The Wee Hours
“BUT HOW DID HE DIE?” said a young man to the girl standing next to him in an outsize dress.
The couple was looking at a blossoming, red-feathered, evening-wear creation, the first taste of the Met’s hit exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Read More
A reader in Albany sent this image of newspaper distribution box that has a sticker for Allan Jennings, one of the most colorful characters in New York politics.
The “fighting” slogan in this instance, could be literal. Read More
Candidates for office this year have been filing their petitions in advance of the deadline
tomorrow Thursday at midnight (the scene at 32 Broadway at that time is, um, unique).
Among those that have filed, according to a source who watches this sort of thing closely, is Allan Jennings Jr., the former City Councilman Read More
Giff called the censure of Allan Jennings “the strongest penalty ever assessed against a City Council member in the history of this body,” but the News’s Errol Louis reminds us that’s not so.
In 1949, following his conviction on federal charges of conspiring to overthrow the government, Communist Councilman Read More
While the New York Observer is not a family newspaper, this is a family blog. So expect circumlocutions. This afternoon, Room 9 is all atitter over a pile of envelopes, left discreetly near the door. The contents were copies of a short, handwritten love letter apparently from a former City Hall bigwig, whom there’s no Read More
When Gifford Miller won the coveted position of City Council Speaker in 2002, he brought a golden-boy aura to the job: He’d gone from Fifth Avenue to Princeton to the City Council, with a stop as an aide in Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s office. At age 34, he had become the second-most-powerful elected official in the Read More