Morning Read: Special Day in Brooklyn; Queens Three-Way Under Way; Rangel No Longer BMOC At Columbia

Voters go to the polls today in Brooklyn to choose between Lew Fidler or David Storobin as a replacement for Carl Krueger.

Grace Meng said of her run for Congress, “It’s very significant to me as an Asian-American but even more so as a woman.”

The state’s largest public workers union is going nuclear, and denying any campaign support to any pol who supported pension reform.

Bob Hammond says that pension reform bill pushed by Andrew Cuomo is riven with loopholes, including one that allows the governor or mayor of New York to enhance pension benefits without going to the legislature.

Andrew Cuomo has been unable to stamp out member item spending entirely.

Columbia University is no longer in Charlie Rangel’s congressional district.

Even though the Conservative Party nod went to Wendy Long, Mike Long and  Bob Turner are closer than even most friends and neighbors are.

The Rochester-area Congressional race between Maggie Brooks and Louise Slaughter is setting up to be clash of the titans among two pols known mainly by their first names.

Tony Avella sounds determined to run for the State Senate, even if it means facing off against fellow Dem Toby Ann Stavisky.

A federal judge released the final state Congressional lines, chastising the legislature in the process for letting the job go to the courts.

Doug Hoffman received a key conservative endorsement.

A federal judge spared Ann Marie Buerkle from having a district that heavily favored a Democratic challenger.

A minimum wage hike seems to be the budget negotiating table.

Occupy Wall Street protests returned, and were met with a harsh response by city officials and the NYPD.

Morning Read: Special Day in Brooklyn; Queens Three-Way Under Way; Rangel No Longer BMOC At Columbia