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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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]
"I will likely be retaliated against. I've come to the understanding," she said.
Blogger John Kenny argues that on the whole, yesterday's big-deal Times story about Christine Quinn's temperament is a win for her.
"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."