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De Blasio's development plan for NYCHA moves forward

capitalnewyork.com — Arguing the New York City Housing Authority "must use every tool at our disposal to preserve public housing," the city on Wednesday launched the process by which developers will build housing on underutilized, authority-owned land.

Taxi industry upheaval prompts a fiery debate

capitalnewyork.com — Sometimes, "markets aren't perfect" and the government has to step in. So argued New York City taxi commissioner Meera Joshi on Tuesday during a quarrelsome City Council hearing on a proposal that could temporarily stymie the growth of Uber, and which Uber, the dominant taxi app in New York City, abhors.

De Blasio suffers another Albany setback

capitalnewyork.com — To the list of Albany setbacks suffered by Mayor Bill de Blasio this session, add one more. The Republican-controlled State Senate never got around to confirming de Blasio's three appointees to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which controls New York City's subways and buses.

Clinton: LGBT struggle is not over yet

capitalnewyork.com — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greeted Friday's momentous Supreme Court decision on gay marriage as a "landmark victory" and an "an affirmation of the commitment of couples across the country who love one another." But the presidential hopeful, who has made gay rights a centerpiece of her campaign, also said work still remains to be done.

Council members ask Congress to allow Puerto Rico bankruptcy

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Two New York City Council members will on Friday introduce a resolution asking Congress and President Obama to give Puerto Rico the right to file for bankruptcy and restructure its more than $70 billion in debt.

Get ready Sunset Park, 'Brooklyn' is coming

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Pacific Park developer Bruce Ratner got into real estate because he wanted to make $120,000 a year in passive income. "Obviously, it didn't work out that way," Ratner said Thursday morning. He made "more."

M.T.A. chair still ‘guardedly confident’ about Albany

capitalnewyork.com — Sure, state legislators are about to adjourn for the year, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Tom Prendergast has yet to persuade them that the $14 billion hole in his capital program is a problem that should have been fixed yesterday. But he hasn't given up on Albany yet.

Charter advocate to raise for Cuomo in the Hamptons

capitalnewyork.com — Hedge fund manager and charter school advocate Daniel Loeb is standing by Governor Andrew Cuomo. On the evening of Saturday July 11, he and his wife Margaret Munzer Loeb will host a fund-raiser for Cuomo at their residence in East Hampton, according to an invitation sent out to multiple donors and acquired by Capital.

Citing congestion, city backs limits on car service growth

capitalnewyork.com — It's gotten harder to drive through Manhattan, and New York City officials think they might know why. On Tuesday afternoon, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission told reporters it is backing City Council legislation that would temporarily limit the growth of the black car and livery car sector-growth driven by the advent of taxi apps like Uber and Lyft.

Mayor to extend beach season, at Council's request

capitalnewyork.com — For the first time in recent history, New York City beaches will not close on Labor Day. At the urging of the City Council, Mayor Bill de Blasio has allocated $687,000 to keep the beaches open seven additional days this year, Karen Hinton, a spokeswoman for the mayor confirmed Monday night.
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Jul 07, 2015

RT @GloriaPazmino: "That's life!" -- Cuomo: De Blasio 'obviously frustrated' over failed agenda capi.tl/1J2DjyD

Jul 07, 2015

RT @crampell: Subway's Jared is the target of child porn investigation. cnb.cx/1LQ6JFl Are there no heroes left?

Jul 06, 2015

RT @TheOnion: Proud Species Commits Suicide Rather Than Be Driven To Extinction By Humans onion.com/1Ut7hV9 pic.twitter.com/WnWpKrCDsZ

Jul 06, 2015

RT @crampell: They say they came to the U.S. illegally. Now they’re working on Trump’s D.C. hotel. wapo.st/1CiR0MM pic.twitter.com/wJw79cyMnI

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