Headline of the Day: “Polling site inside ‘Thank you, Vito Lopez’ building must be moved, former Assemblyman’s rival says.”
Runner-Up: “The New York Times’ Most Telling Mayoral Candidate Anecdotes.”
Boosting his outreach to the Latino community, former Comptroller Bill Thompson received El Diario‘s enthusiastic endorsement this morning. “Bill Thompson is the most qualified among the candidates,” declares the editorial, which does not mention Mr. Thompson’s mayoral rivals, according to a translation. “In a career that has been anything but boring, he has been a constant source of common sense and seriousness.”
John Legend is wearing a pepperoni pizza on his left shoulder. A respectable slice—about four inches wide—pepper flakes gently sprinkled across the top, ample cheese oozing down his form-fitting black shirt.
“John, who are you wearing?”
“Pizza,” he replies.
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The latest from the New York Times‘s protracted contract negotiations:
The Newspaper Guild sicced Pulitzer winners Dan Barry, Amy Harmon and Kevin Sack on Times management in a new video.”There are alternatives now,” warns Mr. Sack in the clip above. “The electronic media evolution has gotten to the point where there are competing organizations now that can pick off Times reporters and are able to pay them significantly higher salaries than the paper is putting forth at this point.”
Then the not-so-subtle caption notes that Times poachers Politico and The Huffington Post have Pulitzers now too.
Deep in Business Insider owner Henry Blodget’s cover story for New York’s Facebook package, the SEC-banned analyst apologized for Tech Bubble 1.0 and swears it’s different this time. Praising Mark Zuckerberg for focusing on growth before monetization, he wrote:
This sounds nuts—aren’t companies supposed to make money?—and it sounds especially nuts in the wake of the Read More
Williamstown High School in New Jersey has removed two books from its summer reading list after complaints from parents. According to the Gloucester County Times, at issue was “a graphic depiction of a lesbian sex scene between a 31-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl” in Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel Norwegian Wood and “a Read More
Last night the British writer and essayist Geoff Dyer gave a reading at McNally Jackson bookstore in Soho. As it usually does when Geoff Dyer comes to New York, the conversation quickly turned to Doughnut Plant, and whether Mr. Dyer had sought out his preferred vanilla bean doughnut since arriving in New Read More
A history of funding for the NYC Department of Education, as presented by Mayor Bloomberg today, in City Hall.
2012: Lessons from GOP debate. [Anna Sale]
Budget Fight: “Two weeks ago the mayor and the governor had a long dinner on the Upper West Side. Perhaps today’s quieter tone at Read More
2012: ‘Gangster politics.’ [Kimberly Strassel]
Obama NYC: “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say,” the president told firemen in Midtown. [Mike Amon]
Obama NYC: “brief but somber visit.” [Alison Bowen]
Obama NYC: “a solemn conclusion to one of New York’s most Read More
President Obama Lays Wreathe at Ground Zero. Photo Credit: William Alatriste
White House: Netanyahu to visit on May 20. [JTA]
WikiLeaks: WSJ launches its own version. [wsjSafeHouse.com]
WikiLeaks: NYT and Guardian working on their own versions; WSJ passed at major WikiLeaks dump. [Joe Pompeo]
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Mayor Bloomberg opens world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s historic outdoor sculpture exhibition – Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads – with AW Asia Founder Larry Warsh, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Levin and members of New York City’s Arts and Cultural Community. May 4, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)
Bin Laden: How much credit does Bush Read More