Hochul wants MTA to sell broadcasting rights on New York City’s subway system

Governor Kathy Hochul is instructing Janno Lieber, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transporation Authority (MTA), to sell broadcasting rights on New York City’s expansive subway system, which sources say will include the right to broadcast inside stations and on moving

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A strategy for reopening New York City’s economy

BY ARPIT GUPTA AND JONATHAN M. ELLEN As New York City passes through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not too soon to think about a strategy to reopen the economy and exit from the current state of

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FDNY pensions average more than $129,000

The 471 Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officers and firefighters who retired in calendar year 2018 are eligible for average pensions of $129,259, according to data posted today at, the Empire Center’s transparency website. According to the Empire Center’s analysis,

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Corrections retirees had highest average state pensions

Corrections Department employees qualified for average pensions of nearly $70,000, the highest average benefit for any agency grouping among the 7,990 New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS) members collecting their first full year’s worth of pension benefits in 2018,

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DeBlasio returns to a New York slipping towards crime and disorder

BY MICAH MORRISON New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s withdrawal from the presidential race last week is a lost opportunity. A successful de Blasio effort in the Democratic primaries—his was anything but—could have sparked a necessary national debate over signs of

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How the new rent laws will slam NYC’s housing market

BY HOWARD HUSCOK New York’s new rent-regulation law makes dramatic changes to housing rules — limiting rent increases after owners make major improvements and even after units become vacant and the rents have not been raised for years. The law will likely