Cuomo talks liberally, a ferry crashes, a crane collapses

Briefing: Cuomo and family member of gun violence victim. (Cuomo's office via flickr)
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2013

John Liu said in a pre-taped video shown at his birthday party, "I learned firsthand why the called it a sweatshop." [Jill Colvin]

Liu sounds like a mayoral candidate, though he has until June to make a final decision. [David Seifman]

The upcoming meeting of the New York City Republican county chairmen is important, even if they don't decide on anything yet. [Celeste Katz]

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Danny Moss: "For many New Yorkers, [Christine] Quinn will be the default vote, simply because she’s gay and a woman." [Jill Colvin]

Sal Albanese's mayoral campaign gets some ink in a union newspaper. [Richard Steier]

City Hall / City Council

Will Bronx councilman Oliver Koppell succeed in forcing the Council to vote on a bill that Quinn isn't supporting? [Grace Rauh]

Mechanical failure may explain why a ferry crashed and injured more than 70 people at a pier in Manhattan. [Jessica Simeone, Kevin Fasick and Amber Sutherland]

A picture of the damaged boat, the Seastreak Wall Street. [Flickr]

The captain and crew are reportedly being checked for drug and alcohol use. [NY1]

There was a crane collapse in Long Island City. [Chuck Bennett]

Albany

It's now harder for rank-and-file state senators to force a vote on a bill, thanks to rules passed by the new governing coalition running the chamber. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Cuomo wants casinos upstate. [Hilary Russ]

Cuomo said he wanted to ban high-capacity magazines and expand required federal background checks for private gun sellers. [Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker]

Cuomo's proposed economic "hot spots" have "echoes of the defunct and oft-derided Empire Zone program." [Jimmy Vielkind]

Will Cuomo use a "message of necessity" to get a vote tomorrow on gun control, bypassing the three-day waiting period for bills to age? [Liz Benjamin]

There were more than 1,000 fracking opponents in the capitol today. [AP]

Keeping the upstate-downstate balance in the Assembly Democratic caucus, the new majority leader is Joe Morelle of Rochester. The speaker is, still, Sheldon Silver of Manhattan. [Michael Johnson]

Washington

A Jewish newspaper notes Schumer's inauguration meal is "as treyf as they come." [Devra Ferst]

Media

A former Newsweek intern recalls a horrifying experience: "The editor pushed me down onto his huge white couch…His hands were on me…I couldn't push him off me." [Caroline Cooper]