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De Blasio administration lawyers up in face of investigations

De Blasio administration lawyers up in face of investigations
capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has contracted with two high-powered law firms to help it deal with a maelstrom of state and federal investigations. Associates at law firm Debevoise & Plimpton are abuzz with the news they are representing the de Blasio administration, according to a knowledgable source.

Sources: Steve Cohen expected to succeed Rechler at Port Authority

L train riders facing tough options in 2019

L train riders facing tough options in 2019
capitalnewyork.com — Manhattan-bound L train riders will be out of luck starting in 2019. That lucklessness will take one of two forms: Either an 18-month full-scale outage along both tracks under the East River or a more-prolonged, three-year outage of one track at a time, during which the L train from Brooklyn to Manhattan will be able to serve only one in five existing passengers.

De Blasio plans a crisis response, without the sense of crisis

De Blasio plans a crisis response, without the sense of crisis
capitalnewyork.com — Weeks of headlines about snowballing investigations into Bill de Blasio's administration have apparently prompted the mayor to mount a counterattack. A de Blasio aide told POLITICO New York that New Yorkers are going to see even more vigorous pushback in the coming days, one that will entail the mobilization of allies, and more arguments that the law is clear and that de Blasio and his administration acted appropriately and ethically.

Hudson Yards sculpture to cost $200M and be like 'Eiffel Tower'

Hudson Yards sculpture to cost $200M and be like 'Eiffel Tower'
capitalnewyork.com — The Thomas Heatherwick sculpture that will grace the public plaza at Hudson Yards will cost $200 million and "will become to New York what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris," said Hudson Yards developer Stephen Ross on Monday. Its design has been shrouded in secrecy, and will "hopefully," remain so at least until September, Ross said.

Rechler preparing to leave Port Authority board

Rechler preparing to leave Port Authority board
capitalnewyork.com — Scott Rechler said he has begun talking to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about "transitioning off" the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board, where he's served as vice chairman since 2011. "It could be a number of months or more," before he actually leaves, Rechler told POLITICO New York Friday.

De Blasio encounters a barrage of questions on investigations

De Blasio encounters a barrage of questions on investigations
capitalnewyork.com — WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show - a typically amicable environment for Mayor Bill de Blasio - was hostile territory on Friday morning, with Lehrer and his callers subjecting the mayor to an onslaught of uncomfortable questions about the whirlwind of investigations enveloping his administration.

Port to do 'some sort' of World Trade Center PATH Hub ceremony in May

Port to do 'some sort' of World Trade Center PATH Hub ceremony in May
capitalnewyork.com — The Port Authority plans to finally celebrate next month the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center PATH Hub - the white, arched-steel colossus that the Port was not originally inclined to publicly celebrate at all. "We are hoping for a ceremony of some sort in May in connection with the board meeting," said John Degnan, the Port Authority's chairman, following a board meeting Thursday.

Louis C.K. to headline de Blasio fundraiser

Louis C.K. to headline de Blasio fundraiser
capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio may be bogged down in bad headlines, but that isn't stopping him from fundraising for his reelection campaign. "I'm excited to share the news that Louis C.K. is introducing the Mayor at our next fundraiser on May 12th at Brooklyn Bowl," wrote his 2017 campaign committee's finance director, Elana Leopold, in an email to donors Wednesday morning.

De Blasio streetcar and ferry plans complement, and maybe compete

De Blasio streetcar and ferry plans complement, and maybe compete
capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks both his citywide ferry service (set to launch in 2017) and his Brooklyn-Queens streetcar (set to launch in 2024) will effectively knit hard-to-access neighborhoods into the fabric of the city.
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May 05, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: Man captures video of baby beaver at D.C. Metro station wapo.st/1q2hVHc

May 05, 2016

RT @kelseykeith: Best part of the L train saga outlined in @politico: "That’s how he went to Brooklyn. He went to Brooklyn to bowl." https:capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…/t.co/SIHzAgRdXa

May 05, 2016

De Blasio administration lawyers up in face of investigations politi.co/1NZUjOA

May 05, 2016

Sources: Steve Cohen expected to succeed Rechler at Port Authority politi.co/1NZRHjS

May 05, 2016

RT @GloriaPazmino: “We meet lots of folks along the way in politics, but rarely does someone stand-out as you did today,” - Uber https://tcapitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…co/iGIxH7YjBQ

May 05, 2016

RT @alexweprin: Come 2019, the L train will be either shut down for 18 months, or will be cut down to 20% capacity, MTA says: politi.co/26VhtMo8fzRsq5iF


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