Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Lawmakers Support ‘Pied-à-Terre’ Tax on Multimillion-Dollar Second Homes Advertisement Supported by ByJeffery C. Mays and Jesse McKinley March 11, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] A plan to tax the rich on multimillion-dollar second homes in New York City has rapidly moved closer to reality, as legislative leaders in Albany and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have all signed off on the idea as a funding stream for the city’s beleaguered subway system. Mr. Cuomo said on Monday there was a consensus among the state’s leaders, all Democrats, that a so-called pied-à-terre tax was a good idea, calling it the “only agreed-to new money” for a state facing a significant drop in tax revenue. The purchase of a $238 … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Support ‘Pied-à-Terre’ Tax on Multimillion-Dollar Second Homes
Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 12:17 pm CDT, Monday, March 11, 2019 AP Photo/Frank Franklin II New York Knicks owner James Dolan threatened to ban a fan who told him to sell the team on Saturday, saying he could "enjoy watching [the Knicks] on TV." Dolan was immediately criticized for his comments, by both fans and basketball writers. New York state senator Brad Hoylman also got involved, suggesting that the property tax exemptions Dolan receives should be reconsidered. New York Knicks owner James Dolan was roasted over the weekend after threatening to ban a fan who told him to sell the team. The fracas took place on Saturday after the Knicks' loss to the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden. The loss dropped the team to 13-53 on the season — the worst record in the NBA. As Dolan exited through the tunnel, a fan heckled him, imploring him to sell the franchise. Dolan smirked in response. "Do you really want me to sell the team?" Dolan asked, motioning … [Read more...] about Knicks owner James Dolan is getting roasted for threatening a fan who told him to sell the team, and now a senator is involved
A number of New York state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of prostitution. Senators Jessica Ramos, Julia Salazar and Brad Hoylman, as well as Assemblyman Richard Gottfried are working with Decrim NY to introduce a bill to rewrite the state’s penal code to decriminalize sex trades in the state of New York. Decrim NY is a coalition to “decriminalize, decarcerate and destigmatize the sex trade in New York City and state.” In a Daily News op-ed, Ramos and Salazar urged for the end of criminalization of sex work while Gottfried and Hoylman spoke out about the Decrim NY in a series of tweets where they expressed their support. Decriminalization is critical to protecting the rights and safety of people who trade sex, no matter where they are on the spectrum of choice, circumstance, and coercion. #DecrimNY — Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) February 25, 2019 [email protected], a new coalition of activists fighting to decriminalize, decarcerate, and … [Read more...] about Group of New York Lawmakers Calls for Legalization of Prostitution
After announcing the closure of New York City’s L train subway line in 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo walked back his plan on Thursday, months before the shutdown was set to happen. Cuomo said the L train, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, would no longer be shuttered for 15 months, but would instead rely on night and weekend repairs. Cornell and Columbia engineers are looking into a European technique for tunnel construction that would allow the train to stay open on weekdays. The technique has never been used in the US. While Cuomo’s plan is music to the ears of some New Yorkers, it represents an unfortunate conclusion to an already-disastrous scenario. Anyone who’s taken the L train on a weekday morning knows what a gruelling experience it can be – even by New York City transportation standards. At my stop at First Avenue in Manhattan, it’s rare to catch the train on the first go-round. I’m often left waiting for two or three cars … [Read more...] about New Yorkers are freaking out that a plan to shut down an entire subway line has been canceled. Here’s why it was a disaster from the start.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City Supported by ByWinnie Hu and J. David Goodman Dec. 14, 2018 Not long after Google moved into the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, its billionaire co-founder, Sergey Brin, went on a private tour of the old elevated freight line that would become the celebrated High Line. Mr. Brin looked over the barren landscape that would be filled with lush greenery and made a suggestion: How about a Frisbee golf course? That would not be a good idea, he was politely told during that walk in 2008. Frisbees would probably go flying off and strike people on the street below. It was the kind of small but telling lesson Google had time to learn. The company’s slow expansion over two decades in New York City — from a single employee in 2000 to … [Read more...] about What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City