A smart blog about New York City politics. We've been praying for it?and now the New York Observer's Ben Smith delivers it. Meet The Politicker, a blog full of daily insider dish about horsetrading in the post-Tammany Hall era. One hot bit: Smith's reading of the tea leaves in the foreign press to determine that things ain't looking so hot for the NY2012 Olympics gambit: "The bad news is expected on July 6, just in time for three months of repetition by Freddy Ferrer. NYC2016, anyone? Anyone?"
· Bid News [The Politicker]