Amy Eddings

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Albany Passes $121.7 Billion Budget; 5 Percent Spending Hike

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Nine days past the budget deadline, state lawmakers passed spending bills on a budget agreement that increases spending, despite what Gov. David Paterson has deemed an economic recession. The budget is similar to the proposal put forward by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer before he resigned.

Paterson concedes the budget process was ...


Bloomberg: Traffic Fee Should've Been Up for Vote

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The day after the state assembly refused to take up congestion pricing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the proposal would have passed had it been put to a vote. After a speech in Washington on the environment, he explained that since every bill that gets to the floor is approved ...


Civil Liberties Group Wants NYPD Oversight

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says the NYPD cannot be expected to police itself, and it's urging the city to give the independent Civilian Complaint Review Board the power to prosecute police misconduct cases.

This, after reports that the NYPD refused to file charges against officers in 34 percent of ...


New Air Traffic Czar to Eye Airport Delays

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A new air traffic "czar" was named today to help solve chronic delays at Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports. Marie Kennington-Gardiner was named director of the Federal Aviation Administration's New York Integration Office. Delays at the three metro-area airports often cause delays across the country.


Second Day of Defense in Former Newark Mayor Corruption Trial

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The defense attorneys for former Newark Mayor Sharpe James rested, after their client refused to take the stand in his federal corruption case.

The 72-year-old former mayor is accused of improperly using his position to steer city owned properties to a former girlfriend at deep discounts and allowing her to then ...


Isiah Thomas No Longer President of Knicks

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Isiah Thomas is out, as president of the New York Knicks, at least.

New president Donnie Walsh, introduced today to the media, says he will wait a few days to decide whether to keep Thomas on as coach. Walsh, the former CEO of the Indiana Pacers, says he wants to talk ...


Lawmakers Agree to State Budget Framework

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lawmakers continue to work out the details of a budget, the framework of which was agreed to last night between Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders.

Observers say New York could have a budget by the April 1 deadline.

The tentative, $124 billion plan includes a $1.8 billion increase in state school ...


Prosecutor Says Spitzer Ordered Aide to Release Records

Friday, March 28, 2008

A criminal prosecutor says former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer ordered the dirty tricks scandal to discredit Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno, but Albany DA David Soares is not calling for any indictment of Spitzer.

Soares says his second investigation of Troopergate finds former Spitzer aide Darren Dopp was directly ordered ...


Bloomberg Introduces, but Doesn't Endorse, Obama

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama was introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Cooper Union. The mayor did not endorse Obama. He says his support will go to the presidential candidate with specific, brave ideas.

BLOOMBERG: There will be no quick fixes to any of the problems. No easy answers. But that doesn't mean ...


Tishman Speyer To Develop Far West Side

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A new chapter has opened in the fate of the Hudson rail yards on the Far West Side, considered the last remaining substantial piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which owns the Hudson Yards, has awarded development rights to Tishman Speyer, the owner of Rockefeller Center.

The ...


The Changing Face of Prostitution

Friday, March 14, 2008

The fall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer placed a spotlight on the world of prostitution.

Times have changed - the red light district is virtual and arrangements are made via email and telephone.

But the stories of the prostitutes, what they make, the social stigma and the danger they face hasn't really changed.

Joining ...


Paterson Says He's Ready to Govern

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Showing flashes of his trademark wit and self-deprecation, incoming governor David Paterson outlined his immediate plans when he takes over from resigning Governor Eliot Spitzer on Monday and he took questions from the media.

It was the lieutenant governor's first news conference since news on Monday that Eliot Spitzer had solicited ...


Tennis Returns to MSG

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The world's top-ranked tennis player, Roger Federer, shook off any lingering fatigue from a recent bout of mono to defeat his idol and Hall of Famer, Pete Sampras, in an exhibition match last night.

At one point, Sampras led, 5 games to 2, in the 3rd and final set, but Federer ...


Moments Leading up to Times Square Bomb Caught on Tape

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Caught on tape -- a person getting off a bike around 3:40 this morning and heading toward the military recruiting station in Times Square, moments before a small bomb was detonated there.

REPORTER: Police released footage from a private security camera that showed the person cycling away, and the flash and ...


Bloomberg Asks for Additional 3% Spending Cut

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

In a sign of troubled economic times, Mayor Bloomberg has asked all city agencies to trim spending by another three percent for fiscal year 2009, which begins July first.

REPORTER: The mayor's request comes on top of an earlier request to trim those budgets by five percent.

BLOOMBERG: Hopefully it will not ...


Terrance McKnight Takes the Mic as Host of Evening Music

Monday, March 03, 2008

Tonight, Terrance McKnight takes his seat at the mic as host of WNYC’s Evening Music. Terrance arrives in New York from Georgia Public Broadcasting, where he was creator, producer and host of the popular music show “Studio GPB.” In addition to his radio work, Terrance is a pianist himself and ...


Voters Head to Polls in Wisconsin Democratic Primary

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The next step in the democratic presidential nominating process is taking place today. Voters in Wisconsin and Hawaii are making their preferences known today. Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii and is expected to dominate that contest. Wisconsin is more wide open...and Hillary Clinton supporters are hoping a good showing ...


NJ Think Tank: Raise Gas Tax, Too, Not Just Tolls

Monday, February 18, 2008

Governor John Corzine's plan to pay off New Jersey's ballooning debt, and pour money into its aging transportation infrastructure, is facing stiff opposition, because it is based on steep toll increases on the state's highways. One left-leaning think tank is proposing another way: hike the state's gasoline tax instead. Would ...


Council Closes in on E-Waste Legislation

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Starting July 1st, 2009, manufacturers must devise and fund their own method of collecting, and recycling, the TV's, computers and MP3 players that are now left on the curb for the city to handle.

Park Slope Councilman Bill DeBlasio was the legislation's chief sponsor.

DEBLASIO: I would go down the street. I ...



Thursday, February 07, 2008

HOST: Betrayed is a new play about the Iraq war. It opened at the Culture Project in SoHo last night. It's based on a New Yorker article by the journalist George Packer. Packer wanted to drew attention to plight of Iraqis who served the U.S. as translators and informal diplomats. ...