Writing on a Chinese social-network site, Jenny Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and wondered who could be trusted.
Labor leaders are afraid to talk to John Liu, fearful that he may be wearing a wire.
Casey Seiler reports on an “epic” redistricting deal, one that would create a panel of appointees picked by the legislature to draw district lines starting in 2021. Lawmakers would still have final say, however.
Gary Ackerman’s new district is 48 percent minority, and could leave him open to a primary challenge.
The new maps give Democrats an advantage in Nan Hayworth’s district.
Michael Grimm and Frank Lautenberg announced a bipartisan bill that would give the Department of Transportation the right to nix future Port Authority toll hikes.
Mayor Bloomberg is ok with hydrofracking, as long as it is not near the NYC watershed, a position that an Ulster County paper said was “the height of hypocrisy.”
The New York Times comes out against Andrew Cuomo taking away the pre-audit function of Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
Dinapoli said that Cuomo’s new pension tier has only minimal savings.
Christine Quinn cut the ribbon on the city’s first LGBT senior center.
The Manhattan real estate market is slowing down.
A Democrat running for an open Assembly seat in Buffalo is making his willingness to vote against Shelly Silver a key plank of his campaign.
The redistricting fight is likely to lead to a number of hot high profile Congressional races in New York.
Jimmy Oddo is making a push for Staten Island’s streets to be paved locally.
Elected officials from Rochester were at the Capitol, lobbying for funding parity with Syracuse and Buffalo.
The headcount at Kodak–the city’s flagship manufacturer–is only a 5,100, down from 60,000 thirty years ago.
The M.T.A. may yet ban eating on subway trains.
Smoking rates among the city’s Asian community remain stubbornly high.
The Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo closed.
Criticism is growing over the NYPD’s spying on Muslims.
Oh boy. Here is video from 2002 of Mitt Romney boasting of his DC connections and his ability to secure federal funds.
Romney is adept at using negative attacks to get out of trouble.
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