Here is a slightly random interview with O. Aldon James, Jr. the whimsical and colorful president of the National Arts Club. He hosted a book party last night in Gramercy for Herman Badillo which was attended by Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg plugged Badillo’s book, One Nation, One Standard, which talks about having high Read More
There’s a new biography about Rudy Giuliani coming out by a publisher called Wiley.
The president of the National Institute for Latino Policy went to hear Herman Badillo speak at the Harvard Club and found himself “in the midst of the ‘Other New York.’”
Eliot Spitzer’s former campaign manager Ryan Read More
Investment banker Stephen Berger was sitting in his office high above midtown Manhattan on a recent Wednesday afternoon, puffing on a fat brown stogie and painting a picture of impending doom for the state’s health-care system. “We’re driving along at 90 miles an hour on a curved road,” he said in his gravelly Lower East Read More
Stopping by the NY1 studios to boost Freddy, DNC Chairman Howard Dean ran into NY1 regular Ed Koch.
“After jostling over the merits of Freddy and Mike,” a witness writes, “Dean recalled a time when the Mayor was a true Dem.”
“I worked for your campaign years ago, when I went to school in the Read More
Another apparently unsolicited bit of support for Freddy popped up in the latest edition of the Irish Echo, a print ad (.pdf) from “The Ginsberg Family and Friends” (yes, the Irish Echo) that nobody would call a perfect example of political targetting.
Freddy, the ad tells us: “is consistently progressive,” “lacks the arrogance and Read More
A frustrating day for The Politicker, whose intern was not the only reporter to miss an elusive Ferrer event in upper Manhattan, and which was not the only publication not alerted to Vito Fossella’s press conference, apparently solely for Tom Wrobleski’s benefit, in response to Wrobleski’s exploration, in the Advance, of the great Read More
Mike hosted a packed, $1,000-a-head fundraiser for the Log Cabin Republicans last night.
We hear Patrick Murphy, the Log Cabiner running for Council on the East Side, left a good impression on a crowd that included Bloomberg advisors Patti Harris, Kevin Sheekey, and Jonathan Capehart. Also there were Georgette Mosbacher and Read More
We step out into the quicksand of racial politics and history underlying this year’s election, and certainly echoing in yesterday’s Fields-Ferrer exchange. Both Charlie Rangel and Herman Badillo, it turns out, have rather sharp recollections of a certain meeting in 1985.
Also, if you don’t want to read more than one piece Read More
El Diario’s Gerson Borrero reports that the Bloomberg campaign is hiring Fernando Mateo — Bush backer, taxi-driver advocate, and (to Borrero) “controversial Dominican,” angering some more liberal Hispanics.
Sheekey won’t confirm it, but he does point out that “Herman Badillo y Willie Colón ya son co-presidentes de la campaña.” Read More
On a grim, gray day two weeks after terrorists killed nearly 7,000 people in downtown Manhattan, grieving New Yorkers went to the polls on Sept. 25 and delivered a split decision in the Democratic Mayoral primary, while political novice Michael Bloomberg won the Republican nomination.
Mr. Bloomberg, who was projected to win about 65 percent Read More