Mindy Meyer, the brash 22-year-old self-proclaimed “diva” running for State Senate in Brooklyn, told The Politicker she has nothing to do with a “Friendz of Mindy Meyer” “super PAC” that released a campaign web video and created a Facebook page on her behalf.
“That’s some scam because we never did that,” Ms. Meyer said.
Congratulations to Michael Phelps, who won his 19th Olympic medal, taking home the gold for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay this evening along with several of his teammates.
That now officially makes the 6’4 27-year-old with the elongated torso, stubby legs, size 14 feet, and disproportionately gigantic arms the proud owner of the most gold medals (15) in the history of the Olympics, as well as the overall record-holder for most amount of bronze, silver, and gold.
Eater reports that Schnipper’s, the Times building stalwart for meticulously prepared sandwiches and Elaine Benes-sized sandwiches, has struck back at Chick-Fil-A and its funding of antigay organizations. Schnipper’s is to donate $1 from the sale of any chicken filet sandwich this August to Marriage Equality USA, a move that would seem to vastly Read More
Joe Crowley has a potential challenger for his leadership position in the House Democratic caucus.
Salon declared Mindy Meyer to be, “A troll we can believe in.”
Another southern Brooklyn Democrat accused Marty Golden of hogging credit for his actions.
Tish James endorsed Walter Mosley.
As expected, Governor Cuomo vetoed a school reimbursement bill.
An upstate energy company is threatening to sue the state if the Dept. of Environmental Conservation doesn’t step in and overturn municipal ordinances banning the practice.
John Haggerty is a convicted felon, but he’s still defending ballot challenges against Queens Republicans.
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You can read about Brian Stoker, the former Citigroup executive acquitted of charges that he mislead investors in mortgage-backed securities structured and marketed by Citi in early 2007 here or here.
The (not so) basic deal: The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Mr. Stoker should have disclosed to investors that Read More
If you want to see the Museum of Modern Art’s atrium gallery looking better than it ever has before, go now. Walls and floor alike are covered with handwoven rugs in an installation that forms part of a retrospective of the late Italian artist Alighiero Boetti. Since the museum opened its Yoshio Taniguchi-designed building eight years ago, this tricky atrium has foiled curators and artists alike, but the team responsible for the Boetti show—MoMA’s Christian Rattemeyer, along with Lynne Cooke, chief curator at Madrid’s Reina Sofia, and Mark Godfrey, curator at London’s Tate Modern—has transformed it into an intimate space. The museum’s heart finally looks warm and inviting rather than mall-like, a place where a small caravan might encamp, or a group of schoolchildren sit in a circle.
In a move sure to roil the blood of reluctant lawyers and in-it-for-the-money bankers, an actress turned novelist and her music curator/documentary producer/novelist husband have managed to buy a pricey property in Park Slope.
Galaxy Craze and Sam Brumbaugh paid $1.8 million for the three-bedroom co-op at 529 First Street, according to city records. We guess this means it’s okay to follow (all?) your dreams now?
The critic Dave Hickey once cited his friend and fellow critic Peter Schjeldahl’s prescription for making it as an artist: “You move to a city. You hang out in bars. You form a gang, turn it into a scene, and turn that into a movement.” Movements may be a thing of the past, but social networks are very much a part of the present, and two current group exhibitions at Chelsea galleries, “Context Message” at Zach Feuer and “Side Show” at Greene Naftali, offer an opportunity to check in with some promising young artists who are in the midst of fomenting vital scenes.
NBC has been receiving a ton of flack for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Some of it has been justified, some blown out of proportion, but either way it’s caught on as a hashtag: #NBCFAIL.
We’ve taken the five most public examples of the network’s gaffes and rated them on a scale of 1 (Whoops!) to 10 (Never again).
In the wake of his visit to Poland, Mitt Romney announced the formation of a “Polish-Americans for Romney” committee.
And picked to served on the eight-person national advisory board was George Maziarz, a state senator from the Buffalo-area. Reached by phone in his district office, he said that top members of the Romney campaign team reached out to him while the candidate was campaigning in the mother country yesterday, and in a brief interview he slammed President Barack Obama for a gaffe he made several months ago, when he referred to “Polish death camps” instead of “Nazi death camps.”