Azi Paybarah

Bratton eyes multi-million-dollar training for officers:

'Training is good, training is not enough,' said Councilwoman Rosie Mendez

 

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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An invitation to support Vito Lopez’s run for Council

Here's an invitation to the April 18th fund-raiser for Vito Lopez, the Assemblyman who was stripped of his seniority and much of his staff after he was accused of sexually harassing several former staffers.

Apr. 13, 2013

 
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Bourdain sees a Manes-size scandal in Albany, Schumer is mum on Weiner

Bourdain: "I mean, clearly — this is beginning to get like the Manes thing, you know." [Josh Benson]

Schumer is mum on Weiner. [Reid Pillifant]

Cuomo picked Prendergast to run the MTA. [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg advocates for more helicopter landing pads and other transit needs for the city. [Dana Rubinstein]

Gawker steels an Observer writer. [Joe Pompeo]

Apr. 12, 2013

 
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The candidates and the Ray Kelly question, again

Christine Quinn has all but promised to keep Ray Kelly on as police commissioner if she becomes mayor, and her Democratic competitors, even as they have praised Kelly's work, have publicly criticized her for it.

Apr. 12, 2013

 
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White House spokesman responds to Jay-Z’s Cuba rap

Madison Square Garden and the potential for a truly awesome Penn Station. [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg defends the background checks deal and dismisses Cuomo's dismissal. [Reid Pillifant]

Thompson's public safety agenda. [Azi Paybarah]

Saujani on her Wikipedia maintenance. [Azi Paybarah]

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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At John Jay, Thompson explains non-support of a police-oversight proposal

Hours after a Quinnipiac University poll was released showing a majority of New Yorkers supporting the creation of an inspector general for the New York Police Department, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson unveiled his public safety platform.

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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Stephen Colbert on Anthony Weiner’s return, and his currency

Stephen Colbert welcomed Anthony Weiner to the mayor's race.

 

 

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner, talking about an ‘ideas primary,’ is getting ahead of himself

In his first televised interview since resigning from office over a sext scandal, Anthony Weiner said he is interested in running for mayor, and in particular, of being part of an "ideas primary."

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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Reshma Saujani on editing Wikipedia and blotting out Wall Street

During her brief time in politics, Reshma Saujani has reinvented herself pretty radically.

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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Ray Kelly, Anthony Weiner and the impact of the non-candidate

A new Quinnipiac poll out today shows a majority of voters support creating an office of inspector general for the New York Police Department, while at the same time giving the NYPD commissioner "the highest job approval rating of any citywide elected or appointed official." Ray Kelly's approval-disapproval numbers are 65-25, and nobody else comes close. (Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at 50-43.)

Apr. 11, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner steps into the spotlight

Now, can we ask the other important question: substantively, what does Weiner offer voters? [Josh Benson]

Video: rivals and voters react to Weiner. [Azi Paybarah]

A very Weiner-friendly version of the fight over that 9/11 bill. [Reid Pillifant]

Liu runs to the left of de Blasio. [Reid Pillifant]

De Blasio promises to out-infrastructure Bloomberg, somehow. [Dana Rubinstein]

Apr. 10, 2013