Intrigue on William Street

Jess Duran, the communications director for the politically wired Hispanic Federation, appears to have departed on very short notice.

We were unable to reach Duran today, and the Hispanic Federation wasn’t returning calls. But we hear that the departure may have had something to do with the relationship between the non-profit and Cablevision, the company that owns Madison Square Garden. Cablevision recently hired the Federation’s executive director, Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez, as vice president for government relations, with the portfolio of helping with its campaign against the West Side Stadium.

We’d love some more details on Duran’s departure, and were hoping that one of our correspondents up in Albany this weekend for the Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus meeting could help us figure it out.