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Poll shows Grimm hanging in, but barely — Despite a 20-count indictment on charges including tax evasion and perjury, Rep. Michael Grimm is holding his own against his Democratic challenger, according to a new NY1 News/Capital New York/Siena poll.

Gawker Media moving uptown — Gawker Media is leaving its current Nolita offices and moving to 114th Fifth Ave., near 17th St, the company's founder and owner Nick Denton announced in a staff memo today. It is a big move for the media company, which has been based in SoHo since it was founded in Denton's apartment in 2002.

Sign up for Capital Pro Trivia Night! — We are excited to announce our first-ever Capital Pro Trivia Night! Come test your knowledge over drinks and appetizers on Tuesday, September 30th as our Albany Bureau Chief Jimmy Vielkind tees up questions on all things New York policy, politics and media.

Yassky now advising Lyft — Mayor Bloomberg's former taxi commissioner, David Yassky, is now working as an advisor to Lyft, the taxi app

De Blasio holds 'very positive' meeting with business leaders — Affordable housing, corporate tax reform, job retention and the Democratic National Convention were among the subjects Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed New York City's business leaders during a private roundtable meeting Tuesday afternoon, according to a transcript of the mayor's remarks and a description of the session from an attendee.

Brooklyn Public Library zeroes in on developer for Heights — On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Public Library's board of trustees will vote on a proposal to replace its existing Brooklyn Heights library building with a smaller one at the base of a luxury apartment building, Capital has learned. Earlier today, the board's executive committee recommended that a developer called Hudson Inc.
Sep 16, 2014

A @danarubinstein exclu: Brooklyn Public Library has zeroed in on a developer for the new Brooklyn Heights library.

Sep 16, 2014

Brooklyn Public Library zeroes in on developer for Heights via @capitalnewyork

Downtown Brooklyn's Lexington Avenue problem — Companies like Tough Mudder and MakerBot may be expanding within Downtown Brooklyn's office market to take advantage of its cheaper-than-Manhattan office rents and hipster credibility, but the neighborhood's commercial sector does face one difficult, built-in limitation: the Lexington Avenue subway line.

To fight Uber, livery group dresses in pink — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Livery car companies smarting from their loss of market share to the likes of Uber and Lyft have come up with an unusual strategy for resurrecting their businesses: women's equality.
Sep 16, 2014

“This is not discrimination,” said Dukes. “This is not reverse. This is inclusion.” via @capitalnewyork

Sep 16, 2014

RT @danarubinstein: “So this is an attempt to sensationalize the business.” via @capitalnewyork

Sep 16, 2014

“So this is an attempt to sensationalize the business.” via @capitalnewyork

Immigration bill bares tactical split among GOP Senate candidates — ALBANY-Upstate Republican Senate candidates are blasting proposed legislation that would grant benefits to non-citizens, while their downstate colleagues remain silent. After the New York Post on Monday reported on the "New York is Home" bill, sponsored by Democratic state senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, three upstate Republican candidates slammed the proposed legislation as "radical" and "devastating."
Sep 16, 2014

Smart analysis from @J__Velasquez: #nysenate Republicans on LI aren't playing the anti-immigrant card like Upstaters…

Sep 16, 2014

Immigration bill creates a divide between upstate and downstate GOP candidates.…

The case for Jose Reyes (back) to the Mets — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print It's nearly the off-season, which means it's time for Jose Reyes to move to a new team again. The Blue Jays, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith, will consider dealing him this winter. I've written here before that he ought to be on the New York Mets.
Sep 16, 2014

Howard Megdal's case for bringing Reyes back to Queens is still true today.…

De Blasio to speak about income inequality in England — Mayor Bill de Blasio is embarking on another overseas trip: Two months after his Italian vacation, he will travel to Manchester, England later this month for a discussion of his signature issue--income inequality.
Sep 16, 2014

The globe-trotting mayor? — De Blasio to speak about income inequality in England via @capitalnewyork