The Rise and Fall of Brooklyn Heights: Ghosts of a Neighborhood
“The highly affluent neighborhood, whose renowned longtime resident Norman Mailer popularized the term “hipster” back in the ’50s, isn’t exactly the center of cool these days.”
Go to story by Chris Shott.
Bruce T. and Chuck S. Rumble in Starrett City
City Hall News profiles of 20 “political power couples” and explains how they met.
Here’s an account from Democratic consultant Suri Kasirer and former Giuliani aide Bruce Teitelbaum.
Kasirer: We met [in 1993] when he was on the Giuliani campaign and I was helping Dinkins.
Teitelbaum: I would see her very Read More
Ben Smith reports that Jonathan Greenspun is moving on to Mercury Public Affairs, leaving his unofficial post as the Bloomberg administration’s liaison to the Jewish community.
His departure, of course, comes only a few weeks after the protests in Borough Park. In the aftermath of the demonstrations, many people in the community Read More
On April 6, with Passover only a few days away, young men with yarmulkes on their heads and cardboard boxes in their arms rushed in and out of Schick’s Gourmet Bakery on 16th Avenue in the largely Hasidic Borough Park section of Brooklyn.
Their frantic loading of chocolate babka, mandel bread and rainbow cookies into Read More
Bruce Teitelbaum, Rudy Giuliani’s most trusted political adviser, sidled up to a veteran New York operative recently and made a bold pronouncement.
“Bruce said, very openly, that if Rudy Giuliani wants it, he’ll be the Republican Party’s Vice Presidential nominee in 2004,” the operative told The Observer . “And he said that he thinks Giuliani Read More
One would not have thought that the Rev. Al Sharpton could command an entire wing of the Democratic Party. But that is what Bruce Teitelbaum, Mayor Giuliani’s campaign manager, would have us believe. This claim could be dismissed as so much extravagant campaign rhetoric, except that Mr. Teitelbaum included in the Sharpton wing such unlikely Read More
For a fellow who is so enamored of the Ten Commandments in the Old Testament, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani seems shockingly indifferent to the first commandment in the playbook of American campaign politics: Thou shalt not pelt unto others what they could so easily pelt right back unto you.
Three days after sandblasting Hillary Rodham Clinton Read More
“Yes,” she said.
In an officially unscripted moment that seemed as spontaneous as a well-rehearsed pas-de-deux at the City Ballet, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience in Manhattan on Nov. 23 that she would, in fact, be a candidate for the U.S. Senate. She made the announcement in a dingy room in the Read More
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was in a buoyant mood as he took to the stage of
the old Board of Estimate chamber in City Hall on Jan. 5. He was there to
announce that his chief of staff, Bruce Teitelbaum, would leave city
government to become executive director of Solutions America, the
Mayor’s political action committee. Read More