December 27, 2001 |
They had lined up around the block to see him, about 300 people on a cold night in Brooklyn, and Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani didn't disappoint. It was his last town hall meeting before leaving office Tuesday, a chance to say goodbye. And the visit quickly turned into a love fest. "Rudy, don't go!" people shouted as he entered the Bay Ridge community hall. The mayor basked in cheers, signing autographs and posing for pictures.
October 10, 2001 |
Vowing that New York will not form a "tin cup brigade" to beg the federal government for bailout money, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on Tuesday outlined emergency steps to plug a $1.6-billion deficit through next year and help the city recover from the World Trade Center attacks. In remarks aimed at the mayoral candidates dueling to succeed him, the mayor added that it would be "dumb, stupid, idiotic and moronic" for the city to even think about raising taxes to cope with the fiscal crisis.
September 27, 2001 |
After weeks of rumors, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani made it official Wednesday: He is willing to stay on as mayor, if only temporarily, assuming a way can be found to suspend New York's term limits law. The mayor, who has won international praise for his steady leadership in the hours after the World Trade Center attacks, told CBS-TV's "60 Minutes II" that he wants to remain in office past Jan.
September 15, 2001 |
He has been a combative, controversial figure--a mayor who seems to alienate as many New Yorkers as he inspires with his tough, sometimes hard-headed governing style. But ever since the attacks on the World Trade Center, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has enjoyed his finest hour.
September 2, 2001 |
Howard Koeppel greets a visitor at his posh Upper East Side apartment, with its million-dollar views of midtown Manhattan. "Welcome to Gracie Mansion annex," he says with a grin. "I'm the first lady." He's only half-kidding. In a turn of events tailor-made for this city's tabloid headlines, Republican Mayor Rudolph W.
August 10, 2001 |
On a stifling summer night years ago in Manhattan, a tall, gray-haired man and his wife climbed aboard a bus chugging up Broadway. It was quickly apparent that few of the passengers recognized former Mayor John V. Lindsay, a man who had governed New York City for eight tumultuous years. He was a handsome, charismatic figure, a Republican maverick who gained national attention as a champion of urban America in the 1960s and '70s.