Azi Paybarah

Rangel's financial advantage, adjusted for the primary:

Of Rangel’s $271,000 haul this filing period, $58,900 of it can only be used in the November general

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.

Latest Articles:

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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

 
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Quinn’s lead grows as the primary timeline shrinks

As we get deeper into primary season, and the mayoral contenders continue to increase their public profiles, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is leading her Democratic mayoral rivals by ... even more.

Feb. 15, 2013

 
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Poll: Quinn expands her lead, and Democrats win across the board

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn increased her lead in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, towering over a field that remains largely unknown to voters, according to a new NY1-Marist poll released this evening.

Feb. 14, 2013

 
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Bloomberg defends his legacy and Lautenberg gets out of Booker’s way

Newark Mayor Cory Booker called Christine Quinn an "extraordinary leader." [Tina Moore]

Quinn said passing the Paid Sick Leave bill is "an issue of timing." [WNYC]

Is Thompson trailing among black and Latino voters? [Chris Bragg]

The UFT is pre-empting Vito Lopez's City Council bid by endorsing Antonio Reynoso. [Celeste Katz]

 

Feb. 14, 2013

 
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What happens when the ‘Times’ tells the City Council to stand up to the Dolans?

This morning, the Times published a plea from its commanding architecture critic Michael Kimmelman to the New York City Council, asking it to reject a request from the owners of Madison Square Garden to extend its lease indefinitely, and give them license to increase by several times the size of the building's signage.

Feb. 14, 2013