DiNapoli’s Hire, Praise for Duffy

Tom DiNapoli hired Obama pollster Joel Benenson to work on what will be the comptroller’s first statewide election. [Liz]

Larry Silverstein praises Barack Obama’s plan for rebuilding infrastructure. [The Real Estate]

The Brooklyn Paper explains how deeply proposed M.T.A. cuts would affect Brooklyn residents. [BP]

Of the Citibank bailout, the Financial Times writes, “The deal is likely to raise questions on whether the terms were onerous enough.” [FT]

The Democrat & Chronicle has extensive praise for Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy, suggesting, “Gov. Paterson has at least one ally ready to roll up his sleeves and make tough decisions.” [D&C]

An amphitheater in Coney Island–a pet project of Marty Markowitz’s–will cost $64 million. [Post]

Apparently, Charles Gargano met his fund-raising goals for the George E. Pataki Leadership and Learning Center. [Liz]

Obama officially rolled out Treasury appointee Timothy Geithner. [Ben]

DiNapoli’s Hire, Praise for Duffy