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03/07/2018 07:19 AM EDT
By Jimmy Vielkind in Albany and Laura Nahmias in Manhattan, with Daniel Lippman
It's still not clear whether Cynthia Nixon, the actress who played Miranda on "Sex in the City," will end up challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary this year. Nixon has been in touch with Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers - both of whom are close to Mayor Bill de Blasio - about a run that the her spokeswoman says she is still considering. It would be a tall order given Cuomo's labor supporters and sizable war chest. And again, it might never happen.
But Nixon's flirtation with the race is enough to illustrate something more problematic for Cuomo, particularly if he ends up running for president in 2020: his lingering problems on the left. As our Isaac Dovere and Jimmy write this morning, "The potential showdown captures the state of Democratic politics right now: A popular two-term big-state governor with a long record and a talent on the stump should make him a natural presidential front-runner. But instead, his Bill Clinton-style triangulation and personal spats have enraged an activist base that's becoming ever more energized and liberal, and ready to sign up for party infighting with their own celebrity from outside of politics to make a point."
In other 2018 news: Tuesday was a good night for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand...in Texas. Gillibrand and her Off the Sidelines PAC endorsed or financially backed a slate of half a dozen female candidates in last night's primary races in the Lone Star state, more candidates than she's currently backing in New York. Two of the candidates she backed - Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia - are likely to become the first two Latina women elected to Congress from Texas , and every other candidate she backed is still in the race, at the very least. Under Texas law, candidates who didn't win an outright majority of the vote have to participate in a runoff in May, where the top two finishers will face each other. The senior senator from the state of New York, Chuck Schumer, did less well, after the upstart candidate he endorsed against Sylvia Garcia, a healthcare executive named Tahir Javed, ended up losing by a wide margin.
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WHERE'S ANDREW? In Albany with no announced public schedule.
WHERE'S BlLL? Holding a press conference at One Police Plaza with NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.
PIC OF THE DAY: Our dear friend Azi ... is in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) says "fake news" and walks away from a reporter who asks her about her recent statement that mass shooters are often Democrats.
The Tabloids: - New York Post: "Why was she behind the wheel?"- Daily News: "Why was she allowed to drive?"- See Them
More Tabloids:- Newsday: "TRUMP'S TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER QUITS"- El Diario New York: "A la caza de ratas"-TRANSLATION: "On the hunt for rats"- See Them
The Free Papers:- Metro New York: "ARE YOU GENTRIFIED?"- AM New York: "'HEART WRENCHING'"- See Them
The Broadsheets: - New York Times: - 2 col., above the fold: "Offer From North Korea To Enter Nuclear Talks With U.S. Raises Hopes"-3 col., above the fold: "Top Economic Adviser to Quit After Tariff Dispute"- Wall Street Journal: - 5 col., above the fold: "Cohn Quits After Split With Trump"- 3 col., below the fold: "The New ID Theft: Credit Applicants Who Don't Exist"- See Them
WHAT CITY HALL IS READING:
GONE TO POT - POLITICO's Brendan Cheney: The New York Police Department claims that communities of color are disproportionately affected by marijuana arrests simply because those communities are the ones lodging the most complaints. An analysis of arrest data conducted by POLITICO tells a different story. While marijuana arrests have dropped significantly since the mayor took office, 86 percent of the people arrested for marijuana possession in the fifth degree
during 2017 were people of color; 48 percent were black and 38 percent were Hispanic. Only 9 percent were white. Pressed recently by City Council members to explain the disparity, police brass said they were responding to where they were called. ... The data reviewed by POLITICO show the relationship between complaints and arrests varied widely from precinct to precinct.
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In East Harlem's El Barrio, a predominantly Hispanic community, there were 304 complaints made to 311 or 911 about marijuana smoking in 2017 and 683 arrests. In precinct 19, on the largely white Upper East Side, there were 123 complaints but only 63 arrests. In the 113th precinct, in predominantly black Jamaica, Queens, there were 281 marijuana complaints in 2017 and 280 arrests. In the 84th precinct, which includes wealthier neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill, there were 136 complaints but only 56 arrests. When de Blasio campaigned for mayor, he said the clear racial bias in arrests for low-level possession of marijuana was "unjust and wrong." Since taking office though, he has been loath to criticize the police force which has overseen historically low crime rates across almost every category. Read it here
CARRANZA'S BAGGAGE - Daily News's Ben Chapman: "Looks like the baggage of Mayor de Blasio's second choice to lead the city schools got here before he did. Incoming schools boss Richard Carranza left his previous district in Houston in the lurch by quitting after just 18 months on the job, critics say. Before that, they add, he failed to help black and Hispanic kids when he was the superintendent in San Francisco...Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said his city's schools would actually improve after Carranza's departure. 'The district will be even stronger and better than it has been,' he said. 'You hate to see people go, but people come and go all the time.'...In San Francisco, critics said Carranza presided over an unjust system that left black and Hispanic kids behind their white and Asian peers in school. A report by the nonprofit Innovate Public Schools exposed dismal academic outcomes for low-income black students and Hispanic students in the public schools during Carranza's four-year superintendent term." Read more here
CRASH HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR DE BLASIO - New York Times's J. David Goodman: "As Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped from his S.U.V. on Tuesday for his morning workout, he was immediately met by protesters outside the Prospect Park Y.M.C.A. in Brooklyn. Less than a block away and less than 24 hours before, a 4-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy were killed as they crossed Ninth Street in Park Slope with their mothers - in the crosswalk and with the light - by a driver who began rolling through a red light and then accelerated. The 4-year-old's pregnant mother, the Tony-award winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles, was also struck and remained in critical condition.
In the hours after the crash, Mr. de Blasio expressed empathy as a pedestrian and a parent. "This is an intersection, again, we know very, very well," he said on Monday. "We have crossed it many times with Dante and Chiara when they were kids, so this is personal."...The absence of charges against the driver inflamed resentments among traffic safety advocates who saw a disconnect between the mayor's goal of reducing traffic deaths and the seeming indifference of police investigators to what, to all appearances, looked like a heinous crime." Read more here
GUNS BLAZING - NRA Fundraiser On Staten Island Goes Forward - New York Post's Rich Calder: "A week after public outcry forced the cancelation of an NRA fundraiser and gun raffle in Brooklyn , a similar event is proceeding without protest at The Vanderbilt on Staten Island. "For the most part, we have elected officials who are less inclined to make assumptions and cast aspersions," said Republican City Councilman Joe Borelli of Staten Island, a conservative stronghold with the highest gun-permit concentration in the city. The Vanderbilt event is planned for September, even after protests scuttled a similar one at the famed Gargiulo's restaurant in Coney Island. Raffle items at the Staten Island Friends of NRA event include the 2018 NRA "Gun of the Year" set with a customized Kimber pistol and a Silver Stag hunting knife." Read more here
HOMELESS HELP - Daily News's Erin Durkin: "New York's efforts to fight homelessness have hit a hurdle with landlords refusing to take rent vouchers - so a city pol wants to make it easier for landlords to get paid. Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) will introduce a bill Wednesday to require the city to pay landlords by direct deposit, moving money into their bank accounts electronically if they opt for that method." Read more here
WHAT ALBANY IS READING:
UBER ALLIES- Daily News's Ken Lovett: "A coalition that includes Uber is set to kick off a campaign Wednesday to push state leaders to enact a congestion pricing plan as part of the state budget due by the end of the month. The groups include heavy-hitters like Move NY and Transportation Alternatives as well as political powerhouses like the Partnership for New York City, Real Estate board of New York, Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union. It also includes Uber, whose drivers would be among those hit by the proposed congestion pricing fees. The coalition is planning a mostly digital and lobbying "communications campaign" over the next few weeks designed to engage the public and sway Gov. Cuomo and state lawmakers to accept the recommendations from the governor's Fix NYC panel." Read it here.
- GLOVER HECKLED STUMPING FOR AIRBNB - POLITICO's Jimmy Vielkind: Mayhem erupted in the Capitol on Tuesday when demonstrators organized by a hotel workers union shouted down actor Danny Glover during a rally organized by Airbnb. Several hundred people shouted "shame on you," disrupting the rally and adding a raucous chapter to the yearslong fight between the home-rental platform and hotel interests, and competing legislation they support. "They're using you to shill for a company that hurts black people," Tyrone Connell, a member of the Hotel Trades Council, told the "Lethal Weapon" star. "I live in Brooklyn, brother," Glover responded as shouts echoed off the carved sandstone walls of the Capitol's Million Dollar Staircase. "You're the one being used ... you're being pimped, brother!" the Rev. Kirsten John Foy shouted back at Connell. Read more here.
- Here's video of the exchange.
- So what's the relationship between Glover's age (71) and "this shit?" "Life is something else," Glover told the Daily News. "It's beautiful. I'm not getting too tired."
- PERCOCO TRIAL'S 12 ANGRY JURORS - Buffalo News' Tom Precious: "Seven weeks after the Joseph Percoco corruption trial began, and in the midst of day four of deliberations, some of the jurors want out and indicated Tuesday morning they are deadlocked. Three jurors sent notes Tuesday to U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni saying they want to be dismissed from the trial. 'I physically and emotionally cannot do this anymore,' wrote one. The tone and timing of the notes appear to raise the prospect of a mistrial as a very real possible outcome to the closely watched trial that has given jurors, and the public, a not-so-pretty look into how their state government and the Cuomo administration does its work in Albany.
The judge Tuesday afternoon offered her sympathies, but rejected calls by several jurors to be dismissed. She sent them home for the day, as scheduled, in mid-afternoon, gave them the day off Wednesday in anticipation of a snow storm, and told them all to return again Thursday morning to continue deliberations. 'I appreciate that you're working hard (but) you've actually only been deliberating two days. And two days for a trial that had seven or eight weeks of testimony is not unreasonable and it's not excessive,' the judge told jurors. Caproni told them she recognized the personal burdens, but that the prosecution and defense 'are entitled to the jury's best efforts to reach a verdict in this case, and that requires all 12 of our jurors.'... The jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon, but this week are scheduled to break each day at 2 p.m. under a timetable the jury asked the judge to approve. In all, deliberations have lasted a bit more than 21 hours since Thursday." Read more here
- CUOMO SPARKS FIGHT WITH DOWNSTATE UTILITIES - The Journal News' Jorge Fitz-Gibbon and Jonathan Bandler: "Cuomo and the state's utility companies seem to agree on one thing: There are enough utility workers to restore power after Friday's nor'easter. But tell that to the thousands of customers still without power. Utility customers and a growing roster of elected officials turned up the heat on Con Edison and New York State Electric & Gas, the region's largest utilities, four days after the nor'easter struck and with another storm due Wednesday morning. They charged that Cuomo's decision to send more than 220 utility workers to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico last year and a badly organized mutual aid response from other states have left Con Edison and New York State Electric & Gas short-handed." Read more here
TRUMP'S NEW YORK
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST - How Trump's trade war finally broke Gary Cohn, by POLITICO's Ben White: Wall Street is losing its main man in the White House: Gary Cohn, the hard-charging former Goldman Sachs president who eased market fears about President Donald Trump's erratic presidency, said Tuesday he would leave in the coming weeks after losing a bruising internal battle over trade.Cohn, a New York Democrat and avowed free-trader, tried desperately to persuade Trump not to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum, arguing they would kick off a global trade war that could damage the U.S. economy. Trump so far has ignored Cohn's advice, siding with nationalist advisers who strongly favor the tariffs. More here.
HOUSEKEEPING - New housing bill would supplement HUD funding amid Trump budget cuts, by POLITICO's Janaki Chadha: New York's congressional delegation will introduce a new bill supplementing federal funding for housing assistance programs in the wake of heavy cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2019 budget. The Hardest Hit Housing Act of 2018, which will be introduced by Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and José Serrano (D-N.Y.), would provide additional funding for HUD to go towards public housing, foreclosure mitigation and rental assistance grants. "Donald Trump's 2019 budget proposal includes the same draconian and unpopular cuts to affordable housing programs that failed in Congress last year," Clarke, who represents parts of central and eastern Brooklyn, said in a statement. "The federal government should be doing more, not less to relieve the housing crisis in America." Read the story here.
SAM NUNBERG TAKES MAYA WILEY'S ADVICE - Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey: "Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Tuesday that he plans to comply with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's subpoena, an abrupt turnabout from just 24 hours earlier, when Nunberg publicly defied the Justice Department in an extraordinary day-long media blitz. In a brief interview Tuesday with The Washington Post, Nunberg said he plans to comply with Mueller's subpoena - part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - and had changed his mind after receiving public and unsolicited advice from Maya Wiley, a lawyer with whom he appeared on Ari Melber's MSNBC show Monday evening. "She's very, very smart," Nunberg said of Wiley, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's former chief counsel. "She made a compelling case to me, and the case was that they have to do this for their investigation, and it was a fair point." Read more here
MAYOR OF THE WORLD -- "Michael Bloomberg launches tobacco industry watchdog," by the Guardian's Sarah Boseley: "A new global watchdog agency has been launched to monitor the tobacco industry with $20m of philanthropic funding amid fears of dirty tactics by cigarette companies hit by declining smoking rates in the west. The funding for the agency, named Stop (Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products), comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies, whose founder, Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York, has committed almost $1bn to the global fight against tobacco. The agency will 'aggressively monitor deceptive tobacco industry tactics and practices to undermine public health,' said Bloomberg Philanthropies. Global information and data on the behaviour of the tobacco companies, especially in low- and middle-income countries where they are seeking to grow their markets, will be collated and held on a public website." http://bit.ly/2I5AtRb
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Willard Scott is 84 ... Rachel Zuckerman of NBC News comms (h/t Farrin Jay) ... WNYC's Jennifer Hsu ... Carol Danko, OPIC's managing director of communications and a Michael Grimm and King alum (h/t Saat Alety) ... Schumer alum Michael Tobman ... Tanya Hayre ... Harry Bainbridge ...
MORNING MEDIA, with POLITICO's Michael Calderone:
First in Morning Media: Journalist Julia Ioffe is writing a book on Russia for HarperCollins imprint Ecco that's expected to be published in winter 2020. "It is a combination of personal memoir and original reporting that looks to really get at Russia and the Russian psyche," Ecco executive editor Denise Oswald told me. Ioffe has a unique vantage point having been born in Russia, emigrating in her youth to the United States, and then returning later as a journalist. Ioffe recently left her staff position at The Atlantic, though she remains a contributing writer.
STORMY DANIELS SUES TRUMP: "Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed the nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her," NBC News's Sarah Fitzpatrick reports. "The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by NBC News, alleges that her agreement not to disclose her 'intimate' relationship with Trump is not valid because while both Daniels and Trump's attorney Michael Cohen signed it, Trump never did."
COMEY ON COLBERT: CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert announced that he'll interview former FBI director James Comey on April 17, the same day his book will be released. ABC's George Stephanopoulos nabbed the first Comey interview on April 15.
BAD BET - via Bloomberg News: "Maria Contreras-Sweet said her group is pulling out of its deal to buy Weinstein Co. after an examination raised questions about the viability of the film and TV studio. The group included billionaires Ron Burkle and Len Blavatnik. Contreras-Sweet said she would consider acquiring Weinstein assets if they become available in bankruptcy, according to a statement Tuesday. Contreras-Sweet, who served as head of the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama, first made an offer for the studio in November, after a sex-harassment scandal forced co-founder Harvey Weinstein from the company. She's also looking to buy other entertainment assets." Read it here.
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REAL ESTATE, with POLITICO New York's Sally Goldenberg:
IN THE ZONE - Jerome rezoning nears Council approval, after 2 committees, by POLITICO's Janaki Chadha: The city's Jerome Avenue rezoning plan cleared the City Council's Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises as well as the Council land use committee, clearing two crucial hurdles before the proposal goes to a full Council vote where it is expected to pass. If approved, the project would mark the fourth of its kind under Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to rezone 15 city neighborhoods, designed to enable more residential development, with an eye toward rent-regulated apartments across the city. The plan would rezone a 95-block area between 167th and 184th streets in the Bronx and help advance the mayor's goal of creating or preserving 300,000 units of subsidized housing by 2026. It follows neighborhood-wide rezonings in East New York, Far Rockaway and East Harlem. Read the story here.
- "Questions Arise as De Blasio Rezones Series of Low-Income Neighborhoods," by Gotham Gazette's Sam Raskin: "Later this year, the Department of City Planning is slated to release a 'draft planning framework' as part of a process to rezone Gowanus, an initiative spearheaded by Brooklyn City Council Member Brad Lander aimed at increasing affordable housing and making a variety of other neighborhood improvements. Rezoning Gowanus, a middle-to-upper income, majority-white neighborhood, would be a departure from the city's prevailing approach to reimagining a number of neighborhoods across the city." Read the story here.
You can find the free version of Sally's real estate newsletter here: http://politi.co/2a1DgJk
AROUND NEW YORK:
- Arrests for fare evasion in Manhattan fell last month, with NYPD officers arresting 622 people for skipping fares in February, less than half of January's total of 1,472. The drop came after Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. declined to prosecute most turnstile-jumping cases in Manhattan under a new policy that took effect Feb. 1.
- Women working at Resorts World Casino in Queens filed a lawsuit against the establishment, claiming management turns a blind eye to sexual harassment and violent behavior from male customers and co-workers.
- Thieves in New York City are stealing trash cans, and noone's quite sure why.
- The Syracuse Jazz Fest may break a 35 year streak and go on hiatus this summer.
- The Thruway's cashless-tolling amnesty program netted more than $1.4 million of the $5.2 million in outstanding tolls on the replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge.
- Lake Placid will be the home of the 2023 Winter World University Games.
THE HOME TEAMS - Howard Megdal:
The LIU-Brooklyn men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA tournament after defeating Wagner, 71-61. Joel Hernandez scored 32 points in the win.
The day ahead: the greatest of all conference tourneys, the Big East men's basketball event, takes place at The Garden, weather permitting. The highlight of night one is Georgetown-St. John's at 7 pm. Mullin and Ewing on the sidelines, Red Panda at halftime. Not to be missed.
#UpstateAmerica: Hundreds of Rochester residents spurned their beloved Genesee for the release of a hyped Brooklyn beer.
#ZooYork: See photos of the wild partying during Purim
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