Hudson Valley Region

Is Cuomo trying to fund the Tappan Zee Bridge with EB-5 investors?

http://nypost.com/2014/11/19/new-program-creates-fast-lane-to-citizenship/ Scrounging under the couch cushions for more capital funding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be among the politicians and bankers attending a private meeting in the coming week. The confab is focused on using EB-5 visas to fund infrastructure projects such as the Tappan Zee Bridge, sources said.

Urban Onshoring: The Movement to Bring Tech Jobs Back to America

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/urban-onshoring/ There’s not much to see when you walk out of the subway station at Hunts Point in the South Bronx. A check cashing outfit, a few auto body shops, a weather-worn sign for Bella Vista Fried Chicken, and a billboard advertising $399 divorces, “no signature needed.” This New York neighborhood has a landscape as […]

New York stuns air cargo industry by proposing to shift JFK’s cargo operations 60 miles north

http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20141101-new-york-stuns-air-cargo-industry-by-proposing-to-shift-jfks-cargo-operations-60-miles-north/ Move to Stewart International would free up space for JFK modernization; forwarding industry believes plan will “fall on its face.” If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, the air cargo apparatus in and around Kennedy International Airport will pull up stakes and relocate to a new regional distribution hub at Stewart International […]

Stewart Airport eyed as regional cargo center to NYC

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20141021/stewart-airport-eyed-as-regional-cargo-center-to-nyc Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plan to modernize airports in the metropolitan area including Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y. Vice President Joe Biden was with the governor for the announcement in New York City on Monday. Cuomo’s plan for Stewart includes establishing a regional cargo distribution hub by growing its current cargo […]

Everyone Wants to Copy This Pedestrian Bridge (It’s Not the High Line)

From NextCity: The Walkway benefits from its close proximity to public transportation. Poughkeepsie is the terminus for Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line from Grand Central Station and also an Amtrak stop. Jeff Anzevino, director of land use advocacy for Scenic Hudson, a regional land trust that supported the park’s development, calls this convenience “hugely important.” He says, […]

Catch and Release

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees, including NOAA, released a report outlining the magnitude of toxic chemical pollution in New York’s Hudson River. The report, “PCB Contamination of the Hudson River Ecosystem” [PDF], documents six years of data and analysis showing that the Hudson River, for more than 200 miles below Hudson Falls, N.Y., is […]