Gerald Ford is dead at 93.
John Edwards is about to announce a run for president, using hard-hit New Orleans as a backdrop.
The New York Post is skeptical.
Eliot Spitzer denied that his appointment of Nassau County Republican Michael Balboni to be his top homeland security Read More
When the dozy, dreamy singer-songwriter Cat Power walked onstage at last week’s “The Music of Bob Dylan” benefit, she was slated to sing “Moonshiner,” a desperate folksong about desperate alcoholism. But the singer (who says she was drinking a bottle of scotch a day before she dried out earlier this year) played something else instead. Read More
Look, what follows is really not appropriate. But it’s hard to clear the mind and hit the Friday LIRR without finally saying something.
There is one person in America telling the Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times to be more boring, and his name is Clay Risen. Mr. Risen—who penned an op-ed this week which Read More
It has been called One Beacon Court, 731 Lexington Avenue, 151 East 58th Street, and–for long-time New Yorkers–Alexander’s. But now, The Times reports that the East Side skyscraper is commonly referred to as the Bloomberg Building, after its most famous renter. Seems like this idea has Read More
The mayor: as supple as a skyscraper
This New Orleans dog, abandoned by her owner even after the waters receded, was rescued by Maria, at left, when she worked at a shelter in Baton Rouge. As a doglover, I welcome her onto my blog, but chiefly to raise a fresh injustice:
Maria, who dined at my house last night (my Read More
Tonight the NBC Nightly News doggedly began its broadcast with a report from the levees of New Orleans at the onset of hurricane season rather than where CBS and ABC began: with the Haditha massacre and the European-U.S. coalition visavis Iran.
By such choices, Brian Williams is hewing to the position he took Read More
I’m just back from New Orleans, and stunned and shocked. Nothing on television or in the papers conveys the scale of Katrina, six months on. You turn onto a boulevard and suddenly there’s a mountain of dead trees, gargantuan and muddy and scraped clean of branches and leaves by crews that left months ago.
That’s Read More
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Devoting an entire issue to real estate is a great idea for two reasons.
First, New Yorkers seemingly can’t get enough of the topic. Second, there’s a lot of brokerages ready to spend big money on full-color ads for their luxury developments.
Bulging to over Read More
I should have known I wouldn’t be able resist a short post on the Harlem political festivities today, first at a freezing 1199 rally, and then at the cozy Canaan Baptist Church, where Al Sharpton holds court.
Hillary, speaking at Canaan (and keeping a good distance between herself and fellow guest Harry Read More
The Weather Channel is debuting a new series, “It Could Happen Tomorrow,” with an episode Sunday on what would happen if a 1938-style hurricane hit modern-day New York City. Hey–they produced one on a hurricane hitting New Orleans back in May, 2005, and used it to test pilot the series and Read More