At 2:30 this afternoon, Bill Thompson's lead consultant, Jonathan Prince, wrote:
"I do want to note that Speaker Quinn is here today in a non-candidate's role," said Barnard College president Debora Spar, on Tuesday, as she spoke to a room whose population was roughly half co-eds and half reporters who'd been alerted to the event by Quinn's mayoral campaign spokesman, Michael Morey.(1)
"I think Christine Quinn sounded like a mayor," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney the East Side Democrat standing outside of City Hall in a beige overcoat and purple umbrella as attendees streamed out of the City Council Speaker's State of the City Speech this afternoon.
"I think Seasoned executives should NOT PANIC on one Occurrence...It's not Indicative of any Long term Trends."(2)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new super PAC made its first expenditures late yesterday, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The Independence USA PAC spent a total of $94,000 on two House candidates: Val Demings in Florida, and New York's own Dan Maffei.
Mike Morey, the New York City press secretary for Senator Chuck Schumer, announced in an email this afternoon that he's leaving the senator's office for a job at SKD Knickerbocker.(1)
De Blasio says traffic's up to the public advocate's site after a series of outer-borough-targeted statements.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a likely Democratic mayoral who already raised the maximum amount of money for next year's Democratic primary, now has $2.4 million in the bank for a potential run-off or general election, according to her campaign.
Christine Quinn this afternoon took a gentle stand against two Bloomberg policies over which she has no control.
To the list of things Christine Quinn's political consultant Josh Isay does for her, add book-brokering.
It is through Isay that Quinn was introduced to her book agent, David Black, of the Downtown Brooklyn-based David Black Agency. And it is Black who sold Quinn's upcoming memoir to Henry Ferris, the Harper Collins editor of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.(2)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined the Irish and British consuls general to New York at Titanic Park on Thursday morning to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the ship's collision with an iceberg (which her grandmother survived).
She laid a wreath next to the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse anchoring the southern corner of the park, accompanied by Sanitation Department bagpipers in emerald-green kilts, and then repaired to a spot under a newly leafed tree to take off-topic questions.(3)
The normally understated and highly influential New York consulting firm, SKD Knickerbocker, whose current and former clients include Barack Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, and the Democratic National Committee, was at the center of two new stories this week.(7)
Yesterday it was reported that two of Anthony Weiner's longtime consultants were hired by Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president who is running for mayor.
Stringer at used to have as a consultant Josh Isay, who currently works for Christine Quinn, the establishment candidate in the current 2013 field.
How former liberal operative Josh Isay became the default paid-media guy to the New York establishment
On February 16, Josh Isay’s current and former clients dominated the local news. New York governor and former client Andrew Cuomo was threatening to usurp the duties of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a more recent client. The New York Times ran a 1,400-word article on Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy, whose 2010 upstart campaign was managed by Isay. Analysts debated Deutsche Boerse’s proposed purchase of another Isay client, the New York Stock Exchange.