Bloomberg gets a football victory without the stadium
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the N.F.L. commissioner will announce later today plans for New York City to host Super Bowl XLVIII, according to the mayor's public schedule.
Early on in Bloomberg's tenure, he sought to host the Olympics, and made the bid contingent on the construction of a football stadium for the Jets on Manhattan's West Side. The stadium never got built, but the area was rezoned and is being developed.
This comes shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo helped work out a deal to keep the Buffalo Bills from leaving the state, and city that could hardly sustain the economic and civic setback of losing the franchise.
New York City has a somewhat complicated relationship with its professional football teams. They're named the "New York Giants" and "New York Jets" but of course they play in New Jersey.
The city didn't need them to play here to claim the teams. And, apparently, it didn't need a football stadium to land a Super Bowl.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Campaign Finance Board do not like the new campaign reporting requirements that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the Council passed yesterday. [Michael Howard Saul]
Ray Kelly spoke positively about the NYPD's pilot program of videotaping interrogations of felony suspects. [Jamie Schram]
Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to help dissolve the Republican-I.D.C. coalition by urging the breakaway Democrats to reunite with their conference if his gun control bill wasn't passed immediately. [Danny Hakim and Thomas Kaplan]
Former congressman Mike McMahon of Staten Island said he is "certainly taking a look" at running for his old seat. [Joshua Miller]
"Google Transparency Report Shows Government Snooping Up" [Matt Sledge]
Clinton deftly handed the senators who pelted her with questions about Benghazi. [Reid Pillifant]
Quinn disagrees with Bloomberg on teacher evaluations. [Azi Paybarah]
Bloomberg sharply disagreed with Quinn's recent employment-discrimination legislation. [Dana Rubinstein]
Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes said the 103-year sentence for a child molester from the Hasidic community will likely get knocked down to 50 years. [Azi Paybarah]
"Why can't Major League Soccer put a stadium in Citi Field, really?" [Dana Rubinstein]
"Just now on City Hall steps: A scary look at NYC's possible future where the UFT runs the schools and Michael Mulgrew calls all the shots." — Howard Wolfson
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in New York City."
11:30 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others unveil a new project to train volunteers to help protect access to health clinics, in the Red Room inside City Hall.
12:30 p.m. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Bronx elected officials and local residents tour an apartment building and say good-bye to the city's worst landlord, at 1265 College Avenue, in the Bronx.
12:30 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Gooddell announce plans to host Super Bowl XLVIII, in the Blue Room of City Hall.
3 p.m. Bloomberg signs three bills related to building repairs, and the mayor's preliminary management report, preliminary budget report and other documents, in the Blue Room of City Hall.
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One editorial board is glad the federal judge who ruled against the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk in the Bronx temporarily lifted the ban. [Daily News]
Bloomberg is expected to veto a bill that passed 44-4 in the Council banning employers from discriminating against job seekers based on their current employment status. [Cristian Salazar]
The Brooklyn D.A. is cheered for securing a 103-year sentence of a child molester from the Satmar community, which the D.A. has been accused of not prosecuting strongly enough. [New York Post]
Cuomo and Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner, both Democrts, are squabbling. [Danny Hakim]
Mayors from financially distressed cities are worried about the help being offered by the state. [Jimmy Vielkind]
Cuomo's budget is "gimmicky," says a Post columnist. [Bob McManus]
The state is facing "a potential Sandy deficit." [Nicole Gelinas]
Highlights from Hillary Clinton's testimony yesterday. [Sean Sullivan]
She "served up a potent brew of righteous outrage." [Dana Milbank]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should have taken more responsibility for what happened in Benghazi and how the administration responded to it, an editorial board says. [Wall Street Journal]
Barbara Boxer was so "infuriated" by Rand Paul's attacks that she had to leave the hearing room. [Breanna Edwards]
The Times wonders if the Benghazi attacks on Clinton are all about 2016. [New York Times]
Clinton provided little new information about Benghazi. [Anne Gearan]
Clinton was forceful and emotional. [Jonathan Lemire]
After initially expressing some support, Senate Democrats aren't quite ready to go along on gun control. [Jeremy Peters]
The issue could divide Harry Reid and President Obama. [Paul Kane]
"If [Obama] were the operator of a brewery, his brand of interventionism would be sold as 'New Deal Lite' or 'Great Society Lite.'" [John Cassidy]
Kirsten Gllibrand gets a mention in a column about allowing women to serve in combat. [Gail Collins]
Jerry Nadler called the "No Budget, No Pay" provision in the debt limit extension "institutionalized bribery." [Jonathan Weisman]
A map of states that allow you to carry concealed guns on campus. [Gavin Aronsen, Jaeah Lee and Andy Kroll]
There's a push in Maryland to raise their state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 an hour by 2015. [Kate Havard]