Posts Tagged ‘New York Press’

City & State: This week’s political “Winners & Losers”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

WINNERS Liz Benjamin – What a happy two-year anniversary present for Capital Tonight superblogger Liz Benjamin: a “dossier” of her “generally snarky” blog posts from the Cuomo administration, helpfully gift wrapped by Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith. Not that Benjamin needed evidence that she was getting under the governor’s skin; we’re sure she’s received more than a [&hellip
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Newt Gingirich Lays Out Some “Big Ideas” to New York Republicans

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

From Heard Around Town, April 20, 2012 * Newt Gingrich laid out some of the “big ideas” underlying his now virtually impossible run for the presidency at last night’s New York Republican Party dinner in midtown Manhattan: opening up offshore and federal lands for oil and gas drilling and using the royalties to pay down [&hellip
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Sex and the Pity

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary hits on some real topics By Doug Strassler What would playwrights do if the dating scene was an easy one to navigate? Lonely hearts’ losses, however, are audience’s gains in Larry Kunofsky’s new play “Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary,” a skewed look at the youth dating scene that manages to [&hellip
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Tax Schemer Indicted on Tax Day

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News

It was announced, yesterday, on Tax Day that Peter Murmylyuk was indicted for masterminding a money swindling scheme that robbed taxpayers of $450,000, after a joint investigation by the Manhattan DA and the Department of Homeland Security. Murmylyuk, a Russian national living in Brooklyn, created the fake employment website jobcentral2.net, where he is accused of [&hellip
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A New Ride For The City Blind

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News

Credit to William Alatriste New York City Council Riding in a taxi can be a harrowing experience for the blind and visually impaired. If they choose to pay with a credit card, they were forced to rely on cab drivers to swipe their card and enter the correct amount, including the tip. Now, thanks to new software unveiled by Council Member James Vacca, [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: April 18, 2012

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Three of the NYC mayoral candidates spoke at an educational panel. U.S. Senate Wendy Long has a very high burn rate so far. Staten Island Mark Murphy is staffing up. Opponent Michael Grimm is having his petitions challenged for the Independence Party line. Brooklyn The retiring Ed Towns won’t use his petitions [&hellip
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Armond White: Boss Ladies

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

The Political Masks of Yeoh, Newton and Streep “You may not think about politics,” Aung San Suu Kyi (portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) tells one of the guards keeping her in house arrest in The Lady. “But politics thinks about you.” Use of that famous quote proves that director Luc Besson thinks about politics even when [&hellip
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