Azi Paybarah

More than 100 arrested at Flood Wall Street rally:

Arrests made at the end of a daylong demonstration in the city's financial district

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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De Blasio opposes Airbnb, Quinn tries to ‘thread the needle’ for them

Two major Democratic mayoral candidates defended current New York laws prohobiting the kind of short-term apartment rentals like the ones found on AirBnB.com.

Apr. 26, 2013

 
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Democrats would lift Bloomberg’s cell phone ban, Carrion open to drones

The major Democratic mayoral candidates said they would list Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on cell phones in public schools if elected. Speaking at a technology forum this afternoon.

Apr. 26, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Quinn’s police positions ‘contradict’ each other, but not the polls

The New York Times editorial board is criticizing Democratic mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn for a seeming contradiction in her positions on law enforcement:

Apr. 26, 2013

 
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A Times Square bomb-plot revelation, the day after

The news that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said he and his brother discussed driving to Times Square to set off explosives is on the front of all the major dailies in New York today.

Apr. 26, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner on not contributing to the next TMZ story about him

It was probably inevitable that the media would focus on Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal throughout the comeback tour he means to be a prelude to a mayoral candidacy, given that this is the first crack his interviewers have gotten at him since he resigned from Congress in 2011.

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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Guessing at the bombers' designs on New York

A North Dakota senator who voted against expanding background checks for gun purchases said she's not afraid of Michael Bloomberg's money. [Reid Pillifant]

Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly on the New York leg of the Tsarvaev's terror plan. [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner, on not contributing to the next TMZ story about him. [Azi Paybarah]

 

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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Video briefing: An attack-Quinn strategy, on live TV

Here's something new I'm trying: a video briefing that expands on (or departs from) the Briefing email Capital New York sends out each weekday morning.

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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Does Anthony Weiner have a strategy yet?

Anthony Weiner, who is acting like a mayoral candidate but still isn't one, wants to engage in an ideas primary. That hasn't happened yet.

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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First debate: De Blasio says Quinn’s hand was forced on police reform, and Quinn remembers differently

The six Democratic mayoral candidates stood behind tall wooden podiums in the theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They were lined up by alphabetical order and asked a range of questions about public safety, street crime, counter-terrorism and managing the New York Police Department.

Apr. 24, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner knocks Christine Quinn, Michael Bloomberg knocks Andrew Cuomo

Michael Bloomberg knocked Andrew Cuomo, saying decisions about whether to permit hydrofracking should not be based on politics. [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner attacked Christine Quinn and admitted his sexting habit had been going on for years. [Reid Pillifant and Azi Paybarah]

The city is setting aside $800,000 to investigate possible fraud and misconduct at the New York City Board of Elections. [Azi Paybarah]

 

Apr. 24, 2013