Lupica: New York’s Voters Are Choosing The Future They Want For Their City

Bill de Blasio (seen with daughter Chiara, son Dante and wife Chirlane McCray) is leading the Democratic primary tally for mayor.

Highlights included a flower print strapless cocktail dress in sage with an inverted tulip skirt and pleated chiffon gown in the same print but in onyx and blush. Playing with sheer and mesh details in the bodice or adding a thigh-high splice, Mohapatra toughened up even the sweetest bouquets. Frazer Harrison/Getty Betsey Johnson Kors was clean and simple, a summer romance where tailored trousers and jackets balanced flowy dresses and shorts. The textures were diverse white linen, hemp raffia, cashmere, soft denin chambray and even some fox fur made appearances. The grass green hand-embroidered bikini covered in daisies is a must-have. Butterflies fluttered to the front at Marchesa. Not only were the models wearing butterfly tattoos (dont worry, they were temporary) and signature Marchesa roses by Scott Campbell, but organza petals adorned many of the gowns. Sheer laces layered over lingerielike pieces resulting in boudoir-inspired evening looks. Frazer Harrison/Getty Betsey Johnson Fashions favorite grandma Johnson put on a show as only she could. There were clothes a four-part collection she called BJ One A Day comprised of ditsy florals, spangly sequins, and leopard and black with studs and chains but it was Johnson herself, who cartwheeled down the runway with granddaughter Layla, who stole the show. The pink-haired models with frosted lips did their best to keep up. The designer even commemorated the 9/11 anniversary with rainbow underwear-clad models taking their final walks waving American flags to the tune of New York, New York. Milly designer Michelle Smiths uptown girl is working her way downtown, maybe even to Brooklyn, complete with a wardrobe of sexy open-knit honeycomb dresses and skirts, bralette tops, microshorts and lots of skin.

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David Handschuh/New York Daily News Bill de Blasio (seen with daughter Chiara, son Dante and wife Chirlane McCray) is leading the Democratic primary tally for mayor. Oh, sure. The subtext of de Blasios tale of two cities is really this his New York City and Bloombergs. If people havent been paying attention, Evans-Mills said at LaGuardia High, they sure better start paying attention now. Theres either going to be the New York weve had lately, or the New York that these Democrats say theyve got to change it back into. Bill de Blasio has run the best campaign with the clearest and most relatable message, is how the Democrat I spoke to put it. Others were reactive with no rationale to vote for them. This was less about Bloomberg and more about (de Blasio) being someone with a clear, positive vision to change the city for the middle class and minority voters. RELATED: NYC MAYORAL HOPEFUL LHOTA WINS GOP PRIMARY But then the guy added this: Its going to be tough to translate that to the general (election), though. Once, when it was Giuliani and Dinkins, Giuliani beat an incumbent mayor by coming up as the candidate who would bang as many heads as necessary to clean up squeegee guys and Times Square and everything else. And won with that. Then came Bloomberg to run the city this well and for this long, running it like one of his businesses, the last truly independent mayor the city will ever see because nobody who came knocking on his door had anything he wanted. Along the way, he and Ray Kelly, a great police commissioner despite what you hear from Democrats these days, kept the city as safe in a post-Sept. 11 world as it could be. Now comes de Blasio thinking it is his time, the hot Democrat in a city where Democrats have the numbers, to say he is going to change everything back to the way it was when his friend Dinkins was mayor. And a Giuliani guy, Lhota, trying to stop him. Maybe people havent been paying enough attention across the summer. They better pay attention in the fall.

5 New York Giants in Danger of Losing Starting Role After Week 1

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Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Contrary to popular belief, numbers in sports do often lie. On paper, Brandon Myers had a solid game in his debut with New York, recording seven catches for 66 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately for the Giants, he showed he has done little to improve on his terrible blocking since coming over from Oakland . New York’s well-documented issues in protection and run-blocking were worsened by the decision to sign Myers this offseason. The lack of aggression that he showed at the point of attack onSundaymakes it easy to see why he was the worst-rated blocking tight end in 2012, according to Pro Football Focus. Along with his lack of improvement as a run-blocker was the fact that nearly all of his production came in the waning minutes of the game. With less than two minutes remaining and the Giants trailing by 12, Myers accumulated four catches, 42 yards and his lone touchdown. His stat padding in garbage time is unlikely to impress anyone onthe coaching staff. He will only be as good as his blocking will take him in 2013. Judging by his Week 1 performance, that won’t be very far. With the weapons already at Manning’s disposal, expect the Giants to gradually value Bear Pascoe’s blocking prowess at the tight end position. Spencer Paysinger, OLB New York needs Jacquian Williams’ speed on the field.

New York Giants Playmakers Who Must Shine Against Denver Broncos

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Both players are on the comeback trail in 2013. Statistics courtesy of ESPN. Tuck was once the most feared member of the Giants’ defensive front. After turning in an MVP-caliber performance in Super Bowl XLII, Tuck was an All-Pro disruptive force in 2008. He was still on the upswing two years later, when he logged 11.5 sacks and his second Pro Bowl selection. Then suddenly in 2011, Tuck fell off the map production-wise. He recorded just five sacks before displaying a mini-resurgence in the playoffs. Last season, the defensive captain sunk even further, totaling just four sacks as he and his team finished a game shy of the postseason. Now, in 2013, Tuck vows to return to true form. Against the Cowboys, we saw the first positive evidence toward such a comeback; he led the team in tackles with eight, while also notching a half-sack and two QB hits. With Peyton and the Broncos in town, the Giants need to turn the pressure up all the way. Until Jason Pierre-Paul is back at full strength, Tuck will lead this charge. That means No.