NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:
* Following a report that NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is open to running for New York City mayor, Republican leaders will make a full-court press to convince Kelly to do so at a meeting on Staten Island early next month, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/HJdHYs

* Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson collected $31,000 in taxpayer-funded per diems during his first term in office, the most of any Albany legislator last year, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/HPnqkJ

* Even before the New Jersey Nets move to Brooklyn, the impact of the Atlantic Yards development is being felt, with new upscale businesses and housing flooding the neighborhood, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/IB64CB

* State Senate Republicans are thwarting a plan to end Mayor Michael Bloombergs mayoral control of New York City schools, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/HJdpRm

* A small group of attorneys is taking advantage of New Yorks architectural quirkiness to file a flood of lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/IsnROt

* Senate Democrats have reaped $85,000 in campaign contributions from the state teachers union since they skipped last months vote to cut pension benefits for new teachers and other public employees, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/IhWbN3

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