One of Mayor Koch's greatest successes was putting an end to a Tammany Hall patronage system that rewarded its loyal supporters with judgeships whethe...
Read Whole Story
There may be two outstanding reasons why in 1960 Fiorello! was only the third musical to nab the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Both reasons are craftily on display in the sparkling Encores! revival at City Center.
Writing about city government is, to a large extent, writing about the mayor. The City Charter provides for a strong mayor, in direct control of the e...
Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.
At the hands of technology and busy schedules it's important to remember just how much depth music can possess when it's being played between people -- rather than through headphones.
The gold standard for rich people in politics remains Mayor Michael "Moneybags" Bloomberg, who is busy reviving the politics of Tammany Hall; he sees his opportunities and he buys what he wants.
Cory Booker has become cliche: Newark's Savior-in-Progress. An image that's been marching in place for the better part of a decade.
The corrupt and dysfunctional environment in Albany does not excuse the abuse of power of which the governor, the state police and his top aide have been accused.
The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.
Get top stories and blogs posts emailed to you each day.