Morning Read: ‘Angrily Off Into That Good Night’

Councilman Bill de Blasio in 2009.

Councilman Bill de Blasio in 2009. (Photo: Getty)

Headline of the Day: “A Greek Tragedy With Elements of Danger. Carlos Danger.”

Runner-Up: “Bloomberg’s chief of city planning says de Blasio’s housing plan is ‘interesting.’”

The Daily News profiled Bill de Blasio‘s tenure in the City Council, which included a “respectable” amount of legislation passed. And, although his decision to campaign for local office surprised some, Howard Wolfson, who worked with Mr. de Blasio on Hillary Clinton‘s 2000 Senate campaign, said Mr. de Blasio was already talking about running for office at the time.

Meanwhile, The New York Times profiled Joe Lhota‘s wife, Tamra Roberts Lhota. Ms. Lhota is described as being especially cautious during the interview, however: “Perhaps mindful of the excruciating tabloid glare that has bathed other candidates’ spouses, she measured her words and paused before every answer.”

Times columnist Michael Powell is decidedly unimpressed with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes‘s rationale for continuing his re-election bid, which Mr. Powell calls “a delightful fantasy” with “no close approximation to the truth”: “To draw down a career curtain can’t be easy, but you wonder at a man who stumbles so angrily off into that good night.”

State Senator Liz Krueger reacted harshly to reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is interfering in his own anti-corruption investigation. “If the governor stopped certain subpoenas from being sent, it is an outrage,” she said. “If what was reported is true, … that is worthy of its own investigation.”

And here is Mr. Lhota visiting Williamsburg shops with dress codes last night: