Gabe Ponce de León

New York City rush hour traffic on 1st Avenue.
Biden’s approval of an environmental assessment is a shortcut on the long road to completing the toll project.
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Windmills on Lake Erie in Buffalo, NY.
From retrofitting buildings to finding land for renewable energy projects, the state is in for a few decades of really hard work.
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Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch, right.
The next round of bargaining will be pivotal to the city’s financial recovery.
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District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido speaks at a mass vaccination site. He has backed Eric Adams to be New York City’s next mayor.
If unions coalesce around a candidate, they could resume their traditional role as kingmakers.
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The Parkside School
Focusing on students’ social and emotional issues may help retain teachers in low-income communities.
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Students at the One World Middle School at Edenwald in the Bronx.
Without federal support for state and local governments, the governor dipped into funds meant for education.
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The temporary hospital set up at the Javits Center in March 2020.
New York’s hospitals proved resilient, while health care disparities remained.
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A lack of transparency surrounds rising Medicaid costs in New York.
The state was quietly busting through its self-imposed Medicaid spending cap – and that was before the pandemic struck.
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The 135th street subway station in Manhattan.
NY’s rebound depends on trimming the MTA’s operating budget while maintaining efficient service.
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Joe Biden riding Amtrak on the campaign trail in September 2020.
A rail enthusiast in the Oval Office signals hope for more federal aid and transportation funding.
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Gabe Ponce de León
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