Bloomberg and Cuomo end their argument over Ground Zero
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed on a deal to get back to work on a museum at Ground Zero.
The city and the Port Authority, which is controlled by Cuomo and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, had been locked in a dispute over funding and control for more than a year.
In the end, the Memorial Foundation, which is controlled by Bloomberg, will cede some control of the site to Cuomo and the Port Authority and will pay the authority $17 million.
Coincidentally or not, the announcement of the deal comes shortly after the latest round of public disagreement between the mayor and the governor over the reasons for the impasse.
"We as black folks should immediately be able to identify this method of political lynching."—Joe Evans, a prominent supporter of indicted State Senator Shirley Huntley
8:30 a.m. Bloomberg, Cuomo and other officials attend the 9/11 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero.
2 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the Port Authority 9/11 memorial ceremony at St. Peter's Church at Barclay St. and Church St. in Manhattan.
6:30 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at the Staten Island 9/11 memorial ceremony, at the St. George Esplanade on Staten Island.
9/11 and Ground Zero
Rudy Giuliani: "[T]his isn't over." [Daily News]
"The rage burns / The sorrow sears / The resolve grows only stronger." [Daily News]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo struck a deal to restart work on the museum at Ground Zero. [Ted Mann]
As part of the deal, the foundation will pay the Port Authority $17 million in fees and cede some control of the annual memorial ceremony. [Jill Colvin]
The deal ends more than a year of fighting. [Charles Bagli]
Former LMDC member and candidate for Manhattan borough president Julie Menin said the agency should shut its doors and use the unspent $450 million in federal funds on job creation in Lower Manhattan. [Sally Goldenberg]
Thank the cops, firefighters and troops who've kept us safe. [New York Post]
After the voting, expect legal challenges. [Ethan Bronner]
One editorial page is expecting "random answers to some of the most important policy questions" from Mitt Romney. [New York Times]
"Everyone with an accent and a nonwhite complexion is a potential victim whose rights need protection." [Michael Benjamin]
Jay-Z and Beyonce will host a fund-raiser for Obama at the 40/40 club. [Page Six]
A lawyer for John Liu's fund-raiser said he was entrapped by investigators who were obsessed with making a case against the comptroller. [Michael Howard Saul]
"The government’s misconduct was driven by what can only be described as its obsession with prosecuting Comptroller Liu," lawyers on the Liu case argued. [Benjamin Weiser and David Chen]
Federal investigators wanted to tap Liu's phone starting in March 2010. [Bruce Golding]
"The feds has 10 wiretaps on six different phones belonging to Liu and several others connected to his campaign for more than 18 months in 2010 and 2011". [Robert Gearty]
A rival demands Assemblyman Dov Hikind retract statements about his record. [BrooklynScoop.com]
Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera ducked a televised debate against her three rivals yesterday. [Bob Fredericks]
Adriano Espaillat and Guillermo Linares debate. [NY1]
Cuomo's integrity "is hanging in the balance" while JCOPE investigates the "the Vito-Lopez-Sheldon-Silver-Eric-Schneiderman-Tom-DiNapoli coverup scandal." [New York Post]
JCOPE's secrecy is a problem, and "Cuomo understands that if JCOPE botches the Lopez case, it reflects on his leadership, too." [Bill Hammond]
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver confirmed he's the subject of a JCOPE investigation. [Fred Dicker, Beth Defalco, and Chuck Bennett]
Some JCOPE commissioners wanted to be released from the confidentiality requirement. [Jacob Gershman]
Cuomo said he's open to changes at JCOPE. [Thomas Kaplan]
State education officials are proposing breaking up the Regents social studies exam into two separate tests (clarified). [Lisa Fleisher]
The Bronx district attorney's office declines to prosecute another case, reportedly angering the police. [Larry Celona and Dan Mangan]
Obama out-raised Romney in the latest filing period. [Reid Pillifant]
Another angle in the Shirley Huntley scandal: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's probe of Councilman Ruben Wills' member items. [Chris Bragg]
"The governor's not been well-informed by his staff," Bloomberg said, before the agreement on the museum at Ground Zero. [Dana Rubinstein]
Cuomo "sources" speculated on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's vulnerability, while Cuomo offered a defense of him on the record. [Azi Paybarah]
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