Posts Tagged ‘Eliot Spitzer’

Direct Action Fashion Show Promotes Spectacle and Going Green

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Oyster shell dresses and green grass suits raise awareness of the city’s community gardens Michael Leete, who works at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in Alphabet City, showed up for last weekend’s “anti-fashion” show dressed as a sparkly orange tree. Leete, 28, and fellow acts were decked out head-to-toe in all recycled and [&hellip
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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman on the Catskills’ Economy

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

BackForthSusieEssman Susie Essman, who plays the brash Susie Greene on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, is known for her withering sense of humor and her sassy sarcasm. But this summer the comedian and actress is taking on the more serious business of boosting tourism in New York’s economically depressed Catskills region. City [&hellip
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Conversation with The Onion’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Randazzo

Written by City & State on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

After four years as editor in chief of The Onion, comedian Joe Randazzo is leaving the paper, and America’s self-proclaimed “finest news source” is relocating its offices from New York to Chicago. City & State editor Morgan Pehme talks with Randazzo about his tenure at the helm of the popular satiric publication and asks him [&hellip
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For Eric Ulrich, Gay Marriage an Attack Line and Potential Liability

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

For Senate candidate and City Councilman Eric Ulrich, gay marriage is both an attack line and a potential liability. During his first week as a candidate for the state Senate, Ulrich, a Queens Republican, repeatedly criticized his opponent, Democratic State Sen. Joe Addabbo, flip-flopping on the issue of gay marriage. In 2009, Addabbo voted against [&hellip
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Lifelong Upper East Sider Aims For Lappin’s Seat

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Ben Kallos is nothing if not a go-getter, in the most extreme sense of the word. On any given weekday, he’s awake, has gone for a run or swim and had three breakfast meetings—and three breakfasts, which he swears has made him lose, not gain, weight—before many aspiring politicians have had their morning coffee. Oh, [&hellip
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Decision 2010: Our Political Picks

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

Governor: Andrew Cuomo With the amount of dissatisfaction and disappointment that many have expressed toward New York State government, it’s clear we need a governor who has a strong vision for the office and who can take control of a Legislature that has caused embarrassment on a national level. The choice for voters is between [&hellip
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A Lesson from Ashley Dupre

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Just call me your psychic friend. When the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke, I wrote a column called, “Here’s How It’s Gonna Happen” (March 27, 2008), where I predicted that despite Client 9’s “activities” while he represented us, he would be welcomed back somewhere. That place may be as New York state comptroller. I also saw [&hellip
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