So This Happened
Mr. Liu Goes to Washington?
This particular beef may finally be over.
Elected officials and Korean-American community leaders gathered today in Flushing, Queens to declare a resolution had been brokered in an escalating battle between local seniors and a McDonald’s. Or, in the words of Assemblyman Ron Kim’s press release: “McResolution!“
Crimes Against Congress
Could John Liu be running for Congress?
The indefatigable ex-comptroller, who ran an unsuccessful bid for mayor, has been the subject of still-undefined rumors that he’s contemplating a primary bid against Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng, a fellow Democrat.
Pressed with repeated phone calls, texts and direct questions asked of his spokesperson through email, Mr. Liu wouldn’t deny his interest.
Fun With Numbers
Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng was attacked Tuesday night in Washington D.C., her office announced today.
Ms. Meng was hit over her head and robbed of her Gucci handbag, but did not suffer serious injures, according to the account; she was left with a bruise on her chin and underwent a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital.
Ladies Who Lunch
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio today accused his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, of putting forward a “fiscally irresponsible” plan that would cost the city billions in tax breaks.
Speaking to reporters at a Queens endorsement event, Mr. de Blasio–who is far ahead in the polls–said that Mr. Lhota’s economic plan would bring big benefits to the city’s wealthiest.
The blowouts were bouncy, the purses shiny and the ambient tone loudly girlish at Michael’s on Monday afternoon. Joanna Coles, Cosmopolitan’s new editrix, was hosting the “Cosmo 100,” her first event as Hearst’s sexpert in chief. Midtown passersby gathered round the bay window to watch “New York’s most powerful and accomplished women” air kiss, pose for pictures and sip midday champagne.
“This is my first Cosmo lunch; I’m reigniting them because Helen Gurley Brown used to do them,” Ms. Coles, wearing a sleek black sleeveless turtleneck and black trousers, told the Transom. As precious lunch-hour minutes ticked by, Ms. Coles herded the fun, fearless women into the dining room.
Democratic heavyweights came out for Tom DiNapoli this afternoon as he took his re-election campaign for state comptroller to Chinatown.
Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, New York City comptroller John Liu, state senator Daniel Squadron, assembly member Grace Meng, council member Margaret Chin were among supporters at a press conference at the Chinese Consolidated Business Association. Read More
Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens puts her finger in the dam, and tries buying Governor David Paterson some time. Meng’s statement was sent out before news out began reporting Paterson was ending his campaign.
“Governor David Paterson is still our Governor and currently the only Democrat running for Governor. Let Read More
How did Queens end up electing three Republicans on Tuesday?
The first was Eric Ulrich, who held his seat in the Howard Beach, Rockaway section, which is pretty blue-collar and the kind of place Rudy Giuliani did well. Which is why the former mayor campaigned there with Republican Eric Ulrich. But Ulrich could have held Read More
ALBANY—After four hours of debate and a technical problem that crashed the chamber's electronic voting mechanisms, the bill legalizing same-sex marriage passed the Assembly by a vote of 89 to 52.
The result–not a surprise, but a wider margin than in previous years–was greeted with applause from advocates in the overlooking Read More
Our John Liu coverage, like the Liu coverage elsewhere, draws an unusual level of commenter vitriol.
Sometimes the commenters mention the fact that Liu's father was convicted for bank fraud. Usually the criticism of Liu, a councilmember from Queens who was born in Taiwan, is less specific, and Read More