Tag: de Blasio, Bill

Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Only a tiny number of black students were offered admission to the highly selective public high schools in New York City on Monday, raising the pressure on officials to confront the decades-old challenge of integrating New York’s elite public […]

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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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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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Mayor de Blasio Returns to Iowa, Playing the Role of Coy Presidential Aspirant

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] SIOUX CITY, Iowa — He seemed at complete ease, shaking hands, posing for selfies and cracking tall guy jokes, as he laid out a plan for Democrats to take back the White House. Perhaps […]

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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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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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Calamity at a Brooklyn Jail

ImageThe Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where inmates had been forced to remain in their cells without reliable heat, hot food or showers for the better part of a week.CreditStephen Speranza for The New York Times Locked away in dark and freezing cells with little heat for days, left to […]

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Editorial Observer: Washington’s Cold Hypocrisy on New York’s Public Housing

The teaser came in a mid-evening tweet. Lynne Patton, the Trump family event planner whom the president named regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, had a surprise for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Oh, and for the 400,000 people who live in New York City’s public housing, […]

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Federal Government to Seize More Control Over New York City Public Housing

The federal government moved to seize more control over the New York City Housing Authority on Thursday, reaching a tentative billion-dollar settlement to correct years of maintenance failures, mismanagement and cover-ups that prosecutors said had exposed hundreds of thousands of residents to lead paint and other health hazards. The agreement, […]

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De Blasio Blames Democratic Governors’ Group for Hiding Sexual Harassment Case

When Mayor Bill de Blasio first addressed a scandal over a former top aide who was allowed to quietly resign over sexual harassment complaints, he said then that he was “deeply sorry” that such behavior had occurred in his administration. But on Wednesday, the mayor used far sharper words to […]

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Amazon’s New York Charm Offensive Includes a Veiled Threat

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After facing months of vocal resistance, Amazon executives delivered a counteroffensive during a hearing Wednesday before the City Council, the second to delve into a deal that would bring new corporate offices to Queens […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Sexual Harassment Scandal at City Hall

Weather: Clouding up, with a high of 40 and rain on the way home tonight. Then look out: chilly tomorrow and brutally cold tomorrow night and Thursday — down to 5 degrees. Alternate-side parking: in effect till next Monday. ImageMayor de Blasio’s woes are deepening.CreditTom Brenner for The New York […]

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