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Assailing Trump's business acumen, Bloomberg implores voters to pick the 'sane' candidate

politico.com — Don't get him wrong. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, understands the appeal of a businessman candidate for president. But in a searing prime-time speech before the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Bloomberg tore into Republican candidate Donald Trump's business bona fides, describing him as little more than a born-rich swindler with a knack for hypocrisy and penchant for declaring bankruptcy and spawning lawsuits.

With position unclear on Uber unemployment, Cuomo's office faces federal lawsuit

politico.com — Last September, Levon Aleksanian lost his job and filed for unemployment. Though New York State's labor department says it takes three to six weeks to distribute unemployment benefits, Aleksanian is still waiting to find out if he's even eligible. Story Continued Below The issue: The company he's claiming as his former employer is Uber.

Assailing Trump's business acumen, Bloomberg implores voters to pick the 'sane' candidate

politico.com — Don't get him wrong. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, understands the appeal of a businessman candidate for president. But in a searing prime-time speech before the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Bloomberg tore into Republican candidate Donald Trump's business bona fides, describing him as little more than a born-rich swindler with a knack for hypocrisy and penchant for declaring bankruptcy and spawning lawsuits.

De Blasio says he never considered endorsing Sanders

politico.com — For months, Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed endorsing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign while he waited for her to demonstrate her progressive bona fides - a posture that that struck many observers as an awkward effort to elevate his name in progressive national politics.

Will de Blasio-Cuomo feud derail L train response?

politico.com — The early signs were not promising. On Monday, the same day the state-controlled MTA announced it would shut down the L train between Brooklyn and Manhattan for a year and a half, Mayor Bill de Blasio publicly wondered if such lengthy repairs were necessary in the first place.

Anti-de Blasio group would not back Trump Jr. challenge

politico.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bradley Tusk, the political operative hellbent on finding a candidate to unseat him, can agree on at least one thing: Donald Trump Jr. doesn't stand a chance of winning the mayoralty in New York City. For that reason alone, Tusk said his anti-de Blasio effort, NYCDeservesBetter, would never support a Trump Jr.

MTA: L train tunnel will close for 18 months

politico.com — The MTA on Monday announced something that has been clear for a while now: Its preferred option for handling the Hurricane Sandy-damaged L train tunnel is to shut it down completely for 18 months.

N.Y. congressman calls Port Authority's bus terminal approach 'arrogant'

politico.com — U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler thinks the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is "arrogant" because its still-formative plan for a new bus terminal is being "imposed" on Manhattan's West Side. "I will remind you and them, community groups on the West Side defeated Mayor Bloomberg's stadium, defeated Westway," the New York Democrat said during a phone interview Wednesday.

The Origin of Spray Paint

nytimes.com — That a paint salesman from northern Illinois created the tool through which rebels, gang members, artists and anti-Wall Street protesters alike have expressed themselves merely confirms that inventors can neither control nor predict the impact of their innovations. After all, Jack Dorsey never imagined that Twitter would facilitate Anthony Weiner's self-immolation.

Port leaders formally celebrate opening of WTC transportation hub

capitalnewyork.com — On Thursday afternoon, nearly three months after it opened, the white-winged, $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally got itself a formal opening ceremony, complete with bagpipes, a Spanish starchitect and a new line of rhetoric from the leaders of the agency that made the facility hub a reality in the first place.
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Jul 28, 2016

RT @louisjnelson: Katy Perry fact: Katy Perry owns a cat named Kitty Purry.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @tripgabriel: that time in 2012 Paul & Janna Ryan didn't stop their daughter from trick or treating as Katy Perry. #goodparenting https…

Jul 28, 2016

@NYHammond yes though whether mast should be included in height is subject of some (arcane) debate

Jul 28, 2016

RT @harrysiegel: Mario came up rough, taught himself to sound patrician. Andrew, born to power, strives to sound like a mechanic.  https://twitter.com/GlennThrush/status/758809291637743617 


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