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A New York tabloid detente that wasn't

capitalnewyork.com — A public war continued as various plans for cooperating, in order to survive, were considered-and rejected.
Oct 24, 2014

The @NYDailyNews & the @NYPost, walking hand-in-hand, sun-dappled, through a lovely green meadow? Not quite, but... capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 24, 2014

"The discussions are not about if, they're about when," the source told Capital. capi.tl/1t2GXEZ via @capitalnewyork

Oct 24, 2014

"Chatter is rampant the News is already considering a plan to go digital-only...capi.tl/1t2GXEZ via @capitalnewyork

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Sources: CitiBike deal closes

capitalnewyork.com — A real estate company has closed on a deal to buy Alta Bicycle Share, according to two knowledgeable sources. REQX Ventures, a company run by people affiliated with Related Companies-developer of the Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards-and its subsidiary Equinox, will own all of Alta Bicycle Share, according to one of those sources.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Naparstek: "A real estate company has closed on a deal to buy Alta Bicycle Share, according to two knowledgeable sources..." capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Naparstek: "A real estate company has closed on a deal to buy Alta Bicycle Share, according to two knowledgeable sources..." capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

scoop via @DanaRubinstein: Sources: CitiBike deal closes capi.tl/1sZ5Jo0

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Queens attacker had 'extensive social media presence'

capitalnewyork.com — The man who attacked four police officers with a hatchet in Queens on Thursday was part of a troubling trend of individuals motivated to act violently because of messages delivered via the internet and social media by terrorist groups, NYPD officials said Friday.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Azi: big picture: "lone wolf" attackers can get radicalized at home, via internet. #nypd #isis capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

A sobering look at the ease of terror recruitment in the social media age, after Qns hatchet attack, via @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Azi: my story: the trend of pl motivated 2 act violently bc of msgs delivered via internet & social media by terrorists http://t.co/4Mr…

Oct 24, 2014

my story: the trend of pl motivated 2 act violently bc of msgs delivered via internet & social media by terrorists capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @harrysiegel: Mass-marketing jihad: Interesting stuff from @azi on the Queens' hatchet man's "extensive social media presence" capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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De Blasio administration declines to release DNC bid details

capitalnewyork.com — The de Blasio administration is refusing to release a copy of its bid application to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, claiming it would hurt the city's chances of winning the convention. The city denied a Freedom of Information Law request from Capital filed in June, and a subsequent appeal filed by attorneys for Capital in September.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @capitalnewyork: The @BilldeBlasio administration is refusing to release a copy of its #DNCNYC bid application capi.tl/1sXg5EK

Oct 24, 2014

De Blasio administration declines to release DNC bid details capi.tl/1ta9FF3 via @capitalnewyork

Oct 24, 2014

.@BilldeBlasio administration flouts transparency, denies freedom of information request for 2016 DNC bid: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Oct 24, 2014

I know we're on Ebola but this is a good story: @BilldeBlasio will not release DNC bid details: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Bratton: Hatchet attack on police officers 'a terrorist act'

capitalnewyork.com — Police commissioner Bill Bratton today called Thursday's hatchet attack on four police officers a "terrorist act" by a man authorities say visited radical websites and converted to Islam two years ago.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Azi: my story: @CommissBratton: Hatchet attack on #NYPD officers "a terrorist act" capi.tl/1DJ6IgF

Oct 24, 2014

#NYPD: "Every indicator points to he was acting alone: self-radicialized, self-directed," capi.tl/1DJ6IgF

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N.Y., N.J. order mandatory Ebola quarantines

capitalnewyork.com — The governors of New York and New Jersey have ordered mandatory quarantines for anyone returning to the tri-state region from West Africa who either worked with Ebola victims or could be infected.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SallyGold: More ebola news & interesting fact: Cuomo, Christie, held presser w/out consulting NYC officials capi.tl/1t9cxAY via …

Oct 24, 2014

More ebola news & interesting fact: Cuomo, Christie, held presser w/out consulting NYC officials capi.tl/1t9cxAY via @capitalnewyork

Experts lower expectations for de Blasio housing plan

capitalnewyork.com — One of the city's leading affordable housing advocates on Friday said that neither he nor the affordable housing advocates his organization represents would be particularly perturbed if Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to complete his ambitious affordable housing plan.
Oct 24, 2014

uh oh RT @conorskelding: Experts lower expectations 4 de Blasio housing plan, reports @danarubinstein capi.tl/1tR032S

Oct 24, 2014

“We would not necessarily...hold the administration accountable if they did not reach the full 200,000-unit goal" capi.tl/1tR032S

Oct 24, 2014

Experts lower expectations for de Blasio housing plan, reports @danarubinstein capi.tl/1tR032S via @capitalnewyork

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Astorino postpones tour of fracking sites

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has postponed a visit to fracking wells of Pennsylvania because, he says, energy companies won't allow journalists to accompany him. Instead, his campaign said, he will visit the sites after the Nov. 4 election. Earlier this month, Astorino promised to visit fracking sites in Pennsylvania.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @scottpwaldman: .@RobAstorino won’t tour PA fracking sites because energy companies won’t allow journalists to join him: capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

Oct 24, 2014

.@RobAstorino won’t tour PA fracking sites because energy companies won’t allow journalists to join him: capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

AMC-BBC America deal could be a boon for BBC World News

capitalnewyork.com — Thursday evening, AMC Networks announced that it had acquired a 49.9% stake in BBC America for $200 million, and would assume operational control of the channel. AMC will report BBC America's earnings in its reports, though the channel will still conform to the BBC's editorial standards and policies.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @alexweprin: The AMC-BBC America deal could be a boon for BBC World News. Here's why: capi.tl/1vV1coY

Oct 24, 2014

RT @alexweprin: The AMC-BBC America deal could be a boon for BBC World News. Here's why: capi.tl/1vV1coY

Oct 24, 2014

The AMC-BBC America deal could be a boon for BBC World News. Here's why: capi.tl/1vV1coY

'80 by 50' legislation gets first hearing in City Council

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Legislation to codify an 80-percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 inched closer to passage Thursday during a hearing of the City Council's environmental protection committee. The legislation has 40 co-sponsors, giving it a veto-proof majority.

Rebekah Brooks in New York, to work out her 'professional future'

capitalnewyork.com — Asked if this means Brooks is in talks to return to News Corp., from which she resigned in July 2011 as the phone-hacking scandal was metastasizing, a News Corp. spokesperson provided the following statement: "She and her husband are here in the United States for a visit, reconnecting with friends and meeting with businesses as she explores and considers her professional future."
Oct 24, 2014

Phonehacking icon Rebekah Brooks visits News Corp in NY as she considers her future capitalnewyork.com/article/media/… nice @joepompeo scoop

Oct 24, 2014

Rebekah Brooks in New York, to work out her 'professional future' capi.tl/1wrPxfp

Oct 24, 2014

Rebekah brooks at @rupertmurdoch hq in NYC as she 'explores & considers her professional future' capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

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Cuomo reports $15.8 million for final stretch

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print SYRACUSE-Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election committee has spent $8.65 million in the last three weeks, according to a campaign finance disclosure. The Democratic governor funneled $4.4 million through the Democratic State Committee, which has launched broadcast and mail advertisements on his behalf.
Oct 24, 2014

But really: Cuomo has $15.8 million for the final sprint in this election, after spending $8.6 million these last wks capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

REBNY-backed PAC spends $1.3M on Republicans

capitalnewyork.com — Jobs for New York spends $1.38 million aiding Republican State Senate canddiates, half of which is directed to Amedore