Azi Paybarah

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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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Ignizio wins the other Council election

Vincent Ignizio, a conservative Republican from the South Shore of Staten Island, has been elected the leader of the New York City Council’s three-person Republican caucus.

Dec. 10, 2013

 
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Playbook: 22 Days 'til De Blasio

Carmen Farina helped to construct the mayor-elect’s beliefs during the decade she has advised him on school issues.

Dec. 10, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Kingsbridge legacy on the line

LEGACY TIME -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure has been defined by big ideas, realized and not: The Olympics, congestion pricing, bike lanes, one million new trees. Today, the City Council is voting on one of his last projects: turning the Kingsbridge Armory into the country’s largest ice skating rink. It’s Bloomberg’s second attempt to develop Kingsbridge, after the first effort was stymied by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. over a living wage requirement.

Dec. 10, 2013

 
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Playbook: ‘Times’ takes on Bloomberg’s ‘gilded city’

The Times runs a massive A1 piece on child homelessness today that’s an explicit indictment of the administration’s policies.

Dec. 9, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Airbnb invites de Blasio

SNEAK PEEK -- Airbnb invites de Blasio -- The online company that has faced opposition from organized labor and skepticism from some city lawmakers, including Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio , is up with a video featuring a few of its renters, offering to host friends and family of de Blasio who’ll be in town for his inauguration.

Dec. 9, 2013

 
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At a Sharpton rally, Bill Bratton invokes Mandela

In his first public appearance as the incoming police commissioner, Bill Bratton received a warm welcome from a mostly black crowd at the Rev. Al Sharpton's weekly rally in Harlem on Saturday morning.

Dec. 7, 2013

 
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Playbook: Bratton’s to-do list

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Dec. 6, 2013

 
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City Hall Pro: Bratton as continuity commissioner, Jumaane opens up

De Blasio supporters looking for the clean break from the Bloomberg administration the mayor-elect promised in the campaign, during which he also pledged to “end the stop-and-frisk era” in New York, may find Bratton's substantive views about police work to be remarkably similar to the current administration's.

Dec. 6, 2013

 
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The continuity commissioner

Bill Bratton can fight crime, but he's not a 'clean break' from Ray Kelly

Dec. 6, 2013

 
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Bratton shifts on NYPD headcount

The city's incoming police commissioner is changing his tune on the NYPD's shrinking headcount.

Dec. 5, 2013