Who Deserves to Be Baseball Mayor of New York?

Tom Scocca · 08/21/13 11:03AM

The New York Times today alerted its readers to the urgent political news that Bill de Blasio, the current maybe co-front-runner for the Democratic mayoral nomination, identifies as a fan of the Boston Red Sox. According to the paper, tradition appears to require that the city's chief executive be a fan of the Yankees. Javier C. Hernandez writes:

Bloomberg Has Lost The New Yorker

J.K. Trotter · 08/20/13 12:09PM

This week, the New Yorker published a long elegy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year legacy. It’s brutal. Media critic Ken Auletta paints Bloomberg as a jackbooted, power-hungry bruiser: “the biggest plutocrat in a plutocratic capital, a creature of Wall Street who, flagrantly and legally, tapped his limitless bank account to become, and remain, mayor.” Asked about it by reporters—specifically about the part where Auletta describes his secret efforts to line up police commissioner Ray Kelly as a candidate to succeed him as mayor—Bloomberg refused to acknowledge the existence of the piece.

Cord Jefferson · 05/30/13 07:07PM

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly today paraphrased three threatening letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama last week: "Anyone who comes for my guns will be shot in the face." Thus far, two of the letters have tested positive for ricin.

Ricin-Tainted Letters About Gun Laws Intercepted En Route to Bloomberg

Cord Jefferson · 05/29/13 05:17PM

For the third time in two months, letters tainted with the poison ricin have been intercepted on the way to a public figure. In this case, letters addressed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived last week at both a Manhattan municipal building and the Washington, D.C., office of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization Bloomberg finances and helps lead.

The Boston Bombers Planned to Detonate More Explosives in Times Square

Cord Jefferson · 04/25/13 03:02PM

In a press conference this afternoon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed that the Boston bombers were on their way to detonate more explosives in Times Square before being confronted and stopped by Boston-area police.

Observer Effect: Jared Kushner's Newspaper Has a Birthday

Adrian Chen and a Gawker correspondent · 03/15/13 02:35PM

"It's so good," the actress Christine Baranski told a film crew at the Four Seasons last night, "to have another paper in town." The paper in question was the New York Observer, celebrating 25 years of publishing. The camera crew was from the New York Observer, reporting on itself.

Michael Bloomberg Hates Movie Trailers, Thinks the Media Is Dumbing Itself Down

Taylor Berman · 03/07/13 11:04PM

Michael Bloomberg hates sugary drinks (but not coffee), has issues with the homeless, and has a history of making sexist remarks in public. But who cares about that. His most egregious mistake as New York's mayor (and the world's 13th richest person) is admitting to not liking movie trailers, which, as others have correctly noted, are often the best part of trips to the multiplex (especially when you're seeing Les Misérables, as Bloomberg had before this interview with M Magazine).

Michael Bloomberg Says He Never Told a Guy to Check Out a Lady's Ass (But He Totally Did)

Cord Jefferson · 01/31/13 06:04PM

Earlier this week we told you about a New York magazine article in which Mayor Michael Bloomberg is quoted as saying "look at the ass on her," referring to a woman at a holiday party. We also told you about the many other times Bloomberg has been accused of sexism throughout his career, including once reportedly telling his employees, "If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they'd go to the library instead of to Bloomingdale's."

'I'd Do Her': A Brief History of Michael Bloomberg's Public Sexism

Cord Jefferson · 01/29/13 05:30PM

When the latest New York magazine cover story on leading New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn came out this week, it quoted current Mayor Michael Bloomberg as telling a reporter to "look at the ass on her" while gesturing toward a woman at a holiday party. Elsewhere in the piece, Quinn spoke briefly about the frequent comments the mayor makes about her clothes and appearance:

Mayor Bloomberg to Journalist: 'Look at the Ass On Her'

Cord Jefferson · 01/28/13 10:04AM

New York magazine's latest cover story on Christine Quinn, a leading candidate for the New York City mayorship, is worth reading to better understand the sharp, ambitious, lesbian, Democratic city councilwoman who will likely win the city's top political spot later this year. Aside from all that, however, there's also this one part in which the current New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, tells a bunch of guys at a holiday party to look at some lady's butt.