If there is one hire that signifies the changing of the guard moment we’re witnessing in the New York media scene, I’d argue it’s the Village Voice‘s hiring of Harry Siegel, which they announced yesterday afternoon.
Siegel will be their new city columnist and is taking over the space filled, Read More
Long after Tom Robbins spotted the problem, Jack Ahern gives up the reigns of the Central Labor Coucnil, citing his inability to “resolve” some “personal differences” at the organization.
He’s calling for an emergency meeting on March 24 to come up with a slate of candidates that can be Read More
City Councilwoman Inez Dickens endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney, and went after Leslie Crocker Snyder for keeping an accused man in jail despite fingerprint evidence exonerating him because, Dickens said, “sometimes they say we all look alike.”
The issue Dickens raised had been brought up earlier in the race, Read More
The first forum featuring the four Democratic candidates for public advocate ended last night at Fordham Law School with the candidates distinguishing themselves from one another, but subtly.
The candidates arrived one at a time and each spoke for about 25 minutes with the students. (My photos from the event are here. Fernanda Read More
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, will publish a new novel this fall by Tom Robbins called B is For Beer.
According to HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey, who is editing the book, it is about 100 pages long, and takes the form of a "hallucinogenic hymn to beer, children, and the cosmic mysteries Read More
Here’s veteran reporter Tom Robbins of the Village Voice, expanding on an unusual argument he presented Friday night on New York 1 News: that the Times is underplaying the Barack Obama story.
“The New York Times managed to think that 30,000 people in a stadium in Columbia, South Carolina Read More
Mark your calendars: the state Independence Party is getting together, apart.
A week from Monday, the New York County chapter of the party, which is closely associated with Lenora Fulani, will have its annual fund-raiser at the Woolworth Kitchen Tower.
Tomorrow, a rival, Staten Island-based faction will hold an event to present awards Read More
I was kind of waiting for the Voice’s Tom Robbins to weigh in with a definitive explanation what Central Labor Council chief Brian McLaughlin is actually accused of. He does that and throws in a mafia-ties bonus in this must-read online dispatch.
Here’s his explanation of why McLaughlin would have been part of Read More
Want to make your weekend a wonkend? I’ll leave you with this Blog Stroll…
Over at Power Plays, Tom Robbins notes that a certain new Dem chieftain can’t bring himself to
The Daily Gotham runs an article taking Bloomberg’s education record to task. And, as one reader notes, the fame of Read More
Merchants at the Bronx Terminal Market—who are being pushed out to make way for a shopping mall—plan to stage a rent strike tomorrow, according to the Neighborhood Retail Alliance. Not paying rent is, we have found, a very good way to get evicted. On the other hand, if you are going Read More