Azi Paybarah

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.

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Bill Bratton: There will always be stop-and-frisk

"One of the mayoral candidates is campaigning on the idea that he's going to do away with stop-question-and-frisk. He's out of his mind," said Bratton. "Quite clearly he knows nothing about stop-question-and-frisk. Stop-question-and-frisk is constitutionally protected by the Supreme Court in Terry vs Ohio."

Jun. 14, 2013

 
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And now, the official mayoral debates of 2013

Something that may come as a surprise to you, if you've been paying casual attention to the forum-filled mayoral campaign: The officially sanctioned candidate events haven't even begun yet.

Jun. 14, 2013

 
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Ray Kelly’s supporters respond to Eric Holder

amNew York's front page declares "Mike vs. The Feds." That's a reference to the mayor's response to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's motion to support an independent monitor to oversee the NYPD if a federal judge rules against the police department's stop-and-frisk tactics.

Jun. 14, 2013

 
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DNAinfo hires WNYC’s Colby Hamilton to cover City Hall

WNYC reporter Colby Hamilton has been hired away by DNAinfo to be its new City Hall reporter. The local, online site has been without a lead political reporter since the departure of Jill Colvin for the New York Observer in April.

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Schumer versus Bloomberg, the bike matrix, an endorsement from a lord mayor

Senator Chuck Schumer says Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun ads won't do what he thinks they'll do. [Reid Pillifant]

Another reminder from Bloomberg about that congestion pricing plan he had. [Dana Rubinstein]

How the mayoral candidates and others are reacting to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's support for an outside monitor to oversee the NYPD. [Azi Paybarah]

Bronx Borough President wants Major League Soccer to ditch Queens for his borough. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Reactions to Holder and a possible outside monitor for the NYPD

Some critics of the city's stop-and-frisk program are cheering the U.S. Department of Justice's statement of interest conditionally supporting an outside monitor to oversee the New York Police Department.

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Does Cuomo want campaign finance reform, or credit for trying?

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled details about the campaign finance reform he spoke about while campaigning for governor in 2010 and gave a mention to in each of his state of the state addresses (written, or otherwise).

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Dean Seifman gets another title; Cuomo and Spitzer set to music

City Hall bureau chief David Seifman will become the Post new politics editor. [Joe Pompeo]

There are two former Schumer aides running for two citywide offices, but only one got an endorsement from the senator. [Reid Pillifant]

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota revived talk of extending the R train to Staten Island. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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The Times gets a jump on its mayoral endorsement process

The New York Times is starting endorsement meetings early, with one Democratic mayoral candidate slated to meet with the editorial board for an endorsement interview next week, according to a Democratic source.

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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A reprint in the Bronx

The Bronx Democratic County organization reprinted some petitions after it was discovered that a sentence in there boilerplate was missing. A spokesman for the county organization confirmed they had reprinted some petitions out of an abundance of caution. The spokesman also said the signatures they already collected will be held up if challenged.

Jun. 12, 2013