November 17 - 23, 2011
SCARLETT LIKES SCOTT:
So far, Borough President
might not have raised the most money of potential mayoral candidates, though it’s still early. But hehas the support of one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leadingladies,
. The native Greenwich Villagerand P.S. 41 alum met Stringer for lunch over the summer andhe made his pitch for her endorsement and won her over. Itdidn’t hurt that ScarJo’s grandma,
, has fondmemories of campaigning as a tenant activist with Stringeron the Upper West Side in the 1980s or that Scarlett’s twinbrother,
a.k.a. HuJo worked as the B.P.’sCommunity Board 2 liaison a few years ago. Last month,Scarlett added her star power to two Stringer fundraisersat the Plaza Hotel and an after-party at the Jane Ballroom.According to the New York Post, Johansson is pro-bikelanes, affordable housing and urban agriculture. “I hope toget the Broadway community involved in this campaign,”Johansson told the Post’s Page Six. “Scott has always beenan advocate for the arts and culture.” Hunter was at theparties, though hobbling around on crutches, recoveringfrom knee surgery. Here’s to a speedy recovery. Other guestsincluded
.Talk about “The Edge of Glory” — can Gaga’s endorsementbe far behind?
COMMITTEE GONE WILD:
The Democratic StateCommittee is generally expected to support the governoras the state’s top Democratic elected ofﬁcial, but it soundslike things have gone too far — to the point where com-mittee members are being denied the chance to vote onvitally important issues like hydrofracking and the “mil-lionaire’s tax.”
, the Village’s DemocraticState Committee woman, ﬁlled us in on the sorry state of affairs. Basically, this time around, the state committee sentout meeting notices so late that it’s now arguing it’s too lateto have a vote on Lavine’s resolution banning hydrofrack-ing. “The current chairperson,
, has played veryfast and loose with the rules,” Lavine noted disapprovingly.Plus, she said, it just so happens that Jacobs has land on theNew York/Pennsylvania border that he’s leasing out to a gascompany for drilling, which he didn’t disclose to committeemembers. “He has a lot of day camps and this is one he’sleasing out,” she noted. As for the millionaire’s tax, whichGovernor
is intent on letting expire, Jacobsagain is twiddling his thumbs — this time with the help,Lavine tells us, of
, the committee’s executivedirector. Jacobs and King have decided to exclude discus-sion of the millionaire’s tax from the agenda of next week’skey meeting, she said. Lavine said she’ll work hard withthe committee’s Reform Caucus and Rural Caucus, plus theYoung Democrats, to try to ﬁnally bring these issues to theﬂoor for a vote.
Scarlett Johansson and Scott Stringer at the borough president’s fundraiser at The Jane Hotel, in what may be theonly extant photo where Stringer is in focus and Johansson out of focus.
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