passing the baton
Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning praised his successor’s first administration picks and vowed once again to hold his tongue after he leaves City Hall at the end of the month.
This week, Mayor-elect Bill Blasio announced his first appointments, including soon-to-be First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris and returning Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who’d served in the Giuliani administration and is returning to his old job next year.
John Gambling, the WOR radio host famous in New York’s political world for co-hosting a weekly show with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is leaving his post just a handful of days before Mr. Bloomberg leaves office at end of the year.
Mr. Gambling, 63, made the announcement early this morning on the air.
Two days before Halloween, Joe Lhota thinks his Democratic rival in the mayor’s race has too many spooky ideas.
“We’ve gotta talk about his vision for the future versus my vision for the future. You know why he doesn’t talk about his vision for the future? It reminds everybody of Halloween. His vision will scare people, overall, and where he wants to take this city,” Mr. Lhota told WOR’s John Gambling this morning.
Comings and Goings
A year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is certain his administration did just about everything right during the recovery.
Former Governor David Paterson’s time hosting his two-hour daily radio show has officially come to an abrupt end.
Earlier today, FishbowlNY reported a “bloodbath” of layoffs at WOR News Talk Radio, one of which was New York’s accidental governor, who surprisingly assumed office in 2008 after Governor Eliot Spitzer’s infamous hooker-induced resignation.