Cuomo’s Office Flouted Its Own Sexual Harassment Investigation Rules, Rep for Governor’s Accuser Charges

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally published on Mar 4 at 8:28pm EST by THE CITY State officials are supposed to bring allegations to the office empowered by Cuomo to deal with complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement. But Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer says his office violated “legal requirements.”  Gov.

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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 28 at 7:21pm ESTby THE CITY Even as the governor advocated a Women’s Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronts a second allegation of sexual harassment by a

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The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ended Yesterday. Here’s What You Need to Do

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 24 at 12:25pm ESTby THE CITY When the state Legislature passed the Emergency Eviction Act at the end of last year, nearly all eviction proceedings were paused for 60 days. That pause ended on Friday, Feb. 26.  After Feb. 26, pending eviction cases can start

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Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes…

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 17 at 7:28pm ESTby THE CITY The city’s big-business leaders say they find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the suggestion from leaders in Albany that the only way to stem momentum for an income tax increase on the

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Unemployment Claims Jump as the City’s Budget Picture Grows Bleaker. Can Joe Biden Help Stem a Deeper Pandemic Recession?

Greg David and Rosa Goldensohn, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 14 at 8:53pm ESTby THE CITY Unemployment claims in New York City have soared in the month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned indoor dining due to a rise in COVID-19 cases — a sign of a deepening recession. The numbers came to

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Attorney General James’ NYPD Suit Points Another Finger at Top Cop for Protest Crackdowns

Greg B. Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 14 at 8:40pm ESTby THE CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea were the two biggest names cited by state Attorney General Letitia James in a lawsuit filed Thursday seeking a monitor to oversee the NYPD’s handling of protests. But a

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A Shot in the Dark: Overnight Vaccine Getters Take Burden Off Daytime Lines

Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 12 at 5:09pm ESTby THE CITY As vaccination sites shifted into round-the-clock mode, New Yorkers found themselves in unexpected spots at odd hours. “It wasn’t my first choice to come in the middle of the night to The Bronx,” said Nina Livingston, a Nassau County

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Seniors Finally Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations Face Barriers in Getting Their Shots

Reuven Blau and Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 11 at 10:23pm ESTby THE CITY More than 560,000 New Yorkers 75 and older became eligible Monday for COVID-19 vaccinations — but  senior citizen advocates are concerned logistical hurdles could keep many from getting the shots.   Some seniors are “terrified” —

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