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Post-Sept. 11 development agency lives on

capitalnewyork.com — The agency created after Sept. 11 to help rebuild Lower Manhattan has some life in it yet. At a Thursday morning board meeting, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a tentative agreement with Lend Lease, the construction company that was dismantling the Deutsche Bank building on the south side of Ground Zero when the structure erupted in flames in 2007, killing two firefighters.

Report: M.T.A. budget problems may be bigger than expected

capitalnewyork.com — Pleading poverty, the M.T.A. has for months now pointed to a $15 billion hole in its $32 billion proposal to fix the region's mass transit system over the next five years. The state's pre-eminent budget watchdog group thinks the Metropolitan Transportation Authority might actually be understating the problem.

Before a probable run, Clinton breaks bread with the press

capitalnewyork.com — Hillary Clinton used the occasion of what may be her last scheduled speech before a presidential run to make amends with the media, a relationship she described on Monday night as, "at times, shall we say, complicated." "Now I don't want to get carried away here," Clinton said.

Fiorina to appear on Clinton's home turf

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive with apparent political ambitions who's made it a habit recently to skewer Hillary Clinton, will appear on the former secretary of state's home turf on April 27.

Clinton on city growth, pre-K and 'potholes exploding'

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print At the same time Senator Ted Cruz declared that he was running for president in a speech decrying same-sex marriage and Obamacare, almost-certain Democratic contender Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable about urbanism.

Clinton on city growth, pre-K and 'exploding potholes'

capitalnewyork.com — At the same time Senator Ted Cruz declared that he was running for president in a speech decrying same-sex marriage and Obamacare, almost-certain Democratic contender Hillary Clinton participated in a roundtable about urbanism. Evoking the rhetoric of New York City mayor and former Clinton senatorial campaign staffer Bill de Blasio, the former senator from New York on Monday bemoaned the reality of "inequality" in urban America.

Brooklyn pushes for equal ferry service to Governors Island

capitalnewyork.com — When Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans this year to expand ferry service in New York City, they did not include improvements to service between Brooklyn to Governors Island. Now, some Brooklyn politicians are framing the lack of regular ferry service between the mayor's home borough and the 172 acres just 300 yards offshore as an issue of borough equity.

Port Authority officials balk at bus-terminal cost

capitalnewyork.com — "Are these going to be special buses where you can deliver hors d'oeuvres, or can they fly?" a reporter asked Port Authority officials on Thursday afternoon. "Why is it so expensive to build a new terminal?" Days after the Port Authority revealed that a new Midtown bus terminal could cost more than $10 billion, officials struggled, publicly, to digest the numbers.

Budget group proposes caps on unlimited Metrocards

capitalnewyork.com — Three days before the M.T.A. once again raises fares on New York City subways, a budget watchdog group suggested a way the transportation agency might ease the pain for some cash-strapped riders.

New Jersey legislators demand Port fund cross-Hudson tunnel

capitalnewyork.com — New Jersey legislators on Tuesday urged the Port Authority to sell off its real estate assets and use the proceeds to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River. "No project is more critical to New Jersey's economy than the construction of a new rail tunnel," Stephen Sweeney, the New Jersey Senate president, said in a statement.
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Mar 28, 2015

De Blasio schedule reveals December meeting with Hillary capi.tl/1I0tS3n

Mar 28, 2015

"sexual predators prowl outside for young people who can’t be accommodated." nyti.ms/1I20Lga

Mar 28, 2015

"We’re not seeing a new way of thinking about young people when it comes to homelessness from this administration.” nyti.ms/1I20Lga

Mar 28, 2015

Dante de Blasio Backs Teen Handcuffed for Wearing Broken Glasses to School via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/19qgSZk

Mar 27, 2015

RT @riceid: The Gowanus Canal is fast becoming Brooklyn's High Line, for better or worse. Ok, just worse. (h/t @choire) 6sqft.com/revealed-oda-a…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @NickReisman: What a great and terrible future we live in MT @nahmias In bills proposed by NYS Legislature: "Creates the human cloning prohibition act"

Mar 27, 2015

"What better way to get someone to pony up...campaign cash in Wyoming than talk about those kale-eaters in Brooklyn?" ny1.com/nyc/all-boroug…

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