Politics: Councilman and avowed hip–hop fan Jumaane Williams raised eyebrows over the weekend when he tweeted a photo of himself with the old-school MC who has gone on a one-man crusade against gay influence in rap. Comments (7).
Adams on Line 1: We sat down with Borough President Adams this month to chat about two of his personal crusades — reducing gun violence and preventing traffic fatalities, not drinking soy lattes and finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans — though his reaction to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” did come up in the conversation. Comments (3).
Prospect Heights: Our favorite to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention is obvious, but will common sense prevail? We ask some local leaders, here and in the City of Brotherly Love, how the suitors stack up. Comments (12).
Politics: United States attorneys indicted Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) on April 28 on charges of illegal business practices at a Manhattan restaurant he operated prior to winning office. Comments (20).
Adams on Line 1: Borough President Adams was more than happy to give his take on the city’s War on Cars and Coney Island’s first new roller coaster since 1927 — no way is he getting on that thing — but when the conversation turned to recent reports that the city is investigating him after an aide allegedly solicited funds at Borough Hall for a nonexistent group, Adams clammed up and directed us to talk it over with his attorney. Comments (2).
Politics: In this wide-ranging interview, Scott Stringer talks settling wrongful conviction lawsuits against Brooklyn’s former DA, why Brooklyn is the “new frontier” for tech jobs, and whose side he takes in Gov. Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio’s spat over how to fund universal prekindergarten. Comments (2).
Politics: You read his ace coverage of Rep. Michael Grimm’s State of the Union address meltdown. Now you can watch reporter Will Bredderman discuss Grimm’s history of temper flare-ups on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” Comment.
Bay Ridge: Rep. Michael Grimm says he is sorry for menacing a television journalist after the President’s State of the Union address on Jan. 28, but Dems are saying he is not sorry enough — and political experts say he soon may be even sorrier. Comments (13).
Bay Ridge: Hot-headed Rep. Michael Grimm’s scrape with NY1 reporter Michael Scotto may not have been the first time his temper got the best of him in public. Stories about the Bay Ridge congressman’s volatile demeanor have followed him for years, so we have rounded up the Republican’ greatest hits. Comment.
Prospect Heights: The world-renowned Russian anarchists who plan to appear at a Feb. 5 concert at the Barclays Center are actually disciples of the Antichrist, according to one man of the cloth. Comments (10).
Politics: He did it again! Political reporter extraordinaire Will Bredderman was a guest on yesterday’s edition of BK Live! hosted by our pals at Brooklyn Independent Media. He talked the early days of the DeBlasio administration and what an ultra-progressive bloc means for city politics. This is must-see TV and you can watch it right here. Comment.
Politics: Political reporter extraordinaire Will Bredderman was a guest on yesterday’s edition of BK Live over at Brooklyn Independent Media. He served up some incisive analysis about who is still living the Hurricane Sandy recovery, what the future holds for Democratic power couple Charles and Inez Barron, and what new Borough President Eric Adams has hanging over his head. He was joined by our pal Kenton Kirby, editor-in-chief of Caribbean Life, and Jarret Murphy, editor-in-chief of City Limits. You can catch all the action right here. Comment.
Mean Streets: Street safety advocates and Park Slopers descended upon Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s Jan. 1 inauguration ceremony to remind the freshly-minted executive that he promised to bring traffic deaths in the city down to zero by 2024. Comments (33).