Obama Treats Bloomberg, Avella Pans Eminent Domain

Barack Obama not only paid for his breakfast with billionaire Michael Bloomberg, but left a 57.6 percent tip. [WCBSTV]

Councilman David Yasky on the newest Atlantic Yards controversy: “When the security thread is pulled, it may unravel a whole ball of yarn.” [Atlantic Yards Report]

The G.O.P. may have found someone to challenge upstate freshman Congressman Michael Arcuri. [Albany Project]

Kate Whitman, daughter of the former N.J. Governor, is now officially running for congress. [PolitickerNJ]

West Village denizens are pretty unhappy about the proposed Sanitation Department garage. [The Villager]

Charles Hurt thinks it’s a bad idea for the Giuliani campaign to depend on Florida. [Daily News]

Good thing the ex-mayor just launched a new social network. [techPresident]

After "Eminent domain day" yesterday at City Hall, Councilman Tony Avella says it will be a big issue in the next election. [Metro New York]

He also wants to ban Central Park carriage rides. [Daily News]

Eliot Spitzer will be at a press conference later to announce a 40-story office tower to be built on top of Port Authority. [The New York Times]

And Marcella Bombardieri writes that with Iowa in a stalemate, New Hampshire may now be Clinton’s “firewall.” [The Boston Globe]

Obama Treats Bloomberg, Avella Pans Eminent Domain