Posts Tagged: Mayors

Mayor de Foldio Bows To Yappy Upper East Pride

Well isn't that a fine how-do-you-do. Mayor Bill (hmm) apologized to Upper East Side residents and with a wave of his wand, caused snow to disappear. But then! The Post, unsatisfied with their shaming of yesterday, gets stupid people all over the city to complain. ("The streets should be clean already," beefs an annoying man who is crossing the street at 42nd and Broadway.) Jesus Christ people, IT WAS A ONE DAY SNOWSTORM, YOU'LL LIVE, SACK UP A LITTLE. When did everyone get so whiny about some snow? It falls from the sky! ALSO? Such misdirected anger! When did we stop being enraged at the MTA? Fight [...]


This Week's Winners and Losers of New York City's 2013 Mayoral Election

Let's look at the winners and losers of this week in the reality show that is New York City Mayoral Election 2013!

Christine Quinn: Man. Christine Quinn started out the week with a bang. The New York magazine cover story was great, it really cast her in a terrific light, and it made Mike Bloomberg look kinda like a pig. She went saucy on Giuliani, which was fun, though she trashed Jodi Foster at the same time, which was weird. AND THEN. She threw it all away by being a complete terrible despicable idiot, by signing on to the campaign to suppress academic freedom. She and a [...]


The 20 Largest American Cities, In Order Of The Last Time They Elected A Democratic Mayor

• Dallas: June 18, 2011

• Jacksonville: May 17, 2011

• Chicago: Feb. 22, 2011

• Houston: Dec. 12, 2009

• Charlotte: Nov. 3, 2009

• Memphis: Oct. 15, 2009

• Austin: May 9, 2009

• El Paso: May 9, 2009

• Fort Worth: May 9, 2009


Who's Living In Your House?

Bill de Blasio, who is very tall, opened his new home at 88th Street and East End Avenue to the public this Sunday, shaking hands and taking pictures with the citizens of the city of which he is the newly-inaugurated mayor.

Four thousand tickets were released for the open house; scalpers immediately took to Craigslist to hawk their holdings. Despite the cold, rain, and ice, New Yorkers were lined up to see their new mayor as early as ten a.m. (The doors wouldn't open until noon.) Volunteers passed out handwarmers called "Little Hotties."

Susan Krakenberg, formerly of Brooklyn Heights and currently of Midtown East, is happy to have de [...]


Edward Irving Koch, 1924-2013

Ed Koch was mayor of New York City for the entirety of 1978 through 1989. He was the city's third three-term mayor. The thing about mayors is they don't actually do all that much, and what they do takes forever to get done, but their personality infects the entire city. "Mr. Koch governs in large part through style, personality and the perception created by his enthusiasm," wrote the Times in 1986. This is true particularly in a three-term mayor and particularly true in hindsight, of course—but any survivor of the endless Bloomberg era would have to agree.

Koch was in Congress from 1969 to 1977, but even then was never [...]


Mayor Street Brawl

Things mayors shouldn't do when upset with stories that say charges are still open on your alleged participation in a 1948 gang rape: get into a fistfight, on the street, with the publisher of the town newspaper. And then? Have the city attorney say "he started it"! To wit: "The Mayor has indicated [publisher Bob] Zollinger forcefully poked him in the chest with his index finger." Ah, New Mexico. Good grief, ladies! (via)


Who's Endorsing Whom? A Complete Guide To New York City's Mayoral Race

As the candidates for mayor of New York City narrow in on the primary elections, the mad dash for endorsements is only getting more cutthroat. Pollsters and pundits are closely monitoring the trade winds of public opinion, but with Cyndi Lauper continuing to withhold her endorsement (she tipped the scales for Bloomberg in 2009), the conversation is woefully unsubstantiated.

So here is a list of everyone we think relevant, from the teachers' union to Lady Bunny, from Ingrid Sischy to Marv Alpert to Plumbers Local 1.

The primaries are set for September 10th, and then, just under two months later, New York City will finally elect a [...]


Mike "Just One Donut" Bloomberg Will Outlive Us All

"I love a Dunkin' Donut." –Mayor @MikeBloomberg

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) June 15, 2012

Mm, it's Friday mornings on the radio with our wacky Mayor Mike.

But he says to only have one!

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) June 15, 2012

Don't you ever wonder how and when Mike Bloomberg's going to die? I mean not in a hateful way! Just like: he's an extremely good-looking 70-year-old! He looks as fit and plastic as one of those tiny horses! I wonder if he will outlive us all. Of course, Ed Koch is 87 and has treated his body like a garbage can and [...]