The NYC Clerk’s Office is out with their annual report on lobbyists.
Quick notes: Suri Kasirer’s firm retain’s their top position; James Capalino’s team improves over last year’s (very) respectable showing; Bryan Cave (home of Ed Koch) moves up; Fried Frank Harris – the giant law firm which ranked No. 10 Read More
The National Committee for the Furtherance for Jewish Education held their annual “empowerment breakfast” in a small hotel room on Ninth Avenue yesterday morning, where the talk of politics was unavoidable.
Breakfast chair Suri Kasirer called City Comptroller Bill Thompson to the front of the room to present an award. (She used to be a Read More
Yesterday, I reported that Suri Kasirer, who used to do Bill Thompson’s fund-raising, no longer works for him in that capacity. According to people I spoke with, Kasirer is winding down her fund-raising operations and focusing more on the lobbying part of her business.
But that doesn’t mean she’s stopped helping people raise money. Read More
Suri Kasier is out of Bill Thompson’s campaign.
“We no longer do Bill Thompson fund-raising,” woman who answered the phone at the offices of Kasirer Consulting confirmed. The woman, who did not give her name, then referred my inquiry to Thompson’s campaign office.
Kasirer has consistently ranked among the city’s top lobbyists and Read More
Crain’s published its list yesterday of the 100 most influential women in New York City business.
Topping the list in the Power 25 category were the head of the teacher’s union, Randi Weingarten, and powerhouse lobbyist Jennifer Cunningham.
Also honored were Read More
A couple of interesting observations I've heard about the fund-raising numbers reported today for the 2009 mayoral candidates:
Number one: The $2.01 million raised by Anthony Weiner is nearly as much as he raised during the entire 2005 race ($3,039,693).
Number two: Suri Kasirer, one of Read More
Congressman Towns Responds
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter as a response to the story “Bruce T. and Chuck S. Rumble in Starrett City,” written by Matthew Schuerman [March 19].
I would like to make it emphatically clear that I am totally against any deal with Clipper Equity to purchase the Starrett City Read More
City Hall News profiles of 20 “political power couples” and explains how they met.
Here’s an account from Democratic consultant Suri Kasirer and former Giuliani aide Bruce Teitelbaum.
Kasirer: We met [in 1993] when he was on the Giuliani campaign and I was helping Dinkins.
Teitelbaum: I would see her very Read More
“Of course, with many building sites accidents do happen, but this site–something’s going on with the energies around it, it’s very unbalanced.”
So decreed Eliza Arakelian, an expert in the ancient Chinese folk science known as feng shui, the study of how mysterious energies in the material world influence human destiny. She was standing in Read More