Joe Stays, Jeb Visits, Jon Won’t Run


• So maybe Joe Torre’s job is safe. Among his supporters is Rudy Giuliani, who may have even gotten on the phone with Steinbrenner on Joe’s behalf. [NYP]
• So this is how the rest of Brooklyn sees Park Slope. An NYPD captain ordered his minions to stop and frisk every black man at the Seventh Avenue F station because “they have no reason being there.” Paul Auster, meantime, is spinning in his brownstone. [NYDN]
• Jeb Bush is in town, breakfasting with Bloomberg as they discuss the No Child Left Behind act. It’s a handy reminder, as we often forget Bloomie’s a Republican. [Florida Today]
• Jon Stewart says that those mildly funny “Stewart/Colbert ‘08” T-shirts are “a real sign of how sad people are” with the current state of political affairs. Sadder still, then is the Associated Press, which takes this revelation and spins it into an item titled “Stewart Dispels Rumor of White House Run.” [AP via amNY]
• Nooo! The prices are going up at Gray’s Papaya, taking the hot dog, for the first time ever, over the psychological limit of $1. We’re holding out for the “Stagflation special.” [NYT]