9:37 am Oct. 27, 2011
Wal-Mart has waged an active, well-funded, long-running campaign to open its first store in New York City.
Many of New York City's leading officials have taken clear positions on this.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, defending the free market, said no one store should be singled out and blocked. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, on the other hand, has argued that the retailer's treatment of workers makes them unacceptable and that, personally, she refuses to set foot in one of their stores.
Governor Andrew Cuomo should call legislators back to Albany to address redistricting, because the public meetings happening now are a "sham." [New York Times]
"The Working Families Party is downsizing." [Sally Goldenberg]
Cuomo's staff a the executive mansion shop at Wal-Mart. [Glenn Blain]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg should touch base with Cuomo on transportation issues. [New York Post]
A random survey finds lots of African-American and Hispanic men were stopped and frisked. [Sarah Armaghan]
After drawing actor Alec Baldwin into a Twitter debate, Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos took cover by noting he and Andrew Cuomo have the same tax policy. [Erik Kriss]
An editorial board says that the "Occupy the DOE" protesters who shut down a recent meeting aren't actually helping solve what is a major problem: the fact that barely one in five high school graduates are prepared for college. [New York Post]
Occupy Wall Street struggles to deal with money, and decision-making. [Andrew Grossman]
OWS protesters will block "professional homeless" and "vagrants" from getting the fancy food at Zuccotti Park. [Selim Algar and Bob Fredericks]
Protesters "stormed" downtown streets and a "wild mob" broke away for more protests, leading to 10 arrests. [Burke, Doyle and Kemp]
It was more like a cat-and-mouse game, with some bar patrons cheering them on. [Elizabeth Harris and Colin Moynihan]
Three mayoral candidates have, in the past, been arrested for civil disobedience. [Kate Taylor]
The death of a carriage horse in Manhattan is not motivating Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the industry. [Kate Taylor]
The city's Equal Employment Practices Commission "failed to scrutinize the compliance efforts of three key pillars of government: the mayor's office, the City Council and the Law Department." [David Chen]
Joe Lhota seemed "amused" hearing transportation complaints. [Jennifer Fermino]