Given the Times‘ disappointing endorsement of Christine “no specific plan to require the richest New Yorkers to pay more in taxes” Quinn for mayor, this odd piece on de Blasio is hardly surprising. It’s central premise suggests that the mayor of New York can only govern adequately by being a narcissistic prick, like Bloomberg or […]
UPDATE: Bill de Blasio Leaps To First Place In Democratic NY Mayor Primary: Quinnipiac Poll (of course we take full credit for this sudden leap) We don’t often discuss politics here, but after 130 years of Bloomberg we’re ready for a true liberal to hold office. Now that the press has finally shut up about […]
We know the lines are long and everyone knows Obama will take New York, but there are other important races as well. Get out and vote.
via Sign the petition at www.change.org/freepussyriot. A little background: In Moscow, the case against the long-detained feminist punk group Pussy Riot is coming down to the wire. A judge has concluded the trial and will deliver a verdict on August 17, Rian reports. Prosecutors are looking to imprison the trio of women for three years. […]
If you live in Greenpoint and commute to Manhattan or hang out in Williamsburg, you’re probably familiar with the dangers of crossing McGuinness Boulevard. Drivers race down it like it’s the Autobahn, while long traffic lights make pedestrians eager to cross whenever they get a chance. Luckily for pedestrians, state assemblyman Joe Lentol is pushing […]
Maybe he’s being ironic? We’re not sure, but we didn’t let Smith’s dumb sticker ruin the fun last night at Brooklyn Bowl. His band DIIV put on a great show and we’re looking forward to their debut Oshin which drops next month.
Simply disgusting. On another note, who would have thought Blitzer had it in him to ask a tough question?
[via] Too bad this didn’t have the same impact as Howard Beale’s rant: