- April 11, 2005
- Is Freddy Ready?
Yes, Ferrer is up in the polls. But so was Mark Green. Being an old-school Democrat gets you only so far. Closing the sale is the hard part.
- March 28, 2005
- Gift of the Gifted
Why did Bloomberg slow down his plan to reform the schools’ gifted programs? Start with Upper West Side parents—and election-year politics.
- February 21, 2005
- Marriage Counseling
How did Mayor Bloomberg arrive at his complex position on gay marriage? Very quickly—and very carefully.
- February 7, 2005
- Who Failed the C Train?
Not a homeless person. It was Governor George Pataki, and his enabler, Mayor Mike Bloomberg. A lesson in why budgets matter.
- January 10, 2005
- Chair War
Who can lead the Democratic Party out of the wilderness? As it turns out, many claim they can—all pointing in different directions.
- December 13, 2004
- The Govercutor
Eliot Spitzer has pursued his job as attorney general with wonkish, prosecutorial intensity. Will the same traits work in his run for governor?
- November 29, 2004
- A Mayor’s Race Blooms
Can a billionaire businessman learn the common touch? Is beating up on Jim Dolan a winning strategy? And could a Republican take a chunk of the black vote? The shape of the campaign to come.
- September 20, 2004
- Law Pre-Enforcement
The NYPD’s crowd-control and arrest tactics kept the convention largely violence-free. But is preemption’s civil-liberties cost too high?
- June 21, 2004
- Speaker and Yapper
Why are the mayor and the tabloids beating up on Gifford Miller? Because they can.
- May 17, 2004
- Sand Storm
New Bush administration rules could force Michael Bloomberg to close Coney Island and other city beaches this summer. Just in time for election season.