Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Five Things to Watch For in de Blasio's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor's budget comes a week after the governor proposed shifting nearly a billion dollars in state spending to the city. But that money may not show up in the mayor's budget either.

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Cuomo's Budget Would Shift Some Costs to the City

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Governor Cuomo has laid out an ambitious $145 billion dollar budget. And he's found ways the state can save money. One of them: by making the city pay more. 


Christie Proposes Abolishing Estate Tax in New Jersey

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Jersey has the lowest threshold for the estate tax in the country. And the Governor says it's a burden on the next generation.

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New York's Finances: Sunnier, Thanks to Windfalls from Wall Street

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Settlements with banks over misdeeds has filled local and state coffers, prompting questions about who gets to spend the money and how.


East New York Housing Plan Gets Mixed Reviews at Hearing

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Some residents say the affordable housing won't be affordable enough to keep them in the neighborhood.


Goodbye Pay Phones, Hello LinkNYC

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

New free Wi-Fi kiosks are arriving on New York City streets.

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Cuomo Pledges Funds for Triangle Fire Memorial

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The state will contribute $1.5 million to honor the victims and commemorate the fire that sparked the labor movement.


New Yorkers Mourn Two Fallen Soldiers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Air Force Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa and Air National Guardsman Joseph Lemm, a Detective with the New York Police Department, were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.


New York Public Library Gets Ready For Its Next Chapter

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For the second time, the library is moving ahead with a major renovation plan. Leaders say, this time, it's a different story.

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Interest Rate Hike Adds Pressure to New Jersey's Tight Budget

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Balancing New Jersey's budget just got a little bit harder.


City Council Approves Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Proponents say it would provide much needed funds to the library system; opponents say say the new libraries will be too small.  

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Low Interest Rates Have Been a Boon for New York City's Budget, Too

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

If the Fed increases interest rates Wednesday, as expected, it may force the mayor to cut costs.


Governor Cuomo Promises More Ethics Reforms

Monday, December 14, 2015

He says he's about to unveil an ambitious ethic agenda. But critics say he's undercutting some transparency efforts.

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Redevelopment Plan for Brooklyn Heights Library Moves Forward

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A deal with a developer to rebuild the Brooklyn Heights Public Library comes with a condo tower, affordable housing, a new branch in Dumbo and criticism from the community.

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New Yorkers Gather in Washington Square in Support of Paris

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio was among hundreds of New Yorkers who stood shoulder to shoulder with Parisian tourists and transplants at a quiet vigil in the park. 


Construction Nears Pre-Recession Heights

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A new report from the New York Building Congress says the city's construction industry is booming, but public investment in infrastructure is NOT keeping up.


How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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Why New York's Roads Are All Trucked Up

Monday, October 12, 2015

New York City is more dependent on trucks than any major city in the country. And it's going to get worse.

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State Steps Up Enforcement at Nail Salons

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Owners now must buy insurance to guarantee that they are paying their workers, or face fines.


Calls for Vigilance after Borough Park Gas Blast

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The cause of a gas explosion in Brooklyn is still not confirmed, but local leaders say New Yorkers should be quick to report any possible gas leaks.