We felt woefully under-dressed as we stepped into the 2nd floor foyer of the Waldorf-Astoria, the entrance to Bette Midler‘s Hulaween party. The theme was Día de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead – and although we felt like zombies after occupying Wall Street earlier that Friday evening, we weren’t decked out in any apparel that suited the $1,000-a-plate dinner.
WTC: Bloomberg touts NYC’s first “green lease.” [Stephen Nessen]
WTC: “Unconvention lease.” [Real Deal]
Judiciary: Jonathan Lippman warns of pain. [Casey Seiler]
Evaluating Cuomo: “I will be angry with him in perpetuity,” said Bill Perkins. [Liz Benjamin]
Housing: “Rent regulation and tax caps are philosophically the same thing,” said Silver. Read More
Labor: SEIU accuses Workers United President Raynor of wrongdoing. [Steven Greenhouse]
Bloomberg’s Mailers: Not much feedback. [Adam Lisberg]
State Budget: “Regressive” is how New York magazine’s Chris Smith described it. [WNYC]
State Budget: “We’re both going to express ourselves. And in the end we need his help to help us balance Read More
In a feature profile, New York tells the tumultuous story of Albany’s new first lady, Sandra Lee, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s longtime girlfriend and someone better known to the rest of the country as the chef and host of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade band. Under that banner, Lee and has become the working-woman’s Martha Stewart, and the piece Read More
What would Sandra Lee cook if she were catering the GLAAD Media Awards? The gubernatorial girlfriend, best known for her open-up-a-can recipes, didn’t hesitate. “I would do a Burrata cheese, heirloom tomato, an amazing olive oil, crispy pancetta … right next to a big, beautiful Bellini.”
Ms. Lee was on the blue carpet at Times Read More
She talks to Us Magazine, and says favorite color is white, and she’s an advocate for gay marriage.
In The Kitchen
“Semi Homemade” TV chef and de-facto first lady of New York State Sandra Lee continued her tour of the state’s food banks today, stopping in the Upper East Side’s Yorkville Common Pantry.
And in keeping with her typical modus operandi, Lee avoided all questions that did not immediately pertain to the work of the food Read More
Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo is keeping things casual with his girlfriend of four years, TV chef and cookbook author Sandra Lee.
Lee participated in Cuomo’s campaign and was seemingly planning to occupy into the Governor’s Mansion, but a representative for Cuomo confirmed on Friday that Lee won’t be moving to Albany or taking the official Read More
There hasn’t been a famous First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt left Albany in 1932, but the new governor’s girlfriend is sitting on top of a cooking show empire. Two days after the election, it isn’t clear whether Sandra Lee will move to the governor’s mansion and officially take the role of First Lady.
Lee, 44, Read More
Yesterday the people of New York voted for legacy, sanity, and reform in Albany. Did they also vote for elaborately themed tableware?
Incoming governor Andrew Cuomo is sort of a package deal with longtime companion Sandra Lee, star of Food Network show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. The future First Girlfriend is known for her holiday-themed cocktails, her quick meals made Read More