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Local Politics Roundup: Derailments, Transitions, Appointments

Monday, December 02, 2013

Bill de Blasio at the Talking Transition tent (Brigid Bergin/WNYC)

This is a week when many political watchers expect announcements from the de Blasio transition team on high-level appointments. But the news of the morning is the Metro-North derailment, and the questions it raises about our local transportation infrastructure. Mayor Bloomberg did not appear at the crash scene, and a spokesperson referred to the crash as a state and MTA matter; de Blasio issued a statement and his office says he's in touch with authorities. Joel Siegel , managing editor for politics for the New York Daily News, sets the week in local politics.

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Joel Siegel

Comments [3]

Mark Crane from Bronx

Has anyone remembered the January 1882 train wreck at Spuyten Duyvil?

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20B1FF93C5413738DDDA80994DE405B8784F0D3

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50611F73E5F15738DDDAC0994D9405B8284F0D3

Dec. 02 2013 11:27 AM
Dorothy from Manhattan

Interesting that Bloomberg was so cranky -- Perhaps it's because Cuomo stole the spotlight. Cuomo was on site lickety-split and was shown "in charge" on TV.

Cuomo pere didn't come to NYC in Feb. 1993 when the Trade Center was first hit and he list the next election. Maybe not cause/effect but Dinkens was in Japan and couldn't decide whether to come back. He lost too.

Bloomberg doesn't have another election but his "legacy" is tarnished by his never being around or reachable in a crisis.

Dec. 02 2013 10:50 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

That DeBlasio will take an anti-Israel or anti-Jewish position will come as no surprise to me. The Bloomberg Days are definitely over, for better or for worse. This guy is a radical without a doubt. God save us.

Dec. 02 2013 10:35 AM

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