Azi Paybarah

Queens attacker had 'extensive social media presence':

'Today the model is mass marketing,' an NYPD official said

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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Bloomberg defends the way stop-and-frisk makes other people think

Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling against the New York Police Department's current high-frequency use of stop-and-frisk the front-page news today.

Aug. 13, 2013

 
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Spitzer and Stringer both attack, over Albany and term limits

After a confrontational first debate on Friday morning, Scott Stringer and Eliot Spitzer outdid themselves in their second televised debate on Monday night.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Scheindlin irks Bloomberg, Rapfogel ‘stuns’ Silver

Bloomberg warns "Crime can come back anytime" [Dana Rubinstein]

Bill de Blasio said Christine Quinn shares some of the blame for the rise in stop-and-frisk. [Azi Paybarah]

Senator Chuck Schumer cut a television ad for his former aide and Public Advocate candidate Dan Squadron. [Reid Pillifant]

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Rapfogel: ‘I deeply regret the mistakes I have made’

Melissa Russo and Jonathan Dienst have some good reporting on the state's investigation into William Rapfogel, who was ousted as executive director and CEO of a large nonprofit organization and whose wife is the chief of staff to the powerful Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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De Blasio says Quinn shares the blame for stop-and-frisk

Minutes after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn released a statement saying today's federal ruling against the city's police department's use of stop-and-frisk "affirms what we have known for a long time," one of her rivals said she was partly to blame for the policy.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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A big moment for the ‘Anti-Weiner,’ whoever that is

Anthony Weiner once led the Democratic mayoral primary in public opinion polls. Now, he's in fourth place and saddled with toxic unfavorables, creating an opportunity, in the zero-sum context of the primary, for whichever of his rivals is perceived as the "anti-Weiner."

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Scheindlin appoints a federal monitor to oversee stop-and-frisk

A federal judge has ordered that a federal monitor oversee the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice, capping a years-long debate about the city's proactive policing measures, which critics say unfairly target young black and Latino men.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Poll: ‘Powerful forces’ may be the least of Anthony Weiner’s problems

In a Siena University poll released this morning, 77 percent of registered Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of Anthony Weiner. Among women, that number is 81 percent, and among voters who identify themselves as liberal, it's 75 percent.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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The Bill Lynch legacy

When Scott Stringer owned a bar. [Dana Rubinstein]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sees some "common ground" with Eric Cantor on voting reforms. [Reid Pillifant]

Christine Quinn wants Sal Albanese at the debate on Tuesday. [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner baits the British media, with purpose. [Azi Paybarah]

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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After deliberation, a Democratic club sticks with Micah Kellner

A reader passed along these minutes from a meeting of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, which voted this morning against withdrawing an endorsement of assemblyman and City Council candidate Micah Kellner.

Aug. 9, 2013