Azi Paybarah

Rangel ties his exit, again, to Obama's:

Says he'll go when president goes

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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Jose Canseco, with lawmakers, in Albany

 

Will Bloomberg's replacement really undo major pieces of his agenda? [Chris Bragg and Andrew Hawkins]

John Catsimatidis has a radio ad. [Carl Campanile]

Bill de Blasio spoke about the shortage of pre-K seats. [Flickr]

Finally, a debate featuring all of the Republican candidates for mayor. [Greg David]

 

Mar. 4, 2013

 
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Bloomberg is booed at one parade, skips another

Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't march in the St. Pat's for All parade yesterday. The organizer, Brendan Fay, told me he didn't know why.

Mar. 4, 2013

 
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Squadron’s consultant is terminated, donates to his public-advocate rivals

Consultant Cindy Darrison donated money to State Senator Daniel Squadron's rivals in the public advocate's race after he fired her in a phone call he made while she sat shiva for her father's passing. Darrison fired off two emails venting her frustration with the Democratic lawmaker, which were forwarded to me.

Mar. 3, 2013

 
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Liu asks questions about the city’s handling of school bullying

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"This is just taking way too long," said New York City Comptroller John Liu, about the federal probe into his fund-raising. [Jill Colvin]

Bill Thompson comes out in support of the Paid Sick Leave bill. [Andrew Hawkins]

Sal Albanese opposes fracking. [SalAlbanese2013.com]

City Hall / City Council

Liu said the city isn't keeping track of bullying incidents at school. [AP]

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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Brooklyn Democrats may not endorse a mayoral candidate

The Kings County Democratic organization may not endorse a Democratic candidate for mayor, a spokesman for the party's leader, Frank Seddio, confirmed.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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An outer-borough parade-season test for Bloomberg (and de Blasio)

In a radio interview this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg mentioned that he'll be attending the first in a series of St. Patrick's Day parades, marking the start of parade season around the city.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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Mario Cuomo was disappointed, ‘homo’ signs or not

Dicker said there was "no physical evidence" of the signs, and asked Barsky if the story about them could be "a canard."

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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Tish James says she can get money for the public advocate’s office (if elected)

City Councilwoman and public advocate candidate Letitia James made a daring promise last night: if elected, she'll get more money for her office.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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Albany gun-rights protest shows intensity, if not political strength

Thousands of gun owners descended on Albany for a demonstration organized by the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association, in protest of the new gun legislation pushed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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De Blasio’s bloggers meet a de Blasio celebrity

Erick Salgado's bid to capture the conservative Democratic vote. [Colin Campbell]

A local paper with a side business endorses candidates, who are sometimes clients. [Sabastien Malo]

Bill de Blasio arranged for parent bloggers to meet his celebrity supporter, Cynthia Nixon. [Twitter]

Feb. 28, 2013