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How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing Enterprise

How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing Enterprise

Governor Cuomo tours Dannemora correctional facility in 2015 (Governor's Office) The hand-soap dispensers in City Hall bathrooms and “Secure Therapy Desks” used to shackle prisoners during class on Rikers Island are just a few of the...

De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that officials are currently investigating today's deadly incident on the West Side Highway as a terrorist attack. "Based on information we...

How Did A Tiny Montana Power Company Land A Huge Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

How Did A Tiny Montana Power Company Land A Huge Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

A man descends a makeshift ladder reaching to the top of a broken bridge spanning the Vivi River on October 20, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. (Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security, the House Natural...

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017. (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) The deadline is finally here for cities across the country to submit...

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

(Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist) There's just one day left before proposals are due for Amazon's second headquarters, and politicians across the country are tripping over themselves to woo the Seattle-based corporate behemoth. Here in New York,...

Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Manhattan Streets Early Next Year

Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Manhattan Streets Early Next Year

(Stefan Georgi / Flickr) In just a few months, autonomous vehicles will be added to the mixture of pedestrians, cars, cyclists, box trucks, party buses, MTA buses, unicyclists, delivery riders, slow walkers, and dog walkers currently...

Cuomo Finally Decides To Return All $118,000 Of Harvey Weinstein's Donations

Cuomo Finally Decides To Return All $118,000 Of Harvey Weinstein's Donations

Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 (Getty Images) When news broke of movie producer Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual harassment last week, a number of Democratic politicians announced that they would make...

Cuomo Defends 'Tall & Proud' Columbus Statues, Chazz Palminteri Tells De Blasio To 'Strap On Balls'

Cuomo Defends 'Tall & Proud' Columbus Statues, Chazz Palminteri Tells De Blasio To 'Strap On Balls'

(Courtesy Governor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio's been getting a lot of flack from Italian-Americans for allegedly failing to stand up for Columbus Day and the namesake statue in Columbus Circle—he's been dubbed a "fake Italian"...

Cuomo's 'Fix NYC' Panel Is Devoid Of Anyone Who Governs NYC

Cuomo's 'Fix NYC' Panel Is Devoid Of Anyone Who Governs NYC

"We're fixing New York City. Get in." (Governor Cuomo's Office) In a move that will definitely not be seen as yet another petty snub of a political and personal rival, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that...

There's A 'Dark Side' To NY's Rush To Win Amazon's New HQ

There's A 'Dark Side' To NY's Rush To Win Amazon's New HQ

Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing earlier this year that Spotify would be moving from Midtown South to 4 World Trade Center, creating 1,000 new jobs in exchange for $11 million in rent subsidies (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Moving...

Cuomo's Free College Plan Leaves Many Working Class Students Behind

Cuomo's Free College Plan Leaves Many Working Class Students Behind

Governor Cuomo and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveil the Excelsior program in January (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) In a Sunday press release and playful tweet, Governor Andrew Cuomo touted that...

Photos, Videos: Old Kosciuszko Bridge Blown Straight To Hell

Photos, Videos: Old Kosciuszko Bridge Blown Straight To Hellgallery

After 78 years of carrying traffic between Brooklyn and Queens, the old Kosciuszko Bridge has been blown to bits. At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo pressed a button that set off a series of...

How You Can See The Kosciuszko Bridge Get Blown Up On Sunday Morning

How You Can See The Kosciuszko Bridge Get Blown Up On Sunday Morning

Photograph of the Kosciuszko Bridge in 2010 by rollingrck / Flickr The old Kosciuszko Bridge will be demolished on Sunday, October 1—a week's delay—and the public has a chance to see it happen alongside Governor Cuomo,...

Trump's Tax Plan Expected To Hurt Over 1 Million New Yorkers While Helping The Wealthiest

Trump's Tax Plan Expected To Hurt Over 1 Million New Yorkers While Helping The Wealthiest

NYC Tax Day March (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) President Trump's proposed tax policy is expected to raise taxes on over one million New Yorkers, the majority of whom are low- and middle-income households, while providing a...

Second Avenue Subway Opened With Over 17,000 Minor Defects

Second Avenue Subway Opened With Over 17,000 Minor Defects

Governor Cuomo, giving a thumbs up to some poor sap who didn't know he was taking his life in his hands. (Governor's Office) The Second Avenue subway, which was hailed by Governor Cuomo as proof "government...

Cuomo Orders Heightened Security For Mass Transit After London Underground Terror Incident

Cuomo Orders Heightened Security For Mass Transit After London Underground Terror Incident

Emergency services attend to the scene near Parsons Green Underground Station on September 15, 2017 in London, England. 22 people were reported injured after an explosion on a tube train in south-west London. (Getty Images) An...

Photos: Cornell Tech's Shiny Eco-Friendly Campus Opens On Roosevelt Islandgallery

Photos: Cornell Tech's Shiny Eco-Friendly Campus Opens On Roosevelt Island

On Wednesday, nearly six years after winning then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's competition to develop an applied-sciences campus in New York City, Cornell Tech officially opened on Roosevelt Island. A partnership between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,...

Macho Cuomo Climbs Down Onto Filthy Subway Tracks With A Vacuum, Doubles Fines For Litteringgallery

Macho Cuomo Climbs Down Onto Filthy Subway Tracks With A Vacuum, Doubles Fines For Littering

Governor Cuomo introduced a more expensive fine for littering with a press conference in a subway station last night, in which he demonstrated his hatred for trackbed garbage by climbing down there and vacuuming some of it...

Amazon To Open First NY Mega-Warehouse In Staten Island, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs In Exchange For Tax Credits

Amazon To Open First NY Mega-Warehouse In Staten Island, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs In Exchange For Tax Credits

An Amazon fulfillment center in Sacramento (Getty) Amazon will soon be opening one of their giant fulfillment centers on Staten Island, the first major facility for the e-commerce behemoth in the state, the company confirmed on...

Cuomo, Schneiderman Promise Lawsuit If Trump Repeals DACA

Cuomo, Schneiderman Promise Lawsuit If Trump Repeals DACA

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Ahead of what is expected to be an announcement this morning by the Trump administration that they'll be repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric...

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Governor Andrew Cuomo at the West Indian Day Parade, September 4, 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The NYC primary is Tuesday, September 12th, and Mayor Bill de Blasio appears poised for an easy victory. But it...

Widow Of Carey Gabay Blames Gun Violence For Husband's Death, Says He'd Want J'Ouvert To Continue

Widow Of Carey Gabay Blames Gun Violence For Husband's Death, Says He'd Want J'Ouvert To Continue

The scene of the shooting (David Torres); Carey Gabay The wife of Carey Gabay, a lawyer to Governor Cuomo who was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet during J'Ouvert in 2015, has written...

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Cuomo last rode the subway on NYE. (Governor Cuomo's Office) Governor Cuomo, who may or may not be in charge of the subways (Ron Howard voice: He is.) famously hasn't ridden on the subway in nearly...

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescue

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescuegallery

As "catastrophic" flooding rolls through Houston and other parts of southeast Texas, both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo have deployed emergency personnel to aid in the ongoing response. Early Sunday morning, the mayor announced that 120...

Now Cuomo And De Blasio Are Squabbling About Rikers Island

Now Cuomo And De Blasio Are Squabbling About Rikers Island

The entrance to Rikers Island on March 31, 2017 (Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to close Rikers Island over 10 years was slammed by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on Thursday—prompting a sharp response from...

Cuomo's New Charlottesville Provisions Target 'Violent' Protests

Cuomo's New Charlottesville Provisions Target 'Violent' Protests

NYers participating in a peaceful protest outside Trump Tower on Monday evening. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) In the wake of Saturday's White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that resulted in numerous injuries and the death of...

Cuomo Aide Says Queens Senator's 'Ego' To Blame For Albany Dysfunction

Cuomo Aide Says Queens Senator's 'Ego' To Blame For Albany Dysfunction

(via Governor's Flickr) With pressure building on Governor Cuomo to unify the warring factions of the State Senate Democrats and regain control over the chamber, a top aide to the governor is now blaming the stalemate...

Photos: Cuomo Takes Charge And Goes Down Into The Subway To Point At Problemsgallery

Photos: Cuomo Takes Charge And Goes Down Into The Subway To Point At Problems

Fresh off a fruitless round of negotiating between mainline Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference, Governor Cuomo took his leadering into the bowels of the subway and got a firsthand look at our crumbling infrastructure. The governor...

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

Mayor de Blasio riding the 7 train last month (tipster) Weeks after Governor Cuomo and his appointed MTA chairman called on the city to contribute additional money to the MTA, the New York Times reports that...

Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists

Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists

The ongoing salvo between the New York City hotel industry and Airbnb has moved beyond the standard, documented grievances—like the company's alleged roles in diminishing the housing stock, contributing to gentrification, enabling racism—and into dark new territory,...

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