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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‘What achievement is an open lesbian?’: Quinn 2013 and the role of pride

There's still always a fight to go with everything, with anybody, any minority, but what achievement is an open lesbian?" He added, "If D.O.M.A. was not shot down, then maybe she could have helped. But that's done already. You know? That make sense?"

Jul. 2, 2013

 
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Cuomo assembles a corruption-hunting party

Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce the people who will constitute a Moreland Commission, which will investigate legislative corruption.

Jul. 2, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s lobbying money, Thompson’s mea culpa

Julian Assange: "There is no stopping the publishing process at this stage." [Reid Pillifant]

Bill Thompson has the fewest bundlers of any mayoral candidate. [Reid Pillifant]

Thompson on CityTime: "I wish I had done more." [Azi Paybarah]

Christine Quinn: "I don't think money should be involved in lobbying council members." [Dana Rubinstein]

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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Coming soon: City campaigns get a platform for mobile contributions

The new site will allow contributors to plug in all the information that's needed (full name, address, occupation, etc.) from their phone and submit their donations on-line. The idea is to streamline how the donations come in and to make it easier for campaigns to utilize mobile ways of sharing. Because really, what Council candidate is going to spend the money needed to develop a mobile web site for donations?

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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We interrupt this baseball game to bring you a message about Christine Quinn

The New York City mayor's race intruded on a minor-league baseball game this weekend, briefly.

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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Thompson on CityTime: ‘I wish I had done more’

At first, Thompson said he was given "assurances" from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration that the program was under control. Later, he admitted, "I wish I had done more."

 

 

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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Source: Polling in Queens about stop-and-frisk, Lhota, and a would-be Council challenger

A reader in Queens tells me there's a poll going around his neighborhood that "asked about stop-and-frisk" and "asked about all the Democratic mayoral candidates against Joe Lhota."

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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Video briefing: The NYPD and Ray Kelly march, to cheers, at Stonewall

The NYPD band stopped in front of Stonewall, turned to face the building, and played music.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly followed a few moments later, and waved at well-wishers. One woman gave a fist-bump to his security detail.

 

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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For Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk, there’s no going back

Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't backing away from the comments he made in defense of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk tactics, and he took a new, direct shot at one prominent African-American critic.

Jul. 1, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s statistics, Krueger’s words

2013

Bill de Blasio is relying, heavily, on his support from 1199. [Jill Colvin]

De Blasio doesn't want to talk much about Alec Baldwin. [Gideon Resnick]

"World’s Most Famous Mohel, Rabbi Romi Cohen Endorses Salgado For Mayor" [Jacob Kornbluh]

Jun. 28, 2013