Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring his first NHL goal. The goal would end up being the game winner against the Ottawa Senators, sending the playoff series to Game 7. (Photo Credit: blueshirtsunited.com)
Back to it, then.
- Good news for Christine Quinn: the council speaker is enjoying her largest lead in the polls yet. A NY1/Marist College poll shows that Quinn’s support in the race for mayor has risen 10 percentage points since September, and she now holds 32 percent of the vote. In second (despite this Dana Rubenstein headline that would imply otherwise) is former comptroller and 2009 mayoral candidate Bill Thompson with 12 percent. Meanwhile, the Daily News surveyed 600 people and found that about half of them would want Ray Kelly to run. Wonder if those are the same New Yorkers who approve of Muslim surveillance and stop and frisk?
- Speaking of Dana Rubenstein, she reports that Bloomberg says it’s too soon to judge Walmart, after a Times report this weekend revealed a scandal involving the bribery of Mexican officials and its cover up. Meanwhile, Greg David says this recent scandal may have cost Walmart a spot in NYC.
- The Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought on by an Upper West Side couple who want to have the city’s rent stabilization laws revoked.
- More twists and turns in the race to replace Carl Kruger: a judge has signed a subpoena for a former David Storobin consultant after the Lew Fidler campaign accused the consultant of election fraud.
- Michael Powell writes about the imminent closure of Bushwick Community High School and the positive effects that the school had on its students.
- Despite having investigated him in the past, corruption-hater Andrew Cuomo has appointed former-Governor David Paterson to the board of the MTA.
- John McCain wants Mike Bloomberg to support Mitt Romney, the Post reports.
- In response to mounting criticism against its subsidized move to the South Bronx, Fresh Direct has created a website, FreshDirectFacts.com, to help improve their image.
Let’s go Rangers!