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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 city's Economic Development Corporation refuses to say how much money in subsidies they are giving to extend ferry service in the Rockaways. [Dana Rubinstein]
Experts laud Anthony Weiner's health care plan, but say it's not a single-payer plan. [Reid Pillifant]
Wealthy taxi medallion owners are, again, fighting City Hall's outer borough taxi plan. [Dana Rubinstein]
Video Briefing: As Quinn dismisses polls, a Quinn campaign caller says Weiner is leading. [Azi Paybarah]
After going on the attack against her rivals on NY1 yesterday, Christine Quinn said that she wants to focus on issues voters care about, and that ordinary New Yorkers aren't paying attention to the polls.
The New York City mayor's race took a sharp and confrontational turn yesterday, after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn went on NY1 and attacked two of her Democratic rivals, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former comptroller Bill Thompson.
Governor Andrew Cuomo explained why his forming of a Moreland Commission to investigate legislative corruption is not a "witch-hunt." "This is not about looking for something that's not there," he said. [Dana Rubinstein]
The Transport Workers Union endorsed Bill Thompson and took a shot at one of his Republican rivals. "Everybody knows, including [Joe] Lhota, that we're the ones who put the system back together" the union's president said. [Dana Rubinstein]
Troops abroad are blocked from reading the Guardian web site, and the Washington Post editorial board is calling for an end to the leaks. [Joe Pomepo]
What does John Liu really mean when he says the New York Police Department needs to "abolish" stop-and-frisk?
There's still always a fight to go with everything, with anybody, any minority, but what achievement is an open lesbian?" He added, "If D.O.M.A. was not shot down, then maybe she could have helped. But that's done already. You know? That make sense?"
Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce the people who will constitute a Moreland Commission, which will investigate legislative corruption.
Julian Assange: "There is no stopping the publishing process at this stage." [Reid Pillifant]
Bill Thompson has the fewest bundlers of any mayoral candidate. [Reid Pillifant]
Thompson on CityTime: "I wish I had done more." [Azi Paybarah]
Christine Quinn: "I don't think money should be involved in lobbying council members." [Dana Rubinstein]
The new site will allow contributors to plug in all the information that's needed (full name, address, occupation, etc.) from their phone and submit their donations on-line. The idea is to streamline how the donations come in and to make it easier for campaigns to utilize mobile ways of sharing. Because really, what Council candidate is going to spend the money needed to develop a mobile web site for donations?