Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press Updated 5:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, shakes hands with an attendee after a ribbon-cutting event at the New York State fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Syracuse, N.Y. Richard Ball, commissioner for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Wednesday that the state fair will be solely powered by renewable energy by 2023. less New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, shakes hands with an attendee after a ribbon-cutting event at the New York State fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Syracuse, N.Y. Richard Ball, commissioner for the ... more Photo: Ryan Tarinelli, AP Photo: Ryan Tarinelli, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, … [Read more...] about New York state fair to be fueled through renewables by 2023
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ALBANY – Electric scooter sharing might be coming to New York State this year. Ubiquitous over the past couple years on the streets of many California communities and spreading eastward to dozens of other communities, the electric scooters are getting the backing of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and some lawmakers who want to see the devices operating from Buffalo to Manhattan. Called electric scooters, the one-person devices can zip in and out of traffic – and, to the dismay of pedestrians, along sidewalks in some communities – at up to 20 mph pace. They are already in some areas of the state – though in violation of New York law. Now, electric scooter startups are pushing hard to get New York State law changed, clearing for ride-hailing companies to flood the state’s marketplace with tens of thousands of the motorized devices. A push is also underway to explicitly permit operation of electric bikes, which offer riders assistance with pedaling. For … [Read more...] about From California to New York: Electric scooter sharing may be coming
By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 8, 2019 at 8:56 am | UPDATED: February 8, 2019 at 8:58 am By Robert McCartney,Jonathan O’Connell and Patricia Sullivan | The Washington Post Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking. The company has not leased or purchased office space for the project, making it easy to withdraw its commitment. Unlike in Virginia – where elected leaders quickly passed an incentive package for a separate headquarters facility- final approval from New York state is not expected until 2020. Tennessee officials have also embraced Amazon’s plans to bring 5,000 jobs to Nashville, which this weekapproved $15.2 million in road, sewer and other improvements related to that project. Amazon executives have had internal discussions recently to reassess the situation in New York and … [Read more...] about Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders New York headquarters site, two officials say
Despite New York City's tough reputation, it appears to have been out-negotiated by Virginia's Arlington County in the 238-city frenzy to snare Amazon's HQ2. That heated competition ended with the announcement Tuesday of two winners for the $5 billion development prize. Each location will get 25,000 jobs with six-figure salaries. Arlington promised $550 million in subsidies for its, while New York will shell out three times that amount. New York state is kicking in $1.5 billion in direct tax credits, $10 million in job-training costs and -- as skeptical Twitter users noted -- the cost of a corporate helipad for the Long Island City site. "Incentives are highly contentious today, but we call them a necessary evil," said John Boyd, principal at the Boyd Co., a site-selection firm that advises companies and municipalities. He pointed out that Amazon passed up a nearly $8 billion subsidy package just across the river in Newark, New Jersey, in favor of Long Island City, in the New York … [Read more...] about Can New York make back its Amazon investment?
Joseph Pisani, Ap Retail Writer Updated 9:09 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. less A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a … [Read more...] about Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb