Sarah McBride, Bloomberg Published 6:01 am PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Amazon.com Inc. isn't the only company that's having a hard time in New York this year. Elon Musk's Boring Co. at one point talked with New York City-area officials about connecting John F. Kennedy International Airport with Manhattan directly via tunnel, a route long considered a kind of holy grail for weary transit riders traveling into and out of the city. But regional engineers raised concerns over the Boring Co. tunnel's feasibility. Possible problems identified by the engineers included ventilation issues, the potential impact on existing New York tunnels and the logistics of emergency response, according to a person who reviewed the engineers' report but who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The report was completed in recent weeks, the person said. "New York officials informally reached out to us last year to see if our capabilities would be useful to them," a … [Read more...] about Musk’s Boring Co. discussed a JFK transit tunnel with New York officials
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Claudia Torrens, Associated Press Updated 10:15 am CST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 In this Dec. 3, 2018 photo, Australian tourists Wayne Burg and his daughter Lydia stand in front of Brooklyn's federal courthouse in New York, where they were viewing the trial of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Burg is a criminal lawyer in his home country and said he did not want to miss the chance to witness one day in the trial of "El Chapo." less In this Dec. 3, 2018 photo, Australian tourists Wayne Burg and his daughter Lydia stand in front of Brooklyn's federal courthouse in New York, where they were viewing the trial of Mexican drug trafficker ... more Photo: Claudia Torrens, AP Photo: Claudia Torrens, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Dec. 3, 2018 … [Read more...] about El Chapo trial becomes New York’s latest tourist attraction
Henry Goldman, Bloomberg Published 9:27 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Joseph Lhota resigned as chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the multi-billion dollar agency that controls city and state commuter transit. Lhota, 64, who continued to serve as senior vice president and chief of staff at NYU Langone Medical Center, returned to the agency a year ago after running it in 2012, when he oversaw the recovery after Hurricane Sandy flooded the system's subway and vehicle tunnels. He also remained on the board of directors of the Madison Square Garden Co., whose holdings include Radio City Music Hall, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. In his most recent stint, he ran a crisis-ridden subway system characterized by frequent breakdowns, delays and track fires, hobbled by the hurricane's damage and technological obsolescence after decades of under-investment in maintenance. The resignation comes days after Democratic New York Gov. Andrew … [Read more...] about New York MTA’s Lhota resigns as chairman after a year on the job
New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?
POLITICS 09/17/2018 09:43 am ET Max Rose, a 31-year-old Democrat, is determined to bring the blue wave to Staten Island. By Michelangelo Signorile Democrat Max Rose, a 31-year-old former Army captain who served in Afghanistan, certainly doesn’t mince words in talking about Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-N.Y.), the man he’s hoping to unseat this fall. The 11th district, which encompasses all of the New York City borough of Staten Island and a sliver of southern Brooklyn, is considered more conservative than other parts of New York City, a Trumpian area in a blue sea. But Democrats see a possible pickup opportunity there this November. In an interview, Rose, who is serving National Guard duty, recalled an episode in mid-August in which he took a two-week leave from the campaign to train with the 69th Infantry Battalion. A company commander, he’d announced that he wouldn’t engage in any political activity during that annual training. While Rose was … [Read more...] about Army Veteran Hopes To Turn New York’s Only Trump-Friendly Borough Blue