Here's Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the New York City Office of Emergency Management, in Brooklyn, where he and other officials are tracking Hurricane Sandy.
City and state leaders aren't taking any chances with Hurricane Sandy, which is shaping up to be the serious, damaging storm it was predicted to be.
Hurricane Sandy may postpone Governor Andrew Cuomo's planned trip to Florida, where he was going to campaign for Obama. [Joseph Spector]
Bloomberg wants hospitals and nursing homes to cancel elective stays, because of the "super storm." [AP]
The M.T.A. is considering shutting down bus and subway service, because of the storm. [Ken Lovett and Tina Moore]
This flier for Democratic congressional candidate Grace Meng says she "is" endorsed by a number of people and institutions, including "The New York Times," which endorsed her in the primary but not in the general election.
Mindy Meyer, the colorful State Senate candidate with a fresh perspective on Albany, was a no-show at a debate hosted by The Jewish Channel.
Here, on this day of horrifying local news, is the trailer for a documentary about the five teenagers who were convicted, then exonerated, in the "Central Park jogger" rape case, which came to crystalize the fear of crime and racial tensions of life in New York City in the late 1980s.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing the partisan thing today, campaigning for congressional Democratic candidates on Long Island and upstate.
"Bloomberg also confessed to not knowing the difference between a blog and a newspaper when bemoaning the declining quality of journalism." [Christopher Robbins]
"Pretty much every reporter who's ever covered City Hall pounding heads into desks over Atlantic article, it appears." [Ben Smith]
1199 SEIU did an independent expenditure to help Council candidate Andy King in the Bronx. [NYCCFB]
Veteran Albany reporter Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal is preparing to leave the Capitol beat and report on legal matters for the paper, according to a knowledgable source.
The story of a 28-year-old cop arrested by federal officials for conspiracy to kidnap, cook and eat women is, to put it mildly, unique. It is also going to make it into newspapers all over the world, to the extent that there's anything left for them to report.