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Jessica Pressler staying at New York

capitalnewyork.com — Jessica Pressler, the New York magazine reporter who found herself embroiled in a journalism controversy just days after Capital reported she would be joining the investigative unit of Bloomberg News in the new year, will be staying put at her current job after all.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: The New York magazine reporter who got scammed by the high schooler had a new job lined up at Bloomberg. No more. capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: The New York magazine reporter who got scammed by the high schooler had a new job lined up at Bloomberg. No more. capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

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Margaret Sullivan to CUNY journalism grads: 'Do the work that matters'

Dec 19, 2014

RT @chodger: Margaret Sullivan to CUNY journalism grads: 'Do the work that matters' capi.tl/1wUcQQr via @capitalnewyork @cunyjschool

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Bratton: Police debate about 'societal issues'

capitalnewyork.com — NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton told police officers on Friday the ongoing unrest and public debate about changes in the criminal justice system are "not just about us." At a police promotion ceremony at NYPD headquarters, Bratton said the debate was about "societal issues" like inequality and poverty.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @elizabeth_joh: Certainly true: NYPD's Bratton: crisis re policing also larger issue about inequality, unemployment, etc. HT @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Dec 19, 2014

Bratton: Police debate about 'societal issues' like inequality and poverty capi.tl/1GyXNjo

Dec 19, 2014

RT @ZachTumin: Bratton:unrest "not just about us, but societal issues - educ., ineqal., poverty." capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… via @Azi: pic.twitter.com/6AQoER4fY5

Dec 19, 2014

RT @elizabeth_joh: Certainly true: NYPD's Bratton: crisis re policing also larger issue about inequality, unemployment, etc. HT @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Police supporters, detractors clash outside City Hall

capitalnewyork.com — Nearly 200 people faced off outside City Hall this evening in opposing demonstrations-one in support of the New York Police Department, the other to protest police misconduct. The NYPD used metal barricades to create separate areas for the protesters, who were separated by about 10 feet of buffer space.

Capital Data: City crime rates and police stops

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled a shift in police policy after becoming mayor, promising a reduction in police stops while maintaining low crime rates. In this week's Capital Data, we look at police stop data-the citywide history as well as recent neighborhood data-and academic research on the drop in crime in the city.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @bobhardt: Great article: "de Blasio’s [NYPD] has not chosen to go any lower on stops than Bloomberg did at the very end." capi.tl/13h1Z8u

Dec 19, 2014

RT @bobhardt: Great article: "de Blasio’s [NYPD] has not chosen to go any lower on stops than Bloomberg did at the very end." capi.tl/13h1Z8u

Dec 19, 2014

RT @brendancheney: My piece looking at police stops over time and academic research on crime drop: capi.tl/13h1Z8u cc: @Azi pic.twitter.com/CuQd0XrdaS

Dec 19, 2014

RT @bobhardt: Great article: "de Blasio’s [NYPD] has not chosen to go any lower on stops than Bloomberg did at the very end." capi.tl/13h1Z8u

Dec 19, 2014

RT @brendancheney: My piece looking at police stops over time and academic research on crime drop: capi.tl/13h1Z8u cc: @Azi pic.twitter.com/CuQd0XrdaS

Cuomo thanks anti-fracking activists

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Just hours after his administration gave anti-fracking activists the statewide prohibition they had been seeking for the duration of his first term, Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked them for "making their voice heard." In a video distributed on Friday by Sabrina Artel, an activist who has protested fracking for years, a group of protestors greets Cuomo at his Manhattan office.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Timothy_Cama: Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner said he wouldn’t want his kids near fracking sites. He has no kids bit.ly/1xw6VUD

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Timothy_Cama: Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner said he wouldn’t want his kids near fracking sites. He has no kids bit.ly/1xw6VUD

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Timothy_Cama: Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner said he wouldn’t want his kids near fracking sites. He has no kids bit.ly/1xw6VUD

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Timothy_Cama: Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner said he wouldn’t want his kids near fracking sites. He has no kids bit.ly/1xw6VUD

Dec 19, 2014

Cuomo said he was moved when health commissioner didn't want his children near #fracking sites. He doesn't have kids bit.ly/1Js1PfV

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Cuomo moves to take control of education policy

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Between the lines of a Thursday letter from a top Cuomo administration aide to state education leaders about education reform was a plan to overhaul the Board of Regents. It wasn't the first time Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, suggested changes to the powerful education policy-making panel, and he's hardly the first governor to seek influence on the independent board.

Fusion tweaks primetime, orders Youtube special

capitalnewyork.com — Fusion is doubling the length of Alicia Menendez's primetime show, "AM Tonight," to an hour, and bringing on a new executive producer from the comedy world, the cable TV and digital network announced Friday. "Alicia has given her generation a distinct, new voice and we are expanding her show because of the incredible success she has shown and the promise that she holds," Fusion C.E.O.

New York Times layoffs watch, 2014

capitalnewyork.com — After finishing the buyout process, The New York Times has begun laying off staffers this week. According to a memo from the Newspaper Guild, the Times plans to lay off 21 employees represented by the guild. The layoffs come after the Times accepted buyout applications from 57 guild members and roughly 30 non-guild members.
Dec 19, 2014

Seconded. "@rtraister: Wow: RT @tmcgev: Of 21 layoffs, we know of 7; 6 are women, 2 are African-American. bit.ly/1w3FPgU"

Dec 19, 2014

Wow: RT @tmcgev: Of 21 layoffs, we know of seven; six are women, two are African-American. bit.ly/1w3FPgU

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Juliahalperin: The departure of Felicia Lee leaves the NYT's culture desk without an African-American reporter or editor: bit.ly/1x3N0wy

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Juliahalperin: The departure of Felicia Lee leaves the NYT's culture desk without an African-American reporter or editor: bit.ly/1x3N0wy

Dec 18, 2014

The departure of Felicia Lee leaves the NYT's culture desk without an African-American reporter or editor: bit.ly/1x3N0wy

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City plans to move forward with Taxi of Tomorrow

capitalnewyork.com — The de Blasio administration has informed people in the taxi industry that it intends to move forward with a Bloomberg-era plan to replace most existing taxis with a uniform "Taxi of Tomorrow," according to one knowledgeable source. That person expects the announcement will happen on Friday.

At private meeting, union head tells officers to use 'extreme discretion'

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Police union leader Pat Lynch is telling officers to use "extreme discretion," in response to what he said was a lack of support from City Hall and Washington in the wake of last month's grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner.
Dec 19, 2014

Head of NYC police union slams African-American Congressional staffers for hands-up rally, calling it "stupid s---" capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Dec 19, 2014

Head of police union in NYC blasts Mayor for criticizing police: The mayor "thinks he’s running a f------ revolution” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Naparstek: If it's PBA boss Pat Lynch's goal to diminish public support for the NYPD, he's probably doing a great job of it. capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Dan Doctoroff bids farewell to Bloomberg L.P.

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Dan Doctoroff bid farewell Friday afternoon to Bloomberg L.P., where he had served as chairman and chief executive since 2008.
Dec 19, 2014

Doctoroff: "I’ve done my best to manage the company with Mike’s values and priorities at heart.” capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @joepompeo: Dan Doctoroff bid farewell to Bloomberg L.P. in a parting memo on his last day with the company this afternoon: capi.tl/1wUP5ru

Dec 19, 2014

Dan Doctoroff bid farewell to Bloomberg L.P. in a parting memo on his last day with the company this afternoon: capi.tl/1wUP5ru

De Blasio, Justice League meet to discuss policing

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio and two of his aides met privately today with five members of the Justice League NYC to listen to the group's concerns about the NYPD. The organization has participated in widespread, anti-police protests across the city since a Staten Island grand jury cleared the officer involved in the fatal arrest of Eric Garner this summer.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @SallyGold: Justice League "we look forward to ongoing conversations & a more substantive response from the mayor & his staff" http://t.…

Dec 19, 2014

Justice League "we look forward to ongoing conversations & a more substantive response from the mayor & his staff" capi.tl/1wLjJoo

Dec 19, 2014

De Blasio: "I'm going to put more time into explaining what today's 'broken windows' approach is” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… via @SallyGold

Dec 19, 2014

"I've said very clearly that I believe in the 'Broken Windows' theory of policing” — @BilldeBlasio. capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… via @SallyGold

Gettysburg redress: In Gingrich's fictional version of the war, the Republicans and the South were both right

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print While Newt Gingrich, as a politician and historian, has a reputation for courting intellectual controversy, his fiction is far more politically attuned. In his trilogy on the Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Grant Comes East and Never Call Retreat, Gingrich tackles the most difficult subject for a Republican politician from the South to write about, the Civil War.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Bencjacobs: Today is the three year anniversary of @jwbens publishing my look at @newtgingrich's alternate history of Gettysburg capitalnewyork.com/article/politi…

Dec 19, 2014

Today is the three year anniversary of @jwbens publishing my look at @newtgingrich's alternate history of Gettysburg capitalnewyork.com/article/politi…

Buzzfeed gets $4 M. tax credit to expand (and stay) in New York

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print New York's chief economic development agency has entered an agreement with Buzzfeed that gives the company $4 million in tax credits to promote the creation and retention of in-state jobs, the agency said in a statement today.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @NickReisman: 17 Photos Of Corgis Getting A Package Of In-State Tax Credits Incentives From New York State capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jbuhl35: 23 reasons Buzzfeed got $$ from NY to lease a new office...in GIFs! capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Dec 18, 2014

Buzzfeed gets $4M tax credit to expand (and stay) in New York @aubernalevy reports capi.tl/13hqNO3

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Environmentalists make their post-fracking plans

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print ALBANY-It was a scene that would have been unthinkable just three days ago. A few dozen activists representing nearly all of the state's major environmental groups held a rally on the Million Dollar staircase at the state Capitol on Thursday.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @scottpwaldman: Basking in the glory of their big win, NY’s fractivists already have a full dance card of new targets: bit.ly/1AM6gMf

Dec 19, 2014

Basking in the glory of their big win, NY’s fractivists already have a full dance card of new targets: bit.ly/1AM6gMf

Regulations outline medical marijuana program

capitalnewyork.com — The state released more than 100 pages of regulations on Thursday, giving New York's medical marijuana law its first real framework and disappointing some advocates who had hoped the state health department would allow for a more expansive program.
Dec 19, 2014

"We are aware of no other medical marijuana program that restricts the number of brands.” capi.tl/16wNFeg via @capitalnewyork

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DanGoldbergCNY: @nahmias and i tell you what you need to know on the state's release of med marijana regs. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… cc @_gabrielsayegh

Masked high school intruders were just students

capitalnewyork.com — Masked intruders whose entry into Queens' Jamaica High School led to a lockdown of the building Thursday afternoon turned out to be students skipping school, an NYPD official said. The school's principal initially spotted the intruders.

Capital Data-Story Tracker: December 19, 2014

capitalnewyork.com — Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism and research with a New York focus. Mapping the new casinos The state announced its selection of three casino proposals, with one in the Finger Lakes region, one in the Capital Region, and one in the Catskills/Hudson Valley.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @brendancheney: Our weekly data roundup is out: capi.tl/1w6oIuN NY-focused data journalism and research