Roundup: Christie in 'Good Spirits,' Quinn Fights a Bloomberg Plan

BP Markowitz enjoying his namesake sandwich at Gold Coast as owner Ted Mann looks on. (photo credit: Mark Zustovich)

2013: “Not since Bill O’Dwyer in 1950 has New York had an Irish mayor, but that may be about to change.” [Karla Rodriguez / Irish Central]

Transit: “The bonds will be backed by two fare increases of 7.5 percent in 2013 and 2015. There will not be any new revenue raised.” [Matt Chabban / Observer]

NY-9: “We’re going to get help nationally,” predicted Turner. [Youtube]

NY-9: “The mosque was a sticky wicket for Weiner.” [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

NY-9: “[V]ery painful” not to be endorsing Weprin, said Koch. [Domenick Rafter / Queens Tribune]

NY-9: “Although Koch referred to himself as a ‘dedicated Democrat,’ it is not unusual for him to endorse a Republican.” [Howard Koplowitz / Queens Campaigner]

NY-9: Turner’s favorite attack on Weprin is to call him a “career politician.” [Matthew Hampton / Patch]

NY-9: Weprin focuses on defending entitlement programs. [Eric Yun / Forum News Group]

NY-9: “Republican Bob Turner, are for all intents and purposes equally and strongly pro-Israel.” [Marc Tracy / Tablet Mag]

NJ: Christie is in “good spirits” after getting medical attention for breathing problem. [Eileen Oldfield and John Pattern / Patch]

City Hall: Departure of “emergency communication czar.” [Gonzalez, Blau and Lemire / Daily News]

Homeless: Quinn fighting Bloomberg plan for shelter in her district. [Rich Lamb / CBS]

Unemployment: “The state is charging companies up to $21.25 per employee so it can pay interest on loans taken to pay unemployment benefits during the brunt of the recession.” [Adam Sichko / Biz Journal]

Tourism: Cuomo hasn’t indicated if he’ll support tight-rope act over Niagara Falls. [Tina Susman / LA Times]

Budget: $800 million more than expected in revenues; Cuomo still predicting budget deficit. [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Biking: The trend is growing in NYC. [nyc.gov]

DSK Accuser: She “spoke for less than five minutes at the event on Thursday and did not take questions from reporters before being escorted from the lectern.” [Matt Flegenheimer and Andy Newman / New York Times]

NYPD vs FDNY: World police Fire Games in NYC from 8/26-9/5. [Al Baker and Joseph Goldstein / New York Times]

Media: Quid pro quo between Sharpton and MSNBC? Steltzer suggests it’s just a problem of hiring activists rather than journos. [Keach Hagey / Politico]

Media: WPIX gets a 5pm news cast. [Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY]

Roundup: Christie in 'Good Spirits,' Quinn Fights a Bloomberg Plan