The New York Times today announced its pick from the herd for the 33rd City Council District: Jo Anne Simon. According to the Times editorial:
There are several excellent candidates vying to replace Councilman David Yassky, who’s also running for comptroller. Stephen Levin would be a prime candidate except for his entanglement in the Brooklyn Democratic Party machine. Evan Thies, an aide to Mr. Yassky, has been active on reform and clean-air issues. Jo Anne Simon has an impressive legal background and has been a strong community organizer who has done important work for the disabled. We endorse Ms. Simon.
In the race to replace Council Member Bill DeBlasio, a candidate for Public Advocate, in the neighboring 39th district, the Times has endorsed Brad Lander. Listen to D-39 candidate Gary Reilly on the Homer Fink Show here.