"I got to know Rev. Powell, congressman Powell, as a young boy, when I read the papers," said Espaillat.
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.
The argument for Carrion now is that he's in a position to build a coalition, using a recognizablethird party line and attracting minorities. This argument relies on the idea that Republicans can't afford to run another rich white guy at the top of their ticket.
Russell Simmons: "Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Global Transformational Leader" [Huffington Post]
"Made in NY" [TheNextWeb.com]
More on Bloomberg's wariness of having "an instant poll" on everything. [Ivan Pereira]
32BJ SEIU, the union representing doormen and service workers is teaming up a group they've often feuded with, the Real Estate Board of New York, to screen mayoral candidates. Details of the event were provided by a spokesman helping to organize the event.
The Daily News reports that Malcolm Smith, the new chair of a breakaway caucus of independent Democrats in the State Senate, is spending an awful lot of campaign money on things that don't obviously relate to any campaign.
In a television interview, de Blasio takes shots at Bloomberg. [Colin Campbell]
"Wolcott says the city saved about $80 million during the strike because it didn't have to pay the bus drivers." [AP]
The city spent $20 million reimbursing parents for transporting students. [Zach Stieber]
More on Ben Jealous' call to stop stop-and-frisk. [Nick Chiles]
Ceceilia Berkowitz came into my life in an instant.
Before Facebook and Twitter and Instant Messaging and emails and the Internet, there was Isac.
A cover story in the New York Times Magazine essentially mocks the Republicans for their lack of technological know-how, quoting an unnamed Republican saying that Mitt Romney's campaign manager will be the last guy ever to run a presidential campaign who didn't tweet.
City Hall / City Council
Union leaders are going over their bus-strike exit strategy. [Al Baker]
The union received a letter signed from Democratic mayoral candidates pledging to "revisit" the issue if one of them wins office. [Lisa Fleisher]
Is the support for congestion pricing among readers online reflective of the support it has among voters in real life? The only way to realy know is through polling.