Morning Read: ‘But It’s Also Why I Hate Him’

Chirlane McCray and Cynthia Nixon at last weekend's Inner Circle Show. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)

Chirlane McCray and Cynthia Nixon at last weekend’s Inner Circle Show. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Lede of the Day: “Success in the city!”

Cynthia Nixon doesn’t appear interested in pursuing her own career in politics. “I do not think I will run for office,” the actress said on Capital Tonight last night when asked about the possibility of running for governor. “I do not think so. It is very flattering that peple would think I would but no.”

Ms. Nixon nevertheless had harsh words for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I want that Andrew Cuomo back. I want that Andrew Cuomo who knows that the overall price tag on education may be really high, but the money’s that’s being spent on kids in the lower income districts is just worse and worse,” she said.

An unnamed adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio also does not appear to be a Cuomo fan. “You can’t deny that Andrew is a genius of opportunism,” the de Blasio adviser told New York about the pre-K and charter school back-and-forth between the mayor and the governor. “But it’s also why I hate him at times.”

Orlando Findlayter, the bishop at the center of a de Blasio administration controversy, appeared at a Monday night event featuring NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. “I said hello, how are you?” Mr. Findlayter told Capital New York of his interaction with Mr. Bratton. The commissioner replied, “Bishop, good to see you.”

The New York Times writes on the lack of acrimony in the City Council’s latest budget hearings: “It may not feel like spring yet, but the atmosphere in the New York City Council chambers, where members are discussing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary budget, is warmer than it has been in years.”

And below is Mr. de Blasio’s full appearance on The Brian Lehrer Show yesterday morning: