Azi Paybarah

Officer's comments 'hurtful' to Michael Brown's parents:

'They felt he had no regard for their child'

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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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

 
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De Blasio backs broken-windows, and attacks Lhota

Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer debate who is conducting a negative campaign. [Reid Pillifant]

Hours later, Stringer released his own attack ad. [Azi Paybarah]

A pollster asked about a Cuomo endorsement of Scott String which has not happened. [Azi Paybarah]

How participatory budgeting became normal practice on the New York City Council. [Dana Rubinstein]

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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After a Spitzer ad, Stringer goes negative too

Hours after Scott Stringer's campaign criticized Eliot Spitzer for airing what they called the "first negative attack ad of this campaign," Stringer's campaign launched their own attack ad.

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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De Blasio’s emails say ‘Bloomberg’ a lot

Bill de Blasio, the Bill Democratic mayoral candidate who said he'll provided the clearest break from the Bloomberg administration, mentioned Bloomberg's name in campaign emails fives times more often than emails from the campaign of Christine Quinn, the City Council Speaker who has cast herself as the continuity candidate in the election.

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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Bill De Blasio believes in the ‘core notions’ of broken-windows policing

"Look, I am someone who does believe in the core notions of the Broken Windows theory," Bill de Blasio said on Thursday afternoon, at a campaign stop on the Upper West Side.

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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Asking about a Cuomo endorsement that hasn’t happened (so far)

The voter, who received the call asked not to be identified, said one question went like this: Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed Scott Stringer because of his "integrity" and record of accomplishments. Knowing that, who do you expect to vote for?

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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Thompson says his free-CUNY plan is less ‘pretend’ than de Blasio’s pre-K tax

At a campaign stop in Harlem this morning, Bill Thompson announced a new plan to provide any New York City high school graduate with a B-average or better a free year at any City University of New York college.

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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Bloomberg and Sharpton stay on the sidelines

Two big names in New York City politics are conspicuously uncommitted ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

 

In an interview with the New York Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton said he's "not ready yet," and "hasn't made up his mind" about who to support, suggesting he might wait for a run-off to get involved.

Sep. 5, 2013

 
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Quinn goes after de Blasio, Weiner argues in a bakery

Bill de Blasio's trajectory is like Deval Patrick's. [Josh Benson and Steve Kornacki]

De Blasio says NYPD surveillance should be based on "specific leads." [Azi Paybarah]

De Blasio told a WNYC caller that banning horse-drawn carriages "will not be my first act but it'll be something I'll do right away." [Dana Rubinstein]

Sep. 4, 2013