Azi Paybarah

Azi Paybarah appears in the following:

A Political Storm, Maybe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Was it really necessary to shut down the subway ahead of the blizzard-turned-snowstorm? We look at what's perhaps becoming a trend of one-upmanship by Gov. Cuomo towards Mayor de Blasio.

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Crime Didn't Stop Overnight. Why Did Arrests?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

After the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers, arrest numbers dropped sharply in an apparent move by cops to register their discontent. Where do policing tactics go from here?

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Your Primer for the Primaries

Monday, August 25, 2014

In just about two weeks, New Yorkers vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary and other races. Here's what you need to know about the candidates.

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De Blasio's Inner Circle

Monday, March 24, 2014

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local news - including the annual Inner Circle show from this past weekend, which has been satirizing City Hall since 1923.

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Local Politics Round-Up: De Blasio's First Big Moves

Monday, January 20, 2014

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses headlines in the local news and checks in on two major campaign promises made by Mayor Bill de Blasio: paid sick leave, and keeping the doors of Brooklyn hospitals open.


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Local Politics Round-Up

Monday, December 23, 2013

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local politics, from the latest mayoral appointments to the City Council Speaker selection process.


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Monday Morning Local Politics

Monday, November 18, 2013

Is this the week that Bill de Blasio announces his high-level appointments? Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Brigid Bergin set the stage for what looks to be a busy week of transition politics -- and Bloomberg legacy assessment.

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Tomorrow Is Primary Day: Are You Ready?

Monday, September 09, 2013

After a long primary season, (registered) New Yorkers hit the polls tomorrow to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for Mayor -- or at least who will be in the runoff. Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Anna Sale discuss the last-minute push by the campaigns, and what to watch for as the results come in tomorrow.

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The State of the Race(s)

Friday, July 19, 2013

The election season is heating up, with new polls showing strong support for Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in the mayoral and comptroller's race, respectively. Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, and Kate Taylor of the New York Times discuss the state of the races, and the recent Times poll on Mayor Bloomberg's legacy.

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Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

→ WNYC Mayoral Resources: Mayor Tracker | Brian Interviews the Candidates

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Contested Congressional Races

Monday, November 05, 2012

Richard Flanagan, associate professor at the College of Staten Island and co-author of Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City, talks about the Congressional race on Staten Island.

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, looks at how tight races in both the 1st and 18th districts of New York may be decided on election day.

John Dankosky, news director at Connecticut's WNPR and host of Where We Live, talks about the McMahon/Murphy race for Senate.


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Party Affiliation Registration Deadline Nears for New York

Friday, October 05, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capitol New York, explains why the Friday deadline is crucial for the 2013 mayoral primary.

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Vito Lopez Scandal

Monday, August 27, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talks about the sexual harassment charges against Brooklyn Democratic Party leader and Assembly Member Vito Lopez.

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The Culture of Cuomo in Albany

Friday, August 03, 2012

Capitol New York political reporter Azi Paybarah explains how Governor Cuomo's promises of transparency compare to his administration's record, and discusses the latest on the governor's 2016 hopes.

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Local Politics Heating Up

Monday, July 09, 2012

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local politics, from the Rangel-Espaillat race likely getting settled to the ongoing lockout of ConEd workers.

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Albany and City Hall Roundup: Arrests, Livery Cabs, Casinos, Soda

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Capital New York political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the Cuomo administration's decision to put pressure on the NYPD stop and frisk policy; the collapse of the Queens casino deal; livery cab bill latest; and the fallout from Mayor Bloomberg's war on big soda.

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Will the NYC GOP Find a Mayoral Candidate?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

No high profile Republican candidate has emerged as a favorite for next year's mayoral race. Azi Paybarah, reporter for Capital New York, and Doug Muzzio, professor of political science at Baruch College and host of "City Talk" on CUNY/TV, talk about the buzz surrounding an effort to draft Ray Kelly, and the leadership void in the local GOP.

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Actress targets Cuomo, education cuts

Friday, February 25, 2011

Actress Cynthia Nixon puts Andrew Cuomo's budget in plain language.

"And while we're at it, let's take a hundred or more schools across the state, and just shut them down. It sounds like I'm joking but that's exactly what is going to happen if we don't stop Governor Cuomo's record setting one-point-five billion dollars in school cuts.

"The worst part is the governor is simultaneously proposing multi-billion-dollar tax breaks for the wealthiest New Yorkers."

The group, Alliance for Quality Educaiton, is calling for people to submit their own videos describing how Cuomo's cuts to schools would impact them.

Cuomo's spokesman, Josh Vlasto, says the figures Nixon cites in the video are not accurate.

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The Christie Era

Thursday, February 24, 2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie gets profiled by Matt Bai. (politico.com)

Matt Bai:

Ronald Reagan had his 'welfare queens,' Rudy Giuliani had his criminals and 'squeegee men,' and now Chris Christie has his sprawling and powerful public-sector unions - teachers, cops and firefighters who Christie says are driving up local taxes beyond what the citizenry can afford, while also demanding the kind of lifetime security that most private-sector workers have already lost.

"It may just be that Christie has stumbled onto the public-policy issue of our time, which is how to bring the exploding costs of the public workforce in line with reality. ... Then again, he may simply be the latest in a long line of politicians to give an uneasy public the scapegoat it demands

[h/t Mike Allen]

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Poll: Public School Parents back performance-based layoffs for teachers

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Support for performance-based layoffs is strong among all groups, including 75–20 percent among voters in households with a union member, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Voters with children in public school back performance-based layoffs 90–7 percent.

By a 50–22 percent margin, New York State voters have a favorable opinion of public school teachers, with 25 percent who haven’t heard enough about them to form an opinion. Parents of public school students have a 60–22 percent favorable opinion.

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