Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

New York City Needs Amazon as Much as Amazon Needs Us

For decades, experts have called for the diversification of the New York City economy. In the wake of postwar deindustrialization, our reliance on Wall Street and the financial industry in general had by the 1990s left our city disproportionately vulnerable to swings in the financial markets. We have experienced significant […]

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New York’s Amazon Deal Is a Bad Bargain

Throughout its 14-month search for a second headquarters — which has concluded with the dual selection of Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington, Va. — Amazon talked of its need for things like transportation, housing and a business-friendly environment. But did Amazon really select New York City for its transportation […]

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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest

After 14 months of pitches, meetings and offers of incentives and name changes, Amazon announced on Tuesday that its second headquarters would be on two sites: one in Long Island City, Queens, and another in Arlington, Va. The company is also developing a smaller operations and logistics facility in Nashville. […]

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New York Should Say No to Amazon

This week, word leaked that Amazon may be close to finalizing a deal to set up a major operation in Long Island City, Queens. The news, which was embraced with peak sycophancy by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — he literally offered to change his name to “Amazon Cuomo” to make it […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Riding in a Stretch Limousine

Traveling by stretch limo may seem like the height of prudence for people going out to party, but it has hidden pitfalls. Of course it makes great sense for a group of friends to set up a ride ahead of time so that no one who has been drinking — […]

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Change Comes to Albany, if Not the Governor’s Mansion

Advertisement Reformers win real victories in New York’s Democratic primary. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Sept. 14, 2018 ImageCreditCreditSam Alden New York voters have spoken, and Gov. […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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In the Heart of Gentrifying Brooklyn, Nixon Finds Her Audience

There was some applause when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered that he had tried marijuana in college, and even some laughter when he wryly noted that the public would have a better sense of Cynthia Nixon’s personal worth if she released more tax returns. But at a debate watch party […]

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Who Stretched the Truth? A Cuomo-Nixon Fact Check

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The lone debate in the Democratic primary pitting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo against his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, featured its fair share of brickbats and bons mots. Here’s a quick look at some of the candidates’ statements, and when they may have stretched the truth. The Cuomo-Trump relationship […]

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Let’s Get New York to the Polls

Advertisement With the state’s primary elections on Sept. 13, a Thursday, officials can take steps now to make sure voters defy expectations of a low turnout. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom […]

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New York Investigators Subpoena Michael Cohen for Documents Linked to Trump Foundation

On its own, the Tax Department’s inquiry may provide political ammunition for Mr. Cuomo more than it presents a legal peril to Mr. Trump. Even if the department found evidence of criminal behavior, it would need to refer the matter to a law enforcement agency, such as the attorney general’s […]

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Zephyr Teachout Is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats

Ms. Teachout has written the book on political corruption — literally — and is recognized as a national expert on this scourge. We believe Ms. Teachout would also be able to recruit some of the best lawyers in the country to the state attorney general’s office, which competes for talent […]

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Cuomo Moves to Scrap N.R.A. Lawsuit Accusing Him of ‘Blacklisting’

The long-running battle between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and the National Rifle Association, which says it has lost millions of dollars because of state officials’ political agenda, entered another round of legal wrangling and public posturing this week. Mr. Cuomo announced on Friday that the state was moving to dismiss a lawsuit […]

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Cuomo Opens Investigation Into Denial of Marriage License to Gay Couple

After a same-sex couple was denied a marriage license in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has not only opened an investigation into the case, but he has also offered to officiate the couple’s wedding in Albany. Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd sought the license in Root, N.Y., about 50 miles from Albany. But the […]

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Actually, Curbing Uber Won’t Relieve Heavy Traffic

Are ride-sharing and -hailing services like Uber and Lyft causing road congestion? This has been the perception in cities across the country, and the companies have come under fire for it. In New York City, it has led to a proposal to curb, for a year, for-hire-vehicle companies from adding new driver’s licenses (except for […]

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New York City Is Thriving. Why Is Transport Such a Nightmare?

New York is one of the most prosperous cities in the world, yet it has one of the world’s most dysfunctional transportation systems. Delays plague the subway a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority promised to fix that mess. The roads, especially in Manhattan, are in not much better shape. Average […]

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Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.

Even then, no one was quite sure what to make of Cynthia Nixon. It was 2009, nearly a decade before her campaign for governor of New York, and Ms. Nixon was in Albany lobbying lawmakers on a marriage equality bill. One Republican senator began their meeting clutching a printout that suggested Ms. Nixon had been […]

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Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support. Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo. In the […]

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Bill de Blasio Is a Progressive. But Is He Progressive Enough?

In his first inaugural address in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio invoked the names of legendary reformers, from Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and said that in their honor and spirit, he would “commit to a new progressive direction in New York.” The anticipation for many of Mr. de Blasio’s supporters was […]

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A Screeching Stop for Speed Cameras in New York City School Zones

It happened in a blink: At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, hundreds of speed cameras around New York City effectively clicked off, their watch over motorists dangerously zooming through school zones ended indefinitely. The cameras were widely credited with calming traffic at 140 school zones in every city borough, saving an untold number of children from […]

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