Tuesday, February 21, 2012


IN OUR NEW ISSUE: The new issue of City & State looks at how gay politics in New York has fractured after achieving its ultimate goal (http://bit.ly/w7BIOo), how there are no easy answers for the future of Indian Point's power (http://bit.ly/AsrYQD) and how the average New York City restaurant inspection score would earn a B – and is getting worse: http://bit.ly/wyi5P0


* Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has hired John Del Cecato and Anna and Stanley Greenberg, former consultants to Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton, in advance of his increasingly-likely mayoral run, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/wJUNbU

* Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Interim CEO Ramon Rodriguez will not allow the hospital to merge with two others, in defiance of a state advisory panel's recommendation, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/zyymn9

* Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing bills in Congress to release an additional $200 million to flood-ravaged areas in upstate New York, the Times Union writes: http://bit.ly/xioc21

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration pushed back on reports of a compromise with the legislature on redistricting and told the Daily News the governor is still ready to veto unfair lines: http://nydn.us/wHNFUP

* Cuomo's New New York Leaders program, to incite more qualified young people to enter government service, will come with a $50,000 stipend, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/y8y1bz

* The public got its first look at Former Rep. Anthony Weiner and wife Huma's 2-month-old son Jordan Zain yesterday in Soho, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/wz85hh

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