Posts Tagged ‘Albany’

Tax Policy or Political Gimmick?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Copy of Sen Brad Hoylman 4-4-13 Sen. Brad Hoylman questions the efficacy of a state tax rebate program in helping New Yorkers By Adam Janos If you’re a New Yorker with a kid, you may have some cash that’ll be waiting for you in your mailbox, come next autumn. That’s because the state is issuing a $350 tax rebate check to [&hellip
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New Senator, New Albany?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Brad_Hoylman_2009 Brad Hoylman reflects on his first week in the Capitol A few years ago, Albany was named the most dysfunctional state legislature in the nation by a good-government group. But as I begin my career as the newest state senator from Manhattan, there are signs that the legislature may be beginning to shake this embarrassing [&hellip
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2013 Predictions: Two Dans Walk Into a Fortune Teller…

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

garodnick-200x300 We asked Upper East Side Council Member Dan Garodnick and Assembly Member Dan Quart to give us their 2013 predictions. What’s going to be the biggest news story to come out of your district in 2013? Garodnick: Dan Garodnick will kiss every baby in Council District 4 in support of his reelection bid. Quart: As [&hellip
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Advice for New State Legislators: Don’t Have Secret Family in Albany

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

Liz Benjamin New members of the state Senate and Assembly received some sage advice beyond where to eat and stay in Albany from reporters, professors and veteran politicians during City & State and the Baruch’s School of Public Affairs’s state legislator orientation this weekend. Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch told several rookie pols to seek out the legislature’s budget analysts to [&hellip
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Severe Storm Warnings, Be Advised

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storm by Adel Manoukian The National Weather Service reports tornado warnings for the Northeastern part of the nation from Northeast Pennsylvania to Southern New England–including New York State. Along with NYC, the New York counties at risk include Albany, Fulton, Cortland, and Schenectady. The full list of counties that may be affected is on the National [&hellip
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Popup Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park Looking Hotter (or Cooler?) Than McCarren Park Pool

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A popup pool opened Friday in Brooklyn Bridge Park with an exclusive capacity of sixty swimmers. The pool, with its view of the Manhattan skyline, opened preceding the weekend heatwave which was expected to surpass the 100 degree mark, though it only hit a recorded high of 95. Brooklyn Bridge Park pool will be open [&hellip
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Manhattan DA Cy Vance Slams Current Marijuana Laws

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Cy Vance. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Senate Republicans may have killed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., still is calling for the legislative change. At an event held by the New York City Bar Association last night, Vance criticized the current law, which allows police officers to have [&hellip
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Endorsement: Clyde Williams for Congress

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

FW-Clyde Williams(as) Rep. Charles Rangel was once one of the most powerful men in Congress. He has a distinguished war record and a record of accomplishment over his 42 years in Congress. But two years ago, he admitted to serious “mistakes” and decided to give up his source of power, the position of chairman of the House [&hellip
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Cuomo Tackles the Albany Beast

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Would-be gov’s success depends on ability to navigate Legislature By Alan S. Chartock Andrew Cuomo is positioning himself to be president of the United States. His chances of getting there will be infinitely increased if he is able to turn Albany into a calmer, less venal, more reflective and genuinely representative place. Cuomo must win [&hellip
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