Morning Read: ‘Carlos Danger, Indeed’

Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall last week. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall last week. (Photo: Getty)

Headline of the Day: “‘Daily News’ rails against Jay Z Barneys deal, plans a party at his Flatiron club.”

The Wall Street Journal does not appear to be a fan of Bill de Blasio: “In the 1980s he romanced the revolutionary Marxism of Nicaragua’s Sandinistas, Castro’s communism and even Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Even now he praises their idealism, including that hoariest of clichés that Cuba has a model health-care system.”

The New York Times profiled Joe Lhota‘s years in the private sector: “He pressed a financially strained city for millions of dollars in corporate subsidies. He opposed a law requiring paid sick leave for workers. He fired scores of blue-collar technicians during a union organizing drive.”

New York Post columnist Bob McManus endorsed Mr. Lhota, although he expects Mr. de Blasio to win because of the “distractions of the city’s bizarre primary season — Carlos Danger, indeed — which allowed him to run a fundamentally detail-free campaign.”

While Times columnist Michael Powell‘s latest piece on Albany’s pay-to-play culture is drawing interesting push-back, over Twitter, from the spokesman for the State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference. More here.

And this is a video released by Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes‘s campaign:
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