President Trump's hometown could make his famous real estate properties go green. A new bill approved by the New York City Council last week will make thousands of large buildings in the city — including those bearing the president's name — comply with strict environmental regulations. "President Trump might scrutinize or even outright deny the existence of climate change, but New York City is committed to fighting its drastic effects, which pose a serious threat to our future," Council Member Costa Constantinides, a Queens Democrat who led the effort, told CBS News."Reports show Trump Tower and other properties are among the dirtiest emitters in the Big Apple. These are the bad actors we need to hold accountable, because their emissions make everyone's air dirtier, fuel more violent weather and put the future of New York City in jeopardy."The council on Thursday passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a package of environmental bills that has been called the city's … [Read more...] about Trump buildings could be forced to go green under sweeping New York City climate bill
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Marissa Hoechstetter decided about three years ago she needed to get her former doctor's name removed from her twins' birth certificates. The obstetrician had been accused by Manhattan prosecutors of sexually abusing multiple patients, and he would later plead guilty to counts of criminal sex act and forcible touching. He's since been accused of sexual misconduct in multiple lawsuits by nearly two dozen more women, including Hoechstetter, who says the doctor abused her during and after her pregnancy. But none of that mattered when she contacted New York City officials: It turns out there's no simple process for removing a doctor's name. That could soon change. New York City Council Member Mark Levine plans to propose a bill Thursday that would require the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Vital Records to redact physicians' names from birth certificates if the doctors' licenses have been suspended, surrendered or revoked by the state.Hoechstetter … [Read more...] about New York City bill would let patients of abusive doctors amend birth certificates
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?
POLITICS 11/13/2018 01:49 pm ET Now, some of the same elected officials are outraged by the $2 billion in subsidies the company is getting to set up shop. By Daniel Marans The vast majority of elected officials in New York City signed a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in October 2017 inviting the mega-company to locate its second headquarters ― “HQ2” ― in the five boroughs. “As the most dynamic and diverse city in the world, New York City will help propel Amazon’s future growth and kickstart an exciting new chapter in the company’s history,” New York City’s then-public advocate, borough presidents, representatives in the U.S. House and state legislature, and city council members argued in their letter to Bezos. “And we know that, no matter which city neighborhood it might choose for its new headquarters, Amazon will be a strong contributor to our civic and commercial life.” The letter focuses exclusively … [Read more...] about New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff Bezos
By Thomas Barrabi Published November 12, 2018 Amazon FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Amazon reportedly to split second headquarters between two cities FBN's Tracee Carrasco on reports Amazon is planning to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations. Amazon’s possible construction of a new headquarters in New York’s Long Island City with the aid of tax incentives would amount to “massive corporate welfare,” according to two New York State politicians. Continue Reading Below New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris and New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer, both Democrats, said they have “serious reservations” about reports that Amazon will divide its long-awaited “HQ2” between two cities – Long Island City and Crystal City, Virginia. Dozens of cities competed to lure Amazon to their locales, offering tax breaks and other incentives in the process. … [Read more...] about Amazon HQ2: New York politicians criticize ‘corporate welfare’