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Hillary endorses Cuomo, and he almost reciprocates

capitalnewyork.com — Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of Democrats Thursday that he had very high hopes for Hillary Clinton. "Hillary Clinton is so good that whatever she does she's going to be an overwhelming success," the governor said, at an event today with the former New York senator to promote his campaign and his Women's Equality Party.

Civic planners suggest a new home for M.S.G.

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print If there's any hope for a new Penn Station, Madison Square Garden will have to move, and on Thursday, a group of prominent urban planners will recommend a place to move it to: a U.S. Postal Service mail-sorting facility on Ninth Avenue.

De Blasio appoints another taxi industry favorite

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio hasn't forgotten the folks who helped elect him. On Wednesday, de Blasio announced he would appoint Fidel del Valle commissioner and chief judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, an obscure yet important agency that oversees administrative hearings.

Facing funding fight, M.T.A. touts 'unprecedented' use

capitalnewyork.com — As the M.T.A. gears up for a difficult funding fight in Albany, it wants to make one thing clear: The subways might not be particularly well-financed, but they are very heavily used. On September 23, 6,106,694 people rode the subway, "making it the highest ridership ever since daily figures were first recorded in 1985," according to the M.T.A.

Comptroller issues M.T.A. debt warning

capitalnewyork.com — Should New York Governor Andrew Cuomo cause the M.T.A. to take on more debt, New York straphangers and drivers may well have to bear the burden in the form of higher subway fares and bridge tolls. "Additional borrowing could increase pressure on fares and tolls, and while the M.T.A.

The bell tolls for the Rockaway ferry

capitalnewyork.com — Two years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed subway access to the Rockaways, and the city responded by creating emergency ferry service from the barrier peninsula to Manhattan, that ferry service will cease.

At hearing, Uber bridles at city restraints

capitalnewyork.com — At a taxi commission hearing on Thursday morning, an executive from Uber got into a revealing exchange with a New York City taxi commissioner over a set of proposed rules that could hinder some of the taxi app's operations in New York City.

A plea for public access to an 'unsafe' island

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print On an abandoned island in the middle of the East River populated by picturesque ruins and thickets of vine, two city officials took part in a polite argument about the future of the 20 waterbound acres that, for a quarter century, Typhoid Mary called home.

Rhetoric aside, de Blasio park actions resemble Bloomberg's

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Mayor Bill de Blasio purports to be charting a new course in park equity, but so far his parks agenda resembles his predecessor's.

A de Blasio-tailored pitch for a Queens High Line

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Mayor Bill de Blasio should support a plan to build a High Line in the middle of Queens because it would satisfy both his traffic safety and park equity agendas.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @Azi: "when candidates repeatedly trot out their families 2 show they’re postcard-perfect...it becomes our duty to report whether its true or not"

Oct 23, 2014

RT @joepompeo: More: "Within tabloid circles, chatter is rampant that the News is already considering a plan to go digital-only” capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @TheOnion: Report: Slamming Boss Against Wall, Shouting ‘Cash! I Need More Cash!’ Still Leading Tactic For Securing Raise onion.com/1tn1Af3

Oct 23, 2014

RT @joepompeo: The @nypost + @NYDailyNews were in business talks in past year or so. "Many deal points were on the table.” capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @nahmias: Don't just read Twitter for Ebola info. Instead, read this detailed piece on disease from NewYorker this week: newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @IsaacDovere: Couldn't make it to midnight without a Schumer statement: "I will be monitoring the situation very closely.”

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MelissaRusso4NY: Rough day to be Mayor. NYPD hatchet attack, NYC's first Ebola case and the second child killed in a homeless shelter this week

Oct 23, 2014

RT @mattfleg: To the sleeping 4 train rider, spooning a subway pole like it was a body pillow: You fear no disease. A city salutes you.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @erinmdurkin: Bellevue staffers were allowed to opt out of caring for Ebola patient, but none did so.

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