Pride and Prejudice
The advent of gay weddings in New York has led to a plethora of choices for the discerning pair of fianceés or fiancés: we’ve written about Gilt City’s offer of a Del Posto wedding identical to one offered to straight couples, pre-marriage equality, and the so-called Pop-Up Chapel caters to the hip and the slackerish who want a quick celebration and a great story.
So we already know that the most powerful (business)woman in the city, Mary Ann Tighe, works in real estate. What about the city’s most powerful homosexuals, both female and male? That was the subject of the latest issue of The Observer, “New York’s New Power Gays,” and a good many of those on the list work in our beloved industry, including, arguably, our city’s No. 1 gay, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
One of the eight Bernie Madoff books we reported on yesterday morning just got signed up by Paul Golob at Henry Holt’s Times Books imprint. This is the one agent Fredi Friedman was selling; the author is the New York Times‘ senior financial reporter Diana Henriques.
Ms. Henriques, who has Read More
Veteran New York politics journalist Andrew Kirtzman, who is currently writing a book on the Bernard Madoff scandal, thinks that Caroline Kennedy's public roll-out has been a catastrophe, and that she and her handlers are blowing the behind-the-scenes lobbying effort for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat as well. (Some of her sit-down interviews came Read More
Andrew Kirtzman, the former NY1 and WCBS-2 political reporter, has landed an advance of more than $250,000 from the Harper imprint of Harper Collins to write a book about the Bernard Madoff scandal, Keith Kelly reports today in the New York Post.
Mr. Kirtzman, who previously wrote "Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the Read More
How much credit does Michael Bloomberg deserve for the relative calm that’s followed the Sean Bell verdict? It’s a question that’s more than just academic, given the potential for racially fraught episodes just like this one to have a defining impact on a mayoral legacy – and on a mayor’s political fortunes moving forward.
Hillary Clinton said that under her presidency, redeployed troops remaining in Iraq would not stop sectarian violence even if it turned into ethnic cleansing.
Hillary is looking for more support among black women.
Andrew Kirtzman takes a long look at Rudy Giuliani in the Washington Post.
Giuliani Read More
The first of three back-to-back-to-back debates with the four candidates in Brooklyn’s 11th congressional district just wrapped up. It’ll air on BCAT Friday night, but initial reports are still trickling in. (Hurry up with the spin!)
Tomorrow, the CBS duo of Andrew Kirtzman and Marcia Kramer tape their debate with the foursome. That’ll air on Read More
For those who haven’t yet heard, CBS and the New York Times will co-sponsor a Dems’ debate between the four mayoral candidates on Sunday, to air live on CBS 2 from 11 a.m. ’til noon. Andrew Kirtzman will moderate.
And, yes, Anthony will be coming back from the Catskills for it — if a kidney Read More
The Politicker took some heat a couple of weeks ago for suggesting that Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum was ducking a televised debate moderated by WCBS’s Andrew Kirtzman.
We were not, it turns out, wrong.
Now another station, WABC, has sent this email to the other candidates about its own debate, set to Read More