Peeling The Onion

Written by Morgan Pehme on . Posted in Features, Interviews, Latest, News

Back & Forth with The Onion’s Joe Randazzo 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 if there’s anything funny about Andrew Cuomo. City & State: What’s so funny about politics? Joe Randazzo:… [More]

The Last Amigo

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Blog, Daily, Latest, Trials/Hearings

The Four Amigos – the band of New York State Senate Democrats who were instrumental in handing control of the Senate to Republicans in a wild power grab in 2009 – are now just one. After a string of criminal prosecutions felled former Senators Carl Kruger, Hiram Monserrate and, Pedro Espada, Jr., who was convicted on four counts of fraud in Brooklyn federal court yesterday, the only member of the amigos still free from felony conviction, not to mention still… [More]

Heard Around Town, Jan. 12, 2012

Written by City & State on . Posted in Heard Around Town, Latest

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t the only one in City Hall who benefits from a change in term limits. His legal counsel, Anthony Crowell, is finishing his third one-year term as chairman of the Brooklyn Public Library board – the most allowed by its bylaws – but his heir apparent Laura Ensler moved to Queens and left the board. So the board is expected to soon extend terms for all its top officials, giving the chairman up to three two-year… [More]