Headline of the Day: “Joel and Cuomo: Piano Man and Friend.”
Politico looked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s national operation or lack thereof. “Somebody like Cuomo, who’s had an opportunity to come here and rejected it every time, I don’t see him running,” former South Carolina Democartic Party chair Dick Harpootlian said. “For instance, I know Bill de Blasio. I’d be much more comfortable having de Blasio come and speak right now.”
Capital New York profiled Carmen Farina and reports that sources close to both her and Mr. de Blasio “say the mayor-elect is trying to convince his longtime adviser to become the next schools chancellor, and that Farina is considering the post.” Ms. Farina previously returned requests for comment but Capital says she’s gone dark.
While Elle magazine profiled Mr. de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray: “McCray has ridden every wavelet of postwar feminism: lashing out, acting up, opting out, leaning in. She’s spoken many truths to power, and now she’ll speak them in power … None of the old dichotomies contain this public figure.”
It turns out Bill Bratton, Mr. de Blasio’s police commissioner pick, won’t be stuck in an unused trailer during the transition after all. Previously, Mr. Bratton had jokingly dismissed the alleged snub, but the Daily News reports Mr. Bratton will have office space on the 12th floor of One Police Plaza.
The New York Post slammed yesterday’s widely-read New York Times feature on child homelessness in New York City, editorializing, “If the city is at fault here, it might well be for having been too generous — providing so much that neither the father nor mother seems much inclined to provide for their kids. That would be a story worth reading.”
And Curtis Sliwa needs some assistance.