Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised payments to hospitals at a time when Medicaid spending was already drastically over budget.
J. David GoodmanDuring last year’s election, the Cuomo campaign sought a huge political donation from the hospital lobby.
The lobbyists came through with $1 million.
Soon after, the state raised Medicaid rates, ensuring tens of millions more for hospitals each year.
The revelation about the mayor’s 24-year-old daughter, Chiara, raised new ethical questions about his conduct.
J. David GoodmanA rolled up futon mattress but no heavy furniture: City Hall admits NYPD security detail helped @BilldeBlasio’s daughter move
Mayor claimed not to know about it, first reported by @PPVSRB, and said “this kind of allegation against my family is unfair”
An expert found that New York City housing policy deepens segregation, but City Hall wanted the report kept secret.
J. David GoodmanFor two years, the @BilldeBlasio administration fought to keep secret a study of city housing policy and racial segregation.
I'd been seeking the report for almost as long. I got it yesterday.
Here's what it found: the policy made segregation worse.
Landlords were “shocked” by Tuesday’s deal strengthening tenant protections.
J. David GoodmanAfter the major deal on rent regulation, @NYGovCuomo had a 15 minute call with New York’s biggest real estate figures who hoped he could do something.
His message: call your local legislator.
w/ @vwang3 and @luisferre
The police had long refused to apologize for the violent 1969 raid that galvanized the modern gay rights movement. Commissioner James O’Neill described his change of heart.
J. David GoodmanIn a brief return to my police reporting days, I interviewed the NYPD commissioner on his apology for the Stonewall raid.
He said it was something he came to entirely alone, without consulting the mayor beforehand.
“I didn’t tell anybody,” he said.
The Times asked donors to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s federal political action committee if he should be president. Their answers showed why he is viewed as such an outsider.
J. David GoodmanI called all 115 people who together gave $458,000 to @NYCMayor last year for his national ambitions.
Some hung up but many talked. Most were unenthused by his run for president.
Here’s why they said they gave
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement was perhaps the most sought after in the race, but it is also something of a risk for the first-term congresswoman.
J. David GoodmanFor the first time, @AOC is testing her influence in New York with an endorsement, @JeffCMays reports.
The question is: how similar are Democratic voters in the rest of Queens to those in the western, more gentrified areas that propelled her to Congress?
With the City Council considering a ban on sales, protesters yelled, “Put people first,” and counterprotesters responded, “How many animals have to die?”
J. David Goodman“Today they’re going to ban fur," said a New York City Council member, "tomorrow our pants are going to start falling down because they’re going to ban leather."
Rhetoric is getting heated -- and odd -- around a proposed fur ban in NYC
The public advocate is an elected office with few enumerated powers but an outsize megaphone.
J. David GoodmanAccusations of fraud from inside a failed campaign for New York City public advocate.
An interesting @nahmias and @danarubinstein look at the troubled aftermath of Nomiki Konst’s campaign
The company, long accustomed to deferential treatment from localities, badly misjudged how it would be received in the city, according to dozens of interviews.
J. David GoodmanThis is key to Amazon's decision as we understand it:
Executives were confident the deal would one day be approved.
But they were looking at decades in a political climate in which everything they did would be scrutinized.
So they said no thanks.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo increased pressure on critics of the planned campus in Queens as executives inside the company chafed at new roadblocks.
J. David GoodmanWill they stay or will they go?
Amazon executives frustrated by political resistance in New York City, and an angry governor lashing out at fellow Democrats: the latest moves in the ongoing saga, with @jessemckinley and @KYWeise
The company is looking to improve its relationships in the city after the mostly disastrous rollout of its plans for a corporate campus in Queens.
J. David GoodmanAmazon is making some promises for Queens, including hiring public housing residents and starting education programs.
Will it be enough for Democratic activists and opposition inspired by @AOC?