Morning Read: I Am Not Going to be Bullied by Andrew Cuomo

New revelations surfaced about extensive ties between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and members of the panel evaluating his choice for school’s chancellor and state officials acknowledged that they did not screen the panel members for conflicts of interest or connections to the Bloomberg administration before appointing them.

A group of city parents gathered Monday at State Education Commissioner David Steiner’s apartment to present a petition with more than 12,000 signatures opposing Cathie Black’s appointment.

The directors of the planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero have applied for $5 million worth of grants from an agency tasked with helping Lower Manhattan recover from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“I apologize for the embarrassment I have brought upon you,” Charlie Rangel wrote in an email to supporters.

Rattner: “I am not going to be bullied by Andrew Cuomo.

A good government group wants Gov. Cuomo to post all information that falls under FOIL and all budget documents online.

Cuomo cited an empty youth facility that employs 30 workers as an example of government waste.

Bike lane backlash.

Most city traffic fatalities happen to pedestrians.

New U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops head Timothy Dolan wants the line to get in to church to be as long as the line to get into Abercrombie and Fitch.

Gov. Christie is open to the 7 train extension.

Jeff Klein is looking to move up the leadership ladder.

Morning Read: I Am Not Going to be Bullied by Andrew Cuomo