'I’m not ready to settle for crumbs and table scraps or band aids'
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.
George McDonald kicked off his mayoral campaign inside Grand Central Terminal, where, years ago, he regularly delivered food to homeless people.
In his third State of the State speech, Governor Andrew Cuomo stressed liberal goals and ideals: "an onslaught of proposals favored by the left wing of his party," as Danny Hakim put it.
John Liu said in a pre-taped video shown at his birthday party, "I learned firsthand why the called it a sweatshop." [Jill Colvin]
Liu sounds like a mayoral candidate, though he has until June to make a final decision. [David Seifman]
Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing early voting in New York State that "is at least one week long, and includes the weekend before a scheduled Election Day," according to an outine of the governor's state of the state speech distributed by his office today.
Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute who has written about police policy said Scheindlin's ruling was "very worrisome" and may indicate how the judge "is going to rule in the remaining cases before her."
That chairman is vacant because it was held by James Sanders of Queens, who wasrecently elected to the State Senate.
"How does a Republican win for mayor? How does a black Republican run and win, for mayor?"
Chuck Schumer won't say exactly how he plans to handle the nomination of Chuck Hagel, whose past reference to a "Jewish lobby" and opposition to Iran sanctions have rattled some staunch supporters of Israel.