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Brooklyn preservationist has reverence for every headstone

Neela Wickremesinghe spends a lot of time fixing marble statues and granite carvings, though she's the first to say she's no Michelangelo. "If I have an angel with broken wings, sure, I'll make a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Attacking scaffold law is not the way to cut insurance costs

To the editor: The report published by the General Contractors Association——relies entirely on unsubstantiated and unsourced data to rail against the scaffold safety law, an extremely effective... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Liveries would suffer most from congestion fee

Today, a judge will decide if the congestion fee on taxis and for-hire vehicles, which the state enacted under the false pretense of reducing congestion but really just raises cash for the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo estimates $300 million in tax revenue from legalized marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York should legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21, which he said would eventually rake in $300 million—starting with $83 million in 2021. The Democratic... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Top takeaways from Cuomo"s $175.2 billion budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hit many of the expected notes in his State of the State address Tuesday—plus a few no one had heard before. These are the show-stoppers from his $175.2 billion spending... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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We need a law to let New Yorkers disconnect

When does your workday end?It might seem like a straightforward question. Who doesn't know when they leave the office? But in the smartphone age, work doesn't necessarily end when you clock out. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo expands Medicaid spending in nod to health industry

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his executive budget increased the rate of spending on Medicaid, proposing a rise of 3.6% to $19.6 billion in fiscal 2020, which starts April 1, which is higher than the 3.1%... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Gillibrand joins Democratic field for 2020

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to start campaigning for president within days, having announced an exploratory committee in an appearance last night on Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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NYC’s tourist total up for ninth straight year

A record 65.2 million people visited New York City in 2018—the biggest increase was in domestic visitors—and spent an estimated $44 billion while here, according to city officials. [] "> To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Goldman earnings lifted by sharply lower tax bill

Goldman Sachs’ profit soared last year as its tax bill plunged, providing a welcome bit of news for the scandal-seared Wall Street giant. Thanks to the lower corporate tax rate, Goldman's tax bill... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant

Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector. First Data shareholders will receive about .30 shares of Fiserv... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo expands Medicaid spending in nod to health industry

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his executive budget  increased the rate of spending on Medicaid, proposing a rise of 3.6% to $19.6 billion in fiscal 2020, which starts April 1, which is higher than the 3.1%... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Female physicians more likely to report burnout

Nearly half of physicians reported feelings of burnout, with women and those working longer hours more likely to report high stress levels. Of the 15,069 doctors who responded to the poll, 44% said... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Citigroup reveals female employees earn 29% less than men do

Citigroup Inc. offered an uncharacteristically blunt assessment of the pay gap between men and women in its global workforce Wednesday, revealing that female employees earn 29% less than men do. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Ask the Expert: Forecasting the economy in 2019

International trade disputes, the continuing effect of the 2017 tax breaks and Amazon’s imminent expansion all will influence the 2019 economic outlook for New York City as well as the country at... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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ATMs are dirty

A new study found Citi Bikes and subway stations might actually be cleaner than ATMs. LendEDU, a web-based marketplace for student lending, walked around testing ATMs in Manhattan. Ten machines were... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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WeWork CEO made millions leasing to the company

WeWork Cos. defended its process for reviewing related-party transactions after a report said the real estate startup’s chief executive leased multiple properties to the company after he bought... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Infor gets $1.5 billion investment ahead of planned IPO

Infor, a cloud technology company, received a $1.5 billion investment from Koch Equity Development LLC shareholders and private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.  The company said in a press release... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Curtain to close on Drama Book Shop for now despite deal with "Hamilton" creators

The Drama Book Shop is closing the doors of its home of 19 years Sunday after its landlord refused to extend its lease. Rescued from a permanent end, the store requested additional months as a bridge... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Upper East Side townhouse sales dropped nearly 50%

Townhouse sales in Manhattan suffered during the second half last year, according to a new report by Stribling and Associates.The report, which covers one- to three-family home sales in Manhattan and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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