BREAKING: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg have a deal to end the stalemate over construction of the 9/11 museum at Ground Zero. Here’s the memo of understanding. Here’s Cuomo’s statement:
“As New Yorkers and Americans gather on the anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks, we pause once again to remember those we lost and the enormous sacrifice of the brave heroes who rushed into the gravest of dangers.”
“Over the last few years, we have made extraordinary progress at Ground Zero and today’s agreement is yet another milestone in our work to finally complete the site as a place where people from around the world can come to work, visit and remember. By ensuring that no additional public funds are spent to complete the Memorial and Museum, today’s agreement puts in place a critical and long overdue safeguard to finally protect toll payers and taxpayers from bearing further costs, and, at the same time, put the project on a path for completion.”
“I commend Governor Christie, Mayor Bloomberg, and the leadership of the Port Authority and the September 11 Memorial & Museum for their work on today’s agreement.”
ADDED: Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s 20-year-old Democratic primary opponent, Moshe Tischler, has now succeeded in knocking him off both the Conservative and GOP lines.
Rep. Michael Grimm wants to re-name the Staten Island Ferry in honor of Rudy Giuliani.
The Thruway Authority quietly postponed its Tuesday meeting, at which its board may have voted on a increase in tolls for truck traffic on the 570-mile superhighway.
Bloomberg has made up his mind about which presidential candidate he’ll vote for in November, but he’s not sharing.
The owner of a Florida pizza shop who bear-hugged the president says his business is now being boycotted.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing a teachers strike, is backing away from fundraising for Democratic super PACs.
Rep. Kathy Hochul has a new negative TV ad that hits Chris Collins on China.
Neil DiCarlo sent out a mailer depicting his GOP primary target, Sen. Steve Saland, who voted “yes” on gay-marriage, as the “son” of “two daddies”: Cuomo and Bloomberg.
Rep. Louise Slaughter and her husband, Robert, earned #311,236 last year, according to a tax return she released today while calling on her GOP opponent, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, to do the same.
Happy 20th anniversary to our sister station, NY1. There was cake!
John Catsimatidis wonders if NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn is “tough enough” to be mayor. He thinks she’s a “lovely lady.”
Workers comp costs are continuing to increase in New York desite 2007 reforms, making the state’s surcharge approximately five times the national average.
Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. thinks Bill Clinton was way worse than Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
Cuomo insisted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s “secret” deal with Lopez accuses wasn’t so secret after all.
EJ McMahon says Cuomo risks squandering the “game changer” property tax cap if he “lets local finances devolve into chaos.”
Nicki Minaj is backing Obama after all.
The Citizens Budget Commission warns suburban voters to be careful what they wish for when it comes to the MTA’s payroll mobility tax.
An air war is underway in the McDonald-Marchion Senate primary battle.
The latest danger threatening mankind, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer: Tiny laundry detergent pods that look “delicious.”
After his successful keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made an i-Phone themed video for the 2012 Gridiron dinner.
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