Andrew Cuomo timed the announcement of Patrick Foye as head of the Port Authority with an announcement that he plans to revive the moribund Moynihan Station project.
With the hiring of Foye, the future of Ground Zero redevelopment now rests squarely on Gov. Cuomo, the DN says.
Foye has deep experience in municipal finance and the granular details of government, and has one more advantage, Dana Rubenstein writes: The backing of Gov. Cuomo.
Cuomo also announced the appointment of James Rubin to the Port Authority board. He was recently forced out as an editor of Bloomberg Views.
Joe Lhota is expected to be named as head of the M.T.A. as early as today.
Are East River tolls still a possibility?
Bill de Blasio annnounced that he was starting an investigation into city agencies’ responses to the state’s Freedom of Information Law requests is planning a new push for a City Council bill that would require agencies to report monthly how many requests they had received and how the requests were handled.
The state’s labor unions are pouring money in little-used political accounts to gear up for the 2012 elections.
A privately operated Brooklyn bus used mainly by the Hasidic population forces women to sit in the back, in violation of Dept. of Transporation policy.
The state Dept. of Environmental Conservation is slated to approve a massive $2.4 billion infrastructure project designed to improve the city’s storm water run-off problems by investing in alternative means like green roofs and porous pavements for parking lots.
The number of jobless New Yorkers who will see their unemployment benefits run dry is expected to jump more than 30 percent in September.
Housing sales went up across the board in Brooklyn.
The first senior center in the nation for gay and lesbians is expected to open in Chelsea soon.
Kirsten Gillibrand has $7.5 million on hand, about $3 million more than she did at this time for her 2010 race.
Charles Schumer is pushing for a bill that will fund the rehiring of 7,500 New York teachers hit by layoffs.