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NY1 Reporter/Anchor; Contributor to BuzzFeed & The Daily Beast. Personal: @manoushz husband; proud father of sixth-generation NY'ers. r/t≠endorsement

Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS

thedailybeast.com — We followed him. We listened to him, even those who had despised him, because at that broken time we needed him. Three hundred and forty-three firefighters were gone, and he told us the FDNY "was stronger than we were before." Rudy Giuliani admits now that he was sometimes "bluffing."

Zephyr Teachout Keeps Saying What Many Think About Andrew Cuomo

buzzfeed.com — Long before Ed Koch became mayor, he was a small-time lawyer in Lower Manhattan with a quaint lunch break tradition. On the sidewalk, perched on a chair, Koch spoke about current events. "I really learned to speak in the streets, carry around a chair," Koch said much later, this time getting the last word for his own obituary.

Gaza, You’re No Good For My Marriage

thedailybeast.com — It started with a blue T-shirt, so small you could barely fit a frisbee in it. It was a gift for my four-year old daughter from a relative, and but for the six multicolored letters below the palm tree and the grinning camel, it probably would have registered not a single wayward glance from anyone, let alone my wife, my little girl's mother.

Carriage Driver Accused of Working Horse in Hot Weather Says She's Being Threatened With Violence

ny1.com — By: Josh Robin Text size: + - TWC News: Carriage Driver Accused of Working Horse in Hot Weather Says She's Being Threatened With Violence Play now The heat wave has tempers flaring over the treatment of horses, as a carriage driver accused of working her animal in the hot weather says she's now being threatened with violence, even as she claims she did nothing wrong.

This Is NYC's Best Bagel

buzzfeed.com — Why a New York City bagel tasting contest now? Others have ranked New York bagels, but nothing recently - meaning they've missed out on a crop of new arrivals. We kept it simple: plain bagels only. No toasting. Cream cheese optional. Judges were invited to handle the bagels as they wished.

Charlie Rangel Really Might Lose This Time

buzzfeed.com — When he's in charge, Charlie Rangel charms. The Harlem Democrat, longtime dean of New York City's congressional delegation, calls order at large meetings with piercing whistles, fingers in his mouth gym teacher style. "Hey gang!" Rangel, 84, pipes in an old time uptown accent - part Barry White, part Groucho Marx ("certain" is pronounced "SOI-tan").

Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed

thedailybeast.com — The man who rescue helped rescue New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970s says New York is in deep financial trouble again. And this time, it's the whole state that's in deep. Dick Ravitch, the longtime New York power broker and financial guru, can smell it when smiling politicians proclaim their governments' budgets fully balanced.

De Blasio Whipped by Horse Lobby

thedailybeast.com — New York's horses are raising a stink, and it's not just coming from what they leave on Central Park South. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to ban carriage rides that are as old as the Greensward Plan, which mapped out the nearly 160-year old jewel of park.

Saddam’s Jewish Treasures

Why New Yorkers Should Stop Whining About Bill De Blasio's Snow Removal Fail

buzzfeed.com — New York City's snow has turned into the kind of icy chunks that make for stinging snowballs. Mayor Bill de Blasio may be dreaming about hurling a few at his new constituents. Some are bellyaching about an alleged "botched" snow removal earlier this week, when Sanitation Department snowplows weren't quick or effective enough, especially on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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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 @joshgreenman: Okay, we might have Ebola and hatchet-wielding psychopaths, but I'm telling you, the squeegee men are NOT back.

Oct 24, 2014

@NYGovCuomo talking Ebola now @ny1... along with @GovChristie ... which is by my count their 3rd joint recent appearance.

Oct 24, 2014

Lovely to see on NY1 right now... Tex. nurse id'd "Cured of Ebola"

Oct 24, 2014

If officials don't want stories on their families, they should keep them off campaign trail. My @nydailynews latest nydailynews.com/opinion/josh-r…

Oct 23, 2014

I think this also bears repeating b/c I've researched this. Friends, do not panic - this disease is insanely hard to contract.

Oct 23, 2014

As BdB urges calm...any bets on tabloid covers tomorrow? @Azi @patkiernan

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