Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Close to Approval

ALBANY — After years of hesitation, New York is poised to become the first city in the United States to introduce congestion pricing, putting new electronic tolls in place for drivers entering the busiest stretches of Manhattan. Though state leaders have not ironed out the details, they had reached consensus that the plan was needed […]

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Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself. Representatives from major gaming companies have been meeting this week with lawmakers in Albany, including the […]

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More to Fear for Yeshiva Students

As New York City has finally begun to exercise oversight over ultra-Orthodox yeshivas that have graduated students without a basic education, some of those Jewish schools have defied city health department scrutiny and helped to feed a measles outbreak. Forty children have contracted measles in recent months, all of the […]

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Seatbelts Required in the Back Seat? This and Other Surprises in Cuomo’s Budget

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo typically uses his State of the State address and his budget speech to showcase new, flashy policy ideas (Green New Deal! Legalizing marijuana!), but his budget amendments get none of […]

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Ocasio-Cortez, Warren and Sanders in an Unlikely Skirmish With N.Y. Democrats

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — A handful of the nation’s leading left-leaning Democrats, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have picked a fight with an unexpected opponent: the New York State Democratic […]

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New York Today: New York Weather: Snow in Forecast as Winter Storm Moves East

ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times We’re bringing you a special early edition of Monday’s New York Today to help you prepare for the storm. Weather: Your day is all about the snow. Five to eight inches are expected to accumulate between Sunday afternoon and 7 a.m. Monday in […]

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Amazon, the Door’s Still Open

It is heartening to hear that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at least able to get Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, on the phone. The Times reported that the governor has had “multiple phone conversations with Amazon executives, including Mr. Bezos, over the past two weeks.” The conspicuous absence of Mr. Bezos, […]

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A Chance for Fairness in New York’s Criminal Justice System

Over the next few weeks, the State of New York has perhaps its best opportunity in a half-century to pass important criminal justice reforms that would bring more fairness to the system. But the reform effort in Albany could still fall apart because of forces arrayed against it — chief […]

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L.I.R.R. Accident: How a Hazardous Rail Crossing Became a Deadly Crash Site

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It had long been considered a dangerous crossing, with more than 200 commuter trains barreling by every day, traveling up to 80 miles per hour — even as streams of cars waited to drive […]

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Subway Fares Are Rising Again. But That Won’t Solve the M.T.A.’s Crisis.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on Wednesday to raise fares for New York City subway and bus riders in April. But the agency says that higher fares will not solve its deep financial […]

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Boost for Congestion Pricing in Manhattan as de Blasio Supports Cuomo Plan

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his support behind congestion pricing on Tuesday as the best option to raise money for New York City’s failing subway, announcing an unusual alliance with his frequent rival, Gov. […]

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Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

A senior executive from Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, led by the world’s richest person, found himself last weekend in a showdown with a suburban state senator. The executive, Brian Huseman, who is based in Washington D.C., was trying to find out whether the New York state senator, […]

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Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place

The announcement on Thursday that Amazon has canceled its plan to build a headquarters in New York City is no victory. It’s no defeat, either. What it is, to use a Big Apple term, is meh, yet another indication that the dulcet attractions of tech have lost their charm for […]

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New York Returns 25,000 Jobs to Amazon

“You have to be tough to make it in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio boasted, choosing to jeer at Amazon as it canceled its plans on Thursday to build a new headquarters in Queens, after some local officials angrily criticized its proposal. What a strange thing for the […]

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Amazon’s Exit Forces a Reckoning for N.Y. Political Leaders

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Amazon’s sudden decision to cancel its plan to build a corporate campus in Long Island City, Queens, amounted to a stunning rejection for the two often-at-odds politicians who had heralded its arrival, Gov. Andrew […]

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Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, Queens, in exchange […]

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Tensions Over Political Resistance to Amazon Boil Over in New York

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on political opponents of a deal to bring Amazon to New York City, warning that they would face the wrath of voters if the […]

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Wall Street’s Slide Hurts New York; City Loses Nearly $1 Billion in Tax Revenue

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York City officials are projecting that total personal income tax revenues will come in $935 million lower than the previous year, a sharp reversal of the nearly decade-long boom that accompanied Wall Street’s […]

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