Bloomberg defends his legacy and Lautenberg gets out of Booker’s way

Briefing: Bloomberg and Quinn. (Spencer T. Tucker via flickr)
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2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker called Christine Quinn an "extraordinary leader." [Tina Moore]

Quinn said passing the Paid Sick Leave bill is "an issue of timing." [WNYC]

Is Thompson trailing among black and Latino voters? [Chris Bragg]

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The UFT is pre-empting Vito Lopez's City Council bid by endorsing Antonio Reynoso. [Celeste Katz]

City Hall / City Council

Bloomberg was defending his legacy. [Andrew Hawkins]

A "playlist loaded with arresting choices." [Matt Flegenheimer]

Joh Liu provided a running counter-narrative to Bloomberg's speech today. Liu was one of the first people out with a statement criticizing the speech. [Colin Campbell]

Liu was the only opposition voice cited in this story about Bloomberg's speech. [Esme Deprez and Henry Goldman]

"Michael Bloomberg Is Coming for Your Coffee Cup" [Adam Clarke Estes]

What's going to happen to the banners from the speech? [@PeterKadushin]

Councilman Dan Garodnick objects to the mayor's characterization about rezoning concerns. [@DanGarodnick]

How many times did Bloomberg mention the "middle class?" Once. [@Azi]

There's a lawsuit to block the e-hail smartphone app. [Andrew Hawkins]

Albany

Silver and Cuomo are raising the minimum wage all by themselves. [Ken Lovett]

Krueger wants to take Bloombergs styrofoam ban state-wide. [Hunter Walker]

The most unhappiest customers in the country? LIPA customers. [Patrick McGeehan]

Washington

Attorney Jeff Kurzon wants to primary Rep. Nydia Velazquez. [JeffKurzon.com]

"Cory Booker Successfully Pushes 89-year-old Into Retirement" [Joe Coscarelli]

Lautenberg won't seek re-election. [Dana Bash and Kevin Bohn]

Now, it's Booker vs Pallone. [Aaron Blake]