"Inside City Hall," an hour-long look at New York politics, can be seen on NY1 News weekdays at 7 and 10 p.m.
On last night’s Inside City Hall, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea fought back against charges the authority isn’t doing all it can to keep residents safe. Watch the video above.
Our program tonight includes MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and a debate over who should control the World Trade Center memorial.
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Thomas Kaplan looks at how Gov. Cuomo spends some quality time in the Hamptons.
Matt Flegenheimer reports on how advertising may soon be on the front of MetroCards.
Kate Taylor looks at how Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is battling some attacks by the GOP.
David Chen notes: “A much-debated proposal to build above Chelsea Market has hit another obstacle, in the form of Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, who plans to recommend on Thursday that the project be vetoed unless it is significantly scaled back.”
New York Post
Sally Goldenberg writes: “The City Council is poised to pass another mandate for private companies that would hit firms with millions of dollars in extra fees — increasing the cost of doing business. Developers interested in building affordable housing with the city would face an extra $40 million in annual costs to comply with new wage-reporting requirements, according to a coalition of builders.”
Geoff Earle reports: “Camera-loving Sen. Charles Schumer made an unexpected foray into the presidential campaign yesterday — appearing in a scorching campaign ad launched by Mitt Romney.”
Erik Kriss notes: "State Senate Minority Leader John Sampson isn’t exactly the guy you want teaching driver’s ed. The Brooklyn Democrat piled up 23 parking and traffic violations over 30 months on his state cars — before crashing his government-issued Ford Taurus in the predawn hours last Friday, The Post has learned."
New York Daily News
Glenn Blain notes: “Campaign cash gave Queens State Sen. Malcolm Smith a ticket to travel the globe. Smith drained more than $41,000 from his campaign war chest on airfare, rental cars and hotel stays in more than a dozen cities, the Daily News has learned.”
Ken Lovett reports: “It’s a fear of hacking, not a desire for secrecy, that Gov. Cuomo insists is the reason he communicates with staff through an unrecorded texting system.”
Erin Durkin writes: “Now it's junk food in Mayor Bloomberg’s cross-hairs. Hizzoner is expanding his anti-obesity crusade by scrapping the snacks that line bodega shelves — while taking a softer approach to his move to ban big soda.”
Wall Street Journal
Michael Howard Saul reports: “Thousands of low-income families in New York City are at risk of becoming homeless because they have been blocked from applying to a rental-assistance program designed to ward off eviction, a lawsuit contends.”
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