An odd trio of Conservative Party chairman Mike Long, New York Civic founder Henry Stern and billionaire cosmetics heir Ron Lauder gathered on the steps of City Hall today to start a campaign to make sure that once again local voters decide to institute term limits.
“The voters of the city of New York have Read More
Criticism of the unexpected city and federal government destruction of hundreds of Prospect Park geese continues to mount. Newly piling on the anti-geese-gassing bandwagon: former Parks commish Henry Stern and state Senator Eric Adams, who yesterday both issued strongly worded statements questioning the wisdom of destroying the geese that have made the Prospect Park Read More
Ed Koch is plotting a coup.
“Now is the time to deal with our sad state of affairs in Albany,” the 85-year old former mayor wrote in a letter that’s being circulated to anyone who might want to join up, according to The Times. “The key must be the defeat of those incumbents, Read More
Michael Bloomberg announced this morning he’s hired two new commissioners.
The first is Cas Holloway, who will lead the Department of Environmental Protection. Bloomberg noted Cas worked a few desks away from him inside the City Hall bullpen, where Holloway was chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler. (Skyler and Holloway [and Read More
From an e-mail sent out by Henry J. Stern about former councilman Stanley Michels, who died this morning at age 75: Stanley E. Michels, 75, a city councilmember from upper Manhattan for 24 years, died this morning at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He had fought cancer for two years.
Michels, a longtime Read More
Since the story about her aides channeling money into fake organizations broke, Christine Quinn has stressed that said aides were under direct orders for her not to do so. (She also says she knew about the practice of putting money aside, but not about the phantom organizations).
In her initial Read More
Henry Stern is in with another column about Albany politics, in which he finds fault with Albany District Attorney David Soares for saying that the governor did nothing criminal.
From Stern’s column:
We do not know which is worse: the inquisitor before whom everyone is Read More
Henry Stern emailed me yesterday to take issue with the way I characterized his recent column on Eliot Spitzer. (Headline: Henry Stern Sticks a Fork in Spitzer.)
The former city parks commissioner says he’s still supporting the governor, and that his criticisms–brutal as they may have been–are intended spur Spitzer Read More
Former city parks commissioner and longtime political agitator Henry Stern is giving up hope on Eliot Spitzer. In his recent column, emailed to, um, everybody, Stern wrote:
"Through a succession of miscues, Governor Spitzer has forfeited his position of leadership, He has made intemperate statements, used foul language at inappropriate occasions, acted Read More
John McCain thinks it isn’t enough that Larry Craig is stepping down from his committee assignments in the Senate, and has urged him to resign.
But closer to home, political gadfly Henry Stern thinks Craig should hold onto his seat. In a column Stern just emailed around, Read More