Senators Like Mike

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• When Bloomberg speaks, Washington listens? The mayor is praising senators for killing an amendment — it would have forbidden the feds to share gun data with local police — he recently ripped to shreds. [NYDN]
• It looks like we have a mob war on our hands, with a second Mafia-related hit in three days. First a Gambino capo's son was attacked; now an alleged Genovese mobster is found executed. Or is it all just an HBO promo? [NYP]
• Remember Wall Street West, a Pennsylvania developer's plan to sell NYC financial firms a kind of giant, high-tech office park as a backup facility? There's one snag: Nobody's biting. [NYT]
• The city's slowly getting used to those spindly, War Of the Worlds–like "Sky Watch" surveillance towers. The next question is whether they actually reduce crime. [amNY]
• And a Long Island gym teacher was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor after he duct taped the legs of a student, presumably to teach him some sort of lesson. If we'd known this kind of stuff was actionable, our gym teacher would probably still be in jail. [Newsday]