A note to our colleagues: Now may be a good time to stop sleeping in the office. Mayor Michael Bloomberg had The Observer on his mind yesterday at the Friends of the Hudson River Park’s sping gala, reminding partygoers that FOHRP board chair Douglas Durst ranked fifth on The Commercial Observer’s Real Estate Power Read More
What is it about the preholiday season that winds everyone tighter than the postsurgery forehead of a Real Housewife? We’re trying to stay out of the drama as all of New York lets fly a seeming year’s worth of unaired grievances this week.
Occupy Wall Street
Diana Taylor, the partner of Mayor Mike Bloomberg and a member of the board at Sotheby’s, confronted locked-out Teamsters Local 814 and Occupy Wall Street members during a December 1st meeting Hudson River Park Trust (for which Ms. Taylor is chairwoman on the board of directors).
It was a sunny September afternoon at the mayor’s house on East 79th street and Diana Taylor was talking to the two boisterous Laborador retrievers that she shares with her boyfriend, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Yes!” she said, in a soothing voice the “Bonnie” and “Clyde” seemed to appreciate, “I’m talking about you!”
Early Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel was filled with a crowd clad in Chanel summer tweed and Louboutin kitten heels. The Ladies Who Lunch crowd had turned out, in fine form, for the Women’s Forum of New York’s Elly Awards Luncheon. The women being honored — Evelyn Lauder, Senior Vice President Read More
This morning Diana Taylor joined G.O.P. Senate hopeful David Malpass as he stumped for votes in the bowels of Penn Station, after spending yesterday’s morning rush with Democratic congressional hopeful Reshma Saujani on the Upper East Side. Far more commuters greeted her by name there than in the region’s central commuter hub.
Malpass and Read More
One day after Mike Bloomberg’s companion and former state superintendent of banks Diana Taylor hit the hustings for Upper East Side Congressional upstart Reshma Saujani, she is back at again, stumping along Senate hopeful David Malpass.
Taylor clearly likes the one-from-column-A-one-from-column-B approach that her companion does when she decides who to support for higher Read More
Straphangers hoping to make it through to the 86th and Lexington subway stop today had a longer than usual commute. Besides making their way through the throng of newspaper hawkers, there were small crowds of political canvassers plying their wares: attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice had people there, as did Ryan Brumberg, running for Congress Read More
Tomorrow looks like a big day for politics for the First Couple of New York. Earlier it was announced that Mayor Bloomberg will endorse G.O.P. comptroller hopeful Harry Wilson tomorrow afternoon. Now the Reshma Saujani campaign is out with an announcement that she will be campaigning alongside Diana Taylor, the mayor’s companion.
Taylor’s support of Read More
Mayor Bloomberg displayed his prickly side today when asked about a WNBC news report that his companion, Diana Taylor, is gunning for Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate seat in 2012.
“I don’t know. Talk to Diana Taylor. I don’t speak for her,” he said at a ribbon-cutting for a playground in lower Manhattan.
When Read More