Azi Paybarah

De Blasio and Bratton defend officers after 'homicide' ruling:

Homicide is 'a term of art, if you will, by ME’s' said Bratton

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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Oh, sorry, was that a vote on public financing?

State lawmakers in Albany rushed to finish their work last night before the end of the legislative session. Or most of them did, anyway.

Jun. 21, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner explains what he meant, and who’s afraid of the U.F.T.?

Anthony Weiner defended his reaction to a 'dyke' remark, and his LGBT record. [Reid Pillifant]

Joe Lhota praised Michael Bloomberg's accomplishments on education and said more people aren't rallying about the mayor because they're afraid of the teacher's union. [Dana Rubinstein]

John Catsimatidis put another $1 million into his campaign and released his second television ad. [Azi Paybarah]

After endorsing Bill Thompson for mayor, the president of Teamsters Local 237, Greg Floyd, said, "I don't negotiate in public and I'm not going to say what a fair contract means." [Azi Paybarah]

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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Looking for ‘dignity,’ Teamsters Local 237 goes for Bill Thompson

After endorsing Mayor Michael Bloomberg four years earlier, Teamsters Local 237, which represents public housing and other municipal workers, endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson today.

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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John Catsimatidis' new ad, featuring Pataki and Fossella

Former governor George Pataki and former congressman Vito Fossella make cameos in the second television ad released by the campaign of Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis.

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Quinn on Kelly’s limits, Salgado on food freedom

Here's City Council Speaker Christine Quinn adding a new qualification to her wish to retain the current NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, despite her increasingly aggressive criticism of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics. Quinn said if, in her administration, Kelly couldn't reduce the number of stop-and-frisks, she'd fire him.

 

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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Quinn would keep Ray Kelly but maybe fire him

The debate NY1 co-hosted last night was Anthony Weiner's first televised debate since joining the mayor's race late last month. But the former congressman who is polling in second place and who was a mainstay on cable news programs before his 2011 resignation from congress over a sexting scandal, avoided taking any shots at his rivals.

Jun. 20, 2013

 
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‘Women for Anthony,’ Teachers for Thompson

From Capital

Anthony Weiner agrees with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly about the federal government's need to be more transparent about their surveillance programs. [Reid Pillifant]

The Post's new City Hall bureau chief is Yoav Gonen, who comes over from the education beat; and joining him there is Beth DeFalco, who has been in Albany. [Joe Pompeo]

Christine Quinn thinks Madison Square Garden should re-locate to make way for a new Penn Station. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 19, 2013

 
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The United Federation of Teachers boosts Thompson

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has, who is supportive of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, tried tarnishing the U.F.T. endorsement, calling it the "kiss of death." According to public opinion polling, it's sort of the opposite of that.

Jun. 19, 2013

 
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Quinn’s memoir and de Blasio’s policy book, by the numbers

A reader passed along this screen shot of a private section of Bill de Blasio's campaign web site, showing his policy book was downloaded 204 times.

Jun. 19, 2013

 
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The teachers union is about to come off the sidelines

There are three mayoral forums today, but the big news will be unfolding at 52 Broadway some time around 5 p.m., when the United Federation of Teachers is expected to announce which Democratic mayoral candidate they're endorsing.

Jun. 19, 2013