Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some could be Read More
Newark, New Jersey’s tireless mayor Cory Booker is in the hospital tonight, suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns. Mr. Booker acquired his injuries around 9:30 p.m. Thursday as he returned home from a television appearance. One of his security guards saw a fire in a building on Hawthorne Avenue in Upper Clinton Hill. Mr. Booker’s guards rose to the occasion, but the mayor realized their work wasn’t done and cape madly flapping, gold “M” emblem glinting in the firelight, he dove into action:
Religion and parties
We’ve been getting emails about Michel Jackson‘s favorite Jew, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and his latest book, appropriately titled Kosher Jesus for the past several months. (We say “appropriate” only in relation to his last bestseller, Kosher Sex).
And today is the day of its official launch, which will be celebrated over at Trinity Wall Street (a church!) at 6:30 this evening, with the Rabbi sharing a stage with New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, and Wall Street Journal Foreign Affairs Correspondent Bret Stephens.
We didn’t need Twitter to tell us that there was a massive blizzard happening outside, but without the gung-ho tweeting of Newark mayor Cory Booker many of his city’s residents would still be stuck in the two feet of powder.
Yes, perhaps the average human being lacks the superpowers that allowed Booker to communicate with Read More
Tweeting Toward Bethlehem
Newark residents have been the lucky constituents of America’s hardest-working mayor since Cory Booker took office in 2006. And while his jurisdiction doesn’t extend beyond the embattled New Jersey city, his Twitter presence is such that his voice can reach much farther: he’s accumulated over a million followers, and is a fairly prolific scribe when Read More
On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 11, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey prompted a ripple of buzz online when he uploaded a grainy photo of himself and Mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeting from their smart phones at Gracie Mansion.
Mr. Bloomberg was updating his own Twitter account, normally maintained by his staffers, for the first time Read More
In the summer, a mature man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of good hair.
Or maybe it’s just that the heat gets to them. But in recent days, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his political allies have been talking a lot about their lack of locks.
It started, at 9:25 a.m. on July 14, Read More
David Gregory touted the joint appearance of Michael Bloomberg and Cory Booker on Sunday’s Meet the Press as an opportunity to discuss the “economy and the president's stimulus plan and their impact on big cities across the country.”
But mostly it was an opportunity for the two mayors, cross-generational allies who lead Read More
Bill Thompson had a good weekend, picking up the support of two major figures in Democratic politics, Al Sharpton on Saturday and Chuck Schumer on Sunday.
Sharpton announced his support in Brooklyn before he joined Thompson for a day of campaigning in predominately black neighborhoods there and in Queens.
At the event, I Read More
At an event last night in midtown, Washington’s mayor, Adrian Fenty, an African-American Democrat, endorsed Michael Bloomberg for reelection.
Another prominent black Democratic mayor, Cory Booker of Newark, endorsed Bloomberg in April.
Assemblyman Keith Wright of Harlem isn’t impressed.
“When these outside mayors start making these endorsements, Fenty from 200 miles away, they Read More