Azi Paybarah

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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Stringer gets women’s groups; M.T.A. cashes in a little

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How the M.T.A. plans to sell naming rights to train stations while not ending up with "Goldman Sachs-Chambers Street." [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner, now transit friendlier, wants pedestrian-first intersections. [Dana Rubinstein]

Chuck Schumer: "It is clear that high temperatures have a devastating effect on our transit system, and we need to look at ways to mitigate that, just as we are doing with storms and floods." [Dana Rubinstein]

Jul. 22, 2013

 
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Video: In Harlem, Trayvon Martin’s mother warns of the next incident

Sharpton also praised Trayvon's brother, Jarvis, for his composure on the witness stand. "He made me proud to be a black man in American that day," Sharpton said, holding Jarvis hand.

Jul. 22, 2013

 
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Times criticizes Quinn, but not rivals, on NYPD surveillance

The New York Times published an editorial this weekend singling out Christine Quinn, among the mayoral candidates, for her position on a New York Police Department surveillance program that targets Muslim institutions, saying she "should stop defending" it.

Jul. 22, 2013

 
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Video briefing: In his first ad, Spitzer is seen, not mentioned

Eliot Spitzer has a new campaign ad. It's 30 seconds long and, as Errol Louis of NY1 pointed out, it doesn't mention his name.

Jul. 22, 2013

 
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A trial balloon for a Spitzer prosecutor

Fred Dicker writes today about former U.S. attorney Michael Garcia's upcoming speech at an upstate Republican Party dinner, which one organizer calls Garcia's "coming out party."

Jul. 22, 2013

 
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Spitzer’s campaign runs against Audrey Gelman; Thompson spreads a poll

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It's a little too easy to forget about Bill Thompson. [Azi Paybarah]

The Council is about to vote on the USTA tennis-center expansion. [Dana Rubinstein]

Which member will help Bloomberg kill a police-oversight bill? [Azi Paybarah]

"Spitzer's preference for big TV over local IRL will allow Stringer to keep asking questions about what his priorities are." [Azi Paybarah]

Jul. 19, 2013

 
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What about Bill Thompson?

There's almost no doubt at this point that there will be a runoff for the Democratic mayoral nomination.

Jul. 19, 2013

 
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Spitzer is everywhere you look except on the ground

Eliot Spitzer did two nationally televised interviews yesterday, with Jake Tapper on CNN and Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show.

Jul. 19, 2013

 
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One candidate, two campaign committees

On July 15, candidates running for city office filed their latest campaign disclosure report, detailing how they are spending money to get elected.

Candidates who have campaign committees for state offices filed similar reports, also on July 15.

That day, Micah Kellner filed two reports.

 

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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A campaign-season Council mailing from Tish James

There are rules restricting how and when lawmakers can send government-funded mailers if they're running in an upcoming election.

Jul. 18, 2013