politics & government The law Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Wednesday closes the state's so-called double jeopardy loophole. By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff Oct 16, 2019 3:55 pm ET President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) NEW YORK — Some people lucky enough to get a pardon from President Donald Trump could still face criminal charges in New York under a law signed Wednesday.
community corner The controversial proposal for four new lockups cleared a key committee vote after officials reduced the jails' proposed heights. By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff Oct 16, 2019 1:27 pm ET New York City Hall is seen in Lower Manhattan. (Photo courtesy of Tim Lee) NEW YORK — New York City's plan to replace Rikers Island with four new jails cleared a key committee vote Wednesday that sends it to the full City Council.
community corner Ferry workers refused to let three Muslim families board a boat because of a dubious "security issue," a discrimination complaint alleges. By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff Oct 16, 2019 12:06 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2019 12:10 pm ET Passengers on board a NYC Ferry watch as the boat departs Sunset Park, Brooklyn for Rockaway, Queens on Monday, May 1, 2017.
.@NYCCouncil spox is walking back @AdrienneEAdams' nos. on jail investments from earlier today. The actual figure is $391M, incl:
-$142.5M new funding
-$125.7 already budgeted
Still unclear over what time $ will be spent. Also unclear where $469M number came from