Dana Rubinstein

Where's the big fix for the Port Authority terminal?:

In the shadow of a dreamed-of Penn Station overhaul

Bio: Dana Rubinstein is a reporter for Capital. She has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the Brooklyn Paper.

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De Blasio responds to a horse-carriage driver about working-class jobs

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, a horse carriage driver took Bill de Blasio to task for promising to eliminate carriages in Central Park.

Sep. 4, 2013

 
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De Blasio and rivals rule out East River tolls, Thompson differs on a property-tax pledge

With the exception of Bill Thompson, who said "We'll see," all of the Democrats running for mayor vowed not to raise property taxes.

Sep. 4, 2013

 
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Bloomberg: Polls can mislead, de Blasio can speak for himself

This afternoon following a press event in Harlem, several reporters tried in various ways to get Mayor Michael Bloomberg to talk about the people running to replace him.

Sep. 3, 2013

 
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What can the next mayor do about affordable housing that Bloomberg didn’t?

Can’t afford that $2,500-a-month two-bedroom at an "undisclosed address" in Bedford-Stuyvesant or the $2,500 one-bedroom in the South Slope with backyard and something called a "spa bathroom"? The candidates running for mayor are here to help.

Sep. 3, 2013

 
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Safe-streets advocacy group picks de Blasio over Quinn, with Thompson out of the running

StreetsPAC, which advocates for bike- and pedestrian-friendly streets, today will endorse Bill de Blasio for mayor.

Sep. 3, 2013

 
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Bill de Blasio, development pragmatist

If Bill de Blasio becomes mayor, he will drive the “hardest bargain possible” with developers, he says. But his record, back before he was a public advicate planning to run for mayor, is distinctly that of a pragmatic deal maker who chose his battles carefully on the issue of development, rather than that of the populist hardliner he now sounds like.

Aug. 30, 2013

 
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Now that upstaters want it, will Cuomo sign a transit lockbox bill?

Will Governor Cuomo sign the lockbox bill now that upstate editorial boards want it?

Aug. 30, 2013

 
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De Blasio: Support for tax on rich will ‘bubble up’ to Albany

Bill de Blasio today dismissed the significant political hurdles facing the centerpiece of his campaign platform.

Aug. 29, 2013

 
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Bill de Blasio and a brief history of public-school parents for mayor

During the lightning round of a Democratic mayoral debate in 2005, then-NY1 host Dominic Carter asked then-Council Speaker Gifford Miller a question that effectively ended his campaign for mayor.

Aug. 23, 2013

 
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An explanation of the new anti-bias law de Blasio and Quinn are fighting over

Yesterday, the City Council overrode two mayoral vetoes to create an inspector general for the NYPD and to make it easier to sue the police department for biased policing.

Aug. 23, 2013