The Garden State
According to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Hudson River isn’t quite facing a heated political rivalry just yet.
Mr. Cuomo said this afternoon that he spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about today’s New York Post report detailing his alleged plans to unseat Mr. Cuomo in next year’s election.
Suddenly, people start running toward us screaming, “There’s a shooter! SHOOTER! Run! Get out!” There have been so many shootings lately in America that I know exactly what this is. A crazy person is on a shooting rampage in a mall and this time we are not watching it on TV, we are not reading about it on the net. We are at the center of it. Read More
The Jersey-born artist Daniel Colen once collaborated with his friend and frequent creative accomplice Dash Snow on an installation called “Hamster’s Nest,” which showed at the Deitch Projects. Inspired by “trashing hotel rooms while naked, high on coke, Ecstasy, or mushrooms,” according to a 2010 profile in Black Book, the piece required 30 nude volunteers and 2,000 shredded phone books. Sober now and with showings in the Whitney, and the Gagosian and Saatchi galleries to his name, Mr. Colen has adopted mellower habits of late. Now he has a pad to match: the former wild child just paid $2.6 million for a four-bedroom duplex condo in a townhouse at 71 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights, according to city records.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani thinks Chris Christie has the potential to win the White House.
Campaigning with the New Jersey governor in Bergen County today, Mr. Giuliani, himself a failed presidential contender, told Politicker’s sister site, PolitickerNJ, that he has no doubt Mr. Christie could be elected president.
I felt obscenely important as I sat down in the driver’s seat and put the key in the ignition. Vroom. The car has a valved exhaust, which makes it sound loud and kind of scary. The car, an automatic, was so powerful that it drove itself out of the garage; I didn’t even need to put my foot on the gas. Read More
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO
In further evidence we’ve not evolved that much from apes, a woman has admitted to throwing poop at a parking officer after receiving a ticket.
According to reports, the confrontational driver thought she was unfairly singled out for a ticket because she is Latina.
The parking officer was getting into her boyfriend’s Read More
texting while driving
Back in 2009, teenager Kyle Best drove his car into a couple on a motorcycle, injuring the man and woman so badly that they each lost a leg. Mr. Best had been texting at the time.
“I thank God that we’re still alive but I think there should be stiffer penalties,” victim Linda Kubert said after the accident, “The cell phone law has to be stronger.”
town vs. gown
A handful of Princeton, New Jersey, residents filed a lawsuit against the university, claiming that the school’s income from royalties and commercial ventures makes it ineligible for its tax exempt status and that the university should pay its fair share.
“Under the law in New Jersey, if a nonprofit gives out profits, it is not entitled Read More
He was an ineffective U.S. senator who went on to become a do-little governor of New Jersey. After a richly deserved defeat in his re-election campaign, Jon Corzine returned to the private sector and managed to preside over the collapse of the now-notorious brokerage firm MF Global.
Now comes word that the feds are preparing Read More
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered flags to be at half-mast on Monday, in honor of the late actor James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday at age 51.
“All the people in the state really felt a connection to him, not just to his character, but to him,” Mr. Christie said in Read More