City & State: Cuomo’s New York City Agenda Freezes Out Bloomberg

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One of the few heated spots in the state Capitol complex yesterday was the conference room where Mayor Michael Bloomberg talked to reporters after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address. The governor likes his rooms ice-cold; Bloomberg’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor, was hugging herself for warmth. — “At least it’s warm in here!” the [&hellip
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OT Downtown: The Worst Trends in Theater 2011

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This past year has seen some memorable moments on stage (Playwrights Horizons’ offerings; Nina Arianda on Broadway—twice!), but they all pale in comparison to the amount of wrongheaded dreck that theatergoers had inflicted upon them. As everyone gazes with holiday-glazed eyes at glasses half full, let’s look at the other half of that glass, containing [&hellip
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City & State: High Expectations for Cuomo vs. Medicaid, Round 2

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo resolved in his first State of the State address to overhaul New York’s mammoth Medicaid program, a $52 billion system threatening to cripple the state’s budget. And for the time being at least, he appears to have made good on his promise, healthcare analysts said. “I don’t know that I’d ever use [&hellip
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City & State: Winners & Losers, 2011 Edition

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From blizzards to Occupy Wall Street, Cathie Black to Carl Kruger, 2011 has had its ups and downs, lefts and rights, and even some unexpected U-turns (tweeting Anthony Weiner). It was a year of overhyped political races and secret backroom deals, spectacular ethical lapses and game-changing protests. As we look forward to 2012, we look [&hellip
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