Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo with Bill deBlasio and Andrew Cuomo outside an Italian social club on Henry Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ©Mark D Phillips

Mario Cuomo

Carroll Gardens

Mario Cuomo with Bill deBlasio and Andrew Cuomo outside an Italian social club on Henry Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ©Mark D Phillips

 

He was one of the great politicians, always a pleasure to listen to. His speeches were wonderful.

When I first came to New York City, he was our governor. I revelled in his oratory. Covering an event with Cuomo was never dull.

In 1987, I went to the University of Massachusetts to photograph Mario Cuomo as he met with Michael Dukakis as they decided which of them would run for president.

His death is a terrible loss to New York politics and happening on what should have been a happy day for his family as Andrew was taking his oath of office for his second term.

Our condolences go to his family.

 


Mario Cuomo and Michael Dukakis at UMass Graduation in 1987. ©Mark D Phillips

Beyond Brooklyn

New York at Its Core is a major, multi-media exhibition on New York City’s sweeping 400-year history of growth and transformation opening November 18, 2016, at the Museum of the City of New York.

What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.

Blue Room, the first institutional solo exhibition by New York-based artist Frank Heath runs February 17 to March 19, 2017, at the Swiss Institute in Tribeca

Blue Room, the first institutional solo exhibition by New York-based artist Frank Heath runs February 17 to March 19, 2017, is a synchronized installation of video works connected by an ominous humor, shadowed by references to surveillance and espionage.