Buried in the New York Post‘s exultant coverage of Andrew Cuomo’s on-time budget agreement with the Legislature in Albany was a remarkable, easily missable tribute to a governor whom the Post, in general, likes somewhat less.
Despite a “dismal” record in office, David Paterson (along with another predecessor, George Pataki) “helped blaze the path that Read More
I’m at the first Assembly hearing about the mayor’s new Charter Revision Commission, which, based on opening remarks here, is being viewed skeptically.
The commission, which has been a long time coming, is going to review the law around term limits, among other issues.
Assemblyman Dick Gottfried of Manhattan complained about the commission’s Read More
It’s tough going, campaigning as a Republican on the West Side of Manhattan. Sometimes it’s best to just avoid the subject.
If pressed, State Assembly candidate Saul Farber will note that he also has the backing of the Independence Party, which on its web site pledges a commitment to “the elimination of the electoral advantages Read More
As part of his crusade to reform the state’s finances, Governor David Paterson outlined a proposal yesterday to cut an additional $1 billion from this year’s budget, plus $1.6 billion next year. Doing so put him at odds with fellow Democrats, and it’s unlikely to turn into a legislative coup for the governor. How Read More
Should Governor Paterson indeed move the Moynihan Station project under the control of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as he said he wants to do, at least two members of the State Assembly are poised to resist the action: Richard Gottfried, the district’s representative, and Richard Brodsky, the chairman of Read More
After Sheldon Silver helped kill the mayor’s congestion pricing plan, The New York Times published an editorial saying Silver should be punished with a Democratic primary challenge later this year.
As should some of his long-serving colleagues, the editorial added, using as an example Manhattan Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, who has been Read More
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried has come out against Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel’s tower planned to rise next to the Museum of Modern Art, joining neighbors and State Senator Liz Krueger in their opposition to the project.
The tower, which has received much praise in the architectural world, needs approval Read More
Longtime Assemblyman Dick Gottfried of Manhattan is not commenting on the fate of Eliot Spitzer just yet.
“I think people are waiting to comment until we know what we’re commenting on. Everybody is following that notion. I am certainly,” he told me just now.
Gottfried is hopeful about Spitzer’s agenda.
“Governor Spitzer has Read More
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who has been representing parts of Murray Hill and nearby neighborhoods since 1970, is not in the office this Friday afternoon, and for good reason.
He’s serving on jury duty.
Gottfried called me during a brief break to say, "It’s quite fascinating. I expected going in that it Read More
It's end-of-session time in Albany, when legislation that has been fast-tracked somehow gets derailed, and bills that people haven't heard of speed through to passage.
One notable bill that's moving, as Liz noted, is the legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage.
Another one people a lot of people are watching—and whose fate Read More