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Andrew Cuomo’s Smear Team: His Brother and Top Advisers, Transcripts Reveal

When the governor got hit with sexual harassment allegations, CNN host Chris Cuomo and current and former gubernatorial aides quietly crafted a plan to discredit accusers, according to newly released interviews, emails and text messages.

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Cuomo Made Staffers Work on His $5M Pandemic Book for his ‘Personal Gain,’ Investigators Charge

The now-former governor’s senior team had underlings help with his literary payday as thousands died of COVID last year, a long-awaited report from the state Assembly finds. While probers give him a virtual pass on the nursing home death undercount, they confirm two cases of sexual harassment.

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Cuomo Sparred With Investigators Over Meaning of ‘Girlfriend,’ ‘Date’ — and ‘Butt’

Newly released transcripts offer a glimpse into the governor’s defiant, Clintonesque defense as probers grilled him about sexual harassment allegations. Meanwhile, 10 women testified about their experience with his administration.

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NYC Politicians Parade in Puerto Rico, With Races From Governor to Council Speaker at Stake 

Eric Adams, Kathy Hochul, Letitia James and Bill de Blasio were among the pols making the scene at the annual Somos conference, where alliances are sealed. Meanwhile, a Council member fighting for his Brooklyn seat was jockeying for speaker.

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As Hochul Launches Penn Station Revival Plan, Risky Bets Placed on Office Building Boom

Three of New York’s biggest real estate companies are making billion-dollar wagers that pandemic-spurred remote working will give way to a return to buildings. But can they fill millions of square feet of space amid an office glut?

Cuomo Criminally Charged Over Allegation He Groped Aide in Governor’s Mansion

A complaint filed in Albany means a Nov. 17 court date for the former governor, who resigned in disgrace following a report detailing multiple harassment allegations. District attorneys in three other New York counties have requested investigators’ files.

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Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Eyeing Run for State Attorney General, Sources Say

The first Latino chief prosecutor in New York is considering a statewide campaign if AG Letitia James vies for governor. Queens DA Melinda Katz and state Sen. Mike Gianaris are also pondering runs, THE CITY has learned.

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How the MTA Spent Millions on a Cuomo Cost-Cutting Effort That Spurred a Worker Shortage

The MTA Transformation Plan brought a $4 million consultant’s report, new high-priced executives — and staffing gaps. Now, in the Hochul era, the transit agency is scrapping the plan — and going on a hiring spree to stem bus and subway delays.

Mets Station Accessibility Project Up In the Air as AirTrain Derails

The Mets-Willets Point complex — which serves anyone going to Citi Field, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the Queens Museum or Queens Night Market — is still inaccessible for LIRR passengers who can’t navigate stairs.

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Tish James Lays Out Vision For New York — But She’s Not Running for Governor Just Yet

Attorney general who took on Cuomo sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation and Kathy Hochul’s rise pushes back on suggestions she was angling for his job. Sources said James is calling power brokers to test the field.


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How Does Congestion Pricing Work? What to Know About the Toll System Taking Manhattan

The idea’s been kicked around by politicians and transit advocates for years but never tried in the U.S. Here’s a guide on what it all means, whom it will affect — and when we may actually see it in New York.

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Cuomo’s $4 Million MTA Job-Cutting Effort Derailed Weeks After His Departure

The MTA’s "Transformation Management Office" is being downsized out of existence as the transit agency confronts staffing shortfalls that have snagged subway and bus trips.

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Hochul Faces $5 Billion Choice as Tax Boost Arrives Amid Cuomo Unemployment Debt

As the new governor begins to put her own imprint on the state’s finances, she’ll have to make a series of decisions that show whether she is prepared to make a sharp break with the policies — and appointees — of the previous administration.

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Eviction Protection in New York is Much Weaker as Moratorium End Nears. Here’s Why

New Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to speed up the state’s rent relief program. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium and gutted the state moratorium, which ends Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hochul Reviewing Legal Bills Racked Up by Cuomo’s Office in Harassment and Nursing Home Probes

Taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $5 million in lawyer and public relations contracts inked by the now ex-governor, records show. His successor looking before paying any more bills — including for a firm where one lawyer charges $973 an hour.

New Governor Kathy Hochul to New Yorkers: You Can Trust Me

In her first day in office, the state’s 57th governor moves to rebuild trust damaged by secrecy and sexual harassment under Andrew Cuomo. On her agenda: cleaning up Albany, speeding up rent and worker aid — and vaccine mandates.

Vaccination Mandate Battle Awaits Kathy Hochul as She Ascends to Governor

Cuomo calls on his successor to do what he didn’t: make all employers require shots for workers. Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for school employees. Now the pressure’s on Hochul, from Day One.

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New York’s New Governor Kathy Hochul Takes Charge in Crisis Mode

Andrew Cuomo leaves more than scandal in his wake. The first woman to lead the state will need to move quickly on repairing the sputtering rent relief system, dealing with the soon-to-expire evictions moratorium and, now, storm cleanup from Henri.

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Cuomo’s Rent Relief ‘Mess’ Awaits Hochul as Tenants and Landlords Unite Over Aid Bungle

The state has paid out less than 5% of the $2.7 billion available, with any undistributed money likely to go back to the feds. Meanwhile, building owners and residents are at odds over a possible extension of the state’s eviction moratorium.

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Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry Dropped by State Assembly. Could He Run Again?

Speaker Carl Heastie says lawmakers don’t have authority to impeach a departed governor — and that ongoing state and federal probes as well as criminal investigations will deliver accountability. But some legislators were stunned by the move.