clock menu more-arrow no yes

Kathy Hochul

Filed under:

Transit Experts Hail Era Where Gov and Mayor Aren’t Throwing Each Other Under Buses

The so-far amicable partnership between Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marks a welcome departure from the last eight years when Albany and City Hall were often headed in opposite directions when it came to the MTA.

Filed under:

End to Eviction Moratorium Will Stress-Test Tenants’ Right to a Lawyer

Bill de Blasio guaranteed Housing Court attorneys to all in need. That may not be enough when the eviction freeze expires as soon as Jan. 15.

Filed under:

In Sweeping ‘State of the State,’ Hochul Sets Stage for Governor Campaign

From transit linking Brooklyn and Queens to incentives to keep health care workers on the job to green-building overhauls, speech highlights roads to recovery.

Filed under:

Hochul Signals Aim to Let Eviction Moratorium Expire, Albany Sources Say

Filed under:

Hochul in the Middle: Governor Watches Left and Right While Charting 2022 Election Path

With the primary for governor and the next legislative session running simultaneously, progressives and moderates alike will be working to derail frontrunner Gov. Kathy Hochul as she navigates an expected barrage of left-leaning bills.

Filed under:

Legal Weed Shops May Not Hit in 2022, New York. Here’s What We Know

Filed under:

Some NYC Schools Shift to Remote Learning Option as COVID Surges Again

School leaders are taking matters into their own hands to respond to positive cases and staffing shortages. Meanwhile, calls are rising to increase COVID testing within schools as absence rates grow.

Filed under:

Long COVID Test Lines and Result Delays Frustrate New Yorkers as Mayor Eyes More Centers

De Blasio pledged on Monday to open 20 new fixed-location testing sites — as many as he shuttered in recent weeks. Meanwhile, throngs endured chilly slogs for tests and grappled with delayed or lost results as Omicron fueled record positive-case rates.

Filed under:

Seeking Mercy From Hochul: Three New York Prisoners Plead Their Cases

In 2015, Andrew Cuomo vowed to overhaul the state’s clemency process, but never followed through. Now, thousands of petitions offer a test of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s commitment to "improving justice." Here are the stories of three incarcerated men making pitches for freedom.

Filed under:

Candidates for New York’s Next Governor: Who’s Still Running to Run This State?

Kathy Hochul is hoping to win a full term, but other Democrats are lining up for a primary challenge. And Republicans have been campaigning and raising cash for months before she took over from Andrew Cuomo.

GOT A TIP?

We’re here to listen. Email tips@thecity.nyc or visit our tips page for other ways to share.

Filed under:

As Federal Funds Put Second Ave. Subway Extension on Express Track, Displacement Looms for Locals

The Biden administration’s injection of billions into local infrastructure has state and transit officials tooting horns about the Q line’s uptown run. But some residents along the route say they’re trying to avoid getting railroaded out of the neighborhood.

Filed under:

Tenants and Landlords Call on Hochul to Reopen Rent Relief Applications as Eviction Crisis Looms

Both sides agree that residents should be able to file for help even as the governor seeks a billion dollars from the federals to kickstart the pandemic aid. Meanwhile, debts and concerns mount as eviction moratorium end nears.

Filed under:

Brian Benjamin Backer Indicted for Alleged Attempt to Bilk City Campaign Matching Fund System

Following a money trail first exposed by THE CITY, federal prosecutors allege Harlem real estate player Gerald Migdol secretly paid for others’ donations to the comptroller campaign of New York’s now lieutenant governor.

Filed under:

Rent Shocks Recharge Push for New Tenant Rights in a Changing Albany

Concerns about rising rents galvanize the race for governor as Letitia James states her support for the "Good Cause" bill limiting rent hikes and evictions — while Kathy Hochul keeps a careful distance.

Filed under:

De Blasio and Hochul Bill Taxpayers for Puerto Rico ‘Somos’ Conference Jaunt

From Attorney General Letitia James to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, most New York officials are relying on private funds to attend the annual political summit. Two notable exceptions: the current governor and the current NYC mayor.

Filed under:

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.

Filed under:

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?

Filed under:

Hochul Pulls Plug On Queens Gas-Fueled Electrical Power Plant Overhaul

The new governor’s Department of Environmental Conservation nixed plans for a fossil fuel-powered "peaker" plant in Astoria touted as a blackout backup. The move marked a blow to some energy companies while boosting the greenhouse gas fight.

Filed under:

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.

Filed under:

Big Money in the Running in the Race for New York Governor

Reforms spurred by Albany corruption scandals haven’t changed the basic equation: state campaign fundraising deals in big dollars and few limits. Kathy Hochul, Tish James, Bill de Blasio and other potential contenders are poised to take full advantage.