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  • Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos. The...

  • Railroad deal relief for vacation-bound NY mayor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now the mayor can take off without taking heat. A tentative labor deal Thursday at the nation's biggest commuter railroad was a lifeline for riders — and a political relief for Mayor Bill de Blasio. He rankled commuters, got roasted by the city's tabloids and even took a...

  • Lyft still trying to start New York City service

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With its bid to enter the New York City market challenged in court, the on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it's trying to resolve issues with authorities about insurance and operations and expects to start soon. The state suit was filed Friday, alleging the company...

  • EXography: Wall Street migrates south to low-cost Southern cities

    When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.

  • MTA head cites wide gulf in LIRR contract talks

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Pessimism grew about the prospects of a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad this weekend after union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future Long Island Rail Road employees should be required to contribute to their...

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city

    The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs and my friends in nearby Pueblo in Rolling Stone magazine this month.

  • Proposed bill to regulate NYC costumed characters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council member is drafting legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill being proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. Garodnick says there...

  • Joe Biden: China airports better than New York's LaGuardia

    Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at New York's LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, calling the aging facility not even up to Chinese standards.

  • 2 women raped, 3rd attacked in city neighborhood

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo say they've increased patrols in a section of the city where two women have been raped and a third assaulted since late last month. Officials tell local media that the first attack occurred June 29, when a 33-year-old woman was raped and robbed on the...

  • Overnight storm caused some power outages on SI

    NEW YORK (AP) — Strong winds overnight knocked out electricity for some residents of Staten Island. In the Lower Hudson Valley, downed trees and branches caused some road closures. More than 1,000 Staten Island homes were without power at the height of the storm. Nearly all power was...

  • NYC's school superintendents must reapply for jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's 41 school superintendents will have to re-apply for their jobs this summer under a new policy that sets stricter job qualifications. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (fah-REEN'-yah) made the announcement Tuesday. New applicants will need at least 10 years of...

  • Hundreds rally in NYC for immigration reform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of immigration activists have protested at the federal building in lower Manhattan to demand immigration reform. The protesters circled 26 Federal Plaza on Saturday while chanting and carrying signs. Steve Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition said activists are...

  • Drink up, NYC: Ban on big sodas canned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban. The Court of...

  • Ex-NYC councilman's conviction in jeopardy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a New York City councilman serving a five-year prison sentence may be in jeopardy after a federal appeals court launched a probe Thursday to see whether spectators were improperly excluded from his trial. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the trial...

  • NYPD: Driver decapitated after slamming into truck

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a driver fleeing officers after a traffic stop was decapitated after he slammed into the back of a stopped flatbed truck. Police said Thursday that 22-year-old Leroy Samuel was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday's accident on a Brooklyn highway....



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