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City blocks Uber expansion plan, for now

Mayor's park conservancy plans moving slowly

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio has long argued there are inequities between parks in poor neighborhoods and those in wealthy areas, and has made bridging that divide the centerpiece of his parks agenda. The effort to get wealthy conservancies to pitch in is, however, moving slowly, spawning just three initiatives so far (or two, depending on how you count them).

On Cuomo's AirTrain, more questions than answers

capitalnewyork.com — Add a state senator from Manhattan to the long list of people with questions about Governor Andrew Cuomo's $450 million plan to build an elevated train to LaGuardia Airport. "I've actually never seen an M.T.A. proposal for a new rail line that would only cost a half-billion dollars," Senator Liz Krueger, a Democrat, said during a budget hearing in Albany on Thursday.

M.T.A. chair on storm-day decisions

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print "On an exceptionally bad day, with dire-consequence weather conditions, we can't be everything to every people," said Tom Prendergast, the M.T.A.'s chairman and C.E.O., in a phone interview.

M.T.A. chair explains tough storm-day decisions

capitalnewyork.com — "On an exceptionally bad day, with dire-consequence weather conditions, we can't be everything to every people," said Tom Prendergast, the M.T.A.'s chairman and C.E.O., in a phone interview.

Advocate demands M.T.A. review subway-closure decision

capitalnewyork.com — "Closing the entire city transit system is a very strong step," wrote Gene Russianoff, of NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign, in a statement he just released to the press. "But, as we saw in the case of superstorm Sandy in 2013, it can be the right thing to do.

Governor: Subways to resume service, no regrets

capitalnewyork.com — New York City's subway system started creaking back to life at 9 a.m. today, and by noon, will reach Sunday-service levels, "which is roughly 60 percent of the weekday service," said Governor Andrew Cuomo during a morning press briefing at his office in Midtown. The subway should resume full weekday service Wednesday morning.

Cuomo delivers a 'serious blizzard' update

capitalnewyork.com — On Monday afternoon, a stern-faced Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for downstate New York and told New Yorkers to expect a "serious blizzard" that "should not be taken lightly." "Mother Nature has decided once again to come visit us in an extreme way," said Cuomo, speaking to reporters from his executive offices in midtown East.

Schneiderman to monitor Uber pricing during blizzard

capitalnewyork.com — Six months after Uber agreed to conform with New York State's price-gouing laws, the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has said it will monitor the taxi app's operations during the coming blizzard.

Judge allows borough taxi suit to move forward

capitalnewyork.com — A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge rejected the de Blasio administration's efforts to quash a lawsuit challenging the program
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Feb 01, 2015

RT @brigidbergin: Ahhh!!! Temps of 10 to 20 below on Monday night @BilldeBlasio says during winter storm briefing

Feb 01, 2015

RT @TransportNation: This Detroit man walks 21 miles to his job because of the lack of transit. Incredible story. freep.com/story/news/loc…

Feb 01, 2015

RT @dansinker: Hey New York, Chicago's getting a foot and a half of snow today and nobody shut down *our* trains. pic.twitter.com/ujiytigMiL

Jan 31, 2015

RT @FDNY: FDNY members battle a 4-alarm fire at 5 N. 11 St., Brooklyn. vine.co/v/OtHhbzjB71r

Jan 30, 2015

"“I always thought of him as a sort of process observer rather than a polemic engager..." bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

Jan 30, 2015

"One of those who did get to know Bush in these early days was Peter Tibbetts. The connection, he said, was pot." bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @Eddie_Small: Officers from @NYPD41Pct dug a pup out of the snow this morning that had been hit w/ a shovel bit.ly/1wJHtVE pic.twitter.com/hkkXSR8E6k

Jan 30, 2015

"You’ve got to ask yourself why that family is so anxious about this story being out there" (it's their tragedy) capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Jan 30, 2015

"“I and my three siblings, were awoken and whisked out of our house to our neighbors for the duration of the tragedy" capi.tl/1Dft20b

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