This Just Off
For want of anything better to do on a miserable schoolnight, the results, liveblogged from NY1:
Bloomberg's called by the AP as winner of the mayoral race - 56-41 - over Ferrer, with 26% of the precincts reporting. His party has an open bar. He didn't win by the 30 points the polls predicted, at least on current results
Tish James got re-elected in City Council district 38, this time round on the Democratic line. 82%. Nice work, Tish.
Marty "revolting hack" Markowitz looks like getting about 82% for Brooklyn Borough President, which is OK, but not great, given all the hacks that got swept in tonight. Mattera got 7%, behind the Republican, who got 11%.
Betsy Gotbaum, worst public advocate ever, got back in with 89%. God that's horrible. The woman can barely function.
The Transportation Bond proposition is coming through with about 54%. CASH MONEY will be raised for the East Side Subway.
This weird and inexplicable proposal to hand NY State's budget-making powers to the utterly useless state legislature, and away from the governor, got voted down. Good - we hate Governor Pataki as much as the next man, but the helplessly gerrymandered state assembly is hardly Batman.
So, what's the kitten for? Well, in theory it's to keep Cutesome company tonight, although we could probably all do with a kitten right now.