Morning Read: A Muted Affair

A fire forced Scott Stringer to relocate from the west to the east side, giving him a first hand look at the 2nd Ave subway construction.

Peter King is planning to hold hearings on the “radicalization” of Muslims.

Worried that New York City is not spawning enough technology-based start-up companies with the potential to become big employers like Google, city officials are inviting universities around the world to create an engineering campus on city-owned land.

The hydrofracking issue is already on Andrew Cuomo’s agenda.

Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration will be a muted affair.

Dean Skelos thinks Cuomo wants to be President. He is content with merely being majority leader.

Darryl Towns thinks that the Wal-Mart debate is ignoring the real issues.

Hiram Monserrate’s girlfriend is suing prosecutors, cops and hospital staffers for $35 million for conspiring to falsely charge the ex-state Senator with slashing her.

Investigators probing the massive CityTime payroll scandal seized $850,000 in cash yesterday from safe deposit boxes linked to consultants accused of stealing $80 million.

The accused mastermind of the CityTime fraud scheme was busted for larceny when he worked for the city a decade ago.

Nearly six years before federal prosecutors accused outgoing Sen. Pedro Espada of embezzling from his empire of Medicaid clinics, a top state health official tried to persuade regulators to crack down on Mr. Espada’s not-for-profit center.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pressing the Obama administration to boycott a United Nations forum in New York next year that has been widely criticized as a platform for anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli rhetoric.

The NYPD is teaming up with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to get guns off Harlem streets.

New York’s clout took another hit in Congress as a Democratic panel snubbed Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s bid for  leadership of the House Oversight Committee.

Anthony Weiner spearheaded the effort the derail the tax cut bill: “I do not believe in negotiating with hostage takers.” Morning Read: A Muted Affair