Bloomie’s Big Lead, Manhattan Bridge Makeover, the Ghosts of 97 Orchard

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The latest poll has Mike Bloomberg leading Bill Thompson by 18 points, among likely voters. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com analyzes the New York mayoral campaign. 

The Times says Council Speaker Christine Quinn is finally ready to endorse Thompson, but now he's in no rush: "An adviser to Mr. Thompson said the campaign was content to let Ms.
Quinn sweat it out for a while before publicly accepting her support,
which is expected to be Obama-style — tepid, at best."

The Observer argues there's been little "pushback" from Thompson on Bloomberg's affordable housing record. 

Chris Collins, a potential Republican candidate for governor, is apologizing for comparing Sheldon Silver to Hitler and the anti-Christ. 

Friends turned out at a Lower East Side skate park to remember rollerblader Brian Scott, who was killed in a shooting at a doughnut shop in Brooklyn.

New York City will pay the construction firm Skanska $150 million to rehab the Manhattan Bridge. Starting early next year, the firm will begin replacing more than 600 suspender cables. The company has also done work on the Williamsburg Bridge.

A new book on the work of photographer Joseph Riis

"Meet the Ghosts of 97 Orchard Street," at the Tenement Museum's Halloween celebration.

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