Fear of Crime Transcends Data Along One New York Subway Line’s 31 Miles

Ridership is down, even though crime levels have stayed the same. New Yorkers who ply longest subway route say the city feels unmoored.

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Gov. Hochul Defends Bail Reform as Mayor Adams Presses for Changes

Mayor Eric Adams is calling forcefully for more changes to state bail laws, putting pressure on Gov. Kathy Hochul as she runs for a full term in November.

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Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

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No More Pet Store Puppies? New York May Finally Ban Sales.

A bill prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores, passed by the Legislature in June, awaits a decision from Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

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Hochul’s Vow to Fix Albany’s Culture Finds an Unexpected Foe: Herself

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she would usher in a “new era of transparency.” But critics, including the state comptroller’s office, said she has failed to do so.

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Governors Hochul and Murphy to Split Cost of Gateway Tunnel

A project to build new tunnels from New Jersey to Penn Station moved a step closer to construction with an agreement between New York and New Jersey.

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New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

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N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

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The Lightning Rod Issue That Looms Over the Governor’s Race

Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate, is anti-abortion, while Gov. Kathy Hochul is a strong backer of abortion rights.

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How Zeldin’s Anti-Abortion Stance May Affect the N.Y. Governor’s Race

Representative Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor, said the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a victory for family, life and the Constitution.

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

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N.Y.C. Pools Open Amid a Swim Lesson Shortage, Raising Safety Fears

The city has canceled free swim lessons and private swim programs are feeling the squeeze from a lack of lifeguards. One expert said: “Some of those kids are going to drown.”

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Gov. Hochul Cruises to Democratic Primary Win in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul will have a huge fund-raising edge as she confronts a political environment that may help her Republican opponent, Lee Zeldin.

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Election deniers in Colorado and House races in Illinois: Tuesday’s contests are full of drama.

Illinois, Colorado, Mississippi and Utah are the settings for suspenseful contests at the federal and state level. New York voters will choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and Oklahoma is holding a special primary election for the Senate.

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With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond

Lawmakers will consider creating many weapon-free zones, making handgun bans the default condition in businesses, and in New Jersey might require those who carry to be insured.

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Under Court’s Shadow, N.Y. Governor Candidates Lob Final Pitches

Rulings on abortion and guns shape the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary.

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N.Y. Republican Quandary: How to Veer Right and Still Win in November

Most of the Republican candidates for governor are embracing conservative stances as the primary nears, but that may turn off moderate voters in November.

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Where the NY Governor Candidates Stand on the Issues

Ahead of the state primary elections, Republican and Democratic candidates expound on the issues — and exactly where upstate New York begins.

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Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

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New York City Estimates More Homeless and Unsheltered People

The significance of the new numbers can be hard to discern, because city officials used different methods to tally a subpopulation during the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #hochul-kathleen-c, #housing-authority-nyc, #new-york-city

5 Takeaways From the NY Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul touted her record and beat back criticism from her rivals during their second and final debate ahead of the June 28 primary.

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Hochul Spars With Rivals Over Crime, Credentials and Cream Cheese

Sharp attacks typified the final debate among Gov. Kathy Hochul and her two Democratic rivals, Jumaane Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi.

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Eric Adams Will Endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul

The backing from Mr. Adams, the New York City mayor, could help the governor shore up support among Black and Latino voters.

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How Carl Paladino Is Dividing New York Republicans

The incendiary congressional candidacy of Carl Paladino has divided New York Republicans and now threatens to shake up party leadership.

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Crime, Football and the N.R.A.: Takeaways From the N.Y. Governor Debate

The Democratic rivals of Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to attack her on varied issues, from the funding of a Buffalo Bills stadium to a decade-old endorsement from the N.R.A.

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‘Hochul Stood as Firm as an Oak’: Winners and Losers of New York’s Gubernatorial Debate

Our columnists and contributors give their ratings.

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Gov. Hochul Is Clear Target of Democratic Rivals in Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul was placed on the defensive for much of the first debate of the three Democratic candidates for governor.

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Fight Looms Over New York’s Bid to Slow Crypto-Mining Boom

Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

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What to Watch for as Hochul and Top Rivals Meet in N.Y. Governor Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul will be a target for Rep. Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams in the first of two debates featuring the three leading Democrats.

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From Gun Laws to Abortion, 5 Issues for N.Y. Legislators as Session Ends

A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.

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N.Y.C. Companies Are Opening Offices Where Their Workers Live: Brooklyn

As workers return to the office, some companies have relocated to ease the commute.

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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N.Y. Governor Candidates Flood the Airwaves With $20 Million in Ads

With the June 28 primary fast approaching, candidates for governor are spending big to get their message out to voters.

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Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most

As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.

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Hochul Vows to Crack Down on Extremist Acts of Violence in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued orders to strengthen the state’s “red-flag” law and create new units to target violent extremism online, following the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead.

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For Hochul, Shooting in Buffalo Is a Hometown Tragedy

The governor grew up in the Buffalo suburbs and lives in the city now. The shooting has taken on political overtones in the 2022 race for governor of New York.

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The Abortion Safe Haven New York Advocates Envision

New York legalized abortion before Roe v. Wade was decided, attracting out-of-state patients seeking the procedure. Now, the state is preparing for a new wave of patients if the ruling is overturned.

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States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot

Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive for Covid

The New York governor’s exposure comes as the state battles yet another variant that is more transmissible than previous versions of the virus.

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Hochul Chooses Antonio Delgado as New Lieutenant Governor

Mr. Delgado is also expected to serve as Gov. Kathy Hochul’s running mate in her campaign for a full term this year, replacing former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.

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New York City Enters Higher Coronavirus Risk Level as Case Numbers Rise

The city moved into the medium risk level, known as yellow, as it sees a troubling increase in cases and the mayor weighs bringing back some restrictions.

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Inside the Flawed Vetting Process That Led Gov. Hochul to Brian Benjamin

An initial 63-page background check revealed two red flags in Mr. Benjamin’s past, but it failed to turn up a subpoena issued to his political campaign.

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Brian Benjamin’s Bribery Defense: He Got ‘No Personal Benefits’

The case against Brian Benjamin, who resigned as New York’s second-in-command last week, may hinge on whether political contributions in this case constituted a bribe.

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Taxpayers Shoulder Costs for $1.4 Billion Stadium. Buffalo Bills Fans Cheer.

Critics have savaged the deal, which would use $850 million in state and local funds. But many in the city say keeping the Bills in Buffalo is good for civic pride.

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What Kathy Hochul, New York’s Governor, Has to Prove

Sex scandals, harassment, bullying, bribery. Can New York’s first female governor change the state’s political culture?

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On Homelessness, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Needs a Little Religion

People experiencing homelessness are our neighbors.

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Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack

The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.

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Hochul’s Dilemma: What Do You Do When Your Running Mate Gets Indicted?

The criminal charges against Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin complicate Gov. Kathy Hochul’s election efforts as she seeks her first full term in office.

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As Remote Work Becomes Permanent, Can Manhattan Adapt?

With more companies adopting hybrid work, New York City’s economy, which relies on commuters and full office buildings, faces an uncertain future.

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