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Cuomo on Moreland tampering: It's my commission

crainsnewyork.com — Updated: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that any possible interference by his administration into the operations of the recently disbanded Moreland Commission would not be subject to investigation. In an interview Wednesday with the Crain's editorial board, Mr. Cuomo responded to recent comments by Southern District U.S.
"That’s extortive [to say]: 'I'm going to investigate you unless I want you to pass a piece of legislation ..' " crainsnewyork.com/article/201404…
RT @NYDNHammond: Cuomo channels noted brontosaurus expert Anne Elk: "Because it is mine. It is controlled by me." crainsnewyork.com/article/201404… via @CrainsNewYork
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Schumer, in tech talk, calls for more B'klyn office towers

crainsnewyork.com — Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday laid out tech policy ideas at a panel discussion attended by some of the big names in New York's tech scene. But his target audience, who was not there, was Mayor Bill de Blasio. "The arrival of a new mayor is a great opportunity.

On a budget? Try the Hamptons

crainsnewyork.com — Looking for a nice getaway pad at the ocean? Try the Hamptons, where more than five years after the crash, property prices still linger below peak levels. What's more: There's no need for buyers to hurry to put their money on the table.

A balloon captures the skyline

crainsnewyork.com — Developers and architects user a big white, camera-equipped balloon to help it photograph sites around New York City. Lucy, the name of the balloon, owned and operated by Falls Church, Va.-based Digital Design and Imaging Services, that takes photos of the New York skyline, was in town this week to take photos of two development sites in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

Rent Guidelines Board | Net neutrality | Pot decriminalization

crainsnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday will name Rachel Godsil, a law professor versed in land use, environmental justice and race, as chairwoman of the city's Rent Guidelines Board, which sets prices for approximately 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. The move follows Mr. de Blasio's appointment last month of five board members.
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De Blasio to name new Rent Guidelines Board chair

crainsnewyork.com — On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio will name Rachel Godsil-a former assistant U.S. attorney and law professor with expertise in land use, environmental justice and race-as the new chair of the city's Rent Guidelines Board, according to City Hall sources. The announcement will come in advance of the board's public meeting Thursday.

50-story tower could sprout on Junior's site

crainsnewyork.com — JPMorgan Chase is weighing the sale of air rights on its landmarked branch in downtown Brooklyn to the developers of a site next door. The sale could pave the way for the rise of one of the tallest towers in the booming neighborhood.

HBO to stream on Amazon Prime

crainsnewyork.com — Tony Soprano and The Wire's Stringer Bell will have a new home as of May 21. That's when a deal kicks in that lets Amazon's Prime Instant Video service begin streaming a broad selection of HBO shows-marking the first time that the premium channel has made its shows available for streaming to an online-only subscription service.