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NY Gov. Hochul Declares Domestic Terrorism the ‘Most Significant Threat,’ Unveils Legislative Package
On May 18, New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, in the shadow of the recent mass shooting in Buffallo, declared that domestic terrorism is “the most significant threat” New York state, and the nation faces, and...
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Times Square Subway Station Receives $30M Facelift With Installation of a New Staircase, Accessible Elevator
The Times Square subway station has received a $30 million facelift with the installation of a new 15-foot wide staircase at the “center” of Broadway Plaza at 43rd Street. MTA CEO Janno Lieber called the...
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NYC’s New Sanitation Commissioner Promises Clean Streets, New Containerization Program
On May 4, the Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media in collaboration with the newly appointed Department of Sanitation Commissioner, Jessica Tisch, held an ethnic media roundtable at Tribeca’s Sanitation Garage where it was...
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NYC: Inflation Threatens to Upend Eric Adams’ Near $100-Billion City Budget
New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ fiscal 2023 budget proposal, which was unveiled on April 26 at his first ever State of the City address, and was subsequently amended to include over $1 billion more...
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NY: MTA to Focus on Tackling Fare Evasion Amid Soaring Violent Subway Crime
Amid a surge in felony assaults not seen in a generation in New York’s subway system, the head of the MTA Janno Lieber has decided to tackle the problem by forming a review panel tasked...
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Federal Judge Demands ‘Action Plan’ to Address Horrific Conditions at Rikers Island Prison
On April 26, during a remote hearing, Manhattan federal court Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain ordered New York’s commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Louis Molina, to develop an “action plan” to address horrific conditions...
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Major US Airlines Begin Dropping Mask Mandates After Judge Rules Biden’s Mandate Was Unlawful
After nearly two years, major U.S. airlines have begun dropping mask mandates for travelers after U.S. District Judge, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of Florida, ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel mask mandate...
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Gov. Kathy Hochul Says NY Won’t Be Shut Down Again for COVID-19
New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul promised in a recent interview that she will not be shutting down New York again amid a growing number of COVID-19 infections.  The governor vowed not to impose COVID-related...
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Announces Metal Detectors for Metro in the Wake of Recent Violence
In the shadow of a mass shooting that saw 13 people injured and 10 shot, five critically, on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that he...
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NY Mayor Eric Adams Under Pressure to Rehire Hundreds of Unvaccinated City Workers
Following a decision last month by New York City Mayor Eric Adam’s to exempt pro athletes and other performers from the city’s vaccine mandate a bipartisan group of council members are poised to formally demand...
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NY’s Public Employee Unions Win Pension Reform in Record-Breaking $220B State Budget
New York’s public employee unions have much to celebrate after Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a record-breaking $220 billion budget last week that partially rolled back decade-old pension reforms.  Peter Warren, research director with the Empire...
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Majority of New Yorkers Want to Live Somewhere Else, Survey Reveals
A survey, released on April 6, by Fontas Advisors/Core Decision Analytics has revealed that a majority of New Yorkers, don’t want to be New Yorkers. When New Yorkers were asked if they agreed with the...