Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Revenge, Hikind’s Memorial, Maloney’s Opening

Former congressman Vito Fossella has a new job at a Manhattan hedge fund “run by a high-flying, globe-trotting college dropout

Former congressman Vito Fossella has a new job at a Manhattan hedge fund “run by a high-flying, globe-trotting college dropout and former Austrian cop who hobnobs with celebs.”

Rudy Giuliani joined Sarah Palin for a Yankees game.

Is Palin running for president? (Dan Janison wonders.)

Stephen Colbert guest-edits Newsweek.

The New Yorker visited Queens public schools closed for swine flu.

Before her appointment to the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand was told by David Paterson to call Alan Van Capelle and pledge her support for same-sex marriage.

Gillibrand's favorite journalist is Greta Van Susteren. says Gillibrand is more liberal than Russ Feingold, leaving her in good standing for a Democratic primary, and that Carolyn “Maloney’s only real case to the voters against Gillibrand is geography.”

The Denver Post editorial board is not a fan of Carolyn Maloney’s Family Leave legislation.

Turning Broadway over to pedestrians is “Bloomberg’s revenge” on Albany for killing congestion pricing, says Mike Lupica.

Eleanor Randolph thinks it’s “the new best view in town.”

The street cred of self-professed drug-dealer-turned-rapper Jay-Z got watered down when he appeared with Michael Bloomberg to promote cycling.

“[We] will make marriage equality a reality in this legislative session,” writes Christine Quinn.

David Paterson is reaching out to Joe Bruno to help get Republicans to pass the legislation.

The city clerk is getting ready for a rush of marriages.

Fred Dicker says Paterson is trash-talking Mario Cuomo in private.

Paul Schindler looks at a documentary that’s critical of Quinn.

After the slush fund probe, Maria Baez found a way to give money to the head of a non-profit barred from getting taxpayer money.

Noticing New York goes bananas on the Lambda Independent Democrats endorsement vote.

Scott Stringer wants developers to study the availability of food.

The city sold 17 percent more liens against properties than it did a year ago.

Former Schools Chancellor Harold Levy has an op-ed calling for students to stay in school until they’re 19, better advertising for colleges, and for schools to use “high-pressure sales tactics” to reduce truancy.

Bill Thompson said the city Education Department is paying too much for supplies.

Thompson wants the mayor’s office to have less control over the water board.

Carl Campanile has a story about how great mayoral control is.

The Wall Street Journal runs a letter to the editor criticizing charter schools.

Dov Hiking only wants Jews honored at a Holocaust memorial in Brooklyn. (Bloomberg declined to comment on it).

"The Holocaust is a uniquely Jewish event,” Hikind said.

An official in Westhampton making $188,709 wants a raise.

“I love the Upper West Side,” says Republican MSNBC newsman Joe Scarborough.

Some people just quit blogging after a while.

Al Ratner said construction on his project in Brooklyn will begin this year.

Country Gross looks at community boards.

Look who else is running for mayor.

Andrew Rice will be on Leonard Lopate today to talk about his "intimate and far-reaching" Uganda book. 

Get ready for a primary between term-limited city councilwoman Sandy Annabi and County Legislator Jose Alvarado in Yonkers. Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Revenge, Hikind’s Memorial, Maloney’s Opening