Azi Paybarah

Fossella: 'Very, very difficult' for Grimm to win:

The former congressman said Grimm's indictment hampered fund-raising

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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Quinn’s union, Catsimatidis' surge, Kelly’s warning

Anthony Weiner has "grave concerns" about exposing the NYPD to lawsuits. [Reid Pillifant]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said polls are "just something to keep you busy." [Dana Rubinstein]

A polling memo from Republican John Catsimatidis' campaign says he is surging. [Azi Paybarah]

 

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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Catsimatidis campaign predicts overtaking Lhota ‘in the near future’

A spokesman for Catsimatidis campaign, Rob Ryan, went further, telling me, "Catsimatidis is moving" and "at the pace we're going, we should be running neck-and-neck or surprising Joe Lhota in the near future."

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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Highlights from a police oversight debate: ‘We will become Detroit ... Children will die’

Peter Vallone Jr.: "When the courts are in charge, we will become Chicago. We will become Detroit. Crime will soar. Murders will rise. Children will die."

 

 

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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Poll: Bike-share program leads to widespread IMBYism

What's the opposite of NIMBY?

Whatever you'd call it, it seems to be the prevailing attitude in New York toward the city's new bike-share program.

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Weiner makes a liberal case against Ol' Dirty Bastardism

"It weakens us, every one story about someone getting out of a limousine and using food stamps. It weakens the food stamp program."

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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A conveniently timed vote on an inspector general for the NYPD

Two police oversight bills passed the City Council early this morning with veto-proof majorities.

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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New poll shows Quinn, Weiner and Thompson in a virtual tie

The Quinnpiac poll has Quinn leading the field with 19 percent, Weiner with 17 percent and Thompson with 16 percent, all within or hovering close to the poll's 2.8 percent margin of error.

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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The mayoral front-runners, the death of DOMA

From Capital

A Q poll shows Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson bunched up at the front of the Democratic mayoral pack. [Azi Paybarah]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others welcome the Supreme Court's ruling striking down DOMA. [Reid Pillifant]

Gillibrand is trying to raise money for Wendy Davis, the Texas legislator who filibustered a local antiabortion bill. [Reid Pillifant]

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner and the cell advantage

What's the significance of the fact that Weiner's margin comes mostly from from cell-phone users?

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Weiner, new Democratic front-runner, on ‘neanderthals in the House of Representatives’

Weiner, who won national attention for his tirades on the congressional floor against Republicans, said "maybe we'll get the neanderthals in the House of Representatives to turn around and pass immigration reform."

Jun. 26, 2013