'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.
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.
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]
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.
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]
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.
Stephen Colbert welcomed Anthony Weiner to the mayor's race.
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."
During her brief time in politics, Reshma Saujani has reinvented herself pretty radically.
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.)
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]