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Gawker explores Albany

capitalnewyork.com — The site wants to bring its characteristic reporting style to the state capital, editor Max Read says
Oct 30, 2014

Can't wait for Denton's thoughts on the Albany nightlife... @Gawker explores Albany capi.tl/1nR921g via @capitalnewyork

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joepompeo: Gawker explores expanding into Albany, @petersterne reports. State capital "could use a dose of Gawker-style." capi.tl/1nR921g

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Giuliani on Grimm, catcall video

capitalnewyork.com — Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed his support for Republican congressman Michael Grimm, who is seeking re-election next week while also fighting a 20-count federal indictment for allegedly skirting taxes on a restaurant he ran before being elected to Congress in 2010.
Oct 30, 2014

Rudy Giuliani's response to the catcalling video reads like the DSMV-IV section on borderline personality disorder... capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 30, 2014

Rudy Giuliani was a big, big fan of cleaning up the streets of New York. Congress, hmmmm, not so much: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Spring N.Y.U. class title: 'The Future of The New York Times'

capitalnewyork.com — "We have the freedom to try these kinds of things, and that's why I did it," said Rosen, a prolific media blogger and analyst who serves as director of Studio 20, part of the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Oct 30, 2014

"A few seats will be reserved each week for non-students" -- @jayrosen_nyu. How do I enter this lottery? capi.tl/103ITkH

Oct 30, 2014

Not a few media reporters might want to attend @peterlauria3 A whole class devoted to 'the future of the NY Times' capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BCAppelbaum: NYU is going to have an entire class called “The Future of the New York Times” ? bit.ly/1tkQJ5s

Oct 30, 2014

NYU is going to have an entire class called “The Future of the New York Times” ? bit.ly/1tkQJ5s

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New York archdiocese to merge 50 parishes

capitalnewyork.com — Grappling with dwindling attendance and growing financial pressure, the Archdiocese of New York will merge more than 50 of its parishes in coming months-the largest reorganization of the region's Roman Catholic institution in recent memory. Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the plan on Thursday in a column that appeared in Catholic New York.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @tmcgev: In largest re-org in recent memory, New York archdiocese to merge 50 parishes. @ryanphutchins reports: capi.tl/1q56rMV

Oct 30, 2014

RT @tmcgev: In largest re-org in recent memory, New York archdiocese to merge 50 parishes. @ryanphutchins reports: capi.tl/1q56rMV

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Anger boils over during Schneiderman-Cahill debate

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Anyone not following the race for attorney general could come away from Thursday night's debate with one conclusion: the candidates really don't like each other. Republican candidate John Cahill, a former top Pataki administration aide, repeated his campaign theme that the Democratic incumbent, Eric Schneiderman, has politicized his office as an "aspiring governor."

Stringer begins charter audits, including Success

capitalnewyork.com — Comptroller Scott Stringer has begun auditing New York City charter schools, including the controversial Success Academy charter network, his office announced Thursday. Stringer began the audits after a new pro-charter state law passed earlier this year mandating that the city and state comptrollers audit charters, which are publicly funded but privately run.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: This is (potentially) a pretty big deal: Stringer to audit charters, including Success Academy. capi.tl/1wKIy3g

Oct 30, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: This is (potentially) a pretty big deal: Stringer to audit charters, including Success Academy. capi.tl/1wKIy3g

Oct 30, 2014

This is (potentially) a pretty big deal: Stringer to audit charters, including Success Academy. capi.tl/1wKIy3g

State Democratic mailer warns voters that they'll be watched

capitalnewyork.com — A Hispanic registered Democratic voter in New York City received a letter Wednesday, paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee, which said that the party will be monitoring "whether or not you vote." The recipient has been a regular voter in the past but did not vote in last year's New York City elections.

Success Academy exposes methods to outsiders, up close

capitalnewyork.com — The Success Academy charter school network opened its doors to 60 district and charter school principals on Thursday in the largest and most extensive public display of how the politically controversial network has operated in its eight-year history.

Advocates: Drop in food stamps about more than job growth

capitalnewyork.com — The latest figures from the New York City Human Resources Administration show the number of New Yorkers using food stamps has decreased by more than 5 percent in the past year. While some analysts say the drop is because of a strengthening job market, others suggest the reasons are more complex.
Oct 31, 2014

Advocates: Drop in food stamps about more than job growth capi.tl/100pD7X via @capitalnewyork

Times kills autos section

capitalnewyork.com — Jim was there 20 years ago when the Sunday section was launched, and he has made The Times proud ever since. In the day, the insatiable demand among print advertisers had the coverage spread across several days, including Sunday. Now we'll consolidate our print efforts on Friday, while remaining nimble on the web.
Oct 30, 2014

Few outlets work and inspire like the NY Times Autos team. Hoping they'll find a good home in the Biz section: ow.ly/DzB0m

Oct 30, 2014

Hey, I actually read the Autos section, darnit <em>Times</em> kills autos section capi.tl/1DvGuwm via @capitalnewyork

Oct 29, 2014

.@nytimes killing stand-alone cars section; can’t figure out if it’s smart or desperate cost-cutting. Maybe it’s both bit.ly/1tj6tEA

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NYCLU: School district requirements may deter immigrants

capitalnewyork.com — One school district in Nassau County asks for the Social Security numbers of an enrolling student. A Rochester district asks the registering student's immigration status. Another district, in Westchester, asks for an original birth certificate.

City scraps plan for homeless shelter in Rockaway

capitalnewyork.com — Councilman Donovan Richards had voiced concerns the facility would be located near three schools

Uber, Lyft, and the end of taxi history

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Uber, Lyft and like-minded taxi app companies are so innovative, and so fundamentally different than the livery entities that came before, that the long history of for-hire vehicles and the regulations created to govern them are now academic.
Oct 30, 2014

"The New York City taxi industry is in fact as old as the combustion engine itself." capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 30, 2014

Rogoff said Schaller was “on the taxi industry payroll.” Schaller responded, “He is just making stuff up" capi.tl/1tfB88h

Oct 30, 2014

“Customers don’t quite grasp what it would mean to have a regulation-free taxi system capi.tl/1tfB88h via @capitalnewyork

Oct 30, 2014

RT @eliotwb: As Uber, Lyft conquer cab-land, impt piece on taxi history, and how clogged streets/market failure led to regulation bit.ly/1tTuFjI

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Medical detectives do more than just Ebola

capitalnewyork.com — When Craig Spencer first informed New York City health officials that he might have Ebola, a special team inside the city health department began collecting information on where he had been and with whom he had been in contact.

A turtle mystery in Jamaica Bay

capitalnewyork.com — Something strange is happening to the diamondback terrapin turtles of Jamaica Bay, though there's some question as to precisely what that strange thing means. "Nobody has ever seen anything like this before," said Russell Burke, a Hofstra University ecology professor and one of the foremost experts on Jamaica Bay's population of diamondback terrapin turtles, the largest concentration in the state.

Teachout campaign manager emails for WFP, Cuomo

capitalnewyork.com — Mike Boland, who left the Working Families Party earlier this year to run the protest campaign of Zephyr Teachout, sent an email on Thursday asking supporters to vote for Governor Andrew Cuomo on the party line. "I didn't agree with the decision by the Working Families Party to nominate Andrew Cuomo for governor this summer," Boland wrote in the email.

A guide to the three ballot questions

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print ALBANY-Voters are being asked to decide three ballot questions on Tuesday: whether to overhaul the state's redistricting procedures, whether to direct the Legislature to go paperless and whether to borrow $2 billion to boost technology in schools.

'The View' joins ABC News

capitalnewyork.com — ABC's long-running daytime panel program "The View" is joining ABC News, the news division's president James Goldston told staff in an email Thursday morning. "The View," which was co-created by former ABC News anchor Barbara Walters in 1997, has operated as part of ABC's daytime programming unit since it launched.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @alexweprin: ABC News is taking "The View" into its fold, according to memo from ABC News prexy: capi.tl/1wghs4a Had been part of ABC Daytime.

Oct 30, 2014

ABC News is taking "The View" into its fold, according to memo from ABC News prexy: capi.tl/1wghs4a Had been part of ABC Daytime.

Cuomo, at 1199 SEIU rally, links his administration to Clinton's

capitalnewyork.com — Governor Andrew Cuomo held up Bill Clinton's presidency as a model for how a competent, inclusive government can work for the middle class, saying that is the lesson he brought to Albany four years ago and one he hopes to continue if elected to a second term.
Oct 30, 2014

Cuomo, at 1199 SEIU rally, links his administration to Clinton's capi.tl/1wOYbbt via @capitalnewyork