Andrew Cuomo

More than 90 community groups write counter letter to Bezos against HQ2 in Queens

After business leaders, union heads and some politicians penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos asking him to reconsider canceling the Amazon HQ2 in Queens plan, community groups and activists have countered with their own letter that they say more accurately represents resident concerns about the...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:56pm

Open letter in the NYT asks Bezos to reconsider scrapping Queens HQ2

Business leaders, community figures and politicians penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos asking him to reconsider scrapping the Amazon HQ2 in Queens deal. A full-page open letter appeared in Friday’s New York Times to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, following the recent news from mid-February...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:22pm

New York suddenly bans trendy CBD from bars and restaurants

One of the hottest trends on the New York City food scene has been shut down by the Department of Health, which has banned all restaurants and bars from serving food and drinks made with CBD, a cannabis-derived product that's said to relax users and reduce pain without getting high. “Restaurants...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:55pm

Second Avenue subway station debuts ahead of opening

The trains might not be running yet, but on Thursday Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the 96th Street station on the new Second Avenue subway. He also held an open house for New Yorkers to check out the stop ahead of the Jan. 1 opening, with MTA staff who were available to answer questions, and...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:26pm

Green New Deal, MTA reforms, recreational marijuana by 2019, Cuomo promises

Thrice-elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's legislative agenda address laid out his ambitious plans for the coming year on Monday. Among progressive policies discussed, including marijuana legalization and infrastructure overhauls, Cuomo repeatedly sought to draw a comparison between his...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 4:05pm

What to expect from Cuomo's State of the State 2019

On January 15th at 2 pm, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will give his State of the State address, as well as give his executive budget for the next year. So far, he has announced a few of the measures touched on, including a plastic bag ban and an expansion of NYC's speed camera program....

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:27pm

Many moved ahead of L train shutdown, but now a Williamsburg migration could be coming

Up until last Thursday, New Yorkers had been preparing to whether the storm of the L train shutdown for years. For some, the best way to deal with 15 months of no train service was to move. Dumbo Moving CEO Lior Rachmany says his company moved about 400 people out of areas served by the L train in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 3:54pm

NY Governor Cuomo cancels full L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the complete L train shutdown will be canceled, with only some night and weekend closures now necessary to fix the subway tunnel. The news comes more than two years after officials first announced that one of the busiest subway lines between Brooklyn...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:08pm

What Mayor de Blasio wants NYC legal cannabis to look like

Now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to bring recreational marijuana to New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio is giving specifics on what legal cannabis in the city might look like. Releasing a report, titled "A Fair Approach to Marijuana," from his Task Force on Cannabis Legalization, de...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 6:45pm

Legal marijuana in New York: What it means and how it happens

The news is in: if all goes according to Andrew Cuomo's legislative plan, adult recreational marijuana use will be legal by 2019. The question now remains: how will they go about it? “As he moves to legalize marijuana in 2019, Governor Cuomo must prioritize racial justice and...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:53pm

11 new LaGuardia Airport gates to open Saturday: Cuomo

The first 11 new gates at LaGuardia Airport will open this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. The new gates are part of an $8 billion transformation meant to bring the aging airport into the 21st century. Cuomo joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey representatives along...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:32pm

Cynthia Nixon indirectly gives her support to Gov. Andrew Cuomo

While she didn’t mention her rival by name, Cynthia Nixon gave her support to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week in an email and video she sent to her supporters, urging them to support and vote for the Working Families Party "from top to bottom." Nixon's support comes as a surprise...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 12:14pm

During security briefing in NYC, Gov. Cuomo’s office receives suspicious package later found to be threatening letter

While city, state and law enforcement officials were holding a media briefing about the suspicious package sent to CNN’s Columbus Circle office Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office received what appears to be a similar device. “A device was just delivered to my...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:40pm

Cuomo and Molinaro agree to face off in debate Tuesday night

For the first time since 2010, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will face a general-election challenger in a one-on-one debate. The incumbent agreed to debate Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Tuesday, exactly two weeks before the 2018 Election Day. Cuomo is seeking a third term in...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:57am

$1B Javits Center expansion to feature largest ballroom on East Coast

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is set to get a facelift — putting it ahead of the competition. After Wednesday’s announcement to transform Penn Station, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued on a roll Thursday morning as he announced the 1.2-million-square-foot expansion of the waterfront...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

Cuomo defeats challenger Nixon in New York primary

The voters in Thursday’s New York primary election have spoken: Incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated challenger Cynthia Nixon to represent the Democratic party in the general election on Nov. 6. Cuomo took an early lead over Nixon, a longtime actress and activist who mounted her first-ever...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:12pm

A primer for the 2018 New York primary election

If you want to change — or keep — the political landscape of this city and state (and get that Instagrammable “I voted” sticker, too), you’ll get your next chance during the New York primary election on Thursday. Yes, Thursday. Due to Rosh Hashanah and the 17th...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:33pm

Here’s how Cynthia Nixon has already one upped Cuomo

Ahead of Thursday’s New York Democratic primary, Cynthia Nixon already has a big win over rival Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  “Nixon has already succeeded in forcing Cuomo to tack to the left,” said Patrick J. Egan, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies at NYU...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:01am

Everything you need to know about Cynthia Nixon's political views

Cynthia Nixon has drawn headlines for challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary from a more liberal position. But how does that translate into her policy proposals? Here's everything you need to know about Nixon's political views. 1. Education Before her 2018...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 8:40pm

Cuomo breaks ground on LIRR Third Track

After about seven decades of wishful thinking, the LIRR Third Track became a reality as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially broke ground on the $2.6 billon expansion Wednesday on Long Island. The Third Track initiative consists of 50 projects that will modernize 9.8 miles along the railroad's Main...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:37am