"I will likely be retaliated against. I've come to the understanding," she said.
Those figures come despite the fact that New York State lost fewer jobs, as a percentage, than the nation did in the Great Recession.
Another posthumous takedown by Ed Koch. [Sam Roberts]
An audit from New York City Comptroller John Liu said a lease deal signed by the Giuliani administration could cost the city $344.9 million. [Charles Bagli]
"Liu Blasts 'Sweartheart' Deal Marriott Got With NYC" [CBS]
"I think Christine Quinn sounded like a mayor," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney the East Side Democrat standing outside of City Hall in a beige overcoat and purple umbrella as attendees streamed out of the City Council Speaker's State of the City Speech this afternoon.
Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese said he can do a better budget than Bloomberg. [Paula Katinas]
Christine Quinn takes a hit for the City Council's "corrupt lulu system." "Stellar, as always" for refusing the payments are Dan Garodnick, Ydanis Rodriguez and Brad Lander. [Daily News]
Video of the full funeral service. [Celeste Katz]
At Ed Koch's funeral today, Michael Bloomberg said the former mayor must be "loving all this attention."
Here's City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, signing an autograph on a copy of the New York magazine that has her picture on the front page.(3)
Here are some videos of Ed Koch sounding off on Albany and politics. Plus, Senator Chuck Schumer and Al D'Amato relaying funny Koch anecdotes.
Unger made the pitch during a lunch at the Four Seasons for which Portwood, Koch's editor, was also in attendance. Summner Redstone and Les Moonves were seated at nearby tables, and Liz Smith was there lunching with Barbara Walters, who came over to shake Koch's hand. He told Unger and Portwood that he refused to talk about his personal life in the column.
"He was bigger than life. He was in your face. He was an ethnic. He was not here to blend in," said Cuomo."He was sassy, he was inspirational" and "he will be sadly missed by me."