One of the most awkward interviews I ever conducted in my life was with Marie La Guardia, widow of the late three-term mayor of New York City, the legendary Fiorello H. La Guardia.
She was 86 at the time. I was researching a project about her husband and arrived at her home in Bronxville, New York, with several pages of questions about Fiorello and their life together.
Despite all those pages, our conversation was over in about 15 minutes because to each one of my many queries her answer was "Yes," No," or "I don't remember," even when I tried to follow up.
Fiorello La Guardia embraced construction with gusto to build the city's public-housing system. But in recent decades the progressive vision of the city has largely been that smaller is better. Mayor... To view the full story, click...
This Sept. 10, voters in the New York Democratic Party primary will get a chance to nominate the most radical mayoral candidate since Fiorello La Guardia.
Actor-director Tony Lo Bianco, who stars in Little Flower, a one man show about the life and times of the colorful three-time mayor of New York City.
The last mayor to live in Gracie Mansion—the home of the mayor of New York City since Fiorello La Guardia moved in in 1942—was Rudy Giuliani. And if our current billionaire mayor from Boston has his way, Rudy'll remain the last. Aft...