From a New York point of view, the AP buried the lede here:
NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something Madonna can really celebrate: a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Madge joins heartland rocker John Mellencamp, the puckish rappers Beastie Boys and premier dance acts Donna Summer and Chic among the Read More
NYPD continues its crackdown on seedy retailers on the Lower East Side.
The Post reports that a purported ping-pong parlor, the so-called Robo-Pong Training Center, located at 39 Eldridge Street, was actually just a "front for a whorehouse," whose target market apparently consisted of horndog teenagers from nearby Pace High School.
A Read More
Here's a piece of unrelated DUI news I missed the other day. The charges against former Deputy Commissioner for the Community Assistance Unit, Chris Coffey, have been dismissed. [No link, sorry]. Coffey was walking out of his going away party in March when police picked him up. Although he was obviously drunk, Read More
Rebecca Sinderbrand sends in this dispatch from Washington: Hillary Clinton received a polite reception at the Congressional Black Caucus's Annual Legislative Conference – with most members in attendance applauding and joining in the obligatory standing ovation – but she didn't quite capture the crowd; a few grim-faced members of the audience pointedly refused to rise Read More
Chris Dodd, who was endorsed by the International Association of Fire Fighters, is looking for a hand getting on the ballot in ten states, including New York.
From a campaign email:
“We need your help to collect the signatures [sic] to make sure his name is on the ballot in your Read More
This morning, News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch sat on a very distinguished panel at the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative: it included Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey; Jose Ramos Horta, President of Timor-Lest; Stepan Mesic, President of Croatia.
It was a very civil discussion, titled “Building a Global Multi-Ethnic Community.” But Read More
I was talking to a knowing Democrat about John Sabini’s recent run in with the law, who pointed out that although it’s never good to get busted for DUI, there's no obvious existential threat to Sabini's electoral career. Sabini had a couple of close elections, in 2006 and Read More
Did you know The Plaza was turning 100 this coming month? Paul Anka knew! Matthew Broderick knew! They're both going to be on hand, apparently, to celebrate the momentous event. Once upon a time it was a lovely hotel your middle-class mother took you to for tea once a year (hey, Carmela! Welcome back!) Now Read More
Here’s a view, from a hydraulic crane, of last night’s rally in Washington Square Park for Barack Obama. The campaign estimated the crowd at more than 20,000 people. (I’m not even going to hazard a guess.)
As expected, Obama gave his usual stump speech, but with some unusually New York-centric notes. He made some veiled Read More
I was just going over my notes from Michael Bloomberg’s appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, where participated in a “debate” (everyone agreed more than debated) with Bill Clinton and two other panelists about climate change. The argument was supposed to focus on the tension between good environmental practice and good Read More