Diamondstone press guy Jesse Danzig called in to report that unusual vote-raffle thing Ben described here.
For the last six or seven years a list of candidates has been provided to parochial school children in the area to bring home to their parents. As parents emerge from the polls they have a card Read More
We’ve been down for the last two hours because of — ready? — a fire in the building that contains our server machinery. Or so I’m told.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming, brought to you by Nicole Brydson:
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Over at The Daily Politics, Ben Smith has a video from the Legislative Correspondent’s Dinner in Albany over the weekend.
Here, Hillary spoofs her wax figure and gets an “endorsement” from Mike Bloomberg.
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The Politicker’s Nicole Brydson sends in some photos from yesterday’s huge fire in Greenpoint.
Not surprisingly, arson is suspected. However, the owner’s attorney told the New York Times that his client had nothing to do with it.
A lawyer for [owner Joshua] Guttman, Joseph Kosofsky, said the developer Read More
Manhattan began to diversify its ethnic bases today, if only for a short while. Baby strollers and folks with cameras choked the arteries leading into the park, overlooked by the statue of George Washington at the center of the esplanade. Hundreds of people continued to stream into Union Square from all directions, joining what Read More
So, Ben Smith is now up and running over at the News. There’s even a headshot, which I hear Ben’s Hollywood agent supplied the Daily News after it failed to land him a cameo on the The West Wing. (Ba-dum-dum!)
Seriously, folks. There’s already been a ton of suggestions, comments and “preemptive abuse” Read More
The chaotic scene.
Tensions are flaring on 14th Street, as the waiting time at Trader Joe’s is now estimated at 20 minutes. Shortly before 2 p.m., an argument broke out over an alleged line-cutter.
One customer, who accused another of cutting, got very angry.
“Why don’t you go to hell and Read More
I’ll be off from tomorrow until Wednesday, March 1. In Puerto Rico. Blackberry switched off. San Juan restaurant tips welcome.
Filling in will be Azi Paybarah, formerly of New York Press, whom you can email at azipaybarah(at)gmail.com, and who will be contributing to The Politicker and The Observer on a regular basis Read More
Andrea Peyser went with
Hillary greets the crowd, on hand to hear her ambitions for 2008.
The proud husband looks on, hoping to get a chance to once again fly regularly aboard Air Force One.
Rudy and George pose with Hillary campaign aide, Lou.
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[The Observer's Nicole Brydson, who once long ago worked in politics, is going to be appearing a bit more regularly on the site from here on in; she's picking up blog-strolling responsibilities abandoned by Jess. Bloggers, cc her when you're sending in links: nbrydson(at)observer.com.]
Over at Urban Elephants, Scott Sala Read More