Reporting wunderkind Sewell Chan notes the following quote from Mayor Bloomberg in the current New York mag profile: "What chance does a five-foot-seven billionaire Jew who's divorced really have of becoming president?" Chan compares this with earlier accounts that put the mayor's height at 5-feet-10. (We've seen the mayor and, uh, no.) There's an editor's note at the end of the piece stating that "The author of this story is no taller than 5 feet, 7 inches." Which got us wondering: Who are the tallest and shortest figures in New York media? Since we try to avoid the parties, we're not sure: Help us out. Does Joe Dolce bestride the earth like some giant douchebag colossus? Is Elizabeth Spiers really as tiny as she looks in print? Who's more vertical, Frank Bruni or Frank Rich? This is important stuff, people. Make us proud on this one and we'll move on to cock size. Thanks.
The Mayor's Tall Tales [NYT]
Okay, okay, this editor stands five-feet-nine, but the right styling product gives another inch to the hair.