Headline of the Day: “In girl’s arrest at party on Staten Island, a whiff of politics.”
Runner-Up: “Here’s A Crazy Idea I Just Had: Someone Should Maybe Edit The Washington Post.”
The New York Times profiled the two leaders of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio‘s transition team: Jennifer Jones Austin, who has “has straddled the symbolic line between the establishment and the left,” and Carl Weisbrod, who has “by far been in and around city government longer than anyone on the transition team.”
Noting joking predictions made for “de Blasio’s New York”–including “Hookers with squeegees”–the Daily News‘s Harry Siegel presented some goals for his administration: “New Yorkers made plain … in polls that they’d like a more inclusive city, with more wealth culled from the well-off to benefit the rest of us — provided things remains fairly functional.”
Although Joe Lhota got destroyed on Election Day, he fared much better in outer-borough Jewish communities. “Joe Lhota put forward a message that resonated with the Jewish community on the issues like public safety, private school education, and religious freedom,” argued Michael Fragin, who worked on Jewish outreach for the Lhota campaign.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel wasn’t happy after “a committee of world building heights experts” ruled that the new World Trade Center tower is taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower. “I would just say to all the experts gathered in one room: If it looks like an antenna, acts like an antenna, then guess what? It is an antenna,” lamented Mr. Emmanuel.
The legal fight over ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez‘s sexual harassment scandal is still ongoing and two of his alleged victims filed a legal brief yesterday to try and kill Speaker Shelly Silver‘s motion to dismiss the entire case.
And U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, when asked about his future plans, quoted Samuel Jackson‘s character from Pulp Fiction.