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Playbook: Ball drops on a new mayor

Our morning tipsheet.

Dec. 31, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Bloomberg’s last day

Welcome to our City Hall Pro newsletter, a morning email with must-read analysis and breaking news on city news and politics sent every day by 5:45 a.m. This is a Pro-only feature that we are offering for free through January 2014. Sign up for our morning newsletters here. 

Dec. 31, 2013

 
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Also at Mark-Viverito’s event, a Garodnick supporter

In the race to become New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has the support of 31 members. Today, at her swearing-in ceremony, one of the members who isn't supporting her showed up. Andy King, a freshman from the Bronx, showed up late, and briefly chatted with Mark-Viverito, he confirmed after the event.

Dec. 30, 2013

 
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Mark-Viverito: Speaker process has been ‘extremely open’

City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony in the Bronx portion of her district this afternoon, in front of a crowd of local supporters and two of the 30 councilmembers who are supporting her bid for Council speaker.

Dec. 30, 2013

 
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Mark-Viverito, not a Cuomo Democrat

De Blasio's speaker candidate said Cuomo was effectively a Scott Walker-style Republican

Dec. 30, 2013

 
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Playbook: New school chief a testing skeptic

Friends and colleagues of Farina and de Blasio say they share a single educational philosophy, with a focus on progressive education, a skepticism of standardized testing and charter schools, and a focus on racially and economically integrated public schools.

Dec. 30, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: De Blasio’s long transition

Bill de Blasio takes his time making appointments, and the city loses a Bloomberg subsidy.

Dec. 30, 2013

 
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Playbook: City Hall turns inside out

Capital New York's morning newsletter.

Dec. 27, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Bratton adds a deputy, Weiner’s future

Bill Bratton adds a deputy that's in keeping with Bill de Blasio's own picks.

Dec. 27, 2013

 
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Weiner hopes to ‘keep the band together’ in 2014

In a Facebook message to supporters today, Anthony Weiner reflected on 2013, saying the year “didn't go as I had hoped,” and hinted that he hopes to stay involved in politics in the new year.

Dec. 26, 2013