Andrew Cuomo

New York wants to declare America’s second-busiest railway station a national emergency

A commuter’s dungeon on a good day, New York’s Pennsylvania Station is in crisis.<p>On an average weekday, some 600,000 travelers pass through Penn Station, which serves as a hub for Amtrak, the national rail service, as well as Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit—making it the second-busiest …

Penn Station

Cuomo criticized for presence at Times Square crash

Gov. Cuomo swooped into Times Square “like Batman” minutes after Thursday’s fatal rampage there, irking NYPD brass.<p>“The governor was there almost …

New York City

Bill de Blasio says Andrew Cuomo 'should just own up' to subway delays

In press conferences and interviews, Mayor Bill de Blasio often underscores the relatively little-known fact that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, not the mayor, …

Bill de Blasio

Lawmakers Are Taking Action To Make TV And Film More Diverse

Hiring more women and minorities might soon be a money-saver.<p>This week, CBS announced it’d be adding eight new shows to its fall TV slate that include not one leading lady. As CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves explained to a skeptical reporter, “the best pilots win at the end of the day.”<p>Apparently, …

Diversity

De Blasio claims it’s Cuomo’s job to fix the subway

Mayor de Blasio on Friday ripped into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s claim that the state is not ultimately responsible for the city’s subway system — calling …

New York City

Cuomo's Nuclear Short Circuit

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to build a record of liberal accomplishment to run for President in 2020, which apparently involves cutting legal corners. That’s the contention of a lawsuit by Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, who says the Governor flouted environmental law to …

Energy

New York rejects the Trump agenda with its own plan to cut methane emissions

Gov. Mario Cuomo (D) announced Wednesday that the state would take action to decrease its methane emissions.<p>While the Trump administration’s …

Climate

Cuomo distances himself from the state-run MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, following weeks of service failures in New York City's subways, told reporters Thursday that his responsibility for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority merely consists of appointing a few people to its board, a responsibility shared by Mayor Bill de Blasio and county …

Who might Democrats nominate in 2020? The candidate probably isn't on our radar yet | Commentary

The next Democratic race will probably resemble the large 2016 GOP field, attracted by Trump's low approval numbers and his failure to expand his …

Elections

De Blasio Says Stick to Subway (but Don’t Blame Him if You Run Late)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for New Yorkers fed up with subway delays, crowded train cars and the general sense that the aging system is edging closer to meltdown.<p>It could be worse. You could be driving.<p>“Even though there are problems in the subway system, I think they pale in comparison to …

New York City

Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez at Robin Hood Foundation’s Gala

As in years past, the high-caliber names gathered at the Javits Convention Center on Monday evening gave the Robin Hood Foundation’s antipoverty gala the feel of a star-studded awards ceremony.<p>The first surprise of the night was Miley Cyrus, who strode on stage in jeans, a white T-shirt and a …

Lifestyle

Rumor Mill – New Belgium Celebrates 1st Year In Asheville, Frank Zappa, NY Craft Beer Challenge And More!

New Belgium celebrated 1st Anniversary in AshevilleYikes…May already! And things are only accelerating in the craft beer biz. But no worries, <b>Rumor</b> …

Frank Zappa

The City Poll: By Nearly 2 to 1 Margin, NYers Want Cuomo to Run for White House

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a long track record of picking fights with Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the political feuding does not seem to be hurting him …

Bill de Blasio

Why Gov. Cuomo's 'Free College' Plan Will Fail Miserably

Gov. Andrew Cuomo just gave free college to everyone in New York!<p>Sort of. Not really.<p>Actually, Cuomo’s new “free college” Excelsior Scholarship …

Education

What You Need to Know: A Plan to Improve New York’s Subways

On Monday, officials announced a new plan to address soaring subway delays in New York City. After several major disruptions in recent weeks, riders have grown increasingly frustrated with the reliability of the system. Here is what you need to know about the plan:<p><b>What is the Metropolitan</b> …

New York City

State Troopers Are Ticketing NYC Drivers More Than Ever Before

If you got a ticket from a New York State Trooper recently in New York City and thought that traffic tickets from the state are on the rise in this …

Democrats

Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, <b>Aperture On Sight</b>. Over the course …

Edward Tufte

N.Y. to drop Workers Comp rates saving $400M for employers

Workers Compensation rates in the state are set to drop 4.5%.

New York City

Hillary Clinton Announces Onward Together Organization

And you're going to want to get involved.<p>Hillary Clinton is back in action.<p>On Monday, Clinton opened up the conversation about her new initiative, Onward Together, which, according to her Twitter, aims to “encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office. More than ever, I …

Hillary Clinton

MTA Has a New 6-Point Plan to Make Subway Commuting Less Terrible

Mass service disruptions and delays have become the tired refrain of New Yorkers’ daily subway commutes: The system averages more than 70,000 delays</i> …

New York City

Cuomo Orders Review of Schools' Handling of Sexual-Assault Cases

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering an audit of every college and university in New York this summer to see whether they are obeying state rules for handling sexual-assault complaints and dating violence.<p>Officials representing the governor said Tuesday that the review would evaluate schools’ compliance …

Education

Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge?

Free college is a lovely, sensible notion — but countries seem capable of embracing it only when enough of their top earners pay 50 percent or more of their income in taxes. In the United States, New York is the sole state to have taken the step of offering to cover tuition at all its public …

Education

Port Authority Wage Campaign Advances as Union Takes Fight to Albany

Month after month, dozens of airport workers have rallied to pressure the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for better pay, training and health benefits. Outfitted in matching T-shirts, they have demanded a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour — to no avail.<p>So the powerful union that …

New York City

New York Today: Tips for Biking to Work

<i>Good morning on this bright-and-breezy Monday.</i><p>It’s Bike to Work Week — five days of free gear, workshops and events aimed at coaxing you into swapping your car keys or MetroCard for two wheels.<p>If you’ve never commuted to work by bicycle, navigating the chaotic streets of New York City can be a bit …

New York City

Your Monday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>• Fearing cyberattack’s “second wave.”</b><p>As the workweek begins, experts are concerned about the spread of malicious software that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems around the globe late last week.<p>China has already reported major disruptions …

North Korea

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Monday,</b><p>– John Hempton: Taking the bull case for Valeant seriously.<p>– The Macro Tourist: “Everyone is looking for a VIX explosion, I think …

Airports

Williamsburg umbrella factory goes condo, more subway trouble for Cuomo, and more

Three things you need to know today<p><i>Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more.</i><p>A nudge to give up your subway seat<p>The MTA has tried all manner of campaigns (“Courtesy counts!”) to get straphangers to abide by certain …

Democrats

MTA Admits It Has A Problem, Reveals 'Six Point Plan' To Combat Delays

<i>A recent meltdown at DeKalb Avenue (Courtesy Patrick Corbett).</i><p>Following a week of signal failures, power outages and police investigations that …

New York City

Lt. Gov. Hochul plans on being Cuomo's running mate again in 2018

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she fully anticipates being on Cuomo's ticket again.

Elections

Andrew, learn from Bill and bar immigrant legal funds from felons

Gov. Cuomo is no doubt genuine in his aim to aid immigrants facing deportation in President Trump’s America.

Immigration