New York City

Personality

Jonathan Lippman says it’s too late to change course on closing Rikers

In recent weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island and local residents criticized the proposed borough-based jails to replace it. But Jonathan Lippman, the former state chief judge, says it’s too late to reverse course.

New York State

Politics

The 2019 session countdown

In this year’s session countdown, we identify the biggest bills that are still up for debate – and assess how likely they are to pass in the final weeks of the session.

New York City

Policy

How New York could respond to the taxi medallion lending crisis

Since Sunday, when the New York Times investigation into predatory lending practices for taxi medallions was published, calls for action sprang forth from elected officials, but the proposals wouldn’t necessarily help cabbies who already lost everything.

New York State

Policy

Who will prevail in New York’s prevailing wage fight?

The prevailing wage bill currently on the table still lacks the support it needs to pass the Senate, according to lawmakers.

MTA

Policy

What the L?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to avert L train shutdown is drawing skepticism from pols and the public alike.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

The troubled history of the Tappan Zee’s replacement

The new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s faulty bolts are just the latest problem in the troubled history of the Tappan Zee’s replacement.

Health Care (Archived)

Policy

Setting the Agenda 2019

With Democrats in control in Albany, here’s an in-depth rundown of what’s up for debate.

Infrastructure

Policy

Is there any way to build more for less?

Here’s what state lawmakers are considering to tackle high infrastructure costs.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

Congestion pricing, take two

Everyone agrees the MTA needs more money. If only the Democrats could agree on how to get it.

Infrastructure

Personality

Julie Tighe on ditching government to save the environment

Julie Tighe left the Department of Environmental Conservation to run the New York League of Conservation Voters.

Infrastructure

Policy

Andrew Cuomo's marquee attractions

The governor’s plans to revamp JFK, LaGuardia and Penn Station.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

The Greatest Showman: Are Cuomo's projects just window dressing?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rolled out one marquee project after another. But has he neglected the state’s less flashy infrastructure needs?

New York City

Policy

Is there light at the end of the NYC freight rail tunnel?

A cross-harbor freight tunnel is essential to New York City’s continued existence, Rep. Jerrold Nadler says.

New York City

Opinion

Capping for-hire vehicles won’t solve NYC’s traffic woes

Better road management and transit service are more efficient answers than capping for-hire vehicles.

New York State

Policy

The Long Island outlook

The biggest Long Island projects and policy matters in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

MTA

Opinion

MTA should fast forward disabled accessibility in existing projects

The NYCTA improvement plan prizes accessible stations, so why won’t the L-train stations being shut down become accessible?

MTA

Opinion

The MTA’s flashy new plan won’t solve the delays

Upgraded signals could provide significant service improvement, but to fully deliver speed and reliability would require changes to operating practices as well.