Fire blows out of a window in the Chinatown section of New York, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New York City firefighters battled a raging blaze at a building in the city's Chinatown area Thursday night, Firefighters said they were called about 8:45 p.m. to 70 Mulberry Street for a fire on the fourth and fifth floors of the building, NYFD officials said. less … [Read more...] about New York firefighters battle large blaze in Chinatown
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About 32,000 New York City residents, just a tick less than one percent, would be subject to this new tax, which would raise an estimated $700-to-$800 million each year. About two-thirds — approximately half a billion dollars — would go exclusively toward MTA capital costs, which cover system and infrastructure upgrades to subways and buses. The rest would cover the subsidies for half-price MetroCards for the poorest (about 800,000) New Yorkers — a program transit advocates have increasingly pressured City Hall to support as the monthly fares get pricier and pricier. … [Read more...] about Mayor de Blasio Wants to Raise Taxes on New Yorkers Making Over $500K to Pay for Subway Repairs
Most of Cuomo’s cash comes from donors with more expensive tastes than this crowd. Cuomo rakes in money from corporate, hedge fund, and real estate interests. “Why raise $31 million — and, by the way, at a real cost in terms of time and energy, and at a political cost because it makes you king of the LLC?” a Cuomo insider asks, referring to a loophole through which corporations can pad their political contributions. “The governor is acutely aware that it’s not just about the dollars to spend. It’s the perception. ‘You want to run against me? You better be prepared.’ And it says to the world, ‘I have access to really deep pockets.’ How much traction is Cynthia Nixon getting by saying she won’t raise from LLCs? You can tweet about it all you want, but — he’s got $31 million.” Even before Trump taunted Cuomo in a speech last week, the governor was deeply concerned that Trump would direct rich cronies … [Read more...] about Cuomo, Again?
Cuomo’s office also disputed the cost of the project to Politico, saying it would not be near $350 million. But whoever is footing the bill, critics are asking — can’t we just use that money to invest in more vital infrastructure upgrades? … [Read more...] about Governor’s Plan for Fancy Light Shows on Bridges Draws Jeers in City Where Subways Don’t Work
Ransomware attacks in New York stateAccording to antivirus vendor Emsisoft, 113 US state and municipal governments and agencies were hit by ransomware in 2019. While we don't have exact numbers for the state of New York, there have been several major ransomware incidents reported last year and in 2020 in the state of New York. … [Read more...] about New York state wants to ban government agencies from paying ransomware demands