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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Primary Day: De Blasio and the fight to make him keep fighting

The polls are open until 9 p.m., after which the clock will start to tick on another test, of whether the New York City Board of Elections can determine quickly and precisely who won, and whether run-offs will be needed, particularly in the Democratic mayoral contest.

Sep. 10, 2013

 
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Ray Kelly poses some counterterrorism questions to the mayoral candidates

This morning, Ray Kelly brushed aside criticism of the NYPD's anti-terrorism work, and said "it is critically important" that "our efforts be sustained in the next administration."

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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Cuomo talks about de Blasio, Thompson stumps with D’Amato

From Capital

A de Blasio endorsement, for metzitzah b'peh, "without compromise." [Reid Pillifant]

Why Bill Thompson stumps for (Democratic) votes with Al D'Amato. [Dana Rubinstein]

The MTA chairman is okay not having a "lockbox" so long as the state keeps paying. [Dana Rubinstein]

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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A Wu-Tang member, a comedian and a pro athlete all think Reshma is ‘amazing’

Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani is rolling out the celebrity endorsements. The key message here is that famous people like her and describe her as an "amazing woman."

 

 

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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Poll: De Blasio near 40 as Thompson ticks up; Stringer hits a mark

The Quinnipiac University poll of likely Democratic voters shows de Blasio's lead at 39 percent with Thompson at 25, followed closely by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, at 18 percent. In their last poll on September 3, Quinnipiac showed de Blasio at 43 percent, with Thompson at 20 percent and Quinn at 18 percent.

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s gift to de Blasio

Michael Bloomberg's lengthy interview with New York magazine, in making the rounds to a broad voting audience, has been boiled down to one word: "racist."

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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Poll: De Blasio grows his lead among women and black voters

With growing support among women and voters in Manhattan, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has opened up a double-digit lead over his rivals in the Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll.

Sep. 8, 2013

 
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De Blasio takes S.R.O. money, and compliments an anti-Quinn shirt

Quinn defends her campaign from a 'New Yorker' attack. [Dana Rubinstein]

A former Rudin lobbyist volunteers for de Blasio. [Dana Rubinstein]

De Blasio complimented and posed for a picture with a man in a "Don't Vote for Quin" shirt. [Azi Paybarah]

Brooklyn D.A. candidate Ken Thompson is on the air with ad, featuring his mother. [Reid Pillifant]

Sep. 6, 2013

 
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De Blasio compliments a ‘Don’t Vote for Quinn’ shirt

"I like your shirt," Bill de Blasio told a man wearing a red "Don't Vote for Quinn" shirt yesterday.

Sep. 6, 2013

 
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De Blasio responds to a racial polling allegation

During an interview on Al Sharpton's radio show yesterday, Bill de Blasio was asked about a news report that Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota conducted a poll asking about de Blasio's interracial marriage, an allegation the Lhota campaign immediately denied.

Sep. 6, 2013