Azi Paybarah

Rangel, rivals lay claim to Adam Clayton Powell:

"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.

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Independence Party backs a former Democrat who wants to run as a Republican

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.

Feb. 20, 2013

 
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MRB @ Bzfd is LOL, BDB: WTF?

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]

 

Feb. 19, 2013

 
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A union and the real-estate lobby will screen mayoral candidates, together

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.

Feb. 19, 2013

 
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The things you can do while ‘campaigning’

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.

Feb. 19, 2013

 
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De Blasio doesn’t like ‘royal’ Bloomberg

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]

 

Feb. 18, 2013

 
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A story about Ceceilia Berkowitz (D-Twitter)

Ceceilia Berkowitz came into my life in an instant.

Feb. 18, 2013

 
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Remembering Isac Weinberger, a one-man, pre-Internet chat room

Before Facebook and Twitter and Instant Messaging and emails and the Internet, there was Isac. 

Feb. 18, 2013

 
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Will the New York Republicans be stuck, again, with ‘a bozo like Paladino’?

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.

Feb. 18, 2013

 
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Bloomberg beats the yellow-bus union

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]

Feb. 15, 2013

 
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The more you explain congestion pricing, the less scary it becomes

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. 

Feb. 15, 2013