Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

Cuomo Swooped in as L-Train Savior, but M.T.A. Rejected Similar Plan Over Safety Concerns

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The key to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s surprise decision this month to call off the L-train shutdown is a new repair plan that relies on a less disruptive approach to fixing the tunnel between […]

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Leaks, Cancer-Causing Dust: L-Train Plan Similar to Cuomo’s Was Rejected Over Safety

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The key to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s surprise decision this month to call off the L-train shutdown is a new repair plan that relies on mounting subway cables to the tunnel wall — a […]

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With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

ALBANY — After years of lagging behind other states, New York was set to radically overhaul its system of voting and elections on Monday, taking up several bills that would allow early voting, preregistration of minors, voting by mail and sharp limits on the influence of money. The bills, which […]

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Early Voting and Other Election Reforms Coming to New York

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — For years, the ways in which voters in New York have been stymied by the state’s antiquated voting laws have stood in stark contrast to the state’s liberal reputation. During last year’s […]

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They Upended Their Lives to Avoid the L Train Shutdown. Then There Was No Shutdown.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Under different circumstances, Kelly Tieger might have stayed in New York City forever. She liked her job teaching at a school in Chelsea and the rent-stabilized apartment she and her husband shared in Bushwick, […]

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The L Train Shutdown Plan Was 3 Years in the Making. It Unraveled in 3 Weeks.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The strategy for coping with the impending L train shutdown in New York City took three years of meticulous planning. Its unraveling took three weeks. It started with a chance meeting in Brooklyn late […]

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The L Train Isn’t Shutting Down After All. What Exactly Does That Mean?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] So 2019 starts with whiplash. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the L train was not completely shutting down for repairs after all. Wait, what? Despite nearly three years of hand-wringing, community […]

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At Inauguration, Cuomo Rallies State Against Trump

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York on Tuesday cast himself and the state that he leads as progressive beacons and a bulwark against President Trump, taking the oath of office while standing on […]

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A Long-Awaited Ban on Foam, and Other New Laws in New York in 2019

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A note to New Yorkers waking up in a stupor on New Year’s Day: Foam food containers are so last year. New York City’s ban on the single-use plastic clamshells that have long been […]

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$15 an Hour Seemed Impossible. Now It’s Reality for a Million New Yorkers.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Six years after a group of fast-food workers in New York City — earning as little as $7.25 an hour — made the seemingly preposterous demand for a $15 minimum wage, more than 1 […]

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Frustrated by Shutdown, States Spend to Keep National Parks Open

The federal government was about to shut down. But on Friday evening, a Utah state employee had a delivery to make: three checks, totaling $46,034 and payable to the government in Washington that would soon close indefinitely. Utah officials viewed the checks as lifelines, the only way they knew to […]

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Albany: Put New York’s Needs Before Your Own

After winning a $50,000 raise and becoming the highest-paid state legislators in the country, lawmakers in New York, one might think, would turn their focus to the people’s work. Instead, the Assembly speaker, Carl Heastie, whined this week that the pay increase didn’t keep up with the increase in the […]

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7 Ways to Fix the M.T.A. (Which Needs a $60 Billion Overhaul)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority could need as much as $60 billion for its next capital plan to fix New York’s failing transit system — a staggering figure that is nearly double the cost of its current capital plan, according to a report by a panel of state leaders and transportation […]

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New York City Can Protect Tenants Now

Across New York City, landlords in fast-gentrifying neighborhoods, eager to bring in higher-paying renters, have driven out tenants by harassing them with dangerous and annoying renovations. Renters, tenant advocates, city officials and The Times have all documented the forced exodus of tenants from rent-stabilized apartments. That helps landlords glide through […]

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Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Amazon is trying to quell rising opposition to its plan for offices in New York, hiring well-connected lobbyists to make its case in the corridors of power even as it mounts a block-by-block neighborhood […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Amazon Takes On Ocasio-Cortez and Her Supporters

Weather: Yep, still chilly (it’s the ninth day in a row below normal), with a high of 40. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Christmas. Tensions over Amazon may flare Two potent forces may be on a collision course: big Tech (Amazon) and the grass-roots left (supporters of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). […]

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