Assemblyman Jose Rivera briefly posted a video he shot from inside Governor Cuomo’s private Super Bowl party.
Here are the highlights:

Rivera asked about making Puerto Rico independent once Cuomo is president. Cuomo, looking straight at the camera smiled and said, “I’m the governor. I’m the governor. I can’t see past today.”
John Catsimatidis, a billionaire who has allowed Cuomo to make use of his private plane, attended the party. Catsimatidis put his face next to Rivera’s, smiled and asked him to take a picture. Rivera said the camera was taking footage, not photographs. Both men laughed.
Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx Borough President and Democratic nominee for mayor in 2005 whom Cuomo recently appointed to the M.T.A. board, was in attendance. The footage showed him drinking a beer and, later, cheering on the Giants.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sat at a table wearing a beige turtleneck shirt and a Giants baseball hat.
And one of Cuomo’s daughters wore a blue t-shirt that said “All In NY” on the front and “Team Cuomo” on the back.

Assemblyman Jose Rivera briefly posted a video he shot from inside Governor Cuomo’s private Super Bowl party.

Here are the highlights:

Rivera asked about making Puerto Rico independent once Cuomo is president. Cuomo, looking straight at the camera smiled and said, “I’m the governor. I’m the governor. I can’t see past today.”

John Catsimatidis, a billionaire who has allowed Cuomo to make use of his private plane, attended the party. Catsimatidis put his face next to Rivera’s, smiled and asked him to take a picture. Rivera said the camera was taking footage, not photographs. Both men laughed.

Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx Borough President and Democratic nominee for mayor in 2005 whom Cuomo recently appointed to the M.T.A. board, was in attendance. The footage showed him drinking a beer and, later, cheering on the Giants.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sat at a table wearing a beige turtleneck shirt and a Giants baseball hat.

And one of Cuomo’s daughters wore a blue t-shirt that said “All In NY” on the front and “Team Cuomo” on the back.

my roundup this morning:

The New York Times takes a look at the man leading the newly configured Department of Financial Services and notes that he’s doing the work traditionally done by the state’s attorney general. The lede: “Benjamin M. Lawsky is not the attorney general of New York State. But one could be forgiven for being confused.”
The story casts the Department of Financial Services, created by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, as an extension of Cuomo’s attorney general operation—where Lawsky served as one of his top deputies—and suggests the second floor might be encroaching on the territory of New York’s current attorney general, Eric Schneiderman.
The story described them as “two boxers feeling each other out in an opening round.”
Trying to imagine where Cuomo is in this boxing metaphor is not easy: in Lawsky’s corner, for sure, but wearing a coach’s whistle, or gloves?

my roundup this morning:

The New York Times takes a look at the man leading the newly configured Department of Financial Services and notes that he’s doing the work traditionally done by the state’s attorney general. The lede: “Benjamin M. Lawsky is not the attorney general of New York State. But one could be forgiven for being confused.”

The story casts the Department of Financial Services, created by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, as an extension of Cuomo’s attorney general operation—where Lawsky served as one of his top deputies—and suggests the second floor might be encroaching on the territory of New York’s current attorney general, Eric Schneiderman.

The story described them as “two boxers feeling each other out in an opening round.”

Trying to imagine where Cuomo is in this boxing metaphor is not easy: in Lawsky’s corner, for sure, but wearing a coach’s whistle, or gloves?