Rudy Giuliani, campaigning with Mike Bloomberg, said the city could become a more dangerous place if the mayor's not re-elected. Bill deBlasio, almost certainly NYC's next public advocate, said Giuliani's comments "verged on race baiting."
Governor's proposed budget cuts would hit the MTA hard. The Times suggests more fare hikes are unlikely, but service cuts are, perhaps, inevitable.
EV Grieve mentions one of the proposed restaurants on the dockets for tonight's always rollicking, always interminable CB3 SLA Committee meeting. We'll be there to see who gets a liquor license – and who's sent away in tears.
Shelly Silver makes New York Magazine's "Power Dozen List." After noting that he's "demonized as the symbol of cloak-and-dagger government," NYM asserts: "While the rest of Albany seems like a carnival of incompetence, Silver
has stood out as a force of stability. “If you need anything done, you
go to Silver,” says consultant George Arzt. Silver has been a stalwart
of traditional liberalism and a check against Bloomberg’s most lofty
There was a "wake" for ABC No Rio in advance of the demolition of their run-down building, to make way for a new arts complex.