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De Blasio and Cuomo differ on Christie's 'huge mistake'

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he thinks New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made a "huge mistake" when he unilaterally killed a funded plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and redirected much of the money to road projects in his own state. Governor Andrew Cuomo's not so sure.

Midtown East officials seek limits on residential building

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print In an effort to prevent the once-glamorous office district dubbed Midtown East from going the way of pied-a-terre studded 57th Street, the committee tasked with charting its future is proposing measures that would restrict residential development there.
Jul 29, 2015

“Providing housing for Russian oligarchs is not what we were after here” capi.tl/1MwBY9w

Jul 29, 2015

RT @danarubinstein: “Providing housing for Russian oligarchs is not what we were after here” capi.tl/1MwBY9w

Jul 29, 2015

Midtown East officials seek limits on residential building capi.tl/1MwBY9w

Another hiccup for trans-Hudson tube

capitalnewyork.com — A disabled train has rendered the southern half of the only tube connecting midtown Manhattan and New Jersey temporarily impassable. Train number 130 was on its way to New York when it got stuck "just a few minutes ago," Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz told Capital Tuesday morning.

Cuomo unveils a newish LaGuardia plan

capitalnewyork.com — Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday told a gathering of New York real estate, lobbyist and government types that he would begin a wholesale rebuild of LaGuardia Airport, a facility Vice President Joe Biden is not impressed with at all.
Jul 27, 2015

.@danarubinstein taught me a new word today. "Panegyric: a public speech in praise of someone or something." capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

Jul 27, 2015

We really need more details on the high-speed ferry. It sounds awesome. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

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Clinton scolds Times and short-sighted economics

capitalnewyork.com — Hillary Clinton began a Friday afternoon speech about the way the United States does business by dealing with some business of another sort. "First I want to say about a word about what's in the news today," she said, placing her hands on either side of a podium at the N.Y.U.

Cuomo cuts the M.T.A. 'fat,' asks more from city

capitalnewyork.com — Declaring "the fat has been removed," Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday evening unveiled a slimmed down program to keep the region's mass transit system in reasonably good working order. "Really the investment in the M.T.A., I believe, has not been what it should be," Cuomo said on NY1.

Uber rewrites the book on beating de Blasio

capitalnewyork.com — On Sunday morning, Patrick Jenkins, a longtime political operative and a close friend of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, took to Facebook to talk about how his father taught him he "deserved the same treatment and services that everyone in this city enjoyed."
Jul 24, 2015

“...tie an issue to poor and working class black people" and Mayor will fold. Uber/de Blasio | Capital New York capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

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De Blasio: 'The M.T.A. is the state's domain'

capitalnewyork.com — A day after Governor Andrew Cuomo insinuated that it was the city's responsibility to fund the M.T.A. capital program, even though the governor effectively runs it, Mayor Bill de Blasio pointed out that actually, "The M.T.A. is the state's domain." "The state has responsibility for the M.T.A.

Cuomo calls for 'state regulatory framework for Uber'

capitalnewyork.com — Governor Andrew Cuomo called today for a greater state role in regulating Uber, possibly laying the groundwork for superceding Mayor Bill de Blasio on what has become a very high-profile issue. "We're going to need a state regulatory framework for Uber," Cuomo said Thursday in an interview on "The Capitol Pressroom" with Susan Arbetter.

De Blasio administration hails car-hail plan

capitalnewyork.com — In an abrupt reversal, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday dropped plans to seek a temporary cap on the growth of car-hail companies, amid growing criticism from elected city officials and a massive opposition campaign mounted by Uber.
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Jul 30, 2015

RT @billmckibben: An Iranian city reported a heat index of 154 degrees today--one of the highest on record. Air temp in Baghdad was 122 washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-…

Jul 30, 2015

"another installment in the war over who gets to own the term 'pro-Israel.'” washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Jul 30, 2015

Would love to hear Dante's and Chiara's thoughts on this capi.tl/1MtirpG

Jul 30, 2015

"WSP Blog thinks the pigeons" will "be catapulted into the air in a live shoot." bit.ly/1U9m5Y7

Jul 30, 2015

the "affordable" units "were several hundred dollars more expensive than the neighboring market-rate units" dnainfo.com/new-york/20150…

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