Azi Paybarah

De Blasio's top aides report millions in income:

Many of the high-ranking bureaucrats Mayor Bill de Blasio has charged with correcting New York City's "tale of two cities" equity problem are themselves residents of the more privileged city.

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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DNAinfo hires WNYC’s Colby Hamilton to cover City Hall

WNYC reporter Colby Hamilton has been hired away by DNAinfo to be its new City Hall reporter. The local, online site has been without a lead political reporter since the departure of Jill Colvin for the New York Observer in April.

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Schumer versus Bloomberg, the bike matrix, an endorsement from a lord mayor

Senator Chuck Schumer says Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun ads won't do what he thinks they'll do. [Reid Pillifant]

Another reminder from Bloomberg about that congestion pricing plan he had. [Dana Rubinstein]

How the mayoral candidates and others are reacting to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's support for an outside monitor to oversee the NYPD. [Azi Paybarah]

Bronx Borough President wants Major League Soccer to ditch Queens for his borough. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Reactions to Holder and a possible outside monitor for the NYPD

Some critics of the city's stop-and-frisk program are cheering the U.S. Department of Justice's statement of interest conditionally supporting an outside monitor to oversee the New York Police Department.

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Does Cuomo want campaign finance reform, or credit for trying?

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled details about the campaign finance reform he spoke about while campaigning for governor in 2010 and gave a mention to in each of his state of the state addresses (written, or otherwise).

Jun. 13, 2013

 
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Dean Seifman gets another title; Cuomo and Spitzer set to music

City Hall bureau chief David Seifman will become the Post new politics editor. [Joe Pompeo]

There are two former Schumer aides running for two citywide offices, but only one got an endorsement from the senator. [Reid Pillifant]

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota revived talk of extending the R train to Staten Island. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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The Times gets a jump on its mayoral endorsement process

The New York Times is starting endorsement meetings early, with one Democratic mayoral candidate slated to meet with the editorial board for an endorsement interview next week, according to a Democratic source.

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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A reprint in the Bronx

The Bronx Democratic County organization reprinted some petitions after it was discovered that a sentence in there boilerplate was missing. A spokesman for the county organization confirmed they had reprinted some petitions out of an abundance of caution. The spokesman also said the signatures they already collected will be held up if challenged.

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Discussing government surveillance

Former governor Eliot Spitzer claims the federal government's surveillance program goes "way depper" than has been acknowledged. And MSNBC's Chris Hayes takes us down memory lane for a gloomy tale about government surveillance gone wrong.

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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In aid of a Schumer goal, Bloomberg fights a Schumer legacy

Nick Confessore and Jeremy Peters report that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will attempt to influence gun politics in a new way, by asking major New York-based donors not to contribute to four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks for gun purchasers.

Jun. 12, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s plan for the next storm, Cuomo’s plan for campaign reform

"Mayor Michael Bloomberg today proposed a Battery Park City-like development on Manhattan's East Side to protect lower Manhattan from the next superstorm." [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg announced his support for "a double-dune system in the Rockaways." [Dana Rubinstein]

Details of Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to create public financing for state races, and limit personal use of campaign money. [Azi Paybarah]

Jun. 11, 2013