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The Partnership for New York City, a coalition of top business leaders, weighed in with a plan on Friday to help the next mayor "maintain New York's status as the pre-eminent city of opportunity over the next decade." Recommendations include building a "tech campus" in every borough and launching a "job challenge." 

Presumed Democratic mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn was called a "liar"  at a forum on public housing hosted by the Community Service Society on Saturday night. The Times reported that the heckling started after the City Council speaker began to talk about her record as a tenant rights activist. Crain's New York reports that two businesswomen with a passion for animal and workers' rights, and the environment "will do whatever it takes to sink" Quinn and have poured $200,000 into the $1 million "NYC Not 4 Sale" campaign behind this season's first TV attack ad.

The Daily News reports that former political opponents of ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, another possible mayoral candidate, warn that he can be fiesty on the campaign trail. Politico reports that any attempt by Weiner to return to politics after a sexting scandal ruined his career could make things awkward for the Clintons and former mentor Chuck Schumer. 

Mayoral candidates come together again tonight for a forum about sustainability hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters.

For more on election 2013 beyond the mayor's race, check out Who's Running For What, which was recently featured on NY1's Race for City Hall. 

Other Stories We're Following

Cuomo's Strategy Is To Wait Until Last Minute To Make Legislation Public (Buffalo News)

Poverty Increased In NYC, Report Says (NY Times)

Judge In Stop-And-Frisk Case Warns of Perjury (New York Law Journal)


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