Winners and Losers, July 26, 2013

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  There’s a pol who leads a life of danger. To everyone he meets, he stays a stranger. With every move he makes, another chance he takes. Odds are he won’t live to see November. Carlos … Danger Man! Carlos … Danger Man! They’ve given him a handle, and taken away his name. Your Weiners and Losers:   Huma Abedin - We’ve seen Macbeth–we just hope Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign doesn’t end the same way. Huma genuinely wants her husband to become… [More]

Winners and Losers, July 19, 2013

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  What is it about elected leaders and exercise? The governor, who has been issuing more heat advisories than press releases, wants you to work out between the cheery hours of four and seven in the morning. The mayor, if you live in New York City, wants you to take the stairs and is encouraging redesigns to make staircase entrances more prominent. We could stand to lose a few pounds, but who wants to be sweating any more in this heat? Maybe your winners and losers do:   Carmen Arroyo - If… [More]

Winners and Losers, July 12, 2013

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  You thought you could kick back at the pool and coast through the dog days of summer. Well, Eliot Spitzer just cannonballed into that pool and now you’re sopping wet and clutching an iPad that’s on the fritz. Don’t worry. We’re here to give you a towel, dry you off and explain what just happened. And what better way to start than with your dog days’ winners and losers:   Ed Cox - While the Democrats play hardball with each… [More]

Winners and Losers, July 5, 2013

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  As we celebrate our 237th birthday as a nation, Lady Liberty has re-opened to the public—a win for all New Yorkers and Americans. And we figured, what’s more patriotic than talking politics and judging the candidates and elected officials? So without further ado, here is your Independence Day list of Winners and Losers.   Stuart Appelbaum - Despite the best efforts of the Bloomberg administration, a federal judge threw out the city’s lawsuit attempting to block the living wage bill, preserving one of… [More]

Winners and Losers, June 28, 2013

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  The Heat is On: New York City’s mayoral race is tightening. One poll has Anthony Weiner pulling ahead of Christine Quinn, another has them neck and neck with Bill Thompson. But poll watching is what you do to keep busy, according to our illustrious mayor, so you can either get busy living or get busy dying. Who’s going to win? We have no idea either, but we do know who are this week’s Winners and Losers: Can’t get enough of… [More]

Winners and Losers, June 21, 2013

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  Session’s out for summer! Lawmakers were cramming to pass the remaining items on their agenda this week like a college student during finals. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the big man on campus, has called this the most productive session of his tenure. But with one day left, the Senate has to be dragged back to the chamber to vote on anything, and it could be midnight madness for the Assembly, which expects to vote on bills well into the night.… [More]

Winners and Losers, June 14, 2013

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  Not since the War of 1812 have New York-Canada relations been so fraught. State officials failed to reach an accord with Canada’s top New York State representative this week over a dispute to renovate the U.S. side of Buffalo’s Peace Bridge. After the diplomatic session dissolved into extensive name-calling, the state Legislature rammed through a bill to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority. We can’t wait to enlist in the War of Cuomo Aggression. For now, here are your Winners… [More]

Winners and Losers, June 7, 2013

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  Oh please, won’t you pay attention to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legislative agenda? Never mind the wiretaps, the indictments, the groping, the drunk driving arrests, the resignations, the lawsuits, the toking up, the selling out, the sentencing, the apologies, and the general sense of entitlement of those in power. Cuomo wants you to see through the miasma of members’ misanthropy and savor his Tax-Free initiative, his Women’s Equality Agenda and his casino gaming plans. And he wants you to bug your representatives, no matter how… [More]

Winners and Losers, May 31, 2013

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  If you want a job, get on the pole. Who knew New York’s sleaziest club is a city-owned facility where female parks employees were pressured into dancing on stripper poles to get promotions? Yet again the public got grossed out by sexual harassment in the workplace after learning that parks officials leered at and groped seasonal employees at their holiday parties. Who even knew that Randall’s Island has a “boom boom” room? We got that boom boom pow: this… [More]

Winners and Losers, May 24, 2013

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  Forgive us if we thought the circus was in town—it’s just Anthony Weiner’s mayoral launch. The prodigal pol posed in the streets of Brooklyn for his debut campaign commercial. He traipsed through Harlem before hobnobbing with commuters on the subway. Few have been shy when the topic is Weiner. Even the governor couldn’t help himself, offering that it would be a shame if the city voted for him for mayor. Hot dog, a Cuomo-Weiner battle over New York’s supremacy… [More]