Elsewhere: Riveras Won’t Run, James Faces Challenge

Tom Robbins writes that Michael Bloomberg will head into a third term owing favors to Marty Golden, and that that’s really not a good thing.

No Riveras will be running for Bronx borough president.

Robert Morgenthau said he didn’t promise to back his deputy as a successor because he wants an outsider.

Ed Skyler is our hero.

A pro-Atlantic Yards organizer is going to challenge Councilwoman Letitia James, who opposes the project.

Bill de Blasio is lending his crucial support to Toll Brothers‘ Gowanus development.

Here are details on the controversial Chinatown rezoning.

Some ball fields on Staten Island may be radioactive–but probably only a little.

Barack Obama named his FEMA chief, who actually has experience in emergency management, and in a state that has many emergencies.

Niall Stanage notes that Gordon Brown’s trip to D.C. is a very, very big deal to Gordon Brown, even if the American media is mostly ignoring it.

Obama gave him a somewhat cool reception.

Hillary Clinton wants to talk seriously with Russia about a missile defense shield against Iranian nuclear weapons.

And finally, at the risk of repeating myself, this video of the temporary renaming of 53rd Street captures a very nice jolly moment between Bono and Christine Quinn.

Elsewhere: Riveras Won’t Run, James Faces Challenge