For the past few weeks we’ve been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 60 best songs ever written about our city, songs that best capture what it’s like to live, love, struggle, and exist in the sprawling, unforgiving, culturally dense metropolis we pay too much to call home. We started by agreeing on the songs we shouldn’t include — naked and clunky stabs at new New York anthems that fall flat and ring inauthentic, like Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” U2’s “New York,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.” Instead, we focus on tracks that are so New York, and so good, they can’t be denied. Here they are. Listen to our Spotify playlist, which has most of the songs you’ll read about below. Contributors: Steve Almond, … [Read more...] about The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City
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Who’s willing to take on some of the state’s most powerful politicians? The Republican Party has struggled to find worthy candidates, but they’ll officially settle on their slate for the four statewide elected positions this week. Conservatives from all around the state will meet at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan for the statewide nominating convention. On Wednesday, they’ll nominate candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and on Thursday morning they’ll make their picks for attorney general and comptroller. Here is what you need to know ahead of the convention. A scramble for attorney general With New York City Public Advocate Letitia James gobbling up support from the Democratic establishment for her run for attorney general, any Republican may have a tough time gaining momentum. But the now-open seat is more winnable that it was three weeks ago, when it looked like the incumbent Eric Schneiderman would cruise to victory. Now … [Read more...] about Five things to know about New York’s Republican convention
Nationwide, black women are seeing more opportunities to run for elected office. Getty Images Nationwide, nearly 600 black women are running for elected office in the United States this year.In light of Public Advocate Letitia James launching her bid for New York State Attorney General on Wednesday—she would be the first black woman to hold statewide office if she wins—as well as New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray weighing higher office and Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins becoming the first black female majority leader if Democrats take back the Senate, is the movement spreading to New York, too?Nationwide Momentum Picks Up for Black Women Running for Elected OfficeBlack women make up 3.6 percent of Congress, 3.7 percent of state legislators nationwide and less than one percent of statewide elected executive officials, according to a recent report titled, “The Chisholm Effect: Black Women in American Politics … [Read more...] about Black Women Are Rising Up in Politics Nationwide… But What About New York?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 10 things to know about New York's state budget talks Lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are negotiating behind closed doors. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jon Campbell, @JonCampbellGAN Published 6:38 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 | Updated 6:56 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are discussing a measure that could lead to a pay raise for lawmakers and state agency commissioners. His remarks to reporters came on March 28, 2018. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about 10 things to know about New York’s state budget talks
Rowanne Brewer Lane, the woman featured in the opening anecdote in Saturday's New York Times article about Donald Trump's treatment of women, says the piece was "very upsetting" and objected to the way her relationship was portrayed by the Times. Donald Trump fires back over "lame hit piece" on women Donald Trump's history with women examined in New York Times report COMMENTARY: Donald Trump, candidate of change Brewer Lane appeared on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning to refute much of what the article said about her experience with the presumed GOP nominee. "I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump," Brewer Lane told Fox News, and, she added, "I don't appreciate" the Times "making it look like...I was saying it was a negative experience, because it was not." The Times article began, "Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes." It went on to say that Trump, in the midst of divorcing his first wife, asked the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump’s ex-girlfriend “very upset” about New York Times story