Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the first member of his administration, tapping Anthony Shorris to be the first deputy mayor.
Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee is having a party for her new book, Radical, tonight at the Cornell Club, and critics of the education reformer will be distributing this mock-up of it.
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.
An upcoming lecture at Brooklyn College by two advocates of boycotting and divesting from Israel has sparked a series of protests from local elected officials.
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."
This morning's funeral for Ed Koch will be aired live on nyc.gov, and will feature much of the locally known political world. Bill Clinton will speak, and Michael Bloomberg will deliver the eulogy.
Add Councilman Jumaane Williams to the chorus of elected officials criticizing Brooklyn College, which is co-sponsoring an upcoming lecture from two speakers who support divestment from, and boycotting of, Israel.
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.