Eyebrows are being raised in Queens Democratic circles today after word went out that Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. was honored last night for a “leadership award” by the Queens Conservative Party.
Vallone is exploring a run for the Queens borough presidency or the district attorney after he is term-limited out in 2013.
“Why would Read More
A reader passed along the following invitation from FriendFactor, a new gay rights group which will be making a big splash in New York next month with Chelsea Clinton headlining its first fundraiser.
Besides Ms. Clinton, the host committee includes a number of the leading lights from the local LGBT world, including former Republican National Read More
Ed Lurie was sipping wine at the end of a long bar off of Union Square on a recent Monday evening and contemplating the future of the Republican Party. “I guess if you have a father-in-law who was president of the United States,” he said, “yeah, you could say you were involved in the state Read More
A Queens Republican source says Jane Deacy is inching closer to a run for the Assembly seat soon to be vacated by Audrey Pheffer.
Deacy is a former New York Police officer and a district leader in an area that has seen something of a Republican resurgence in recent years, and, although Pheffer has held Read More
“John Gotti, Sr., is an icon. Like it or not, he’s an icon. The man is legendary. And so is John Travolta.”
Marc Fiore, producer of the yet-to-be-filmed mobster biopic Gotti: Three Generations, spoke to a roomful of journalists at the midtown Sheraton Hotel about one of the two stars signed to his film. It Read More
The campaign spokesman for Republican Randy Altschuler is knocking Democratic congressional incumbent Tim Bishop for holding a fundraiser Sunday as the federal government appears to be careening towards a shutdown.
“Since Washington politician Tim Bishop has proven again and again that he has no clue how to create jobs, cut spending or reduce the debt, it’s not Read More
Over the last decade in the City Council, Lew Fidler has been one of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s chief antagonists, tangling with the city’s chief executive over everything from his cuts to homeless youth to his bike lanes to his tax policy, calling the mayor an emblem of arrogance and insensitivity.
Well, apparently, bygones are Read More
In a Q-and-A with reporters after his announcement that Dennis Walcott was in and Cathie Black was out as schools chancellor, Mayor Michel Bloomberg explained some of his thinking around the decision.
“Cathie and I had a conversation this morning. We both agreed that the story had become her and it should be about the Read More
A reader passed along the following invitation from Council Speaker Christine Quinn for a fundraiser hosted by the New York Building Congress and construction magnate Frank Sciame.
The Building Congress is made up of all the players in the real estate development industry–unions, contractors, constuction firms and the like– and is one of the most Read More
Long Island Congressman Peter King heaped high praise on Hudson Valley State Senator Greg Ball’s plan to host a handful of controversial witnesses this week in Manhattan, calling the hearing on terrorism preparedness “absolutely essential.”
“This is a first rate hearing,” King said. “I hear some rumblings from people opposed to it. I just Read More