Tag: New York State

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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Judge Rejects $2 Billion Deal to Overhaul City’s Public Housing

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a sweeping settlement that would have appointed a monitor to oversee the troubled New York City Housing Authority and would have required the city to pump more than […]

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With Democratic Wins, Charter Schools Face a Backlash in N.Y. and Other States

Over the last decade, the charter school movement gained a significant foothold in New York, demonstrating along the way that it could build fruitful alliances with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and other prominent Democrats. The movement hoped to set a national example — if charter schools could make it in […]

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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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Schneiderman Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Abuse Complaints

After a six-month investigation, prosecutors said Thursday that they would not pursue criminal charges against Eric T. Schneiderman, the former New York State attorney general who resigned in May after four women accused him of assaulting them. The decision not to file charges was announced in a statement issued by […]

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A Trump-Fueled ‘Wipeout’ for House Republicans in Northeast

In New Jersey, voters slashed the number of Republicans in Congress from five down to two, and possibly only one. In New York, Democrats flipped three congressional seats in President Trump’s home state, ejecting the last remaining Republican from New York City. And in the six other states in the […]

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Brooklyn Diocese to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle 4 Sex Abuse Cases

Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Catholic church in Brooklyn received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The […]

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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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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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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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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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New York kicks Charter out of the state after failure to honor conditions of Time-Warner merger

Broadband providers! They love to make noise about how dedicated they are to improving your service, rolling out new features, and generally adhering to both the law and their own code of ethics. So how can it be that Charter has so badly failed the terms imposed on its purchase of Time-Warner Cable in 2016 […]

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New York Kicks Spectrum Out Over Broken Customer Promises

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The United States has generally allowed ISPs to run roughshod over customers. From the ISP-sponsored legislation that made building municipal broadband networks illegal in many states to Ajit Pai and the GOP’s decision to dismantle net neutrality, companies like Spectrum, […]

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In House Race, 2 Female Candidates Clash on Economy and Guns

“I loved being a legislator,” Ms. Cobb said. “I liked going to the grocery store and hearing people’s stories. To me, that’s why you want a congressperson who lives in your district and shares your values and understands the struggle you are having economically.” In a telephone interview, Ms. Stefanik countered Ms. Cobb’s narrative, saying […]

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the State Assembly who rose to become one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for his conviction on federal corruption charges. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had served as speaker for more than two decades, and […]

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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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Prosecutors Seek to Question Trump Organization’s Finance Chief

Federal investigators in Manhattan have asked to interview Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, as part of their investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael D. Cohen, according to two people familiar with the matter. It was not clear whether Mr. Weisselberg was issued a subpoena or was asked to answer […]

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