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  1. hotels
    Bill de Blasio Is Living in the Downtown Brooklyn MarriottPossibly rubbing elbows with people in town for conferences and graduations.
  2. the city politic
    We Staked Out Eric Adams’s House in BrooklynAnd he came home. Twice!
  3. happy new year
    Andrew Yang’s 2021 Goals: Control of a Giant Global City, Weight LossWe are all Andrew Yang, except for the first part.
  4. scandals
    What Is Going on With the Nashville Mayor Affair Scandal?Mayor Megan Barry resigned and pleaded guilty to felony theft just over a month after admitting to a nearly two-year affair with her bodyguard.
  5. abuse
    Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid New Allegations of Sexual AbuseEd Murray’s cousin claims the mayor molested him when he was a teenager.
  6. The Millennial Mayor Who Relaxes by Farming Almonds“The reason I love being mayor is that the issues that I deal with aren’t Democratic or Republican. They’re about common sense.”
  7. Food Politics
    John Catsimatidis Still Wants to Be Your MayorPaper, plastic, or your financial support?
  8. baldwinning
    Alec Baldwin Is Very Serious About Running for MayorNot in 2013, though.
  9. weinergate
    Twitter Mess Is Bad News for Weiner’s 2013 Mayoral HopesThe question about Weiner has always been about his maturity.
  10. rahmbo
    Rahm Emmanuel Thinks He Can Fix ChicagoAnd he’ll probably get the chance to try.
  11. chicagoland
    Chicago Mayor’s Race, ReshuffledRahm’s loss may be Carol Moseley Braun’s gain.
  12. rahmbo
    The Rahmfather Makes an Offer Chicagoans Can’t RefuseIf they know what’s good for them.
  13. rahmbo
    Obama Uses Sophisticated Parenting Techniques to Get Rahm Emanuel to StayI trust you to make the right decision.
  14. 4,200 Extremely Hungover People Will Watch Bloomberg’s Third Inauguration TomorrowBut at least they’ll get … biodegradable mugs.
  15. Bloomberg Scraps Inaugural Gala This Time AroundBecause that would just be tacky.
  16. Marketing Gimmicks
    JE Englebert Makes Natural Transition Into Politics, via Naked CowboyThe club owner and self-described “marketing genius” is at it again.
  17. obit
    Norman Mailer for Mayor of New York, 1969As friends and family paid respects to Norman Mailer at his wake in Provincetown, Massachusetts, yesterday, we decided to dig up our part of one of Mailer’s most colorful personal stories: when he ran for mayor in 1969. “I am paying my debt to society,” he told Time that summer. “That is why I am running.” He ran alongside newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, who ran for City Council president. They began their campaign at the urging of friends like Gloria Steinem and Jack Newfield, at a time when they saw the city as a wounded place in need of healing. Breslin recounted his experience of running, and how Mailer convinced him to do it, in a May 1969 New York cover story. Click below to read. MAILER-BRESLIN: Seriously? [NYM, pdf]
  18. in other news
    The Mayoral Campaign Just Got More Fun: Welcome, Lenora FulaniLenora Fulani, the kooky campaigner who helped Bloomberg get elected in 2001 by drumming up 59,000 Independence Party votes for him, will announce the formation of an exploratory committee today for a mayoral run in 2009, reports the Post. Fulani is notable for her two campaigns for president of the United States, in 1988 and 1992, and her reported anti-Semitic comments (she’s never denied claiming that the “Jews sold their souls to acquire Israel” and are “mass murderers of people of color”). She’s also fanatically devoted to her mentor and campaign manager, the controversial Marxist psychotherapist Fred Newman, who will probably be along for the ride. All of which is to say: It’s a very, very good day for the tabloids. Fulani Eyes Mayor Run [NYP]
  19. in other news
    Is Mayor Mike Supporting Mayor Marty? How high are the ambitions of lame-duck Brooklyn beep Marty Markowitz? High enough that a real live mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will host a fund-raiser for him next week at his Upper East Side townhouse. It’s not an endorsement of an heir, City Hall hastens to add — merely a boost from a friend. Still, this is our official signal to start taking the possibility of Mayor Marty, who already has a million-dollar war chest, seriously.