Morning Read: Rangel, Jeffries, Meng, Maloney, Velazquez and Long

Charlie Rangel took the stage looking emotional, and sounded a note of damaged pride and fierce determination, Thomas Kaplan reports. On stage, Rangel said of his critics, “If they didn’t think after 42 years that I was the best qualified, I promise them that in the next two years they’ll have no question about the fact that we elected the best.”

Charles Barron called for a recount and said he would not be calling Hakeem Jeffries to congratulate him on the win.

Leonard Greene says that the message to Charles Barron is “you weren’t ready for prime time.”

John Liu stopped by Nydia Velazquez’s victory night party to declare “This is Nydialand!”

Wendy Long ended the short political career of Bob Turner, telling supporters “Kirsten Gillibrand said she wants more women in politics. Tonight we are here to grant her wish.

Grace Meng must now turn her attention to Dan Halloran. 

Sean Patrick Maloney scored a decisive win over Richard Becker, and will now face Nan Hayworth in the general, a race that will be a top priority for state Dems.

Eric Schneiderman is investigating contributions to tax-exempt groups that are heavily involved in political campaigns.

Why its good to be the king: Mike Bloomberg had City Hall technicians wire an A/C unit into his car so that it won’t be too hot when he gets in.

The Public Employee Federation, the state’s second largest public employee union, ousted its president after members disapproved of a contract the labor group reached with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Times interviews over 100 people who have been stopped and frisked by the police, and although their experiences vary, those stopped say the experience left them feeling intruded upon and humiliated.

A state appellate court found the practice illegal.

Advocates are continuing to push for a living wage bill. 

Replacing the unloved Tappan Zee is proving difficult, with financing difficulties, toll increases likely, concerns about what will be the biggeset dredging project in the history of the Hudson, and no mass transit.

New York City’s beaches are not clean.