Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

Former Aide Says Cuomo ‘Kissed Me on the Lips’

Weather: Sunny and blustery. High in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today, suspended tomorrow for Purim. A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo published an essay on Wednesday accusing the governor of sexual harassment, saying he jokingly suggested a strip poker game and gave her an unwanted kiss, among other […]

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Ex-Aide Details Sexual Harassment Claims Against Gov. Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. — A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo published a lengthy essay on Wednesday morning accusing the governor of sexual harassment and outlining several unsettling episodes, including an unsolicited kiss in his Manhattan office. The aide, Lindsey Boylan, described several years of uncomfortable interactions with Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, including an […]

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’

Amy Julia Harris contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, Sindhu Gnanasambandan, M.J. Davis […]

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’

Amy Julia Harris contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, Sindhu Gnanasambandan, M.J. Davis […]

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Just When You Thought Politics Couldn’t Unravel Any Further

And of course, if the Republicans are going to get rid of him, they’ll need an alternative. Who’s your pick of the week for the next nominee not named Trump? Bret: Nobody I like has a snowball’s chance in hell. Ideally it would be someone like Rob Portman, who’s retiring, or Charlie Baker, who’s from […]

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Can Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Bullying’ Style Still Work in Politics?

“That’s classic Andrew Cuomo,” said Mr. de Blasio on Thursday. “A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls.” Mr. Cuomo’s image was burnished by a series of nationally televised news conferences during the early days of the pandemic, in which the governor mixed just-the-facts presentations with dad jokes and appearances […]

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Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

Even if there had been, there was no political muscle to turn such ideas into reality. Though the environmental justice movement has deep roots in Louisiana’s “cancer alley,” the climate justice movement was only just emerging at the time Katrina struck. There was no Sunrise Movement, the youth-led organization that occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office after […]

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and Carano

It has been a memorable week or so for public figures committing misdeeds, and “Saturday Night Live” gave a few of them a forum to apologize on a fictional talk show called “Oops, You Did It Again,” hosted by the relatively blameless Britney Spears. This week’s broadcast, hosted by the “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page and […]

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Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.

Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Even by Washington standards, this has been a particularly shameless week. With millions of Texans freezing in their homes, Senator Ted Cruz fled to a Mexican beach, offering his constituents little more than the political cliché of wanting to be a “good dad.” […]

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Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows

“Look, I believe Ron Kim when he talks about what he experienced,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC. “And I believe that there has to be a really full investigation here because something happened that potentially means folks who lost their lives, family members were lost who could have […]

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

It was the office of Letitia James, the state’s attorney general, whose politics are significantly to the left of Cuomo’s, that outlined the discrepancies. What is the status of Cuomo’s relationship with James, and is this just one example of a broader power struggle? Hard to tell, but knowing the governor’s general us-versus-them approach to […]

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

And finally: Saying it with flowers Carly Lewis writes: Three weeks ago, Julia Gray, a florist, delivered a bright bouquet of flowers to a customer in Queens. Judging by the accompanying card, which the sender had carefully dictated to Ms. Gray by telephone, a familial falling-out had taken place. The flowers were sent as an […]

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic leaders of the New York State Senate are moving to strip Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of unilateral emergency powers granted during the pandemic, setting up a remarkable rebuke for the governor from members of his own party. The Senate’s measures, which could be voted on as soon as next week, […]

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Cuomo Vowed to ‘Destroy’ a Fellow Democrat Over Nursing Home Criticism

For months, Assemblyman Ron Kim has been one of the few Democratic lawmakers willing to criticize Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his handling of the state’s nursing homes during the pandemic, pressing for investigations into the matter. So when a top aide to Mr. Cuomo recently admitted that his administration had withheld nursing home data […]

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When You Don’t Have Trump to Hide Behind

And that was true. But like many other journalists, I didn’t get into the ugliness in some founders’ pasts, such as a 2002 ad by Rick Wilson that tied Max Cleland, a Democratic senator who lost both legs and part of one arm during his military service in Vietnam, to Osama bin Laden. (“Worse than […]

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Cuomo Accepts Some Blame in Nursing Home Scandal but Denies Cover-Up

ALBANY, N.Y. — Admitting a degree of fault for the first time, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that his administration’s lack of transparency about the scope of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in New York was a mistake. By failing to answer questions from state lawmakers, the public and the news media, Mr. […]

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New Yorkers Rush to Get Vaccine After Eligibility Expands

The first of millions of New Yorkers with chronic health conditions lined up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at sites around the city on Monday, a day after people inundated a state website and call center when they became eligible for the shot. Four million people with conditions like hypertension and obesity can now receive […]

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3 Detectives Obtained a False Murder Confession. Was It One of Dozens?

If he confessed, the detectives said, his mother’s death would be treated as an accident in Family Court and he would be released to his father, Mr. Burton said. “I said, ‘What do I have to say?’” Mr. Burton recalled in an interview. Then, he said, the detectives began to feed him a story, asking […]

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Mitch McConnell Is So Over Trump That He Voted to Absolve Him

Bret Stephens: What a wild week, Gail. Should we feel pleased that seven Republican Senators voted to convict Donald Trump of incitement — six more than in the last impeachment — or appalled that the other 43 didn’t? Another way of putting the question is whether the G.O.P.’s cup is 14 percent full or 86 […]

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New Allegations of Cover-Up by Cuomo Over Nursing Home Virus Toll

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides were facing new allegations on Friday that they covered up the scope of the death toll in the state’s nursing homes from the coronavirus, after admissions that they withheld data in an effort to forestall potential investigations into state misconduct. The latest revelations came […]

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Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.

Statewide, restaurants are still required to close by 10 p.m. Without giving a clear metric, Mr. Cuomo has said that the state will continue to look at average test positivity rates and respond accordingly. Since the winter holidays, the city’s seven-day positivity rate has steadily dropped. As of Tuesday, it was 8.14 percent. Earlier this […]

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Governors Are Easing Restrictions at Exactly the Wrong Time

When reports emerged that a new, potentially more contagious version of the coronavirus was circulating in Britain, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York implored major airlines to require anyone entering the state from another country to first submit a negative coronavirus test. Scientists still had much to learn about the variant, but Mr. Cuomo was […]

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5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

For officials at transit agencies in and around New York City who often complained of being ignored by the Trump administration, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s arrival to the White House has set off a race to tap into the largess the new president has promised. President Biden, who is known as Amtrak Joe for his […]

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I Got Covid at Rikers. I’m Still Suffering.

When I arrived on Rikers Island in January 2019 to await trial for an assault charge, I knew it would be dangerous — after all, the women’s jail is notorious for chronic abuse, unsanitary conditions and violence. But what I did not know was that I would become one of hundreds of inmates at Rikers […]

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N.Y. Repeals Law That Critics Say Criminalized ‘Walking While Trans’

ALBANY, N.Y. — For decades, a state loitering law, originally designed to discourage street prostitution, was interpreted far more broadly, resulting in what civil rights advocates said was a pattern of police harassment of anyone who they viewed as looking different or suspicious. In more recent years, as the law became the target of lawsuits […]

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A SoulCycle Instructor Got the Vaccine as an ‘Educator’

For Stacey Griffith, a New York City-based SoulCycle instructor whose highly sought-after spin classes are often studded with celebrities, securing a vaccine dose was simple enough: She filled out some paperwork, and on Friday made the hour drive from Manhattan to a coronavirus vaccination site on Staten Island. But after posting on Instagram about her […]

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9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise

A task force with outside experts, convened by Mr. Cuomo to guide the vaccination plan, met infrequently and was rarely offered the chance to provide guidance. For help in planning the vaccination campaign, the governor turned to consultants from Deloitte and Boston Consulting Group. The in-house lobbyist for New York’s largest hospital system, Northwell Health, […]

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Indoor Dining Will Reopen in New York City at 25% Capacity

Indoor dining will resume with limited capacity in New York City restaurants next month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday, more than a month after the governor had banned it to combat a second wave of the coronavirus. Starting on Feb. 14, the city’s restaurants can seat customers indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity, […]

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N.Y. Severely Undercounted Virus Deaths in Nursing Homes, Report Says

ALBANY, N.Y. — An investigation by the New York State attorney general has concluded that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration undercounted coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by as much as 50 percent. The count of deaths in the state’s nursing homes has been a source of controversy for Mr. Cuomo and state Health Department officials, […]

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Will Indoor Dining Resume at City Restaurants?

Weather: Much colder: Clouds give way to sun, but with a biting wind. High in the low 30s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Feb. 11 (Lunar New Year’s Eve). After weeks of subsisting on their own cooking, takeout and frigid al fresco meals, New Yorkers may soon be able to eat inside restaurants. Gov. Andrew […]

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