New York City

Massive Empire State Complex Gains Key Political Support

New York Governor Kathy Hochul is backing one of the largest real estate development projects in U.S. history—larger even than the nearby Hudson Yards project.

September 5, 2022 - The New York Times

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Despite Controversies, Cuomo Keeps Pushing for Massive Empire Station Complex Plan

Checking in with a plan to add a record amount of development space to New York City, championed by the beleaguered governor of New York.

April 16, 2021 - The City

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Breaking News: Leadership Change at New York MTA

Andy Byford has resigned as president of the New York City Transit Authority, after building a track record that includes ridership and service improvements on the troubled MTA subway system.

January 23, 2020 - Politico

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Mayors and Governors Can Do More on Climate Change Than Just to Denounce Trump

The Paris Agreement gave public officials an opportunity to criticize the President on his climate denial, but these statements ring truer when the officials seek out climate solutions at home as well.

June 5, 2017 - Business Insider

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Cuomo Has a Unique Opportunity with Penn Station

The disastrous state of the country's most busy transit station presents an opportunity to make big improvements.

May 4, 2017 - The New York Times

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New York Towns Consider Secession, Cite Fracking Ban

Concerned about their economic fate, several upstate New York towns have expressed interest in joining Pennsylvania instead.

March 8, 2015 - Talking Points Memo

New York Bans Fracking for Good

Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally made a decision—make it permanent in 2015. Fracking foes won an important battle as the Empire State has massive natural gas reserves in the Marcellus shale play. In the end, health issues trumped economics.

December 18, 2014 - Vox

MTA Studies Millennials to Meet Their Transit Needs

When it comes to meeting the transit needs of millennials, real time information about train arrivals is as important as the transit itself. This is one of the key findings of a New York MTA survey conducted to inform strategies for the future.

July 25, 2013 - The New York Times N.Y. - Region

Cuomo Unveils Economic Development Plan for New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes closing the Javits Center and opening a bigger, convention center to spur economic development. Other proposals included new power transmission lines and Las Vegas-style casinos.

January 6, 2012 - Streetsblog

Public-Private Partnerships Don't Solve Everything

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo touts private investment as a solution to New York's transportation funding woes. But a conference of infrastructure experts agree that private partnerships aren't a substitute for public funds.

December 7, 2011 - Streetsblog

The Mysterious Disappearing Transit

After nine years of public outreach and study, transit was abruptly and secretively dropped from plans for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Now, neither New York Governor Andrew Cuomo nor the US Department of Transportation will say why.

October 25, 2011 - Streetsblog

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