Azi Paybarah

De Blasio on healing tensions between NYPD, communities:

'I came here to address these issues and it is my responsibility to do so and I intend to do so.'

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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The Vito Lopez story, as told by his accusers

He asked another woman working for him on a trip to Russia: "One drinking partner, one train car, one bed — yes or no?" A fourth woman said he pried her legs open and forced his hand along her inner thigh "all the way up."

May. 15, 2013

 
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Cuomo lags Christie in a national Democratic poll, but he won’t always be this retiring

Christie is better known that Cuomo, and Cuomo has the power to change that whenever he wants.

May. 15, 2013

 
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After D’Amato calls Quinn’s story ‘bunk,’ Thompson calls it ‘inspiring’

Former city comptroller Bill Thompson said Christine Quinn's story was "touching" and "inspiring."

May. 15, 2013

 
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Thompson denounces Vito Lopez, but won’t commit to backing Lopez’s Council opponent

Bill Thompson "absolutely" denied a report in the Post this morning that he was open to endorsing scandal-plagued assemblyman and former Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, who is running for City Council and was censured by colleagues after the state made a six-figure payout to female staffers who accused him of sexual harassment.

May. 15, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Not the alcoholism, but the buzz

Then the experts weighed in.

May. 15, 2013

 
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D’Amato, a Thompson supporter, mocks Quinn’s personal revelations

Yesterday, City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn spoke publicly for the first time about her past struggles with bulimia and anorexia.

May. 15, 2013

 
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A fun idea from David Paterson, an odd poll result on Christie and Cuomo

Headline: "Asked about a Schumer bill that might have protected the AP, the White House says it's 'complicated'" [Reid Pillifant]

This time, Bill Thompson says he'll have the spending advantage. [Dana Rubinstein]

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said he'll push banks on home foreclosures. [Azi Paybarah]

May. 14, 2013

 
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Charting Bill Thompson’s spending advantage, assuming he raises enough

Here's a little bit more about the potential spending advantage Bill Thompson's adviser Jonathan Prince was touting on conference call with reporters yesterday.

May. 14, 2013

 
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De Blasio says he’ll push banks on home foreclosures

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has reveled in his role as the mayoral candidate who would raise taxes on the rich.

May. 14, 2013

 
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Early warning: In the very likely event of a runoff, the 2013 election will be a mess

And even if the B.O.E. did have the money for the election, they are unable to count the votes in time nor have the electronic voting machines reset in time for the runoff two weeks later. "I'm sure that this is going to be a lesson-learned election," said the Deputy Executive Director Dawn Sandow.

May. 14, 2013