Politics and Such

Governor Cuomo Will Travel to Washington to Ask for Hurricane Recovery Money

NY Magazine (Intel) - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:00

On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg went down to Capitol Hill to try to convince Congress to approve billions of dollars in aid for New York City's Hurricane Sandy recovery. The already tough task was made all the more difficult by the absence of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who "prompted a degree ... More »


New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Had a Breakup

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:51

The firing of New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson last year was complicated, in part, by the involvement of an influential force from outside of the building: the girlfriend of the paper's chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. According to whispers reported by New York's Joe Hagan, Sulzberger was ... More »


Suspects Asked ‘Hindu or Muslim?’ Before Beating 70-Year-Old Man

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:53
The NYPD is investigating a suspected hate crime in Queens involving two terrible young men spotted on security footage, who reportedly asked their 70-year-old victim whether he was Hindu or Muslim before attacking him. ... More »


Charges Dropped Against U.S. Open Tennis Ref in Coffee Mug Killing

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 14:23

Prosecutors in California have dropped the murder charges against veteran tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who was plucked from New York during the U.S. Open for allegedly killing her husband of 50 years with a coffee cup. The case was dismissed without prejudice, so charges could be brought again, but in ... More »


George W. Bush Gradually Becoming a Non-Person

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 13:19

The Wall Street Journal editorial page today, having previously recognized the hopeless lack of leverage in budget negotiations, takes to pleading with President Obama not to raise taxes because it will harm growth. The editorial is accompanied by this helpful chart showing what the Journal editorial considers some important historical ... More »


Mark Ronson Has No Use for the Naked Cowboy

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 13:09

Name: Mark Ronson Age: 37 Neighborhood: Greenwich Village Occupation: DJ/Producer. You can catch him soundtracking the night tomorrow at the Bowery Hotel, while mixologist David Wondrich provides the drinks. Part of the Esquire, a pop-up sponsored by the magazine, with tickets and information available here. Who's your favorite New Yorker, ... More »


Lohan Accusation Spirals: ‘Racist Comment,’ Two Victims?

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 13:05

Harrowing updates from the frontlines of Lindsay Lohan's escalating criminality: The actress stands accused of punching not one, but two clubgoers, and also of a "racist" attack involving the phrase "fucking gypsy."Turns out alleged punching victim Tiffany Eve Mitchell is a "well-known psychic." TMZ reports that she approached Lohan and offered ... More »


NYPD Arrests Street Artist for Mocking NYPD in Public

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:48

The 29-year-old street artist Essam Attia practically led police to his door after he illegally installed fake propaganda posters for the department around the city. Although his identity was partially concealed in a video interview discussing the project, he did leak a few identifying details and even signed some of ... More »


Don’t Mind the Camels Walking Around Midtown

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:09

Three massive camels — Carol, Ted, and Gabby — have been taking a somewhat secretive daily stroll around Manhattan for fresh air during their starring stint in a living Nativity scene, the New York Times reports, to the glee of the grizzled midtown masses. "They are adorable," said one woman ... More »


New Jersey Train Wreck Leaks Hazardous Chemicals

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:37

A bridge collapsed in southern New Jersey this morning, derailing a train that contained the chemical vinyl chloride and sending nearby residents fleeing, according to a local NBC affiliate. Several cars toppled into the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro and let loose the colorless, sweet-smelling gas. So far, at least 28 ... More »


Jeffrey Gundlach Got His $10 Million Art Collection Back by Googling His Dead Grandma

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:10

You might remember Jeffrey Gundlach as the rock-star bond investor with one of the fastest-growing funds of all time. You might remember him as the guy with the legendary porn stash and the corporate espionage lawsuit from his former employer. You might remember him as the self-assured savant who skips ... More »


Do Republicans Want to Cut Medicare?

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 10:29

Continuing the theme of Mitt Romney Silver Linings Playbook retrospectives, kicked off by strategist Stuart Stevens’s triumphant op-ed about his candidate’s great successes, former Romney aides Pete Wehner and Dan Senor* offer their contribution today to the burgeoning literature of Romney revisionism. Headlined “The Death Of ‘Mediscare,’” Wehner and Senor argue ... More »


Can Wall Street Tame Elizabeth Warren?

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 10:18

Elizabeth Warren is already giving Wall Street executives serious agita. In their mind, the spunky senator-elect from Massachusetts is heading to Washington for one reason only: to destroy them and everything they stand for. "Looking at her rhetoric on the campaign trail, she seems to take an exception to wealth ... More »


Intimidation of Orthodox Jewish Teen Continues at Sexual Abuse Trial

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 09:20

The highest profile case in the rash of sexual abuse allegations within Brooklyn's insular Orthodox Jewish community was hit with another disturbing twist in the courtroom yesterday. During the alleged victim's testimony against her former therapist Nechemya Weberman, who is charged with 88 counts of sexual misconduct and molestation, four ... More »


Get Ready for a Shinier, Newer, Post-Sandy Coney Island

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 09:00

When you step off the train on your first visit to Coney Island next spring, it might look a little nicer than you remember. Upgrades planned before Hurricane Sandy devastated the area are still on track: The B&B carousel will be restored, and the now-defunct Steeplechase Plaza will be reopened. At ... More »


Cory Booker Outlines Food Stamp Challenge, Angers Twitter Antagonist

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 03:40

Cory Booker confirmed to the Associated Press on Thursday that he'll be living on food stamps from "December 4 to 11. Seven days." — which is something the Twitter user he challenged nearly two weeks ago would have liked to hear from the Newark mayor himself. The North Carolina woman, ... More »


GOP’s All-White, All-Male House Leadership Bothers Newt Gingrich Too

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 03:25

According to Newt Gingrich, there is something wrong with this picture. Recently Gingrich has been making the talk show rounds to promote his book and share his election-related epiphanies. Last night on the Tonight Show, he told Jay Leno that he's troubled by the lack of diversity in his party, ... More »


The City Is Giving Up an Awesome Bonfire Opportunity

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 03:02

Hurricane Sandy took down 15,000 trees in the city, and there's just no need for that much mulch. So: "The city’s Environmental Protection Department said that whatever cannot be reused as fuel, mulch or landfill cover would most likely be burned at Floyd Bennett Field," the New York Times reports. ... More »


Stuy Town Tenants to Finally Get Their Rent Back

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 02:43

Each of 21,250 current and former tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village who leased non-rent-regulated apartments between 2003 and 2011 stand to get checks averaging $3,250 in a settlement announced on Thursday. Six years after they sued Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P. for converting rent-regulated apartments into market-rate apartments, ... More »


Who Cares What That Homeless Man Did With the Boots a Cop Bought Him?

NY Magazine (Intel) - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 01:15

Officer Lawrence DePrimo, the NYPD patrolman who became Internet famous when someone snapped a photo of him giving boots to a homeless man, is understandably a little taken aback by all the attention he's getting. He deserves it. He did a nice thing and it turned into a feel-good story, ... More »


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