Manhattan real estate moguls talk about his “Solomonic wisdom,” according to The New York Times.
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called him the “dean of damage control.” His public relations firm, Rubenstein Associates, once simultaneously represented both Leona Helmsley and Donald Trump.
So it’s no exaggeration to say that nothing of importance happens in New York City without somehow involving Howard J. Rubenstein.
A few interesting bits from the campaign finance filings of some of the public advocate candidates:
In this latest filing period, from January 12 to March 11, Mark Green raised $143,285, but has only paid two bills so far, totaling $17,621. Those bills were for a campaign office and for a Read More
City Hall released Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey’s schedule this evening, in reponse to Freedom of Information requests from me and other reporters.
Here, from Sheekey’s schedule from July 2, 2007 to January 11, 2009, are a few notable entires:
Sheekey and other top aides to the mayor met in City Hall Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s deference to cosmetics heir Ron Lauder on the issue of term limits is striking, considering that Lauder has never actually been a public elected official. Lauder’s involvement — and apparently, his right to have an outsized say in the city’s position on the matter going forward — is based entirely on Read More
Liz Benjamin, of the Daily News, suspects there’s a reason why the New York Post got the exclusive on Ron Lauder changing his mind on term limits: The New York Post and Ron Lauder share the same publicist, Howard Rubenstein.
The third-term roll-out certainly looks like it was done professionally, and Read More
Michael Bloomberg made a hefty contribution towards Arnold Schwarzenegger’s effort to get legislative redistricting in California.
But some other notable New Yorkers have opened up their wallets and given to another Schwarzenegger venture: his campaign committee. That’s according to a financial report posted yesterday for Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Dream Team:
Ed Read More
While the Rudy filing may lack donations from the blockbuster Hollywood-type stars that one might find giving to a Democrat like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, there are a number of names that are, for various reasons, worth noting.
In no particular order of significance:
Samuel Zell, chairman of Equity Group Read More
Reporters writing about one of the three public-relations men in New York with the last name Rubenstein are frequently offered the chance to get comments from that publicist’s esteemed clients. In the trade, these supporting interviews are called “secondaries.”
“Most of the time, if it’s me,” said Steven Rubenstein, “people want to talk to the Read More
Today’s Page Six says that “Rudy Giuliani has made enemies among a group that should be solidly behind “America’s mayor”—the Society of Former Special Agents—after canceling as their keynote speaker.”
Howard Rubenstein, who represents the New York Post, also represents the Former Special Agents of the FBI. (He also works with the New York F.B.I. Read More
Don’t be a hater, Harry.
In addition to recently buying a midtown hotel, East 77th St. townhouse and a couple units in The Plaza, developer Harry Macklowe has become embroiled in a dispute with his chocolatier tenant, Fauchon, reports the New York Times.
The argument revolves around Fauchon’s retail Read More