Crains NY reports that within the first two weeks of 2018, the state’s medical marijuana industry went from panicking over an existential threat from the federal government to contemplating what full legalization would look like during a state Assembly hearing. Continue Reading →
Bloomberg reports that Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the comedian and his brothers in their old neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →
NY1 reports that a Facebook posting from a prominent political donor has turned an under-the-radar controversy that started with Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Democrats into one that is now getting public reaction from around the New York political world. Zack Fink filed the following report. Continue Reading →
Crains NY reports that the Walt Disney Co. is more than doubling what was already the largest television production project in the state with an extension of its live-action miniseries set in New York City and produced by Marvel Television for Netflix, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and representatives of Disney, Marvel and Netflix jointly announced today. Continue Reading →
Dozens of MTA subway stations could soon share names with corporate sponsors under a new “adopt-a-station” program Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
On Sunday, Mayor [easyazon_link identifier=”1620972093″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Bill de Blasio[/easyazon_link] (right) pushed back at assertions from Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) and MTA chairman Joe Lhota (middle) regarding who controls the subway—and thus, is ultimately responsible for its swift, inevitable decline in the past few months. Continue Reading →
While many New Yorkers would love to have a free MetroCard, especially in light of the recent commuting chaos they’ve faced, some high-ranking MTA officials get such cards — and barely use them, according to records provided to New York Daily News. Continue Reading →