Minutes after mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced that Bill Bratton will return to the Police Commissioner post, several prominent New Yorkers shared their opinions:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "As the former Police Commissioner of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, Bill Bratton took on and successfully reined in historically high crime in some of the nation's largest cities. I commend Mayor Elect... » more
Service on Metro-North's Hudson Line will be almost fully restored for today's commute. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said more than 98% of service will be restored to the line by the morning rush hour.
Service in the area where the derailment occurred will be limited to a single track while crews repair two tracks, according to the MTA.
With service limited to one track for a mile, six trains... » more
The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built... » more
As investigators examined the fatal Metro-North train wreck that the governor on Monday said may be "speed-related," members of the Bronx community where the crash took place announced plans for a memorial service.
Members of the Riverdale community will gather Monday at 6 p.m. at a site overlooking the Spuyten Duyvil train station to offer "prayers of healing" and "thanksgiving"... » more
Gov. Chris Christie's entreaty to overtaxed New Yorkers to join him west of the Hudson has some Big Apple denizens saying "no thanks," to put it nicely.
A spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in response called Christie's criticism of his tax policy a "political stunt."
Other stalwart New Yorkers were not as kind.
Curtis Sliwa, the red beret-wearing radio... » more
UPDATED 11:05 P.M.: Here are some of the reactions on Bill de Blasio's election win.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
"Tonight New York City voters have opened an exciting new chapter in our State's largest city with the election of incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. On a personal level, it is particularly gratifying to see Bill, a true friend and former colleague, win tonight. He has the experience... » more
Transit advocates in New York Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that aims to prevent MTA funds from being raided to plug budget holes.
The legislation would require a "diversion impact statement" whenever lawmakers and governors use funding dedicated for transit elsewhere. Cuomo diverted $20 million from transit last year, while $260 million was taken in the 2010-2011... » more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal officials saw the future of subway flood prevention Tuesday during the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Flood-prevention devices such as stronger walls, an inflatable bladder and station entrance covers are some of the options as the agency seeks to keep water from entering the subway system from about 600 points.
"During Hurricane Sandy, the largest... » more
A year after Superstorm Sandy tore through New York City, the full extent of its damage on the subway system is still being assessed by the MTA, with plans to safeguard the system against future storms to potentially last beyond 2016.
"This is a multiyear, multiphase process in order to really start preparing for these types of storms moving forward," said Veronica Vanterpool, executive... » more
The MetroCard got a promotional redesign Thursday with the famous I Love NY logo to promote tourism in neighborhoods still rebuilding from superstorm Sandy.
Starting next Tuesday, there will be 300,000 of these MetroCards issued as part of the state-funded "Come See the Comeback" tourism campaign. There are six commemorative designs on the MetroCards, each with a message on the back... » more