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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Newburgh resident and studio friend Hanna Brooks just sent us information about the Hudson Valley Hour Exchange. From Hannah: HVhourexchange is based on the Timebank, USA model for a collaborative economy that was begun in 1997 ( by Edgar Cahn). Some of our great community members created an exchange in Newburgh about a year ago […]
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, […]
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 […]
Daily Freeman article: The state Public Service Commission this week is to formally accept a notice that the new owner of the Danskammer electric generating station on the west shore of the Hudson River wants to put the plant back online — a move that could ease utility price hikes expected under new federal energy […]