Before Day 1

David Paterson, Jared Kushner,

This letter, from former Governor Paterson is hanging on the wall in the New York Observer‘s conference room. In it, Paterson politely declines my publisher’s $5 Starbucks giftcard, due to the strict nature of Albany’s ethics rules.

I officially start here tomorrow, but couldn’t resist sharing that one. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll have newsier information to post. In the meantime, if you have a tip, suggestions, a tip, gossip, a tip, photo, a tip, a video, or a tip you’d like to share, let me know. I’m at apaybarah[at]observer.com, @azipaybarah on the Twitter, or just stick it in the comments section.