The rumor that Eliot Spitzer has approached Freddy Ferrer about an appointment as Secretary of State has been making the rounds for weeks now. We first heard about it on Oct 25th, and when I asked Ferrer in an email, he wrote back that day with a clear cut “no.”
On the 29th, Read More
Jossip editor Corynne Steindler is leaving the celebrity and media site behind, to become a full-time reporter at the New York Post’s Page Six. She will begin in early October.
Steindler said: “Jossip’s been an amazing experience, but the opportunity to report for Page Six is something I just couldn’t pass up.”
Others were less 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
Bill Clinton doubts Hillary’s chances in 2008. “I don’t know if she can win if she runs.”
A CNN poll finds more Americans blame 9/11 on George Bush than on Clinton.
Rudy Giuliani’s title as America’s Mayor comes under fire. The Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy says, “America’s Mayor is Read More
Since The Daily Show with Jon Stewart doesn’t quite spoof New York politics often enough, Room 8 launched a daily video segment called Lunch Box, featuring some guy named Adam Green.
Green sounds like an equal offender and gets the tone of most of the conversations I imagine are taking place in Read More
NYU says Borough Park is the most crowded neighborhood in New York, on account of big Orthodox families squeezing into small houses. Meanwhile, prices are so high in Williamsburg that hundreds of local Hassidim are fleeing for the greener pastures of upstate Scranton (an area known Read More
Hard out here for the Orthodox
Following the New York Post editorial last week, the Times wrote this morning that Hillary should debate her anti-war challenger, Jonathan Tasini.
Hillary “has not been forced to discuss in great detail exactly what she thinks should be done now that things have gone so far awry in the Middle East.”
How the mighty have fallen! Ex-executive, ex-con Martha Stewart may sell her $9 million Turkey Hill estate to a “Connecticut-based local TV host.” This personality, Mr. Mar Jennings, will own the hallowed grounds on which Ms. Stewart’s not-impenetrable empire was built. (New York Post) Read More
The mid-90s: a good thing.
About that slightly surreal New York Post editorial in defense of Jonathan Tasini and his right to debate Hillary Clinton on NY1…
Before today, we noticed after some perfuntory Nexis-ing, the Post mentioned Tasini’s candidacy exactly once — an 80-word story about his interview with Room 8 in which Read More
It’s not often a reform candidate comes to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s defense.
That’s what freshman Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman did last night when she not only defended Silver’s position on a rape bill that later proved incredibly unpopular, but said she helped persuade him to take the controversial position in the first Read More