Eric Schneiderman has some big shoes to fill. Before he became the state’s sherrif, the office was held by Andrew Cuomo, who became something of a national hero for taking on Wall Street Prior him was Eliot Spitzer, who likewise assumed a national profile for his high-profile spats with Richard Grasso and Hank Greenberg. If Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/31/11 10:54pm
“Semi Homemade” TV chef and de-facto first lady of New York State Sandra Lee continued her tour of the state’s food banks today, stopping in the Upper East Side’s Yorkville Common Pantry.
And in keeping with her typical modus operandi, Lee avoided all questions that did not immediately pertain to the work of the food Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/31/11 5:27pm
This morning, as part of his ongoing quest to end the “gun show loophole,” Mayor Bloomberg announced the results of an undercover investigation into the purchasing protocols at one Arizona show held shortly after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The investigation focused on the Crossroads of the World gun show held on January 23 Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/31/11 3:00pm
Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has become one of the leading national voices defends the Affordable Care Act, is taking the fight to the streets of Queens this morning, where he will highlight a report that will reveal the cost of the Republican efforts to repeal the bill.
If the health care bill is repealed, as Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/31/11 2:44pm
By Meghan Keneally 1/24/11 7:31pm
Esquire published a long feature profile of Mayor Bloomberg today, chronicling his trip to China for a conference with some of the world’s most powerful mayors to discuss global warming. There was some drooling over high speed Chinese trains, a face down with a thermal scanning gun, some icy moments with city comptroller Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/24/11 5:11pm
The Mayor’s office announced today the hiring of the city’s first CDO– Chief Digital Officer.
The Mayor’s office of Media and Entertainment tasked Rachel Sterne with streamlining the administration’s digital footprint in order to establish more partnerships with private institutions through social media.
“It’s vital that the City stay at the edge of innovation so Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/24/11 4:21pm
Members from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition gathered in New York this morning to advocate for a simple solution to cutting down on gun violence: just adhere to the existing laws already on the books.
The group, lead by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a press statement this morning calling Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/21/11 7:49pm
January: a time for resolutions. In state and local politics, however, the resolutions are harder kept than simply signing up for the gym. This was a week where politicians had to follow through on the fiscal discipline that they touted during the campaign trail, as hard as it is for them to do. Tidbits of Read More
By Meghan Keneally 1/21/11 4:49am