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De Blasio heralds the arrival of summer, in Rockaway

Moody’s: Fewer drivers poses risk for Port Authority

capitalnewyork.com — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey might want to reappraise its reliance on cross-Hudson tolls, argues a Moody's Investors Service report released Wednesday. Traffic along the Port Authority's bridges and tunnels has declined for seven straight years, even as the bi-state agency has come to rely more on them.

De Blasio unveils 10-year NYCHA plan

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to prop up public housing may share some similarities with former mayor Michael Bloomberg's, but he'd much prefer you compare him to someone else. In 1934, "the greatest mayor we ever had, Fiorello LaGuardia," created the New York City Housing Authority, de Blasio said.

Midtown community board defends 'access to sunshine'

On 'garbage' trains and other 'Subway Horror Stories'

De Blasio takes calls in 'a wonderful, progressive town'

De Blasio proposes a landlord-friendly tax tweak

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio's "sweeping" plan to reform a controversial tax break for developers will allow some landlords whose benefits are about to expire to continue receiving them, under certain conditions. De Blasio's proposal, which will require approval in Albany, would give landlords the opportunity to extend existing 421-a tax abatements awarded before 2008 that are about to run out.

Hillary Clinton explores Brooklyn Heights neighborhood

capitalnewyork.com — On Thursday afternoon, a Brooklyn Heights pizzeria got an unannounced visit from Hillary Clinton. She ordered a salad. "We weren't surprised," said George Chamoun, the owner of Monty Q's, the 16-year-old brick oven pizzeria on Montague Street, just a few blocks from Clinton's One Pierrepont offices. "We figured she was going to be around."

De Blasio: To fund federal transportation, tax the rich

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks the solution to America's transportation funding woes lies in taxing the rich. "If you ask me where I think we should get revenue that could have a transcendent impact on our country, no one here will be shocked if I say there's several ways I think we should be taxing those who have done very well," said de Blasio.

As de Blasio does D.C., some awkward poll numbers

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May 25, 2015

RT @JDavidsonNYC: Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village? newyorker.com/business/curre… via @newyorker

May 25, 2015

RT @nahmias: “Charlie likes access,” said one executive who worked with Mr. Dorego..."nytimes.com/2015/05/25/nyr…

May 23, 2015

RT @katie_honan: No jeers or signs at yesterday's boardwalk opening. But there was a "free speech zone" for it dnainfo.com/new-york/20150… pic.twitter.com/nrbhfRAHkD

May 23, 2015

Today, "the high heel has been relegated to the men most secure with their sexuality: rockstars and cowboys" qz.com/409254/why-did…

May 23, 2015

"buildings that benefit from that scenic subsidy should not turn around and spoil it for everyone else." nym.ag/1EXWaIT?mid=tw…

May 22, 2015

RT @costareports: At gaggle in NH, I asked Secretary Clinton about the future of U.S. forces in Iraq. Her take: no more ground troops beyond those there.

May 22, 2015

RT @eliotwb: "But that is not a bubble, he said. Rather, it is 'an irrational pricing decision.'" Great @conordougherty story nyti.ms/1ekZdVR

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