Posts Tagged ‘New York Press’

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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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary

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2013 Mayoral Race Andrew Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary. Malcolm Smith joked that he might throw his hat into the mayoral field. Brooklyn Who else may be eying a Brooklyn BP run, now that Carlo Scissura is out of [&hellip
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Diaz: Espaillat’s gay marriage support offensive to religious leaders

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says that Congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat is “slapping [religious leaders] in the face” with his full-throated support for same-sex marriage. In one of his “What You Should Know” missives to the press, Diaz Sr. cites Espaillat’s recent speech at a meeting of the Stonewall Democratic Club, in which he promised [&hellip
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The Big Deal

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Dan LeFranc has constructed the play of a lifetime By Doug Strassler “Auntie Mame” would fit right in with the family depicted in playwright Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal. Her “life is a banquet” sensibility echoes throughout the show, running at Playwrights Horizons after a decorated turn in Chicago last year, in which events unfold [&hellip
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The Mandate: How to help a boyfriend when he’s down on his luck

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years, and I love him a lot. I’m worried that he might be struggling financially and I want to be able to help him. I’m in a place right now where I can afford to help him out but I’m worried he’ll be embarrassed and lash out. [&hellip
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A Heartbreaking Rigoletto

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film

Verdi’s Triumph On Screen By Judy Gelman Myers In 1832, French authorities shut down Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi S’amuse—a portrait of absolute power gone dissolutely amok, set in the court of Francis I—the day after it opened. Composer Giuseppe Verdi, however, was so taken with the work that he used it as the basis [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political “Winners and Losers” list

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Joe Lhota WINNERS Eric Adams — Okay, we admit it, this could really go to anyone left standing in the Brooklyn Borough President’s race, after heir apparent Carlo Scissura announced he was dropping out of the race to pursue a position as president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Other bandied about candidates include Sen. Kevin Parker [&hellip
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Kruger Receives Seven Years in Prison for Corruption

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

Former State Senator Carl Kruger, once the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in a wide-ranging bribery scheme that ensnared other lawmakers, prominent lobbyists, and several hospital administrators. The seven-year sentence is less than the 9 to 11 years the U.S. Attorney’s Office [&hellip
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Armond White: Stealing Statham’s Style

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Boaz Yakin Actioner Plays It Safe Beneath Jason Statham’s chin scruff is a heart of gold. Producer Luc Besson never let it go sentimental in movies like the terrific Transporter series or Besson-influenced productions like War with Jet Li. Neveldine-Taylor took Statham’s violent relentless stoicism to the heights of social satire in the avant-garde Crank [&hellip
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