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Mario Cuomo

  1. r.i.p.
    Andrew Cuomo Remembers His Father As ‘Anything But a Typical Politician’“Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker for our better angels.”
  2. new york
    Mario Cuomo’s Funeral Will Be TuesdayAt St. Ignatius of Loyola.
  3. The Story of Mario Cuomo, As Told by New York MagazineRead six classic pieces on Cuomo from the archives, plus two stories by Cuomo himself.
  4. mario cuomo
    From the Archives: Mario Cuomo’s All-Star Family FeudWhen his father-in-law died and left an estate worth at least $5 million, Cuomo’s wife challenged the will and her older brother’s role as executor.
  5. mario cuomo
    Imagined Conversation: Mario Cuomo and the DevilThe late governor’s fictional 1990 encounter with Satan, when he considered running in the ‘92 presidential race.
  6. mario cuomo
    From the Archives: Mario Cuomo and Those Mob RumorsWhen Mario Cuomo said he wasn’t running for president in 1988, some people thought that he had something to hide.
  7. mario cuomo
    From the Archives: Remembering Mario Cuomo’s First 4,000 Days in OfficeThis 1994 New York cover story looks back on the late governor’s term in office, before he lost his bid for re-election.
  8. the city politic
    Mario Cuomo, 1932–2015The former governor of New York died today. Chris Smith remembers his career.
  9. get well get well soon we want you to get well
    Mario Cuomo Spent Thanksgiving in the Hospital With a heart problem.
  10. movie reviews
    Mario Cuomo Ends 41-Year Godfather Boycott, Thinks It’s Pretty GoodBut the message is still “horrible.”
  11. cuomolot
    Andrew Cuomo Refuses to Take Part in Family Pope-Bashing SessionAwkward.
  12. it's never too early to talk about 2016
    Mario Cuomo Still Thinks His Son Should Be PresidentAnd he isn’t afraid to tell the world.
  13. Former Governor Mario Cuomo Given Birthday Present He Didn’t WantAn official portrait.
  14. cuomolot
    Andrew Cuomo Fails to Upstage His Dad With First BudgetIt was on time, but not “early.”
  15. mario cuomo
    Mario Cuomo Will Get Into It With the Mets and MadoffMario and Mets and Madoff, oh my!
  16. cuomolot
    Can Andrew Cuomo Lay Off More State Workers Than His Dad?Not that it’s a contest! Right?
  17. cuomolot
    Andrew Cuomo Still Lives in His Father’s Google ShadowThe first result for “Governor Cuomo” goes to Mario.
  18. status cuomo
    Dad Begins ‘Cuomo for President’ Speculation“Of course he ought to be considered for a higher place … “
  19. early and often
    A Sober Cuomo Victory Party, With Tough Times AheadNew York as a patch of blue in a sea of red.
  20. status cuomo
    Andrew Cuomo: A Tale of Two PamphletsThe man is growing up!
  21. Celebrity Settings
    Grandma Cuomo Criticized Andrew Carmellini’s Lamb Shank“I brought my mom over,” said Mario, in his thick, old-school Queens accent. “She’s going to show you how to make the lamb shank.”
  22. early and awkward
    Whatever, MarioThe relationship between Andrew and Mario Cuomo can sometimes get tense.
  23. overheard
    Mario Cuomo Breaks It Down for Fox News“It’s either so or not so.”
  24. gossipmonger
    John Mayer’s Hood Pass RevokedAnd more celebrity doings, in today’s gossip roundup.
  25. gossipmonger
    Demi Moore Is a Puma, Not a CougarRowr! Purrr. Grrrowl. It’s all the same.
  26. gossipmonger
    Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford SplitWestwick is getting kicked out of their joint apartment because he’s too messy. That, and the rest of today’s essential gossip.
  27. party lines
    Cuomo Qualified for Senate Seat by Background in Erector Sets, Says PaNot to mention the legendary Lego–Lincoln Log truce he brokered back in ‘69.
  28. let's get civical
    Mario Cuomo Will Not Be Painted With That BrushEvery governor New York has their portrait hanging in Albany, except for Mario Cuomo.
  29. City Council Meetings on Term Limits Are ScaryIn which we imagine what was going on inside the head of the girl who told off Mayor Bloomberg.
  30. early and often
    Mario Cuomo Helped Investment Firm Being Probed by Son AndrewThe State Attorney General can’t be pleased his dad is hooking up a firm that he suspects is getting too much help from politicians.
  31. gossipmonger
    Michelle Williams Mistrusts Ledger’s Aussie KinPlus, dish on Steve Carell, Naomi Campbell, and Winona Ryder in our daily gossip column roundup.
  32. company town
    New York Newspapers Tanking More Slowly Than Papers ElsewhereMEDIA • Of the top twenty American newspapers, the circulation of New York ones suffered less than others over the past few years. [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • We hear … that gossip Website Jossip.com is up for sale. [NYP] • And that ESPN The Magazine is beefing up its fashion coverage. [WWD]
  33. intel
    Mario Cuomo Not So Sure This Congestion-Pricing Thing Is HappeningMario Cuomo, like Mayor Bloomberg, knows presidential-bid scrutiny. But he knows Albany even better. And the former governor doesn’t see congestion pricing coming out of the legislative swamp by the end of March — when lawmakers must adopt a commission-sponsored plan to keep the city from losing $354 million in pledged federal transit aid. “I’m not ruling it out, but I’m not ruling it in,” Cuomo told us (there’s that hedging we remember from the presidential-run talk). After hearing Eliot Spitzer talk up an ambitious budget proposal to the developer-heavy Association for a Better New York, the former governor noted that Mayor Bloomberg’s air-quality cause seemed conspicuously absent from his successor’s weighty wish list. “He has a complicated and very impressive agenda,” Cuomo tells us, “and if congestion pricing were on it, we’d have heard about it.” To be fair, Spitzer’s slideshow did include an endorsement of the MTA’s five-year capital plan, which relies on upwards of $4 billion from bonds that congestion-pricing fees would support. But Albany can always find ways to borrow more money — that’s something Cuomo knows, too. —Alec Appelbaum
  34. gossipmonger
    Has Al Gore Been Touching Bono in a Bad Way? Bono says that being with Al Gore is like “being with an Irish priest.” Mel Gibson supposedly distanced himself from Heath Ledger after Ledger chose to play a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain against Gibson’s counsel. Celebs like Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey may like Hugo Chavez because of his drugs.
  35. party lines
    Cornering Cuomo on His Presidential PicksAt Charles Grodin’s book party at Le Cirque on Wednesday, we stopped by to ask former governor Mario Cuomo if we could have a word. Cuomo began by introducing us to his dinner partner. “This is Sandy Frucher,” he said. “Of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Just made a big deal. NASDAQ is buying them out, and that’s like a $700 million deal. And even he’s here!” His mind wandered. “Who took my wine?” The wine was located. We figured it was as good a time as any to ask the tough questions. Who were his presidential picks? “I think Hillary wins the Democratic primary. I think Romney wins the Republican primary,” he said. “I suspect and I hope this is not true: That neither Hillary nor Romney is going to be such a towering figure that it will preclude third people from coming in.”
  36. in the magazine
    Summer of Sam Revisited: ‘New York’ on the Dems’ Lousy Mayoral CampaignThe Summer of Sam was also the summer of a hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary. Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo, and Bella Abzug were just a few of the politicians vying for the city crown amid all the chaos, and in a September 1977 issue of New York, Doug Ireland was disgusted with the whole process. “Surely this is the oddest Democratic primary in recent history. Seldom have the voters in our town had such a hopeless welter of nonissues thrown at them in a mayoral campaign,” he wrote. “[I]n a city still reeling from a swelter summer of blackouts, looting, criminally high unemployment, and Son of Sam, most candidates are as afraid of the voters as the voters are of the muggers in the streets.” Take a look at the whole article for a flashback to city politics, seventies style. Democratic Dogfight: A Hopeless Welter of Nonissues [NYM (pdf)] Earlier: Summer of Sam Revisited: ‘New York’ on the Search for Sam
  37. gossipmonger
    Donald and Rosie, Still FightingDonald Trump tried to reignite his feud with Rose O’Donnell by sending Barbara Walters a giant framed bustier that O’Donnell wore in Exit to Eden. Usher’s fiancée may be pregnant, and it may not be Usher’s child. Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun had quite the send-off Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A man is claiming to be Larry Birkhead’s former gay lover. Seagrams heir Matthew Bronfman unveils his Ikon condo complex in Williamsburg tonight. The father of deceased singer and socialite Kitty Carlisle Hart knew Abraham Lincoln. Nick Lachey is still sensitive about his divorce from Jessica Simpson. A lot of American films will screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Ryan Gosling won’t say whether his relationship with Rachel McAdams is over. Snoop Dogg’s love of video games and weed caused a chain reaction of snafus at the Pussycat Dolls’ UNICEF benefit at Cipriani Wall Street.
  38. early and often
    Non-Candidates in Non-Campaign Succeed in Raising Level of Debate Last night’s non-historic Cooper Union face-off between famous formers Newt Gingrich and Mario Cuomo, billed by its organizers as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s actually historic 1860 speech at the same location, was explained as a challenge to 2008’s presidential candidates to campaign less in the modern, sound-bite-y style and more in the august Lincoln-Douglas tradition. A sedate, professorial crowd (read old) turned out to watch this exercise in bar-raising, at which at each speaker was given a full 30 minutes to orate. Gingrich went first and acquitted himself nicely, getting ovations for his emphatic bureaucracy bashing — “the machine doesn’t work!” — before finishing with some heartstring-pulling fearmongering, naming his two New York City grandchildren and declaring that he “fears for their safety.”
  39. gossipmonger
    Obama Dunning Hill’s Dem Donors?Big Dem donors Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and George Soros have all pledged their support to Barack Obama, though Sant Chatwal and Ed Koch — who we’re shocked to learn is still considered a Democrat — are on Hillary’s side. Bill Clinton avoided a flirty blonde at a book party; Hillary called Obama to chat about her White House run. Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think taxpayers should have to pay for the mayor’s living expenses at Gracie Mansion. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony asked Donald Trump to come on their show and discuss the Rosie feud but afterward claimed that he had asked them. Derek Jeter went from Jessica Biel to Gabrielle Union.
  40. gossipmonger
    Paris Hilton (Finally) Embarrasses HerselfParis Hilton’s next movie is so bad even she doesn’t want to be associated with it. Karl Rove ran a great campaign for student-body president in high school. Michael Jackson’s kids are polite, ate cake. Bob Costas told Mario Cuomo, others that the Yankees should trade A-Rod. Exes Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal ran into each other at Capitale, talked. Liz Smith likes Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers. A lot. Marc Ecko bought a rhinoceros. Lawyer Lynne Stewart eats healthy. Madonna, who rents her English estate out for pheasant hunts, recently imported some new birds from France. Model Tyra Banks doesn’t like porn star Tyra Banxxx, who just made a new video. CBS is casting a reality show about lazy people. (But nobody bothered to show up! Rimshot!) Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey went to a party, didn’t have their picture taken together. Ellen Burstyn wrote a book. U2 is moving its music-publishing biz out of Ireland, to avoid some taxes. Patrick McCarthy held a dinner for the new W, at which a photographer fell out of his chair. Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott is getting a big dinner at the Rainbow Room for being good to the environment; the Eagles will perform. Aretha Franklin is afraid of heights. “Page Six” is sorry for saying Vince Vaughn was “making out” with a chick he was actually just saying hello to. A blogger says Idaho Senator Larry Craig is gay.