Everyone seems to agree, with the announcement last week of two federal corruption cases involving state legislators, that something needs to be done.(1)
Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning denied one part of a report that he was considering unseating Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and sought to refocus the media's attention on electoral corruption in New York City.(3)
Another Cuomo administration official emailed to say, "It is entirely false to suggest the governor has negatively commented on the leadership of either house in relation to these cases."
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to legalize up to seven full-fledged, Las Vegas-style casinos in New York State, and doesn't seem to think that local communities should have veto power over where those casinos are located.(3)
This morning, the Times published a plea from its commanding architecture critic Michael Kimmelman to the New York City Council, asking it to reject a request from the owners of Madison Square Garden to extend its lease indefinitely, and give them license to increase by several times the size of the building's signage.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who publicly prodded his new ethics commission to investigate the allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez in August, declined to say today whether he is satisfied with the investigation's progress so far.
"I would be satisfied if [the Joint Commission on Public Ethics] performed the task they were supposed to perform," Cuomo said after a cabinet meeting in Albany.(1)
At a memorial lecture for the brother of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver this morning, public advocate Bill de Blasio told a roomful of doctors that the city should "crystallize the lessons" from Hurricane Sandy, and could learn from rural areas of Nicaragua.
"As humans we have an uncanny ability to think about things when they're happening very clearly and then immediately forget them because something else came up," de Blasio told a packed auditorium at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, with doctors in lab coats and stethoscopes filling 100 or so seats, and lining the walls.
Count Sheldon Silver among the Democrats who don't think Gov. Andrew Cuomo should have intervened in the State Senate leadership dispute to press for a Democratic majority.
"I think the governor is the Governor of the State of New York, and he moves or doesn't move forward in order to accomplish things for the great state of New York," the Assembly speaker said this morning, after a memorial lecture for his brother, the late Dr. Joseph Silver, in Brooklyn.(2)
ALBANY—Only here, perhaps, could such a decisive election result in even more confusion about who's in charge.(1)
The New York City death toll from Hurricane Sandy is now at least 37, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also announced that the city is about to launch a massive food distribution effort in some of its hardest-hit neighborhoods.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?