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State Senator Daniel Squadron would not deny tonight that his campaign was behind a controversial robocall attacking his rival in the public advocate’s race, Councilwoman Tish James.
The Anniversary Party
Marshall Berman, the philosopher, writer and professor who wrote the influential modernist text All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, died on Sept. 11 at the age of 72. Mr. Berman had a heart attack while having breakfast with a friend at his favorite haunt, The Metro Diner on 100th Street and Broadway.
Dying over bacon and eggs at the corner diner was a fittingly New York way for a quintessentially New York character to go.
A sizable figure habitually clad in a T-shirt, with unkempt hair and beard and a meandering gait, Mr. Berman was instantly recognizable walking up and down Broadway and West End Avenue.
In a glossy media city that values professional polish, NY1, Time Warner’s no-frills news channel, enjoys a certain cult following, as evidenced by the high-profile fans who gathered at the New York Public Library last Thursday to celebrate two decades of “weather on the ones.”
The event reflected the unassuming charms of the station, where anchors style themselves and pan-away shots reveal a bullpen that is more Community than The Newsroom. Though there was an open bar, the wine glasses had thick stems, and the hors d’oeuvres, while tasty, might have arrived straight from Trader Joe’s.
In an interview with Errol Louis on WWRL 1600 this morning, Governor David Paterson slammed state lawmakers for trying to sneak “behind my back” an ethics reform bill that he said won’t solve any problems in the capital.
The governor also criticized the existing standing committees charged with monitoring ethical violations, which have Read More
ALBANY—Don’t like those school cuts? Blame your legislator.
“The legislature, had they passed the wealth-based plan that I initiated, we wouldn’t be here. The fact is they didn’t do anything. The only thing they did was take $391 million of stimulus money from next year and used it to fill the gap in 2009,” Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson stood by his displeasure with the Obama administration’s decision to hold the trial of 9/11 terrorists in lower Manhattan, and alluded to the federal government’s miscalculation about the air quality in the neighborhood.
“What I said was that if I were making the decision, it’s not the decision I would have Read More
Errol Louis is out with a column this morning sharply criticizing Rudy Giuliani for comments he made over the weekend in Borough Park, where he warned that crime could rise to their pre-1993 levels if Michael Bloomberg wasn’t elected.
Louis also criticized Bloomberg for defending the comment by drawing a comparison to Read More
Inside the Daily News, there’s some debate as to whether John Liu really worked in a sweatshop, as he says he did.
Reporter Erin Einhorn has reported that Liu’s initial claim of working alongside his mom at a sweatshop wasn’t supported by his mother’s own recollection.
The Daily News coverage basically Read More
David Paterson hasn’t gotten any support for his claim last week that his political woes are due to racism in the media.
This morning, he went back on the show where he first aired the complaint to say he had been misunderstood. And after explaining his point, Paterson said he hoped this would be Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson insists he didn't quite play the race card.
In an interview this morning on WWRL with Errol Louis, Paterson talked about the tone of news coverage toward him and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (on the leaders of the State Senate) as negative given the state's current fiscal woes, and told Louis Read More