Kennedy Avoids the Press, M.T.A. Passes Ugly Budget, Despite Shoe-Thrower

Caroline Kennedy’s handlers achieve the following lead in the Times’ write-up of her Syracuse appearance: “In a carefully controlled strategy reminiscent of the vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin…” [NYT]

Both Michael Bloomberg and John Catsimatidis showed up at the Brooklyn Republican holiday party last night. [Liz]

The M.T.A. passed a budget calling for “painful” service cuts and “steep” fare hikes. [NYT]

The press release apparently “speak[s] for itself. [SAS]

During the meeting, some guy tried to throw a shoe. [Post]

Staten Island shall rise again. [CR]

Community Board 2 in Brooklyn meets tonight to talk about the Dock Street DUMBO project. [BHB]

Alex Pareene celebrates the possible end of the Kristol Era at The New York Times. [Gawker]

Kennedy Avoids the Press, M.T.A. Passes Ugly Budget, Despite Shoe-Thrower