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Capital New York to Relaunch December 3

capital-logoCapital New York, which was recently purchased by Robert Allbritton, publisher and co-founder of Politico, is relaunching December 3. As part of that, the site is debuting a new site, a daily newsletter called Capital Playbook and… a paywall.

Let’s examine the most notable aspects of the relaunch: Capital Playbook and the paywall. The email newsletter will essentially be Politico Playbook, only for New Yorkers. Each morning subscribers will received a list of interesting stories and scoops. It’ll be written by Azi Paybarah, Jimmy Vielkind and Mike Allen.

While there will still be free content on Capital, don’t expect too much. According to a note from Gillian Reagan, Capital’s managing editor, the majority of the site will be hidden behind three, pay-to-read sections: City Hall Pro, Albany Pro and Media Pro. The areas each cover is fairly self-explanatory.

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Capital New York Publishes First E-Book

Capital New York is getting into the e-book game with Making The City. The book is a selection of features from the site’s last three years, so there’s plenty worth reading from writers such as Tom McGeveran (co-founder of Capital New York) Joe PompeoStarlee KineAzi PaybarahSheila O’Malley and Steven Boone.

Making The City is available on Amazon or iTunes, for only $4.99. Why not show some love for New York writers and buy a copy?

If you’re around on July 2, there’ll be a book release party at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Have a few bourbons beforehand and then say something creepy to the Capital New York writer you like the best. Kidding! Please don’t do that.

The New York Observer Refers to Greg Kelly as ‘Rape Stud’

When The New York Post published its absurd cover the other day calling the alleged victim in the Greg Kelly rape claim a “rape beauty,” people were upset, but sort of brushed it aside because it’s the Post, and they do stupid crap all the time.

Somehow, The New York Observer didn’t think leaving the situation alone was an appropriate response, and instead called Kelly a “rape stud” in a headline on its website today. As Azi Paybarah, a politics writer for Capital New York points out on his blog, the headline has since been taken down. David Freelander, a reporter for the Observer, said the headline was “cross-posted from another NYO blog w/out our OK.”

The new headline simply reads, “Greg Kelly’s Triumphant Return to Good Day New York.” Probably should’ve just went with that in the beginning.

[Photo via Paybarah's blog]

Azi Paybarah Reunites With The New York Observer

After leaving the magazine last May to contribute to WNYC’s Empire blog, political reporter Azi Paybarah is back at The New York Observer.  After only a few months away, Paybarah is thrilled to be back at his old stomping grounds.

I’m honored to be re-joining The New York Observer as they further inject their fast-paced, intelligent and irreverent voice into the most important conversations. The chance to work with editor Elizabeth Spiers was a key part of my decision. What she promises to do to this news organization is nothing short of remarkable.

Before his first run with The Observer, Paybarah served as a political reporter at New York Press and The New York Sun.  Paybarah recently was noted as one of Twitter’s top social influencers on NBC New York’s ‘The 20’.