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.
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]
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."
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."
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.
"It weakens us, every one story about someone getting out of a limousine and using food stamps. It weakens the food stamp program."
Two police oversight bills passed the City Council early this morning with veto-proof majorities.
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.
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]
What's the significance of the fact that Weiner's margin comes mostly from from cell-phone users?
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."