The tipster tells the Post:
He just wants to retire when this term is up and spend more time with his wife and enjoy himself. It’s a right he’s earned.
But in a statement made through a spokesperson Markowitz tells us differently. "It's no secret that I have not raised money or opened a campaign account," he says. "However, I believe I would be an excellent Mayor and could bring the 'heart' back to New York City. I don't think the window has closed and I have not made a final decision."
In other words, stay tuned for either a retirement announcement or the launch of "Markowitz for Mayor 2013."