Cuomo Defines Political Philosophy, Through Father’s Lens and more

Cuomo Defines Political Philosophy, Through Father’s Lens – From the Morning Memo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a dealmaker, has never shied away from calling himself “pragmatic.” To his supporters, it’s a mark of an elected official who can get things done that seemed impossible in the political morass of Albany. To his detractors, it has been confirmation that he’s willing to do or say anything to cut a deal, get the headline and move on, policy be damned. But to an audience this week at Sag Harbor on Long Island, Cuomo was unapologetic when it came to how he framed himself as a “pragmatic progressive” — saying it was a philosophy his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, endorsed. Cuomo was speaking at a closed-door event for the Connect Four […]

Steinway Tower owner loses bid to hold on to $1B condo project – August 30, 2017 12:01 a.m. An attempt to get an injunction to prevent a strict foreclosure failed in State Supreme Court Tuesday By Daniel Geiger

2 Workers Hospitalized After Shooting at Crown Heights ‘Wing House’ – The Brooklyn Wing House is located on Union Street just off Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights. DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith CROWN HEIGHTS — Two workers at a newly opened Crown Heights wing restaurant remain hospitalized after becoming unintended victims in a shootout in the eatery’s kitchen, its owner said. The two employees, ages 18 and 28, are being treated for their injuries at Kings County Hospital, but are in stable condition and doing well, according to Brooklyn Wing House co-owner Andre Spaulding. Spaulding said he was in the kitchen Friday when a man with a gun entered the restaurant about 7:30 p.m. and went after a 33-year-old man standing inside. “The guy pushed the door, trying to protect himself, then he ran in the […]

Video: Why the Brooklyn DA Race Really, Really Matters – All elections have consequences. But of all the contests facing city voters this election year, the race for Brooklyn District Attorney–a job that essentially involves defining what law and order is in a borough of 2.6 million people–will give its winner greater power over the daily lives of a larger number of people than any post on the ballot other than mayor. Because of the death of rookie DA Ken Thompson, a job that typically only changes hands now has its third occupant in four years: Acting DA Eric Gonzalez, who took over from Thompson less than three years after Thompson unseated long-time incumbent Charles Hynes in 2013. Depending on what happens in the September 12 primary that effectively determines […]

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