Azi Paybarah

Broken Windows co-author to appear on NY1:

George Kelling's appearance coincides with Saturday's march in Staten Island to protest Eric Garner's death

 

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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Joe Lhota steps into a gap between Bloomberg and Quinn

Christine Quinn is clashing with Michael Bloomberg again. It's part of an intensifying trend, albeit one that her rivals in the mayor's race says is a contrived means of allowing Quinn to look more independent of the mayor than she has been for most of her time as speaker.

Apr. 1, 2013

 
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Quinn shows her math on an economy-sensitive ‘paid sick’ compromise

In announcing her support for a modified version of the original "paid sick time" bill, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for the first time described the economic indicators that will be used by city officials to determine whether the new requirement is fully implemented after its April 2014 start date.

Mar. 29, 2013

 
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Quinn comes around on a version of ‘paid sick time’

Supporters of the "paid sick time" bill were considering a rare attempt to circumvent City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, so long had she blocked the legislation from coming up for a vote.

Mar. 29, 2013

 
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Giuliani criticizes Quinn for wanting Ray Kelly and more police oversight

Gillibrand: "This feels exactly like don't ask don't tell." [Josh Benson]

Anti-Giuliani information being used against Lhota, in this memo from McDonald's campaign. [Azi Paybarah]

The Daily News hired away The Post transit reporter, Jennifer Fermino, to be their new City Hall bureau chief. [Joe Pompeo]

A reminder from Obama and Bloomberg about Newtown. [Reid Pillifant]

Mar. 28, 2013

 
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Using Giuliani data against Lhota, selectively

Here's that memo the Wall Street Journal wrote about, where Republican George McDonald's campaign argues Rudy GIuliani's of rival mayoral candidate  Joe Lhota will be a liability in the general election.

Mar. 28, 2013

 
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Cuomo-initiated plans for expanding the state party’s reach

Yesterday, I noted the creation of two new campaign committees, which registered with the state Board of Elections: New Yorkers for Gun Safety and New Yorkers for Creating Jobs & Cutting Taxes.

Mar. 28, 2013

 
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Anderson Cooper gets a phone call, and Christine Quinn gets some criticism

Two City Council members said Quinn retaliated against them. [Azi Paybarah]

Screamer piece good for Quinn's name-recognition if not for her reputation. [Azi Paybarah]

Someone at NBC called Anderson Cooper. [Tom McGeveran and Joe Pompeo]

Jerry Nadler, a leading DOMA opponent in the House, is happy right now. [Reid Pillfant]

How the Old Town Bar (and 49 countries) came to embrace Bloomberg's smoking ban. [Dana Rubinstein]

Mar. 27, 2013

 
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Two Council members describe Quinn’s retaliation against them, and predict more

"I will likely be retaliated against. I've come to the understanding," she said.

Mar. 27, 2013

 
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Screamer piece good for Quinn’s name-recognition, if not for her reputation

Blogger John Kenny argues that on the whole, yesterday's big-deal Times story about Christine Quinn's temperament is a win for her.

Mar. 27, 2013

 
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Thompson explains his ‘serious reservations’ about Quinn’s version of a police oversight bill

"As I've said, I support placing an inspector general inside the Police Department," said Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson. "But given what I've learned about the Council bill, I've got some serious reservations about it."

Mar. 27, 2013