Tag: New York State

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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New York Today: Marijuana: Where New York and New Jersey Stand on Legalization

Weather: Spring is in the air, and temperatures today will be in the mid-50s, but watch for sprinkles. Tomorrow should be chilly, though things are likely to warm up toward the end of the week. Alternate-side parking: In effect until April 18 (Holy Thursday). ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times This week the New […]

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New York Today: New Jersey Nears Vote on Marijuana Legalization

Weather: Spring is in the air, and temperatures today will be in the mid-50s, but watch for sprinkles. Tomorrow should be chilly, though things are likely to warm up toward the end of the week. Alternate-side parking: In effect until April 18 (Holy Thursday). ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times This week the New […]

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New York Today: Where New York and New Jersey Stand on Marijuana

Weather: Spring is in the air, and temperatures today will be in the mid-50s, but watch for sprinkles. Tomorrow should be chilly, though things are likely to warm up toward the end of the week. Alternate-side parking: In effect until April 18 (Holy Thursday). ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times This week the New […]

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How a $238 Million Penthouse Turned a Long-Shot Tax on the Rich Into Reality

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The road to the nation’s first tax on superluxury second homes may well have begun at 220 Central Park South, where a four-story, 24,000 square-foot penthouse, unfinished and unfurnished, recently sold for $238 million. […]

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Co-Founder of Cultlike Group Where Women Were Branded Is Expected to Plead Guilty

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Nancy Salzman was known to her followers as “Prefect.” She was a co-founder of Nxivm, a cultlike group near Albany in which women were branded with the leader’s initials and forced to have sex […]

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New York Attorney General Opens Investigation of Trump Projects

The New York attorney general’s office late on Monday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the financing of four major Trump Organization projects and a failed effort to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in 2014, according to a person briefed […]

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Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Black lawmakers and activists are blocking a push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, warning that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal could perpetuate the racial inequality that it purports to fight. The lawmakers […]

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New York State Should Investigate the Trump Organization

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on to something. In her questioning of Michael Cohen, she asked if Donald Trump had ever provided “inflated assets to an insurance company.” He answered in the affirmative — and also testified to rampant tax fraud by Mr. Trump and allegedly by the Trump Organization officials Allen […]

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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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What Kirsten Gillibrand Is Missing: New York Endorsements for 2020

WASHINGTON — Senator Cory Booker has been endorsed for president by New Jersey’s entire 11-member Democratic congressional delegation, his state’s governor and its other senator. Senator Bernie Sanders has the backing of Vermont’s other senator and its lone House member. Senator Kamala Harris has support from three-quarters of the Democrats […]

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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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Trump Organization’s Insurance Policies Under Scrutiny in New York

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York State regulators have issued an expansive subpoena to the Trump Organization’s longtime insurance broker, the first step in an investigation of insurance policies and claims involving President Trump’s family business, according to […]

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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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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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New York Prosecutors Expected to Charge Manafort, Guarding Against Trump Pardon

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Manhattan district attorney’s office is preparing state criminal charges against Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, in an effort to ensure he will still face prison time even if the president […]

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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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