Azi Paybarah

De Blasio declines to explain Banks' departure:

'Obviously he was going to be [in] a very very central role. But he made a decision else-wise.'

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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A Republican-conducted poll concludes Ray Kelly ‘can win’

Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway released a poll saying NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly could win the mayor's race, if he decided to run.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Shunning Squadron, the Brooklyn Democratic organization backs Letitia James

The Brooklyn Democratic Party voted last night to endorse City Councilwoman Letitia James for public advocate.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Weiner opposes a Quinn-backed garbage station on the Upper East Side

Former congressman Anthony Weiner said he opposes opening a garbage facility on East 91st Street, a controversial project that is supported by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and strongly opposed by local residents and politicians on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

"I don't believe in opening that plant on the East Side," Weiner said last night while speaking to a Democratic club in Harlem last night.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Weiner is ‘surprised’ at what his rivals don’t see

"I've never not vote for the Democrat," said Anthony Weiner, walking along 110th Street with three reporters toward the 6 train, following his debate debut and then a speaking engagement at a Democratic club in Harlem.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner stands up at a Quinnless debate

It's not as if Anthony Weiner would have had any trouble standing out at an education forum today, given the almost ridiculous levels of media attention that greeted his every movement, but he distinguished himself anyway.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Poll: Weiner gains among Democrats, with Quinn still ahead

A new Marist College poll shows Anthony Weiner's support growing among Democratic voters, cutting into City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's lead.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Republicans for mayor, for New York

Billionaire supermarket and oil magnate John Catsimatidis released a 60-second ad, which included a not-so-subtle reminder about the fares and tolls that "punish" New Yorkers.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Do the 2013 Democrats have a plan to pay for union raises?

The issue of retroactive pay raises for union workers is something of a fiscal time bomb for the Democratic mayoral candidates, according to the Daily News, which has a lengthy piece looking at the issue.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Yet another attempt to draft Ray Kelly

As much attention as Anthony Weiner has gotten for shaking up the Democratic mayoral primary, he may be affecting the Republican side of things too.

May. 27, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner, as promised, starts an issue debate among Democrats

Weiner has said issues like this are the kind that candidates should be speaking about, in detail. His rivals don't agree, substatively or strategically.

May. 24, 2013