Coffee Talk: When Christine Quinn Met Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand, Ronald Perelman and Christine Quinn. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

City Council Speaker and likely mayoral candidate Christine Quinn rubbed shoulders with a bevy of boldface names including Babs herself, Barbra Streisand, yesterday at a luncheon at the Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to raise awareness of women’s heart health.  Continue reading “Coffee Talk: When Christine Quinn Met Barbra Streisand”

Morning Read: Loud, Slow Negotiations in Albany and a Harsh Mailer in Queens


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Democratic, Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. speaks out against same-sex marriage, on the third floor of the capitol on Monday, June 20, 2011. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)


CityTime: Unprecedented scandal, says Preet. [Greg Smtih / Daily News]

Money Court: Husband of top Bloomberg aide makes a lot from court receiverships. [Cara Buckley / New York Times]

Front Page: Buckley’s story is above the fold. [Flickr]

Mail Attack: Queens GOP hit the Haggertys, in a new flyer. [Chris Bragg / City Hall News]

Albany: Dems and GOP digging in their heels; expect a long, last week. [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Horse Trading: Marriage tied up with tax cap; Hammond does not approve. [Bill Hammond / Daily News]

Lede: “Hell no! We wont’ vote!” [Brendan Scott / NY Post]

Very Clear” : Jay Carney explains Obama on same-sex marriage. [Ben Smith / Politico]

Headline: “Same-Sex Marriage New York: Will Parent’s Day Replace Father’s Day?” [Michelle Vu / Christian Post]

Attention: Ball gets on CNN. [Greg Ball /]

Negotiating: “Staff people and members” discussing amendments with Cuomo, says Ske.os. [Ailsa Chang / WNYC]

Tradeoff: Tyree would drop the ball, for traditional marriage. [Ken Lovett / Daily News]

Stalemate: “while the protests were spirited it did little to compel lawmakers into action.” [Jon Capbell and Joseph Spector / Poughkeepsie Journal]

Warning: “He recalled the Old Testament tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, and said New York would be similarly destroyed by God if same-sex marriage is legalized.” [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Marriage Politics: “The base of the Republican Party is going to be split for years to come if, in fact, it is the Republicans who pass a gay marriage bill,” said Maggie Gallagher of National Organization for Marriage. [Tom Precious / Buffalo News]

Marriage Politics: Opponents “warned Republican lawmakers that a vote in favor of same-sex marriage would result in consequences in the next election cycle.” [Paul Stanley / Christine Post]

Graduates: A problem at CUNY. [Yoav Gonen / NY Post]

And Teri Weaver looks at legislation keeping Albany lawmakers busy while they negotiate a tax cap, rent regulations and same-sex marriage.