Azi Paybarah

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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 on Dasani: ‘Sad’ but ‘atypical’

Mayor responds to The New York Times' five-part critique of his homeless policy

Dec. 17, 2013

 
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Playbook: Transition time

Civic Consulting USA … has ‘embedded’ into the process a team drawn from the ‘crème de la crème of the big New York consultants.’

Dec. 17, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Styrofoam supporter stands down

EXCLUSIVE -- Eleanor Randolph reduces her role -- Capital’s Joe Pompeo: “Eleanor Randolph, a long-standing member of The New York Times Editorial Board, is stepping down from her full-time role at the paper, Capital has learned. And City Hall is getting a new editorial writer as a result. … Randolph serv[ed] primarily as the paper of record's editorial writer covering the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dec. 17, 2013

 
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De Blasio and Bratton ‘appreciate’ reform proposals

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s team is, so far, remaining noncommittal in response to a list of recommendations critics of the New York Police Department submitted to the man he chose to lead the nation’s largest police force, who has advocated for “community policing” but also maintaing a tough stance against quality of life crimes.

Dec. 16, 2013

 
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Bloomberg ‘won’t get involved’ in local politics

In an appearance on The View this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he has no plans to intervene in local politics after he leaves office at the end of the  month. 

“I won’t get involved in New York City politics," he told the panel of co-hosts.

Dec. 16, 2013

 
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Playbook: De Blasio’s Albany challenge

He has a longstanding relationship with Andrew Cuomo, which both men have insisted is strong enough to transcend traditional tensions between mayor and governor.

Dec. 16, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: The Bloomberg-legacy blizzard, de Blasio’s chancellor choice

Welcome to our City Hall Pro newsletter, a morning email with must-read analysis and breaking news on city news and politics sent every day by 5:45 a.m. This is a Pro-only feature. Sign up for our morning newsletters here. 

Dec. 16, 2013

 
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Playbook: American Mayor

De Blasio is embracing his role as a national spokesman for urban America and progressives.

Dec. 13, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: De Blasio goes to Washington

Welcome to our City Hall Pro newsletter, a morning email with must-read analysis and breaking news on city news and politics sent every day by 5:45 a.m. This is a Pro-only feature. Sign up for our morning newsletters here. 

Dec. 13, 2013

 
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Bratton meets with critics, promises a ‘fresh look’

Incoming police commissioner Bill Bratton promised to take a "fresh look" at the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk and its surveillance of the Muslim community, after a meeting in Midtown on Thursday night with critics of the department.

Dec. 12, 2013