
Anthony Weiner in the ad.

Anthony Weiner isn’t going to quit the mayor’s race because this is New York.

“I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, ‘Boy, I wish that guy Weiner would quit,'” Mr. Weiner says in a new ad posted on his campaign website. “They don’t know New York. They certainly don’t know me. ‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”

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Christine ‘Middle Class’ Quinn Launches First TV Ad

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

As a new poll shows her again leading the mayor’s race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s campaign is going up on the air with the first ad of the Democratic primary.

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