Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

Speed Cameras Will Surround Every New York City Public School

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — The speed cameras that were installed around many New York City public schools several years ago seemed like an unqualified success: Traffic deaths near the cameras fell by more than half, and speeding was reduced by more […]

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How to Challenge Albany’s Corrupt Culture

Good government has never found a home in Albany because so many of the people who’ve run New York’s state government have liked things just the way they’ve always been. Now some of them are uncomfortable because a proposal before the Legislature would make it easier for independent candidates to challenge this old guard and […]

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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 cases linked to a single […]

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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 that. There isn’t even a […]

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New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It is a peculiarity of New York City history: The mayor does not control the subway that is so essential to the city’s success. Mayor Bill de Blasio has some influence over the transit system, but he is largely […]

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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 Party. They are fighting over […]

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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 the New York City area, […]

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After Cuomo’s Calls to Amazon, a Flurry of Conversations to Rally Support

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After multiple conversations this week with Amazon officials, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wanted to show them just how much support for the company there really was in New York City. So after those calls — including one with the […]

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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, both in public and private, […]

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Big City: Bill de Blasio, the Progressive Who Was Left Behind

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Recently Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Iowa, not for the first time, presumably to vision-board a bid for the presidency despite his public equivocations. Over the course of two stops, one in Sioux City and another in Des […]

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Cuomo Speaks With Bezos, Furiously Trying to Win Back Amazon

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who was staggered by Amazon’s decision to pull out of its plans to come to New York City, is furiously working behind the scenes to lure the company back, even connecting with Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s […]

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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 among them, prosecutors. Gov. Andrew […]

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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 over the tracks. It was […]

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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 crisis. The board voted to […]

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A Breakthrough on the M.T.A.

At long last, New York is getting what it deserves: broad agreement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the subway crisis that has frustrated millions of people and hobbled the economy of the largest city in the United States. The two men, both Democrats, have wasted years in a damaging […]

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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. Andrew M. Cuomo, to fix […]

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After Days of Silence on Amazon Defeat, Governor Cuomo Vents About the Left

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the weeks before Amazon’s plans to build a headquarters in Queens combusted, New Yorkers could hardly escape Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He appeared on radio stations and at business associations, loudly pushing the project that he had helped […]

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Is 2019 the Year When New York Passes Congestion Pricing?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called for congestion pricing last month, there was no need for explanation. The idea of charging drivers a fee to enter Manhattan’s most congested neighborhoods has been argued for decades. Congestion pricing has practically […]

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For Some 2020 Democrats, Rejection of Amazon Aligns With Far-Left Policy Views

The decision by Amazon this week to abandon its planned headquarters in New York City tapped into one of the major themes of left-wing Democrats: that giant corporations — and in some cases the billionaires who run them — must be held to account for wage inequality, corporate greed and middle-class stagnation. And some contenders […]

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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, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, would exert more […]

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