Azi Paybarah

Capital Playbook: Ragone's Bloomberg contacts; ‘Free speech zone’ slammed by press club:

Capital Playbook: Ragone's Bloomberg contacts; ‘Free speech zone’ slammed by press club

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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Playbook: Hillary’s shadow campaign

Plus: “Hillary Clinton’s 50 influentials,” by Maggie Haberman, “in no particular order” http://goo.gl/23GKGx

Jan. 6, 2014

 
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Playbook: Snow forces quick switch for mayor

The urgent, personal tone was different from that of Michael Bloomberg, but the weather-emergency response, like de Blasio’s holdover sanitation and fire commissioners, seemed much the same.

Jan. 3, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: Bratton begins

Welcome to our City Hall Pro newsletter, a morning email with must-read analysis and breaking news on city news and politics sent every day by 5:45 a.m. This is a Pro-only feature that we are offering for free through January 2014. Sign up for our morning newsletters here. 

Jan. 3, 2014

 
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Tish James comes in with a bang

Sets tone of inauguration, then launches into new controversy

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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Bratton open to keeping NYPD overseas

Bill Bratton signaled on Thursday that he may keep a program that stations NYPD officers overseas, even though the program costs more than $1 million each year, and has yet to yield a single tip that prevented a terror attack.

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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De Blasio dusts off La Guardia’s desk

Bill de Blasio will use Fiorello La Guardia’s desk, the mayor said at a press conference today

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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Times disputes Tish James' Dasani claim

The New York Times says Tish James wasn't a source for the paper's reporting on Dasani

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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Playbook: De Blasio’s snow day

Before Bill de Blasio can push his agenda, he has to get city workers to push a lot of shovels.

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: De Blasio takes aim at ‘two cities’

Bill de Blasio took aim at the "tale of two cities" during his inauguration, while Letitia James promised pressure from the left.

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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City Hall Pro: Inauguration edition

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Jan. 1, 2014