8:30 am Aug. 7, 20121
Two different takes today based on the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk data:
The Times looks at the embarrassment and frustration felt by some of the 16,000 women who were stopped and frisked last year.
Meanwhile, the Post editorial page notes, as I did last week, that a reduction in stops has been accompanied by an uptick in reported crime. The Post editorial page says it's no coincidence, but doesn't get into other possible factors, like the significant reduction in police staffing over the past several years.
Related: Today is the official National Night Out Against Crime. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials will mark the occasion by meeting up with local police officers to talk about crime and crime fighting.
“It looks like this particular judge just hates us,”--John Catsimatidis
10:30 a.m. Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement, at 105 Harriman Hall on the University of Buffalo South Campus.
11 a.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer and others protest a planned 400-person homeless shelter at 95th St. and West End Ave.
11 a.m. City Councilman Danny Dromm, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, State Senator Jose Serrano, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, and others break ground on IS 297 (aka the IS230 Annex) at 74th Street and 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights.
11:30 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rep. Joseph Crowley, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, Assemblyman David Weprin and others join Sikh community members, at Shri Guru Ravidass Temple of New York, at 61-01 Broadway in Woodside.
11:30 a.m. NY-11 Democratic candidate Mark Murphy and others speaks out against Rep. Michael Grimm's refusal to support middle class tax relief, at 203 Decker Ave. on Staten Island.
12:45 a.m. Cuomo makes an announcement, at the Senator John Hughes Office Building, on 333 East Washington St., in Syracuse.
1 p.m. Quinn joins City Councilman Brad Lander to discuss the city budget, at the Park Slope Senior Center, at 463 Seventh St. in Brooklyn.
3:30 p.m. Cuomo makes an announcement at his office, 633 3rd Ave. in Manhattan.
4 p.m. Meng and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer discuss job creation plans, on the steps of Queens Borough Hall, at 120-55 Queens Blvd.
5 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Quinn speaks at the 32nd Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at West 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglas Blvd. in Manhattan.
5:45 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the 40th Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at St. Ann's Ave. and East 146th St., in the Bronx.
6 p.m. Quinn speaks at the 84th Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at Brooklyn Borough Plaza, at Cadman Plaza West and Montague St. in Brooklyn.
6:30 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the 113th Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at Baisley Pond Park, at 155th Street and Baisley Blvd. in Queens.
7 p.m. Quinn speaks at the 10thPolice Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at Penn South Park, at 26th Street between 8th Ave. and 9th Ave. in Manhattan.
7:15 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the 73rd Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at Betsy Head Memorial Playground, at Thomas Boyland St. between Blake Ave and Dumont Ave. in Brooklyn.
8 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the Staten Island Police Precinct National Night Out Against Crime, at Midland Beach Promenade, at Turtle Circle, at Father Capadanno Blvd., and Iroquiois Ave. on Staten Island
Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long spoke to Tea Party members on Staten Island. [Timothy Harrison]
To stop pedicab price gouging, City Councilman and comptroller candidate Dan Garodnick wants drivers to tell passengers the cost of the ride before pedaling. [Jennifer Fermino]
New York City
Sometimes, it's hard correcting inaccurate voter information (and reaching officials after 5 p.m.). [Brigid Bergin]
Stop-and-frisk went down, crime went up. [New York Post]
47,784 women were stopped by NYPD last year, and 16,000 were frisked. Those stops "can often involve an additional element of embarrassment" because they're usually conducted by men. [Wendy Ruderman]
The Paid Sick bill in the City Council would hurt small businesses and "also harm single mothers." [Nicole Gelinas]
Business leaders sent a letter to Quinn urging her to block the Paid Sick bill. Among the signatures: Tishman Speyer chairman Jerry Speyer, Partnership for NYC's CEO Kathy Wylde and prominent lobbyist Suri Kasirer. [Sally Goldenberg]
"We hope you will not concede to their pressure tactics," the letter says. [Erin Durkin]
Plans for a 200-bed homeless shelter on the Upper West Side is facing local resistance. [Andy Soltis and Helen Freund]
The city's first English-and-Chinese-language charter school may open in Queens. [Yoav Gonen]
Cuomo is seeking a federal waiver in order for the state to hold onto $10 billion it saved in order to bolster the state's Medicaid program. [Erik Kriss]
"It would include a half-billion dollar gift for the powerful health-care labor unions, which would see $125 million a year for four years for workforce recruitment, retention and training initiatives." [Ken Lovett]
"Didn’t Gov. Cuomo do away with member items? Well, that’s what he says." [New York Post]
Cuomo will unveil new state regulations that make it a violation to posses, sell or distribute synthetic pot. [Ken Lovett]
Cuomo is praised for protecting the Adrindacks from commercial development, but that work "is far from over." [New York Times]
Why Andrew Cuomo isn't playing along with his party in 2012. [Steve Kornacki]
Senator Chuck Schumer explains why the Baileys--his important, fictitious suburban family--would side with Obama rather than Romney. [Reid Pilifant]
Gun control is important, but not exactly a litmus test for Bloomberg. [Dana Rubinstein]
New members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns explain why they recently joined the coalition. One answer: Fast and Furious. [Dana Rubinstein]
Rivals welcomed Melinda Katz into the race for Queens borough president. [Azi Paybarah]
Perhaps the most jarring anti-gun-violence radio ad ever. [Azi Paybarah]