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Cuomo's Plan To Legalize Marijuana: 'The Devil's In The Details'

Cuomo's Plan To Legalize Marijuana: 'The Devil's In The Details'

Marijuana plants grow in Massachusetts, which recently legalized cannabis (Steven Senne/AP/Shutterstock) Less than two years ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that marijuana was a "gateway drug" and that he could not support legalizing it. Last week,...

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates his use of a magnetic wand at the 9th Avenue subway station on the D Line in Sunset Park (Governor's Flickr) On Thursday night, two weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his...

De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a crackdown on the illegal use of e-bikes in New York City on Thursday October 19, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photography Office) The first full year of Mayor...

L Train Un-Shutdown: What The Hell Is Going On?

L Train Un-Shutdown: What The Hell Is Going On?

Photo from 2018 (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Given that the MTA Board governs the MTA, you’d have hoped that Tuesday’s emergency board meeting to discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to avert a 15-month shut down of...

In State Of The State Address, Cuomo Predicts Legalizing Cannabis Will Generate $300 Million For NY

In State Of The State Address, Cuomo Predicts Legalizing Cannabis Will Generate $300 Million For NY

(Courtesy Governor Cuomo's Office) Little by little, he’s getting more specific. For weeks, if not months, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been crowing that New York was “already the most progressive state in the nation”...

L Train Emergency Meeting Liveblog: MTA Chairman Won't Say Whether Plan Is A Done Deal

L Train Emergency Meeting Liveblog: MTA Chairman Won't Say Whether Plan Is A Done Deal

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Less than two weeks ago, when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to cancel the L train shutdown, he helpfully suggested that the MTA board should probably have an...

Cuomo Wants More Speed Cameras In NYC But Won't Relinquish State Control

Cuomo Wants More Speed Cameras In NYC But Won't Relinquish State Control

Amy Cohen, a founding member of Families for Safe Streets, at a rally to save speed cameras this past summer (Kevin Coughlin / Governor's Office) The city's school speed camera program is currently operating on a...

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

On June 6, 2011, Governor Cuomo announced a package of ethics reform legislation that would create JCOPE, with then-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Years later, both Silver and Skelos would be...

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

Andy Byford on The Brian Lehrer Show at The Greene Space Two days after saying he supported NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's surprise variation on an L train shutdown plan, but added that he won't be "steamrolled"...

Cuomo Makes Cringeworthy #MeToo 'Joke' Then Says He Was 'Assaulted' By Press

Cuomo Makes Cringeworthy #MeToo 'Joke' Then Says He Was 'Assaulted' By Pressvideo

(Gov. Cuomo's flickr) Wednesday was a historic day for women in NY politics: Andrea Stewart-Cousins was installed as NY State’s first female majority leader in the state Senate, sworn in by the female state chief judge,...

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

On November 7, 2012, crews work to repair circuits for pump motor controllers in the L train tunnel that were damaged by seawater during Hurricane Sandy. (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann) Since...

Cuomo Reveals How One Angry Man Made Him Rethink This Entire L Train Shutdown Thing

Cuomo Reveals How One Angry Man Made Him Rethink This Entire L Train Shutdown Thing

Governor Cuomo makes his L train announcement next to Mary Boyce, the dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, and Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert dean of Engineering at...

L'Pocalypse Nah: Cuomo Says Full L Train Shutdown Unnecessary

L'Pocalypse Nah: Cuomo Says Full L Train Shutdown Unnecessarygallery

At 12:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding a press conference at his Midtown office. The press conference comes two weeks after the governor ventured down into the Canarsie tunnel with a group of...

Cuomo Promises 'Healing And Light And Hope' In His Third Inaugural Address

Cuomo Promises 'Healing And Light And Hope' In His Third Inaugural Address

(Governor's Office Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo greeted the New Year and his third term with a familiar message: New York on his watch will welcome immigrants, defend minorities and women, build public infrastructure, reform Albany and...

Thousands Held In NY's Prisons Will Spend The Holidays In Solitary Confinement

Thousands Held In NY's Prisons Will Spend The Holidays In Solitary Confinement

Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining NY (JB Nicholas / Gothamist) Roger Clark still remembers Christmas in solitary confinement. Clark spent five years at Southport Correctional Facility, New York’s first supermax prison dedicated to 23-hour lockdown, after...

Cuomo's Wish List For 2019: Legal Weed, Ending Cash Bail, Banning Corporate Contributions

Cuomo's Wish List For 2019: Legal Weed, Ending Cash Bail, Banning Corporate Contributions

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking at the Roosevelt House for Public Policy on Monday morning. (Governor's Office) Even on a regular day, Governor Andrew Cuomo can lay it on pretty thick when it comes to the last...

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Canarsie Tunnel (Governor's Office) In the wee hours of Friday morning, while most of Gotham laid down to rest, one governor refused to sleep. With just four months left until the...

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

Cuomo at a tour of the Union Square subway tracks in June. (Cuomo's Flickr) On Thursday night at midnight, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his own hand-picked team of engineers will tour the Canarsie Tunnel to reevaluate...

Say, What's In This Dumpster Full Of Mysterious Green Stuff The MTA Dredged From The L Train Tunnel?

Say, What's In This Dumpster Full Of Mysterious Green Stuff The MTA Dredged From The L Train Tunnel?

(Courtesy Patrick Ferguson) "I've had health concerns for a year," Alphabet City resident Penny Pennline said at a protest convened Tuesday outside the MTA headquarters in Downtown Manhattan. Pennline has lived in the same apartment on...

Incarcerated NYers Ask Cuomo To Help Them Come Home For The Holidays

Incarcerated NYers Ask Cuomo To Help Them Come Home For The Holidays

(Governor's Office) For nearly two decades, Patrice Smith has celebrated every holiday with her family through a half hour phone call. That’s because Smith has been in prison for the past 19 years, serving a 25-to-life...

Why An MTA Fare Hike Is Almost Inevitable Next Year (And Again In 2021)

Why An MTA Fare Hike Is Almost Inevitable Next Year (And Again In 2021)

(Stefan Giorgi / Flickr) Complaining about subway fare increases is one of the great New York traditions, right up there with actually riding the subway. But this year is special. It’s not special because this fare...

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon, at last week's announcement. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) A parable: A man walks into...

Photos: New Yorkers Hit The Snowy Streets To Demand Tougher Rent Laws

Photos: New Yorkers Hit The Snowy Streets To Demand Tougher Rent Lawsgallery

Six inches of snow and sleet didn’t deter hundreds of tenants from across New York City and state from marching up Wall Street Thursday night demanding stronger protections for low-income tenants. “I’m here to tell you what’s...

Can Democrats Pass Progressive Legislation Now?

Can Democrats Pass Progressive Legislation Now?

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the crowd at the election night watch party hosted by the New York State Democratic Committee (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) New York has had its share of mammoth, impregnable governors. There was Thomas...

2018 Midterm Results, Including Rose's Stunning Win, Ocasio-Cortez's Historic Victory

2018 Midterm Results, Including Rose's Stunning Win, Ocasio-Cortez's Historic Victory

Public Advocate an AG candidate Letitia James (Scott Heins / Gothamist) UPDATE: Public Advocate Letitia James has become the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office in New York and will be the...

Would A Democratic State Senate Threaten Charter Schools' Favored Status?

Would A Democratic State Senate Threaten Charter Schools' Favored Status?

Governor Cuomo delivers remarks at Charter Schools Rally on the East steps of the Capitol, with former IDC leader State Senator Jeff Klein looking on, March 4, 2014 (Governor's Office) Over four years ago, charter school...

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Governor Cuomo holds a press conference the day after he won his primary election against Cynthia Nixon (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo sat at the green dais, grinning triumphantly. Flanked by eight Democratic candidates for State...

What You Need To Know About The NY DREAM Act Before You Vote In November

What You Need To Know About The NY DREAM Act Before You Vote In November

Supporters of the New York DREAM Act hold photos of undocumented students who are not eligible for college tuition assistance during a rally at the Capitol in Albany in 2013. (Mike Groll/AP/Shutterstock) From now until Election...

Joe Percoco, Former Top Aide To Governor Cuomo, Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Corruption

Joe Percoco, Former Top Aide To Governor Cuomo, Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Corruption

Joseph Percoco leaving court following his conviction in March (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) Governor Andrew Cuomo's former right-hand man, Joe Percoco, has been sentenced to six years in prison on federal corruption charges, after a jury found him...

NY Officials Are On A Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour

NY Officials Are On A Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour

From the NYC Cannabis Parade held in May (Courtesy Scott Lynch) Dozens of people showed up to Boricua College’s Bronx campus Monday evening to tell representatives from the State Health Department their thoughts on marijuana legalization....

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