By Azi Paybarah in Manhattan, Jimmy Vielkind in Albany, and Mike Allen in D.C., with Daniel Lippman
WHERE THE GOVERNOR GOES — POLITICO New York’s Bill Mahoney: After 5 years in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nonetheless to finish a Full Schumer. The governor’s open schedules list locations for 6,382 opposite meetings or events between Feb. 2011 and Aug. 2015. These embody appearances in customarily 47 of a state’s 62 counties, causing him to tumble brief of Sen. Charles Schumer’s 17-year streak of visiting each county in a state during slightest once (though Cuomo’s critical administrator Kathy Hochul completed a cycle in her initial year in office).
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Most of these unvisited counties are upstate (Putnam is debatably a exception), yet that doesn’t meant a administrator hesitates to try north of Bear Mountain. In particular, he’s a fan of Buffalo. He’s spent portions of 51 days conducting central business in Erie, some-more than in any county solely Albany or New York, where his offices are located. He’s also a revisit caller to a Adirondacks’ Essex County, competition 39,072, where he’s spent some-more time than Brooklyn. http://politi.co/1OSFyr9
DE BLASIO DEFINED BY CUOMO FEUD — Associated Press’ Jon Lemire: “The impulse that arguably tangible Mayor Bill de Blasio’s scattered second year in bureau competence good have been a erotic afternoon this past summer when he summoned a organisation of reporters to City Hall. De Blasio proceeded to slice into Cuomo for restraint his pivotal initiatives during each turn, behaving out of pettiness, ‘game-playing’ and ‘revenge for some viewed slight.’ Even as he thundered on, de Blasio concurred his comments could prompt Cuomo to unleash a ‘vendetta.’ Since that harangue 6 months ago, a attribute between a state’s dual many absolute Democrats has turn even some-more toxic. The magnitude with that Cuomo has extrinsic himself into city business and undisguised second-guessed a mayor has augmenting dramatically. And a administrator competence infer to be of tiny assistance to de Blasio as a mayor, now during a median of his reign with his re-election bid on a apart horizon, prepares to again take his bulletin to a state collateral that in many ways is still firmly tranquil by Cuomo.” http://apne.ws/1IxLSHQ
PIC OF THE DAY: The New York repository cover featuring a shrunken de Blasio. http://nym.ag/1IxJ7q0
SELLING HIS MESSAGE — “Mayor de Blasio Still Trying, Fitfully, to Blow His Own Horn Better,” by Times’ Michael M. Grynbaum: “On his 99th day as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio was asked how he would urge his fledgling administration. ‘Communicate clearly,’ a mayor replied. ‘Remembering to promulgate early and mostly is a thing we would tell myself to do.’ Twenty months later, Mr. de Blasio is, by his possess admission, still user on it. ‘I need to promulgate better,’ he announced final week, echoing a refrain that is now hackneyed during City Hall. In a final month alone, Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, has blamed open family for his problems with homelessness (‘I have not communicated sufficiently”) and a recoil to his affordable housing devise (‘We’re not explaining it good enough’). Facing a lowest capitulation ratings of his tenure, as good as questions about his re-election chances, Mr. de Blasio has pronounced a problem is packaging, not substance. He has stood quick on his magnanimous policies, observant he is assured that he is changing New Yorkers’ lives for a better. But in interviews, countless supporters of Mr. de Blasio contend they sojourn endangered about a mayor’s messaging instincts, observant he falls chase to distractions and has unsuccessful to gain on his accomplishments.” http://nyti.ms/1OgI3Hv
THE NEW SHERIFF OF STATE STREET — Gannett’s Joe Spector: “When Cuomo was using for contention ubiquitous in 2006, he vowed to be a ‘Sheriff of State Street,’ where a state Capitol is located. A decade later, there’s a new policeman in town: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. In his 6 years in office, Bharara has won a guilty verdicts of 27 open officials, and nothing were incomparable than a philosophy in a final month of a former legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Already, Bharara has forged out a public-corruption record that rivals anyone who has hold a renowned post for a Southern District of New York, that covers tools of New York City and a Hudson Valley. People tighten to him contend Bharara has a ease certainty that, over decades in politics and a courtroom, has driven him toward a faith that New York is fruitful belligerent for open corruption.” http://on.rocne.ws/1IxDGaM
TABS — Post: “MY 3 SONS: Cop’s triple fun as his kids join him on force” — News: “JETS FLIP SCRIPT ON ‘PRICKS’” — NY magazine: “Who Shrunk a Mayor? — amNY: “3..2..1..2016” — Metro: “#2015” — Newsday: “TROUBLE IN BULK” — Hamodia: “Uber Looks to Expand in NY: Cabbies Fight Back” — Epoch Times: “‘Force Awakens’ Becomes Fastest Movie to Reach $1 Billion” — El Diario [translated]: NYC needs safer streets for pedestrians
FRONT PAGES — NYT, 2-col. subsequent a fold: “Working Under Cover, Clinton Sought Proof of Racial Bias” — WSJNY, 4-col. above a fold: “Choosing a Street Over a Shelter”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “In a final year, we can’t prominence him observant anything bad towards a police.” — Ed Mullins, trainer of a Sergeants Benevolent Association, about de Blasio. around DN’s Jennifer Fermino: http://goo.gl/nv4r6C
TWEET OF THE DAY: The DM that led to one journo marriage, around @JamieStelter: https://goo.gl/iQDDao
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DEEP DIVE – “The Hustlers during Scores,” by Jessica Pressler in New York Magazine: “Here’s a complicated Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pitiable organisation and gave to, well, themselves.” http://thecut.io/1PrZJPo
CITY HALL, THE RESTAURANT, IS CLOSING — Times’ James Barron — “City Hall is closing, a grill during 131 Duane Street in TriBeCa in Manhattan, not City Hall, a chair of supervision a integrate of blocks away. The one became something of a hangout for people from a other: lawmakers and lobbyists, commissioners and City Council types. But a grill will close down on Dec. 31. Henry Meer, a cook who non-stop City Hall, pronounced a preference reflected a multiple of factors. ‘It was not only a intensity boost in rent,’ he said. ‘It was a boost of a tiny business — City Hall — perplexing to stay in business given of a boost in handling costs.
“Mr. Meer pronounced a developers of a oppulance Westfield World Trade Center mall had approached him about opening a grill there. But he pronounced that his other passion was booze and spirits, and that he designed to open a booze store in a new mall, that is set to open in open 2016. (The opening of a mall has been behind by problems like leaks.)” http://nyti.ms/1SidcvO
— @HyersBill has a speculation given a grill is shuttering: https://goo.gl/YP1BhR
“NO VICTORY LAPS” — Daily News’ Jennifer Fermino: “Midway by his term, de Blasio is holding no feat laps, and if he did, New Yorkers would substantially run him out of town. He’s mired in record-low capitulation ratings and a argument with Cuomo — a one-time crony — and is retooling his cupboard to conduct a homeless predicament that until recently he denied existed. His troubles have astounded observers, given his repute as a shining user who helped Hillary Clinton obstacle a U.S. Senate chair from New York. ‘He is some-more gentle sportive a levers of appetite now, yet he’s some-more fluid politically than would have been approaching given his experiences,’ pronounced former City Councilman Kenneth Fisher.” http://nydn.us/1JC0fWF
— “Mayor de Blasio appears to have negotiated a frail assent with cops” — DN’s Jennifer Fermino: http://goo.gl/nv4r6C
— “Mayor de Blasio’s NYC schools see some improvement, yet still onslaught with inequality” — News’ Ben Chapman: “[A]fter dual years job a shots for a open propagandize complement — that has a $24 billion annual bill — de Blasio’s skeleton have so distant unsuccessful to furnish a transformative impact on a schools as a whole, where inequality is still a order rather than a exception.” http://goo.gl/dlXq9B
BETTER THAN YOU THINK — New York magazine’s Andrew Rice: “On Nov 2, scarcely dual years to a day after he ascended to a state during his choosing jubilee to a balance of Lorde’s ‘Royals,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio perceived a gloomy existence check. A Marist College check pegged his capitulation rating during 38 percent, a new low, and scarcely half of those surveyed pronounced he did not merit reelection. … Most troublingly, a check found that 55 percent of New Yorkers suspicion a city was relocating in a wrong instruction — a many desperate such figure in during slightest a decade.
“That night, de Blasio — who is not many for a amicable circuit — nonetheless put on a happy face as he welcomed a organisation of domestic elders to Gracie Mansion to applaud a eminent failure. It was a 50th anniversary of a choosing of Mayo John Lindsay, another on-going reformer with inhabitant ambitions. … De Blasio gestured toward his possess initial trainer in city government, Mayor David Dinkins, who was seated during a list subsequent to a stage. ‘It’s unequivocally transparent that some people did surpassing things, and afterwards those contributions were not accurately reflected in a history,’ he said. ‘We know of Mayor Dinkins’s unusual contributions to a reserve of a city. We know of Mayor Lindsay’s unusual contributions to peace and to a probability of a city where everybody unequivocally could live together. It’s critical to honour that history. Whether it is a required knowledge or not, it is a truth.”
“The subtext was mislaid on no one in a audience. ‘Everyone suspicion that it was transparently him articulate about himself,’ says George Artz, a maestro domestic consultant. ‘In effect, he was saying, ‘I’m doing a lot improved than we think.’”
ANXIETY ASIDE, NEW YORK SEES DROP IN CRIME — Times’ J. David Goodman and Al Baker: “Homeless encampments proliferated. Two officers, opposed armed men, were shot and killed. And many New Yorkers pronounced they felt reduction safe. But fears that New York City was slipping behind to a some-more dangerous time contrasted with reality. As reflected in a reported levels of a many critical forms of crime, a city in 2015 was as protected as it had been in a complicated history. A medium diminution in reported crime is approaching by year’s end.
“As we finish this year, a City of New York will record a safest year in a history, a complicated history, as it relates to crime,” pronounced Commissioner William J. Bratton, summing adult 2015 in an chateau to officers during a Dec. 17 graduation ceremony. But, he added, a past 12 months had also been ‘terrible’ for a dialect given of a detriment of 4 officers in a line of avocation given late final December. ‘It has been a year of good contradictions,’ he said, struggling for words. The altogether crime statistics, of course, do not constraint a augmenting participation of homeless people on a streets and in shelters that has bedeviled a administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, while contributing to a creeping confusion among New Yorkers.
— The data: “The high diminution in coercion numbers this year continued a trend that started underneath a administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Police stops appearance during scarcely 700,000 in 2011 and arrests during roughly 423,000 in 2010, military statistics show. Criminal summonses have been disappearing for a decade, according to a investigate of military coercion expelled this month by a John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Arrests for pot possession fell to new lows after a dramatization of a some-more kindly process late final year. That drop, to 17,362 by Dec. 20 from 27,476 during a same indicate in 2014, mirrored likewise pointy declines in 2011-12 and 2012-13.” http://nyti.ms/1kmMoww
TOUGH CROWD — Sharpton sees churned formula in de Blasio’s initial dual years — Post’s Yoav Gonen: “Even companion Al Sharpton is giving Mayor de Blasio an deficient class during midterm. During a mayor’s revisit Friday to a National Action Network to offer food and discharge toys, Sharpton pronounced a city was relocating in a right instruction — yet not scarcely quick enough. ‘After 20 years of going backwards, we competence not be speeding during a speed we want, yet we during slightest have incited a vessel around to a right direction,’ Sharpton pronounced during NAN’s annual Christmas jubilee in Harlem. He credited de Blasio for expanding pre-K and shortening a Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk, while gripping crime levels low.” http://nyp.st/1ZtgJcR
KING OF QUEENS — District Attorney Richard Brown, UNCHALLENGEABLE — Times’ Eli Rosenberg: “[I]n an epoch when rapist probity remodel is an augmenting prejudiced of a review in New York City, and district contention seats in Brooklyn and Manhattan have incited over in new years — or, in a box of Staten Island and a Bronx, will on Jan. 1 — some people have begun seeking where Mr. Brown’s challengers are.
“Already a longest-serving district contention in Queens, Mr. Brown will turn a city’s longest-serving tip county prosecutor when his new reign starts in January. To his supporters, a fibre of uncontested elections indicates a honour Mr. Brown — famous as a Judge for his time on a dais — has earned. … Others pronounced his prolonged reign was a sign that a city’s superannuated domestic machines were still a force in Queens. ‘It undermines democracy when there is no genuine challenger to step adult to run opposite incumbents,’ pronounced Dick Dadey, a executive executive of Citizens Union, a supervision watchdog.” http://goo.gl/RofEm1
LONG READS — A 2015 reading list, by Observer’s Ross Barkan, on Medium: “I keep a marble cover of all a books we review and allot them minute grades. … Below, here are a 27 books I’ve finished this year with their minute class and a brief reason behind my grading*.
— “Eyes on City Hall: A Young Man’s Education in New York City Political Warfare by Evan Mandery: (B+) Despite my profession, I’ve review unequivocally few domestic books or debate memoirs. Mandery, who was a tip help on Ruth Messinger’s cursed 1997 mayoral campaign, gives a riveting behind-the-scenes demeanour of what it’s like to exist in a cauldron of New York City politics. The ’97 competition was definitely forgettable — Rudy romped Ruth — yet Mandery splendidly exposes a foibles and hypocrisies of debate operatives and domestic reporters alike. As a contributor covering campaigns, we satisfied how tiny we accepted about what it’s like to live inside this 24/7 appurtenance for months (or years) during a time.
— “Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates: (A) … “Between a World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: (B+) There isn’t many we can contend here that hasn’t been pronounced already about Coates and his award-winning book. we will simply offer my belief, explained good by Michelle Alexander, that Coates’ work is unfinished. We know of a degradations of slavery, Jim Crow, and institutional injustice that grips America to this day, and how an whole competition of people humour in a universe stained with this legacy, and how — interjection to Coates — crippling this can be for African-Americans. What we was anticipating to find from Coates was some-more of a vision, a honed Weltanschauung indicating a approach forward.” https://goo.gl/M1Naja
— The Times Square Olive Garden is charging $400 per chairman for New Year’s Eve dinner. NYP’s Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein: http://nyp.st/1RMHwPZ
— Eliot Spitzer and Lis Smith are no longer dating — Page Six: http://nyp.st/1RMHacc
— Last rites for NYPD Detective and Air National Guardsman Joseph Lemm — who was killed by a Taliban bomber in Afghanistan final week — will be hold during St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, a NYPD announced Sunday. Post’s Tina Moore: http://nyp.st/1Og4bld
— On Dec. 28, New Yorkers can erase any intent that represents a diseased habits, a intrigue exes, terrible jobs, debilitating illnesses, and unfortunate stream events that tormented them in 2015. DNAinfo’s Nicole Levy: http://dnain.fo/1mdlOrH
— A New York male rode a Citibike all a approach to California, incurring $1,200 in fees. He skeleton to lapse a bicycle. New York magazine’s Caroline Bankoff: http://nym.ag/1QVuuiV
EAT BEAT – “Adam Platt’s Where to EAT 2016: Your diversion devise for dining (and drinking) unusually well, starting tonight” — New York Magazine: “1. The New Old School … 2. Melting-Pot Madness … 3. Gourmet Pub Crawl … 4. The Nouveau Wine Bar Revolution … 5. Age of a Vegivore … 6. Omakase Forever … 7. Pizzapalooza … 8. The Breakfast Nosh.” http://grb.st/1ZwTDlw
REAL ESTATE — SHARK OF WALL STREET—“The Wall Street landmark left to rot,” by Post’s Steve Cuozzo: “A distinguished block of New York City genuine estate is kept empty by a murky Chinese billionaire who goes by as many as 7 opposite aliases. If New Yorkers resent abroad ‘investment’ in their city, it’s given of situations like a one during 23 Wall St., a poser that stretches from Houston to Angola to Beijing. The billionaire in doubt is one Sam Pa, an fugitive figure as colorful as a James Bond arch-villain. No matter what name he uses, he has a ambience for women and quick cars — yet he competence not be seen or listened from again for a prolonged time to come. The globe-trotting Pa was destitute dual months ago by Communist Party authorities probing crime in China’s appetite industry. His detain casts a new cloud over 23 Wall St., that is owned by a association Pa controls and has stood dim given 2003.” http://nyp.st/1SidRgQ
PRICE POINTS—“Manhattan Luxury-Home Prices in a Slide, Defying Broader Market,” by Bloomberg News’ Oshrat Carmiel: “Manhattan’s luxury-home marketplace is losing a luster. The median cost for a borough’s most-expensive homes fell to $3.59 million in October, down 2.2 percent from a year earlier, according to an index by StreetEasy measuring resales in a tip 20 percent of a market. Prices have been dropping each month given February, when they reached their tip indicate on record, a median of $3.72 million, an research of information from a listings website shows.” http://bloom.bg/1YEjScL
—“In 2015, Shattering Records in New York City Real Estate,” by Times’ Vivian Marino: “In a area of New York City genuine estate, what goes adult only keeps going up, and up. This past year prices again punctured records, with a central shutting of a $100.47 million penthouse during a apex of Extell Development’s One57, a translucent Midtown skyscraper and renouned headquarters for billionaires worldwide seeking to park their cash. Other sales in a Central Park-facing condominium, during 157 West 57th Street, flirted with a nine-digit mark. And opposite Manhattan, annals were set for co-ops and impracticable prices paid for other condos and townhouses. Brooklyn, that is apropos ever some-more fascinating (and dear) as a home address, also posted a record for a many costly sale for a singular residence, in Cobble Hill.” http://nyti.ms/1NJC5NT
YEAR IN REVIEW—“The tip 10 biggest genuine estate projects of 2015,” by Real Deal’s Kathryn Brenzel: “Though new Manhattan developments were a heaviest hitters in terms of distance this year, a outdoor boroughs some-more than hold their own. Half of a 10 largest assent applications — by block footage — for new developments in a city were for projects in a outdoor boroughs. Emerging critical genuine estate playgrounds, like Long Island City and a Bronx, surfaced a list, descending not too distant behind a biggest growth due this year: SL Green Realty’s One Vanderbilt in Midtown East.” http://bit.ly/1mdwFli
THE HOME TEAMS — POLITICO New York’s Howard Megdal: Riveters 7, Beauts 3: Meghan Fardelmann notched a initial shawl pretence in Riveters history, while Janine Weber and Lyudmila Belyakova combined dual goals every in this intrastate NWHL matchup.
— Jets 26, Patriots 20: Eric Decker non-stop OT with a touchdown catch, and now a Jets can make a playoffs by violence a Bills subsequent week.
— Bills 16, Cowboys 6: Mike Gillislee filled in for LeSean McCoy and rushed for 93 yards in a incomprehensible win.
–Celtics 100, Knicks 91: Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points. But a Knicks had difficulty interlude Evan a Turner all night, and forsaken their fourth straight.
–Vikings 49, Giants 17: No Beckham, no hope.
— The day ahead: a Nets are in Miami. The Rangers are in Nashville. The Sabres horde a Capitals. And a best actor in women’s college basketball, Breanna Stewart, brings top-ranked and undefeated Connecticut to The Garden to face sixth-ranked Maryland.
COFFEE BREAK — “Smithsonian pays reverence to ‘Seinfeld,’ other NYC gems,” by Post’s Marisa Schultz: “Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom unit a Empire State Building and Joe DiMaggio are among dozens of works featured in a loyalty to New York City during a Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. … The arrangement highlights 30 pieces of art that were incited into stamps, prejudiced of a USPS’s collection of 5,000 strange artworks it consecrated over a final 70 years. … The 33-cent “Seinfeld” stamp was expelled in 2000 and shows a prejudiced perspective of a categorical character’s illusory Upper West Side apartment, with a doorway ajar. Other notables works are a 1972 mural of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and a 1973 colorful depiction of Broadway’s George Gershwin.” http://nyp.st/1ZwTyyg
#UpstateAmerica: Someone was arrested for pooping on a Capitol formidable in Albany. http://bit.ly/1IxK81j
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