The Weekend That Was
A number of elected officials – including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio – marched in the annual National Puerto Rican Day today.
California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid failed; Tonalist, who competed in neither the Kentucky Derby nor the Preakness, won the Belmont Stakes.
California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn railed against the practice of entering fresh horses in the Belmont to challenge those that are weary after running in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, calling it unfair and “the coward’s way out.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Chris Collins have joined the chorus of critics of President Obama’s decision to negotiate with the Taliban to win the release of an American prisoner of war.
The Rochester D & C on Cuomo’s WFP deal: “Whether Cuomo admits it or not, the state may well be flipping back to the old New York. What a shame.”
The Long Island Democratic Senate candidates are still waiting to hear from Cuomo about how he plans to help them win their campaigns.
Hillary Clinton says “it’s probably likely” that she won’t make a decision about running for the White House until next year.
The NYT’s Michiko Kakutani says Clinton’s new memoir is “a subtle, finely calibrated work that provides a portrait of the former secretary of state and former first lady as a heavy-duty policy wonk.”
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is holding a fundraising contest off the new Clinton book, promising a “signed and personalized” copy for the winner.
Clinton is currently reading “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt, and “Mom & Me & Mom,” by Maya Angelou.
The Rev. Al Sharpton sent out a stern warning against race-baiting in the contest for the 13th Congressional District in New York, following comments by Rep. Charlie Rangel.
At a candidate forum hosted by Sharpton, Sen. Adriano Espaillat slammed Rangel for playing the race card.
Sen. Malcolm Smith had a two-pronged plan for running in the NYC mayor’s race in 2013, but had trouble keeping “Plan A” and “Plan B” straight, according to testimony at his federal corruption trial on bribery charges.
An ambitious effort to convert the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a national ice sports center has stalled in recent weeks amid a bitter feud and two lawsuits over future profits and control of the development group behind the project.
CUNY’s new chancellor is living large in a 3,000-square-foot Manhattan apartment that is bigger than the average American home.
The Oneida Indian Nation will give its financial and political support to Rep. Richard Hanna in his Republican primary against state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.
Brooklyn’s new district attorney Kenneth Thompson continued to clean house, forcing out 11 staffers Friday to cap off a week that started with revelations that his predecessor may have misused public funds to pay a consultant.
The New York Road Runners is putting its Upper East Side townhouse up for sale. The asking price is $24.8 million.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ken Tingley, but I’m not interested in running for Congress.
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