City Hall Dispatch
Today there was a mad scrum of reporters at the New York Public Library, and it wasn't to see this guy, Stephen Schwarzman, even though he gave $100 million smackeroos to the stately old bookhouse
No, we were there along with everyone else to see if Hizzoner would say anything, anything at all really, regarding what seems to be The Biggest Story of All Time.
As we waited with baited breath, the mayor said, "I did talk to Governor Spitzer this morning, and I told him my thoughts are with him, and wished him all the best, and said if he ever wanted to talk, wanted my advice, I'd be happy to give it to him."
So not exactly earth-shattering stuff.
And if it's any consolation, the main branch of the public library will be renamed after Schwarzman, which means someday soon we will all be able to say things like., "Man I need to find some peace and quiet. I'm going to the Schwarzman."
--- David Freedlander