[EXCLUSIVE] Window Shot Out Of Car Carrying NY Assemblyman And Son, 7(WPIX) * Indicted B'klyn pol Boyland hit with ethics rap(NYP) * Assemblyman William Boyland's car window shot out as he drove son(NYP)
The world economy is cratering, mobs are burning London, No Jobs ...and Mariano Rivera fails for the 2nd straight time. Is there NOTHING left?
Wall Street and Hookers Interesting Connection NYP
Dow closes down 520.82 points, or 4.63 percent, at 10,718.95
What a ride! Stocks rise & fall & rise(NYP) * Its Forecast Dim, Fed Vows to Keep Rates Near Zero(NYT) * Half-Measures From the Fed(NYT Ed) *The Revenge of the Rating Agencies(NYT) * Markets Sink, Soar After Fed Speaks(WSJ)* Wall Street fears rub off on shoe shiners losing business(NYDN)* Update 11:25 U.S. Stocks Resume Their Slide After a One-Day Rally(NYT) * Anxiety Hits Shares of French Banks(NYT)
Wall Street and the NY Budget
Dowd Bangs Obama"Can't Learn From His Mistakes"
Withholder in Chief President Obama has turned out to be the odd case of a pragmatist who can’t learn from his mistakes and adapt.(NYT)
Sex and the City's Schools - 20 years later, sex ed is back in NYC schools
How to Put On A Condom; Parents Mixed Reviews
Schools' sex ed. mandate(NYP) * New York City Will Mandate Sex Education(NYT) * It's mandatory: High schoolers will receive pointers on proper way to use a condom * As with the district’s HIV/AIDS curriculum, a parental opt-out will be offered for specific lessons involving prevention and birth control – but not those dealing with risky sexual behaviors.* Schools: "when we look at the biggest disadvantages that kids in our city face, it is blacks and Latinos that are most affected by the consequences of early sexual behavior and unprotected sex," said Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs* Sex Ed Becomes Mandatory For City Middle, High School Students(NY1)*New York Archdiocese Criticizes Sex-Ed Mandate(NYT)
Charter school students made big gains in NYC this year, vaulting 5 % points in proficiency to 68% http://t.co/30hWUFv
Daily News Get Over Yourself About Bert and Ernie Getting Hitched
Calls mount for Bert, Ernie to tie the knot on 'Sesame Street' * Folks who want a gay marriage for Bert and Ernie of 'Sesame Street' need to get over themselves
Gambling In New York: Here Come the Campaign Contributions from Malaysian
What Ever Happen to the AEG Investigation?
Source for revenue and upstate jobs Cuomo Weighs Ending State Limits on Casino Gambling(NYT) * This comes as the state’s racinos are preparing a big lobbying push to allow development of full-scale, Vegas-style operations
Gambling: Won't solve "this year's" fiscal problems. [Teri Weaver / Post-Standard] * Gambling: "Casino mogul Donald Trump…donated $38,000 to Cuomo in 2009 and 2010, while Trump's daughter, Ivanka, donated another $8,000 to Cuomo." [Joseph Spector / Democrat and Chronicle] * Revenues Keep Dropping In Atlantic City Casinos - Levon Putney reports * Cuomo Holds Off On Praise For Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward..(NYDY) *IG Report: Casino Inspector Received Gifts, Didn’t Know Ethics Rules(YNN) * Las Vegas Hilton reports loss, skips interest payments on loan
Cuomo Success Meets Bloomberg and Obama Failures
Words that describe Cuomo? According to a new Quinnipiac poll, "good," "competent," "trying," "honest" and "OK"
NYS political A-listers attended the late Gov. Hugh Carey’s wake in NYC. His funeral will be tomorrow.* Remembering Carey: A scribe gets a chance to write speeches; ends up in the White House. [Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker]
Bloomberg 3rd Term: Education Black; Snow Storm Deputy Mayor Gone; ACS Commissioner Gone; CityTime and NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal and Now NYCHA
EMBATTLED NYCHA FACES EXODUS AT THE TOP: The six top officials at the New York City Housing Authority have left for new jobs or are leaving this month, leaving a dozen high-ranking management slots vacant as NYCHA struggles to maintain apartments for 400,000 residents:
Upset in the Weiner Queens?
Koch Send A Message on Israel to Obama Could Win It For Turner
Race for Weiner’s Seat Tightens, Siena Poll Finds 48% for Weprin 42% Turner
Koch vs. Obama
Poll shows Weprin losing Brooklyn but winning the race for Congress (and the Jewish vote) * "[Ed] Koch is as popular as Cuomo in this district" said pollster Greenberg
* Turner and Weprin Deserve to Lose NY9(yossigestetner.com) * NY-9: "[A] Democratic loss here would be disheartening for the party." [Rachel Weiner / Washington Post] * NY-9: "[T]his is a race Democrats had expected to win easily." [Joel Siegel / ABC News] * NY-9: "[T]he poll shows the Jewish vote is still firmly in Weprin’s pocket." [Jonathan Tobin / Commentary Magazine] * NY-9: Turner has more support among GOP than Weprin has among Democrats. [Caitlin Huey-Burns / Real Clear Politics] * NY-9: So much for Weiner's support in the district. [Andrea Shiell / Washington Examiner] * NY-9: "While most New York House Democrats voted against the recently-passed law, the Siena poll shows a strong majority–61 percent–of voters in NY-9 said they would have wanted their representative to vote for the bill." [Ashley Killough / CNN]
Carl Kruger DisneyLand Government Newsletter
An official (taxpayer-funded?) update from Sen. Carl Kruger makes no mention of his legal troubles.
2012: Rangel says Obama is the reason he's seeking another term. [Alec Hamilton / WNYC]
If you care about NYC democracy, worry--50% drop in primary turnout since '89
The Next Mayor? You Don't Care, Do You? (Village Voice)
Outside @cbrangel fundraiser, protesters for @chriscquinn. #termlimits @nyccouncil #2013
Christine Quinn - Plaza Hotel - Gays Against Quinn (Protest Video)
Christine Quinn - Plaza Hotel - Gays Against Quinn (Protest Video)
NYPD No-Shows At Court For NYFD Tickets
First Parks Dept Pink Slips in 20 Years
City Readying First Flurry of Pink Slips(WSJ) The Bloomberg administration is preparing to send layoff notices to 465 parks employees this week, marking what would be the first pink slips for the department in 20 years * "More than 1,000 layoffs citywide are slated for the fiscal year that began July 1
mikiebarb Michael Barbaro(Twitter)Leaked threats of NYC layoffs whose chances of occurring are unknown
Taxi Driver from HellCabbies - surprise - rated road's worst(NYP) * New York cabbies are a menace but bus drivers are a delight: Poll(NYDN)
Cuomo Your Done Pedro . . . Get Out Now
Breaking Former State Sen. Pedro Espada's Bronx clinic ordered off Medicaid by Cuomo administration(NYDN)
Andy tainting my jury pool: Espada(NYP) * Espada Vows Funding Fight(WSJ) * Gov. Cuomo out to get me for years, Pedro Espada claims(NYDN)
Will A Proposed Toll Booth Increase Deep Six PA Director WardThe Times endorses a $2 toll-increase at the Port Authority, as well as another $2 increase in 2014, and chides Cuomo and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie for feigning shock at the proposal:* Cuomo called the PA plan a “non-starter,” and said this isn’t a good time to start raising tolls, but he didn’t completely rule out future fare increases for commuters. * The NYTimes’ Jim Dwyer sings the praises of Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward, who is believed to be on Cuomo’s chopping block, for the rebuilding progress at Ground Zero. * Toll Hikes: WTC costs are behind it. [Andrea Bernstein / WNYC]
powellnyt Michael Powell (Twitter)
Rangel Unique Voice and Experience Soldier On . . . And He Still Having Fun
Moving ny primary to June puts it at end of legislative session, when most issues r voted on
June primary from September in order to comply with a new federal law passed by Sen. Charles Schumer Earlier Primary Eyed in New York(WSJ)
If the NY Pols Did Not Use the 2010 Census Jobs As A Patronage Mill It Would Have Been Done Right the First Time
Mayor Bloomberg Submits City’s Formal Challenge to 2010 Census Results * City Files Formal Challenge To 2010 Census (NY1) * City Says Census Missed 50,000 People in Brooklyn and Queens(NYT) * Filing Challenge to Census, City Says 50,000 Weren’t Counted in 2 Boroughs(NYT)
The New Battle of Britain: Army of riot cops storms the streets
London Police Use Flickr to Identify Looters
Army of riot cops storms the streets(NYP) * Unrest Spreads Far From London on 4th Night of Violence(NYT) * Rioting Prompts Fears Over Soccer and Olympics(NYT) * London Sweeps Up as Riots Head North(WSJ) * London riots continue to rage as record number of cops try to stem tide (NYDN)
NYPD Monitoring Facebook and Twitter for criminal activity
NYPD is Following London Closely
NYPD forms new social media unit to mine Facebook and Twitter for mayhem(NYP) * NYPD to track troublemakers who brag about crimes on Twitter, Facebook (NYDN)
FDNY Commissioner defends minority recruiting practices
FDNY minority report(NYP) * In Court, the City’s Fire Commissioner Defends Efforts to Diversify the Ranks(NYT)
The Times-Union deems the state Legislature's partisan redistricting committee "an insurmountable obstacle to public confidence in democracy"
New tougher statewide tests for schoolkids were also a challenge to teachers, who flunked it badly(NYDN Ed)
Swimming in the Hudson is Sometimes Swimming is Shit
DiNapoli: I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
Tom's Assembly Friends Voted DiNapoli in Office After Hevesi Resigned
The friends of Tom DiNapol The Post accuses State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli of moonlighting for the tort-law lobby, or falling under the influence of his top deputy, a former state environmental commissioner, for recommending an industry-paid fund to pay for potential damages related to hydrofracking(NYP) * DiNapoli Proposes 'Fracking' Fund(WSJ)
Cuomo: there is a generation of children who don't recall or understand 9/11.
Another Fat Cat Caught in Play to Play
Chamber boss quits in $candal Jeffrey Bernstein, chairman of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, abruptly quit yesterday after he was accused of embezzling $2.3 million from a nonprofit (NYP)
NYT Eats Up Baldwin's Mayoral Crap
Baldwin Says term limits vote "positively disqualifies" Quinn. "She totally betrayed a huge constituency here in the city."
No Plans for 2013, but an Actor Seems Focused on the Mayor’s Office(NYT) * Actor Alec Baldwin is indeed planning a NYC mayoral run, but not likely in 2013. He wants to establish permanent residency in the city and learn more about the job first.
The DN endorses a modest pay raise for judges – “somewhere shy of $174,000″ – but warns the compensation commission not to go off the deep end.
British Prime Minister David Cameron
Serving Shareholders and Democracy The Supreme Court’s reasoning in allowing unlimited campaign spending by corporations is proving to be wrong. The S.E.C. should step in with new rules on campaign donations. (NYT Ed) * Here Come the Super PACs (Politico)
'Serial groper' arrest(NYP) * Hunt Ends for Groping Suspect, but 12 Lineups Must Follow(NYT) * East Side Attacks Suspect Arrested(WSJ) * Manhattan Groping Suspect Charged In Three Attacks(NY1) * Suspect Charged in Groping Attacks(NYT) * 3 Pick Suspect in Gropings From Lineup(NYT)
Second Former Cop Acquitted Of Rape To Serve 60 Days(NYP) * Ex-Officer Receives Two-Month Sentence in Rape Case(NYT) * 2nd Ex-Officer in Rape Case Is Sentenced for Misconduct(NYT)
Experts: Boro good as gold for accuser(NYP) * Strauss-Kahn Accuser Seeks More Than Money (WSJ)* 'Bronx effect' may help DSK accuser in civil trial(NYDN)
Victim rips her stabber in court(NYP)