Azi Paybarah

Capital Playbook: Baldwin for mayor:

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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.

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Bratton on why stop-and-frisk problem is ‘solved’

"In 2011, the NYPD conducted 694,000 documented stops. In 2013, the figure was about 194,000."

Jan. 16, 2014

 
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Capital Playbook: Christie hires outside counsel for internal bridge probe

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Jan. 16, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: De Blasio’s traffic ‘vision'

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Jan. 16, 2014

 
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Bratton declares stop-and-frisk problem ‘solved’

Says it's 'clearly in decline'

Jan. 15, 2014

 
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Playbook: Stringer staffs up

Poaches NY1’s Nitzky, DiNapoli’s Sumberg and WSJ’s Fluxa.

Jan. 15, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: Bratton talks ‘Safe Streets’

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Jan. 15, 2014

 
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Playbook: Sneak peek at Christie speech

He’ll call for a longer school day and school year statewide, as part of a continuation of aggressive education reforms.

Jan. 14, 2014

 
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Police critics on Bratton’s Broken Windows push

The reactions show an unexpected flashpoint developing between de Blasio, the first Democrat elected in New York City in more nearly 30 years, and the coalition of progressives which helped give him a landslide victory this fall. De Blasio helped turn the mayor’s race into a debate about the widespread use of stop-and-frisk (which a federal judge ruled violated the constitutional rights of the city’s blacks and Hispanic residents. The ruling is being reviewed by a judicial panel). But it may be enforcement of quality-of-life crimes where he faces his biggest backlash.

Jan. 14, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: New-look police department; de Blasio’s long transition

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Jan. 14, 2014

 
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Playbook: Return of ‘Broken Windows’ guru

George Kelling, whose co-authored the theory that revolutionized policing, says the NYPD needs to improve relations with minority communities and the key to doing that is better communication and more transparency.

Jan. 13, 2014