David Paterson is coming under fire from 1199 SEIU and Greater New York Hospital Association over his proposed cuts to health care.
But the “doomsday” budget proposed by Michael Bloomberg on Friday has yet to prompt a similar backlash–at least, not one in the form of an expensive advertising campaign–from labor and affected Read More
Political Consultant Joe Mercurio emailed around a bit of research on past blowouts in Mayoral elections. Turns out John Purroy Mitchell is the man to beat, if you forgive him for running before women got the vote.
For Mayor Mike Bloomberg to set the record for biggest modern Republican win in a Read More
Is there still a cult of nostalgia for the 1970′s? I seem to
remember there was one, but I paid it little attention, assuming that-as with
all pop-culture trends-it was the work of fools, and those wretched nihilists
whose names appear in the style sections of the world.
The deaths of John V.
Lindsay Read More
An innocuous-looking government report sits on a shelf in
John Zuccotti’s office on the sixth floor of One Liberty Plaza. Published in
1981, The Future of the World Trade
Center represents the findings of a blue-ribbon panel chaired by Mr.
Zuccotti, a former deputy mayor who was then settling into life as a
high-powered private Read More
While doing interviews for a biography of Paul O’Dwyer, the late civil rights lawyer and political activist, I knew I should pay a visit to Abraham Birnbaum, a retired politician who, at age 94, shows up for work every day at a bank on Park Avenue.
The 5-foot 2-inch Mr. Birnbaum was sitting behind an Read More