Bloomberg and Cuomo end their argument over Ground Zero

Briefing: Cuomo and Bloomberg. (Azi Paybarah )
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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.

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"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

Events

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]

2012

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]

2013

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]

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A rival demands Assemblyman Dov Hikind retract statements about his record. [BrooklynScoop.com]

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Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera ducked a televised debate against her three rivals yesterday. [Bob Fredericks]

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Adriano Espaillat and Guillermo Linares debate. [NY1]

Albany

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]

Local

The Bronx district attorney's office declines to prosecute another case, reportedly angering the police. [Larry Celona and Dan Mangan]

From Capital

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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