- Turns out Mayor Bloomberg and NJ Governor Corzine teamed up to convince Pataki to rework any sort of Ground Zero proposal to Larry Silverstein. And re: the NY Times' mention of past NY-NJ spats, we wish we remembered how Mayor Koch "once symbolically boarded up the entrance to the Holland Tunnel over the loss of jobs to New Jersey."
- Some City Council members want Con Ed to pay fines when people get shocked -- what about when animals get shocked?
- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented an alternative budget (the bizarro budget, peut-etre?) to the Mayor's original. This alternative budget would add $576.5 million to the $55.5 billion budget, and includes initiatives like education, creating an "Office of Hunger and Nutrition," and making sure the NYPD has up-to-date bulletproof vest. You can read the PDF here.
- And Tom Suozzi really wants to be like every single New Yorker