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Here Lies Willets Point

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

Daniel Sambucci opened up shop in Willets Point fifty-nine years ago. Now when Sambucci, 79, looks across 36th Avenue, he finds himself under the ominous shadow of a $900 million baseball stadium.

Paterson: 'I'm The Teflon Governor'

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Paterson Launches Election Bid On Long Island

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor Saturday with a combative campaign speech that mock...

Public Hospitals Fear Huge Loss In State Money

nytimes.com | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, is facing a fiscal crisis because New York State is threatening to cut its financing for...

Episode #10 of Two Beers In, NYC's Political Podcast

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

On this week's episode of CitizeNYC's Two Beers In, hosts Greg Palmer and Ryan J. Davis talk about renaming the Freedom Tower to One World Trade, New ...

New York's Accidental Governor Runs For Full Term

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If being governor of New York was a normal job, David Paterson might have made a go of it. But in Albany, it's the legislature that rules. To have any influence on that clan of bozos, a governor has to be very able and very tough.

Paterson Launches Governor Bid In Long Island Hometown

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Weeks after becoming the state's first black governor, David Paterson made a triumphant return to his childhood alma mater, He...

David Paterson, New York Governor, Seen As 'Aloof And Distracted'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When a plane crashed outside Buffalo about 10:20 on a Thursday evening last year, killing 50 people, aides to Gov. David A. Paterson of New York could...

Jonathan Lippman Sets Liberal Course For New York Court Of Appeals

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson nominated Jonathan Lippman to head the New York Court of Appeals in January 2009, making him the chief judge of the state. The ...

Paterson Defends Aide, David Johnson, Cited In News Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday criticized a news report about a longtime aide who has become a close adviser despite t...

Spitzer's Plans For SUNY And CUNY In Peril

nytimes.com | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

During Eliot Spitzer's campaign for governor, he often wondered why New York lacked a public university on a par with Berkeley, the University of Cali...

New York Times Paterson Bombshell: Paterson Aide David W. Johnson Sold Cocaine, Has Been Violent

New York Times | Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David W. Johnson has worked for Gov. David A. Paterson for much of his adult life. He began as a young, ambitious intern from Harlem when Mr. Paterson...

Paterson Fires Back At Harold Ford, Andrew Cuomo

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's governor, hit with rumors of a career-ending New York Times story in the works, battles back in an exclusive interview with Lloyd Grove - d...

Paterson Bumped From "Good Morning America"

nydailynews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A source at ABC News confirms that Paterson was bumped from appearing on "Good Morning America" tomorrow after the news about Clinton's heart procedur...

Paterson To Don Imus: 'I'm Black, I'm Blind And I'm Still Alive' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A day after he came out swinging against rumors of a scandal that have dogged his administration for nearly a week, Governor Paterson spoke with Don I...

Prosecutors Launch Investigation Of Paterson Over Gaming Contract

WPIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (WPIX) - PIX News has learned that federal prosecutors are investigating Governor David Paterson's awarding of a lucrative contract to a poli...

Governor Paterson "Scandal" Story Gets Front Page Treatment In New York Papers

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was only a matter of time until the rumored Governor Paterson scandal was given the ol' front page treatment by the local New York tabloids. Both ...

It's the Sex, Stupid

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Wolff

Although we are all waiting for the great bombshell about Gov. Paterson's sex life, it may be that we don't even need an actual story, that having had so many stories about politicians' sex lives, we can all fill in the blanks.

Paterson Won't Resign, New York Governor's Spokeswoman Says

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson on Monday lashed back at what he called a "callous and sleazy" assault on his character in statehous...

Fred Armisen's SNL Tribute to Hardcore Punk

Joshua Glazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Glazer

I've been a fan of Armisen's for years, dating back to his days as the drummer in early-'90s Chicago punk group Trenchmouth.

Paterson Losing Support From Harlem's Black Elected Officials

nydailynews.com | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's Harlem base is crumbling. African-American elected officials and business leaders who have long been the core of the embattled governo...

Paterson Affair Scandal? New Rumors Of Buffalo Mistress As Governor Denies Resignation Reports

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another day, another unconfirmed report of scandal brewing in the Paterson administration. While New York Magazine quotes an unnamed source as sayi...

Paterson Denial: Rumors 'Callous And Sleazy' According To New York Governor

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson on Monday lashed back at what he called a "callous and sleazy" assault on his character in statehous...

Hiram Monserrate Removal: Senate Dems Push For Expulsion Vote

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A group of Senate Democrats, concerned about efforts within their party to block the removal of a senator convicted of domestic violence, say they wil...

Paterson Meets With Democrats Amid Scandal Rumors

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson met privately with key Democratic leaders about his re-election plans as questions swirl around the state cap...