If there is one hire that signifies the changing of the guard moment we’re witnessing in the New York media scene, I’d argue it’s the Village Voice‘s hiring of Harry Siegel, which they announced yesterday afternoon.
Siegel will be their new city columnist and is taking over the space filled, Read More
There’s been a lot written and said about Michael Bloomberg’s relationship with the media and how he’s perceived publicly. Here’s an extended, longer-view look at what reporters were thinking and saying about the mayor before the most recent assessments.
It’s video just posted online from Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s transformation from the un-politician to icon of urban government is the subject of an April 22 panel discussion featuring the Times' Joyce Purnick (who is writing a book about him) and Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, among other journalists.
An email from the organizers previewing the event asks, Read More
Since Michael Bloomberg has pushed his plan to run for a third term through the City Council, he has also delayed publication of his second book. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a well-timed Bloomberg book hitting shelves around his next campaign.
New York Times editor and writer Joyce Purnick Read More
Michael Bloomberg is coming out with a new book, to be collaborated on with Margaret Carlson, who works for him, sort of, as a columnist for Bloomberg News.
It’s not the first time that Bloomberg, who normally holds reporters in something like amused contempt, will have worked closely with a journalist Read More
When Michael Bloomberg took a shot at nameless "xenophobic" politicians in his State of the City speech last week, some observers took it as another overt sign of his interest in running for President.
But New York Times editor and writer Joyce Purnick, who knows how to read Bloomberg, Read More
Columnists ahoy! The Times’ Joyce Purnick and the Post’s Andrea Peyser confabbed briefly in a house phone alcove on the 36th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, the north tower of the Mordor that is the Time Warner Center. More and more press arrived–Maggie Haberman, Ben Smith, that tall annoyed blonde from local 4–not for the Read More
Joyce Purnick notes today (subscription required) how the last-minute endorsement by Mayor and Governor for a Yankee Metro-North station (paid for by M.T.A. taxpayers and riders) was all that was needed to convince some pols to vote yes for Yankee Stadium. But wasn’t that a card Bloomberg and Pataki had been keeping up Read More
The re-emergence this week of the obscure, late former City Council Majority Leader Tom Cuite may be instructive for politicians balancing difficult gay rights positions with their legacies.
Cuite probably didn’t think he’d be remembered three decades later for opposing a gay rights bill. But it turns out that it’s the only thing he’s remembered Read More
Thinking about the continuing Freddy “freefall,” as Shelly Silver had it this morning, one wise observer made the following point to us:
“This is Al Sharpton’s town, and you’re either with him or against him,” he said. “You can’t have it both ways. That’s what Mark Green learned in 2001, and Read More