Political observers have often remarked that if Anthony Weiner had simply come clean about his post-resignation sexting relapse in his initial tell-all interview with The New York Times Magazine, he would have fared far better in this year’s mayoral race.
Blast From The Past
Republican Joe Lhota claimed today that a young Bill de Blasio mishandled the Crown Heights riots more than 20 years ago, withholding crucial information from a top deputy to then-Mayor David Dinkins.
Mr. Lhota didn’t say what information his front-running rival allegedly failed to disclose, but insisted Mr. de Blasio’s experience during the Crown Heights demonstrated that he is ill-prepared to govern the city. Read More
Bill de Blasio is upset with rival Joe Lhota’s latest ad.
The ad, released this morning, declared that if Mr. de Blasio wins the mayor’s race, the city will plunge back into an era where violence and riots ruled the streets. But Mr. de Blasio, who is far ahead in the polls, scoffed at the “desperate” move. Read More
As Anthony Weiner’s campaign continues to unravel, the former congressman’s spotty legislative record came under scrutiny–along with his sexting habits–at a forum dedicated to disability issues this evening in Midtown.
After being chase by cameras and shouting reporters down the sidewalk, up and down stairs and into an auditorium, the increasingly agitated mayoral candidate addressed the 504 Democratic Club forum, where members of the media far out-numbered other audience members. (The audience included at least three New York Times staffers, including executive editor Jill Abramson and columnist Maureen Dowd.) Read More
Clarissa Darling, the title character of Clarissa Explains It All, is back, and she is going to try to explain some things in a new novel for those who identify with the characters on Girls and are nostalgic for their not terribly distant youth.
Tentatively titled Things I Can’t Explain, the novel, which has been acquired by Thomas Dunne Books editor and Macmillan Films head Brendan Deneen and is set for publication in Fall of 2014, will show the original explainer as she navigates emerging adulthood, EW’s Shelf Life reports. Read More
After over a decade playing and coaching in other cities, Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing might have a shot to return to New York, the home where he spent fifteen seasons building his Hall of Fame career with the Knicks. However, the speculation surrounding Mr. Ewing doesn’t involve his old team, it is centered on the Knicks’ new outerborough rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, who are in the midst of a sudden makeover of their coaching staff and could have newfound room for Mr. Ewing on their bench. Read More