City Hall touts the arrest of Jose Pimentel, but the F.B.I. isn’t with them

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Michael Bloomberg. (Kristen Artz via flickr)
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The Sunday evening press conference about the Washington Heights terrorist suspect was front page news in the Times, Post, Newsday and Metro's New York edition.

Live-tweets during the press conference showed a number of Occupy Wall Street sympathizers questioned the timing of the press conference, which roughly coincided with a loud protest outside the mayor's house on 79th Street. 

Talking Points Memo's founding editor Josh Marshall suggests there is something awry with the terror-suspect's arrest, since federal officials apparently wanted no part of it, or of the announcement. Joseph Goldstein and William Rashbaum note the absence of federal officials too, and Republican congressman Peter King said there's a "growing difference in philosophy" between the FBI and NYPD and that it was "not a good sign the FBI wasn't there" at Bloomberg's press conference.

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Draw your own map of New York legislative districts. [Cory Doctorow]

Kirsten Gillibrand's Republican would-be challenger criticized her for supporting Occupy Wall Street sympathizers and taking campaign money from rich Wall Street lawyers. [Kieran Crowley]

Another Republican, Harry Wilson, is "seriously considering" running, according to an aide. [Fred Dicker]

"Schumer didn't mention that the G.O.P. bill's sole Democratic co-sponsor was a fellow New Yorker, Rep. Ed Towns." [Lore Croghan and Alison Gendar]

Jose Pimentel was arrested for making a bomb and planning to target military and government workers. [Joseph Goldsetin and William Rashbaum]

Federal officials declined to build a federal case against Pimentel. [Sophia Hollander]

"We're hearing from our sources that there's a pretty embarrassing Day Two version of the story of this 'lone wolf' would-be Jihadi bomber that Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced this afternoon." [Josh Marshall]

Pimentel was under surveillance since May 2009. [Laura Italinao, David Seifman and Tim Perone]

Pimentel was an hour away from testing his home-made bomb. [Alison Gendar, Bill Hutchinson, and Rocco Parascandola]

Governor Andrew Cuomo's statement Sunday referred to Pimentel's arrest "tonight" while Bloomberg's statement referred to his arrest on Saturday. [@AziPaybarah]

A blogger questions the timing of Bloomberg's press conference announcing the arrest of a terror suspect. [@PhilipAnderson]

Bloomberg's whereabouts between Friday morning and Sunday evening are unknown. [Andrew Grossman]

Bloomberg's spokesman said protests outside the mayor's house are "nothing new." [Associated Press]

Police closed Bloomberg's block to pedestrian traffic because of protesters. [Christopher Robbins]

“In effect, the police have created a no-First Amendment zone on 79th Street,” said attorney Norman Siegel. [Joseph Goldstein and Colin Moynihan]

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The Hong Kong-based company that animates the news now has an office on West 46th Street. [Corey Kilganon]

And Cuomo's anti tax-hike quote keeps its position on an anti-tax editorial page. [New York Post]