As he campaigns tirelessly around the city in this year’s mayor’s race, there’s one thing City Comptroller John Liu knows for sure he does not want to see.
“You know, I spoke with some of the women on the way out. They’re still thinking about some graphic images that were made public this morning,” Mr. Liu, sounding exacerbated, told reporters in Queens last night, referring to new elicit photos of former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Read More
After former Congressman Anthony Weiner partially admitted today to allegations that he continued sexting after his 2011 resignation, one of his rivals in this year’s mayoral race has something to say.
“Unfortunately, my other opponents have danced around the issue,” former Councilman Sal Albanese declared in a statement. “I’m not going to do that. I’m calling for Anthony Weiner to do right by New Yorkers and withdraw from the race.” Read More
As President Barack Obama’s opponents pile on in the aftermath of multiple recent controversies–notably his reaction to the Benghazi attacks, revelations that the Internal Revenue Service focused on conservative-aligned nonprofits and the Justice Department’s unprecedented snooping on press communications–one local congressman wants it to be known that he is also not pleased.
To wit, Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and southern Brooklyn, released a lengthy statement this afternoon blasting Mr. Obama for “bringing Chicago-style politics to the White House.” This style of underhanded rule, Mr. Grimm said, has resulted in a presidency that is “the most secretive, deceptive, and divisive we’ve seen in modern times.” Read More
State Senator Malcolm Smith continued his crusade against Dwayne Carter, better known as Lil Wayne, for his distaste for New York City on Hot 97 this morning.
During an interview on The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Morning Show, the hosts poked fun and grilled him on his advocacy on the topic. Mr. Carter had said, “I don’t like New York,” which Mr. Smith felt was insulting to all New Yorkers.
“We were speculating here that you may have gotten involved in this because of the attention you could have gotten out of it,” one of the questioners inquired. “Don’t lie senator, were you more popping yesterday than any other day previously?” Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is moving to outlaw a circumcision ritual often performed by Orthodox Jews, creating an unusual hot-button social issue in its wake. The vast majority of pols have avoided talking about the issue, but you can now add one more name to the list that includes Assemblyman Dov Hikind and potential mayoral candidate Malcolm Smith: State Senator David Storobin. Read More
Various athletes are racking up Olympic medals, and New York class of elected officials are taking note.
First up, outspoken State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., who has already weighed in on this year’s premier athletic event before, issued a press release this afternoon entitled, “The Dominicans and Puerto Ricans are not far behind.” Read More
Heidi Anne Wys, an adviser to Puerto Rico House Speaker Jenniffer González, has tweeted racist things about President Barack Obama over the course of the last month or two, and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is just not going to take it anymore.
“Wah! Wah! I feel like vomiting! Dinner with a guy borned in Kenya and claims he was borned in Hawaii!” Ms. Wys tweeted at the President offering contributors the chance of dining with him back in June, for example. Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo finally entered the ranks of successful celebrities in recent days, earning his own bobblehead doll. And on Fred Dicker’s radio show this morning, Mr. Cuomo didn’t necessarily buy the New York Post columnist’s theory that perhaps the doll was based on his brother Chris by mistake.
“Trouble is, … the bobblehead by most accounts looks like Christopher Cuomo, not Andrew Cuomo,” Mr. Dicker said at the start of his show, long before Mr. Cuomo called in. “It could very well be that the photograph that was used to make the bobblehead’s face, sent over to China or wherever it gets sent to, got swapped. Maybe whoever sent it over sent a picture of Chris Cuomo and not Andrew Cuomo and that explains it.” Read More
“EXCLUSIVE: A longtime Bronx business owner was slapped with a $115 ticket for parking her car in a bike lane that doesn’t exist, The Post has learned,” read the beginning of a story hitting the streets of New York today. “Phyllis Cannon, 72, has been fighting the outrageous summons for five months, to no avail.”
And it turns out that Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t really care.
At a press conference on summer youth programs in Flushing this afternoon, a Post reporter started explaining Ms. Cannon’s situation only to have Mr. Bloomberg tersely interrupt him, asking, “What do you want me to do?” Read More