The waning months of Mayor Bloomberg’s reign are expected to be marked by a series of high-powered departures, as one official after another jumps ship before the mayor leaves office. The latest is Bloomberg stalwart and Dan Doctoroff protégée Seth Pinsky, who is stepping down from the Economic Development Corporation to take a private sector gig with RXR Realty, as the agency announced today. Kyle Kimball, who is currently the agency’s executive director, will succeed him. Read More
That is, at least, what many have come to believe should be after watching the video above, which features an interview with a ridiculously smart Egyptian boy named Ali Ahmed.
The interview, which was conducted in Cairo by El Wady newspaper, took place back in October but has recently gone viral in the wake Read More
So there’s this thing. It’s called a mayoral’s race. Heard of it? Any idea who’s running? If you can name a single candidate, you’re an outlier—55 percent of the New Yorkers we asked couldn’t. That’s one of the take-home messages from our Race to Gracie Mansion 2013 street polling project: very low awareness of the upcoming election. Only one candidate approaches broad name recognition, and it’s not for his policy smarts. Browse the full results here, and tell us who you plan to support. Read More
Power, the Fight: The President’s Pick for U.N. Has an Honorable History of Standing Up for the Dispossessed
The United States Senate will soon confirm Samantha Power as our ambassador to the United Nations. She will be feted at the usual Park Avenue, Central Park West and Sutton Place residences in which money brings proximity to power. Or what power there is left in the morally compromised organization.
I once wrote an article Read More
John Liu’s campaign finance fraud issues. Christine Quinn’s revelations of bulimia as a young woman and a stint in rehab. Bill de Blasio’s wife coming out as a lesbian in a previous life, and a white candidate maybe possibly calling a black one an “environmental racist.” And yet there is only one candidate among Read More