Billionaire businessman John Catsmatidis said he is "committed" to running for mayor, even if he loses the race for the Republican Party nomination.(2)
-Bill de Blasio making a joke that is either about overzealous federal investigators or John Liu. Probably Liu.
In opposing the Inspector General bill, Lhota started talking like Bloomberg. [Dan Rubinstein]
How the Daily News wound up publishing their original Central Park Jogger story with today's timestamp. [Tom McGeveran]
Mean Girls and Biff Tannen for Quinn. [Azi Paybarah]
As Council Speaker Christine Quinn veers left in this year's Democratic mayoral primary, Joe Lhota is increasingly positioning himself as the law and order candidate.
Gillibrand: "This feels exactly like don't ask don't tell." [Josh Benson]
Anti-Giuliani information being used against Lhota, in this memo from McDonald's campaign. [Azi Paybarah]
The Daily News hired away The Post transit reporter, Jennifer Fermino, to be their new City Hall bureau chief. [Joe Pompeo]
A reminder from Obama and Bloomberg about Newtown. [Reid Pillifant](1)
Catsimatidis announced Pataki's endorsement was made just one day after Lhota's campaign showed signs of robust fund-raising.
A year after Rudy Giuliani was re-elected mayor, the owners of the Marriot Marquis approached his administration and renegotiated their lease.
If Christine Quinn had run against Rudy Giuliani in 1992, "I would have kicked his ass," the City Council Speaker said at a panel discussion in Manhattan last night.(3)
In August of 1994, President Clinton flew to Minneapolis for a national convention of police chiefs, one day after a preliminary vote on this omnibus crime bill, which included a federal assault weapons ban, had failed in the House.
"This crime bill cannot die," Clinton said, his voice hoarse.
Joining him on the trip was Rudy Giuliani, who urged his fellow Republicans to pass the bill.
The City Council and mayor are back in court today fighting over the city's new and stricter rules vetting single homeless men looking to enter a homeless shelter.
When asked about it at a press conference today in City Hall, three times Quinn invoked the name of former mayor Rudy Giuliani, underscoring how wrong-headed she thought Bloomberg's position was.(1)
Joe Lhota, the former M.T.A. chairman and a top aide to former mayor Rudy Giuliani, today used an interview on NY1 to create some distance between himself and his former boss.
"Joe Lhota is not Rudy Giuliani," said Lhota.