In March, aloft Ambassador Michael Bloomberg took allotment in Saudi Arabian Acme Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s accessible relations offensive.
They went to Starbucks calm in New York City, and airish for an earnest-looking photo while perching on stools. In accession broadly publicized photo, they’re pictured continuing by the Starbucks bar, the acme prince clutching a cup of coffee, the aloft ambassador continuing beside him, accoutrements crossed, allegedly abysmal in conversation.
It was all allotment of what the Banking Times declared as a three-week U.S. bout and “charm abhorrent that aims to adapt how the apple angle Saudi Arabia” and allure adopted investment.
More than six months later, Bloomberg has re-registered as a Democrat and is about advertent a run for the presidency. Bin Salman, meanwhile, is now in the affidavit for reportedly administering his agents to “lure” and apprehend Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was analytical of the acme prince and whom Turkish admiral acquire the Saudis afterwards murdered.
On Wednesday and Thursday, POLITICO asked two spokespeople if the aloft ambassador had any comment.
A agent for the majority buyer of Bloomberg LP, which owns Bloomberg News, formally beneath comment.
Ken Sherrill, a political science assistant at Hunter College, had this admonition for the aloft mayor: “Now that he’s active for President, abode calls acquire to be vetted with greater care.”
— Dana Rubinstein
WHERE’S ANDREW? In the New York Burghal breadth with no accessible schedule.
WHERE’S BILL? Making his approved account actualization on WNYC’s the Brian Lehrer Show, carrying animadversion at the Battery Park Police Memorial Wall commemoration and again traveling to Florida to advance for Andrew Gillum.
Today’s Tabloids: New York Post: “WILD, WILD WEST WING”— Daily News: “THE WEST WING NUT”— See Them: — Newsday: “NEW STATE REPORT ON LIRR: CANCELED TRAINS HIGHEST IN DECADE”— El Diario New York: “nuevos bríos y mucha fee”—TRANSLATION: “New activity and a lot of hope”— See Them
Today’s Chargeless Papers: —Metro New York: “DON-YE”— AM New York: “MONEY PIT”— See Them
Today’s Broadsheets: — New York Times: —5 col., aloft the fold: “‘Absolute Monster’ Leaves Splintered Path of Havoc”— 1 col., aloft the fold: “Made in U.S.: Untruths Infest amusing Media Websites”— 3 col., beneath the fold: ‘Stocks Swooning, Trump Takes it Out on the Fed”— Wall Street Journal: — 5 col., aloft the fold: ‘Jittery Investors Deepen Stock Fall”— 4 col., beneath the fold: ‘Trail of ‘Unimaginable Destruction’”— See Them
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FLANAGAN PITCHES POWER PLANT TAX FUND — Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) wants a all-inclusive amplification of the state’s payments to communities adverse banking troubles because of absent acquirement from ability plants. Flanagan is proposing an added $200 actor in spending and broadcast accommodation for accompaniment abetment to communities area plants bankrupt afore 2015 and area tax judgments accompanying to ability plants acquire been levied. The affair of bulb closings has been addressed afore by the Legislature, but communities on Long Island and abroad are additionally adverse a banking hit from a abundantly abstracted issue: tax judgments that abate the bulk of tax acquirement ability bulb owners owe them.. [POLITICO’s Marie J. French]
MARIJUANA MEGA-DEAL COULD HIT SNAG IN NY — MedMen Enterprises’ blockbuster $682 actor accord to access PharmaCann could run afield of New York’s akin medical marijuana laws and raises questions about the approaching of two of the state’s 10 operating licenses. Beneath the state’s Compassionate Affliction Act, ceremony accountant aggregation is accustomed one accomplishment bulb and four dispensaries. Through its accretion of PharmaCann, MedMen would potentially acquire bifold that many, a ample advantage in New York’s developing market. The accompaniment does not acquiesce the alteration of medical marijuana licenses amidst companies, but it does admittance changes in ownership, such as aback MedMen entered New York by affairs up abandoned Bloomfield Industries in 2017. But any such accord requires approval from the accompaniment Administering of Health, which oversees the medical marijuana program, and annihilation agnate to MedMen’s proposed accretion has happened in the accompaniment aback its inception. [POLITICO’s Nick Niedzwiadek]
ED COX’S SON COULD BECOME TRUMP CHINA AIDE — Bloomberg’s Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs: “Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of the backward U.S. Admiral Richard Nixon, is acceptable to accompany the Trump administering as an bread-and-er staffer focused on barter with China, according to two bodies accustomed with the matter. Cox lives in New York and is a managing accomplice and co-founder of OC Global Partners LLC. He would acceptable booty over the China portfolio at the National Bread-and-er Council, the bodies said. His abeyant appoint comes amidst an ascent barter war amidst the world’s two better economies. NEC Administrator Larry Kudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin acquire again approved to affluence tensions in the months-long conflict. Both are said to be blame for a acme amidst Admiral Donald Trump and Chinese Admiral Xi Jinping afterwards this year, admitting Kudlow said Thursday a affair at the Group of 20 nations acme in Argentina aing ages is uncertain. One of the bodies said the vetting activity as able-bodied as discussions about Nixon Cox’s abeyant portfolio are ongoing, and the hiring is accordingly not yet official. [Blooomberg’s Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs]
ERRIGO BRIBE CASE LINKED TO A … WHOLE FOODS — “The arrest Wednesday of Assemblyman Joseph Errigo on bribery accuse prompted a academic game: Was the legislation at the centermost of the case drafted to affect Whole Foods? The acknowledgment may be yes, and no. Three sources a about the case say the broadly worded legislation — which acquired no absorption in Albany — was fatigued with the Whole Foods activity in mind. However, what authorities won’t say is whether those advancement Errigo to advance the legislation were Albany assembly or whether the legislation was a angle to attract Errigo to booty a bribe. If the latter, the legislation could acquire been crafted by federal authorities as allotment of the scheme, and with no ambition of absolutely slowing or dispatch the Brighton project. The proposed law, afterwards all, was accounting so broadly that its likelihood of movement in the Legislature was slim. And it never did alike move out of the Assembly’s Transportation Committee.The sources who batten to the Democrat and Chronicle would not altercate specifics of the investigation, added than to affirm that the legislation was fatigued to arise to affect Whole Foods. Admiral with the U.S. Attorney’s Appointment beneath to animadversion Thursday. FBI admiral additionally beneath animadversion above the allegations in the bent complaint. [Democrat and Chronicle’s Gary Craig and Meaghan McDermott]
#UpstateAmerica: A Hague man said his injuries were the aftereffect of a buck attack. They weren’t.
TODAY’S MUST READ: “The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail” — a acutely arise analysis into the activity and abortive afterlife of an immigrant Chinese woman who angry to the blooming barter in Flushing, Queens to abutment herself, and anguish up falling off a fourh attic balcony. New York Times’s Dan Barry and Jeffrey Singer
BASICALLY, WE’RE SCREWED — ”MTA book hikes won’t awning $634 actor account gap, says Comptroller DiNapoli”— ”The MTA is adverse its better banking challenges in decades, according to Accompaniment Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. In accession to a full-fledged account crisis, the MTA is adverse cogent account gaps acknowledgment to bottomward alms and bus ridership, ascent bloom allowance costs for advisers and retirees and added borrowing for basic projects, DiNapoli categorical in an ceremony abode arise Thursday. Alike if the MTA carries out its appointed book hikes aing year and in 2021, the alteration ascendancy is adverse an operating account gap of $634 actor in 2022. To advice account operating costs, the ascendancy is planning a alternation of budget-saving moves for aing year, including some chump service-related cuts.
“Our bounded alteration arrangement is in crisis. Account has attenuated on the city’s subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North. Alms ridership has collapsed admitting the better job amplification in New York City’s history,” DiNapoli said in a statement.” AM New York’s Vin Barone
UP THE CREEK: The MTA doesn’t apperceive how it will armamentarium its $40 billion save-the-subway plan. Its absolute $800 actor alms stabilization plan is affective boring and has had little credible appulse on service. Its absolute banking plan is premised on the angle that the abridgement will abide to grow, alike admitting abounding experts anticipate it won’t. It assumes alms ridership will beat up in 2019, alike admitting it has collapsed over the aftermost three years. The MTA is so abounding by debt that by 2022, borrowing costs will acceptable eat up about 19 percent of the MTA’s revenues. ‘Look, the numbers are alarming and conceivably we could alike say grim,’ DiNapoli said in an account on Thursday.” POLITICO’s Dana Rubinstein
COLD WATER ON BLOOMBERG’S RUN: ‘Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t anticipate Michael Bloomberg represents the rebranding Democrats need.cAsked Thursday about the billionaire aloft mayor’s contempo amour with a 2020 presidential run, de Blasio had attenuate words of acclaim for his predecessor. But he fabricated bright that he didn’t anticipate Bloomberg, who afresh alternate to the Democratic party, was the best applicant to go afterwards Admiral Donald Trump.’ —POLITICO’s Gloria Pazmino
NYCHA BLAMES THE TENANTS: “NYCHA association should acquire accepted that their kids would get advance contagion in the city’s accessible accommodation complexes — aloof attending at how abominable the apartments are, the scandal-scarred agency’s attorneys bizarrely affirmation in new cloister documents. The affirmation alike in Manhattan federal cloister Thursday — and fabricated a adjudicator go ballistic.‘Are you absolutely asserting that bodies who go into NYCHA accommodation are d the risks? Tell me how a advocate can responsibly advance such a claim,’ Adjudicator William Pauley III raged at the agency’s lawyers. The advocate was reacting to cloister affidavit that the New York Burghal Accommodation Ascendancy filed on Sept. 27 in acknowledgment to a class-action accusation by Sherron Paige and two added moms who say their accessible accommodation apartments gave their kids advance poisoning.
The ascendancy claimed in the abstracts that the battered altitude in NYCHA accommodation ‘are of an open, accessible and credible attributes . . . and plaintiffs agreeably and voluntarily affected all such risks.’ NYCHA advocate Peter Kurshan dedicated the victim-blaming affirmation in court, calling the altercation an ‘appropriate’ move so aboriginal in the case.Pauley wasn’t accepting it. ‘You apperceive what it is? It’s the kitchen sink. It’s aloof throwing in the kitchen sink,’ he said.” New York Post’s Priscilla DeGregory
MARCIA KRAMER: “The bath is indescribable, layers of acrylic abatement into the bathtub. There’s no top on the toilet and there’s a aqueduct so decayed that layers of crud adhere off and abatement on people. Bathrooms and kitchens like this abound in NYCHA’s 170,000 apartments, but the agency’s new bang-up admits alone a atom will be adapted in the aing bristles years. ‘With the money in hand, I brainstorm we would be adamantine apprenticed to do added than 20 percent of the bathrooms and kitchens. Adamantine pressed,’ NYCHA admiral and CEO Stanley Brezenoff said. In a aboveboard and aboveboard interview, NYCHA’s new bang-up said the agency is so beggared for banknote it will acquire to “triage” repairs. ‘We artlessly do not acquire in duke all the assets that would be necessary,’ Brezenoff said.” CBS2
PETERS’ PENANCE: Administering of Analysis Commissioner Mark Peters accepted he overstepped his ascendancy aback he attempted to restructure his department, and issued a mea culpa Thursday afterward the after-effects of an alfresco inquiry. That investigation, conducted by aloft federal prosecutor James McGovern — whom Peters appointed — embodied claims that Peters wrongfully took ascendancy of the appointment that investigates accessible schools, battlefront the arch of the office, Anastasia Coleman, and demoting her deputy, Daniel Schlachet. Peters said Thursday he would chase the investigation’s recommendations that the advisers be reinstated to their positions and compensated for their absent salary. “I erred in my conduct and should be acclimatized in the anatomy of a letter of apology,” Peters said in a attenuate acceptance for a accessible official. “I will acquire and chase Mr. McGovern’s recommendations.” POLITICO’s Gloria Pazmino
TEACHERS’ CONTRACT — The burghal and the United Federation of Agents accomplished a basic 43-month arrangement that includes a new “Bronx Plan” aimed at historically underserved schools and a plan to pre-screen -to-be teachers. The arrangement — whose absolute amount will be $2.1 billion through budgetary year 2022 — is for added than 129,000 burghal workers, or almost 36 percent of the city’s workforce. Once the acceding is ratified, 60 percent of the city’s workforce will be beneath a arrangement agreement, burghal admiral said. UFT advisers will get circuitous allowance increases of 2 percent by February, 2.5 percent by May 2020 and 3 percent by May 2021. POLITICO’s Madina Toure
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REP. COLLINS TRIAL SET FOR 2020 — Buffalo News’ Jerry Zremski: “Rep. Chris Collins, accusable on bent cabal trading charges, won’t angle balloon until Feb. 3, 2020. U.S. District Cloister Adjudicator Vernon S. Broderick, who is authoritative over the case, set the date Thursday at a audition area Collins’ acknowledged aggregation pushed for a 2020 balloon date rather than article earlier, adage it bare added time to adapt the Clarence Republican’s defense. Prosecutors had lobbied for a balloon date in the bounce or summer of 2019, adage they accepted their ancillary of the case would booty about two weeks of balloon time. The February 2020 balloon date agency that Collins, if he is re-elected and does not resign, will acquire bent accuse blind over him for a majority of his aing term. Collins faces an advancing acclamation claiming from Democrat Nathan McMurray, the Grand Island boondocks supervisor. Broderick’s ambience of the balloon date accent an hourlong audition in the Collins case, the aboriginal aback the lawmaker’s arrest in August. [Buffalo News’ Jerry Zremski]
— The de Blasio administering arise Thursday it will advance $250 actor against closing gaps in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway project, absorption primarily on developing the Greenway in East Harlem, Inwood, Harlem, and Midtown East.
— Gov. Andrew Cuomo still hasn’t agreed to a distinct agitation with Republican amateur Marc Molinaro. Critics — who accommodate Democrats — say that’s not how capitalism should operate, writes New York Post’s Carl Campanile.
— Cynthia Nixon’s advance is allurement the New York Accompaniment Democratic Affair to accomplish apology for sending out a mailer to Jewish households that falsely affiliated her to anti-Semitism by spending the aforementioned advice re-elect Democratic Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: “Fox News Sunday” ballast Chris Wallace is 71 … NYT’s Michael Barbaro is 39 … Francis Thomas, arch of comms at TPG Global’s The Rise Armamentarium … Zack Gober … Chris Coffey, arch of the NY convenance for Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures (h/t Eric Soufer) … Kate Nocera, D.C. agency arch at BuzzFeed (h/t Ben Smith) … Google’s Jennifer Zeidman Bloch.
WEEKEND WEDDING — Will Pittinos, a Presidential Management adolescent at Treasury, affiliated Gabby LaVerghetta, agenda communications administrator at STG. Pic
OUT AND ABOUT — Christine Heenan, who afresh confused from Boston to New York to advance policy, comms, and partnerships for the Rockefeller Foundation, was feted aftermost night with a acceptable affair at the East Ancillary accommodation of Pug and Dee Winokur.
SPOTTED: aloft Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Rockefeller Foundation Admiral and Obama alum Raj Shah, aloft Obama OMB Administrator and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, WilmerHale managing accomplice Bob Novick, aloft Slate administrator Jacob Weisberg, speechwriter Alex Halpern Levy, Spotify’s Jonathan Prince, aloft Cuomo Sandy arbiter Jamie Rubin and — best chiefly — Heenan’s three sons.
SPOTTED at a clandestine banquet organized by Zach Todd and Saumitra Thakur aftermost night at the DonorsChoose appointment in NYC: Commissioner James O’Neill, Jim Woolsey, Jack Devine, Joe Ripp, Julia Laroche, Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen, Michael Steele, Catherine Rampell, Jon Finer, Laetitia Garriott, Alessandra Biaggi, Marc Molinaro, Peter Bloom, Allison Kiang, Megan Shattuck, Stephen Mills, Gretchen Rubin, Caroline Firestone, Lisa Randall, Donald Lee, Carmen Rita Juan, Alanna Rutherford and Michelle Kosinski.
MAKING MOVES — Taylor Kenyon is now the administrator of accessory academy adjustment and alumni assurance at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. He ahead was an accessory administrator of the Hotchkiss Fund.
DON BAER, a Clinton White House alum and administrator of Burson, Cohn & Wolfe, will be accustomed with a Distinguished Alumnus Award today for the 225th ceremony of the founding of UNC Chapel Hill.
WHAT’S IN STORE — Johnson signals abeyant activity on bartering hire control, by POLITICO’s Rosa Goldensohn: “City Council Speaker Corey Johnson bemoaned the high-end burghal bane of abandoned storefronts and abbreviating absolute shops on NY1 on Thursday and signaled the Council will booty some activity on the affair of cher bartering rent. ”m committed to accomplishing article to abode this crisis,’ Johnson told ‘Inside Burghal Hall’ host Errol Louis. Johnson said Bleecker Street had become like Madison Avenue and again a apparition town. He additionally cited the afresh arise cease of the McNally Jackson bookstore in Soho. The Small Business Jobs Survival Act would set requirements for bartering charter face-lifting agreement and negotiations. Johnson gave it a hearing, set for Oct. 22. The antecedent Council abhorred the long-simmering issue. Johnson acclaimed on NY1 that a awakening of some anatomy of bartering hire ascendancy had been floated by Ruth Messinger decades ago.” Read the adventure here.
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Eagles 34, Giants 13: Surest assurance yet that rebuilding involves replacing Eli Manning and abounding others, too. (The defense, for instance.) On the additional side, they arise set at active back.
Rangers 3, Sharks 2: Brady Skjei’s attempt concluded the night 37 abnormal into overtime.
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