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Cuomo debuts Brooklyn state park named for iconic congresswoman

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the opening of the sprawling, 407-acre Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn—the largest parcel of gubernatorially-controlled green space in the five... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 2nd, 2019

With help from the state of New York, Florida city opens new testing site

The state of New York will be aiding the city of St. Petersburg to open a new testing site. The announcement came during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily Covid-19 briefing Wednesday morning. Starting Wednesday, St. Pete, aided by New York, w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 29th, 2020

Confederate monument at Picacho Peak stolen, leaving only one remaining on state land

Another Confederate monument has been removed from Arizona state property — this one by thieves. A plaque at Picacho Peak State Park honoring Confederate soldiers involved in a battle at the site was stolen a month ago, according to a repor.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 27th, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands by the coronavirus poster he designed after people mocked and criticized it

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently defended a New York poster he designed about the state's response to the coronavirus. The poster, revealed on July 13, was mocked online for .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJul 23rd, 2020

Vacant land near Orlando airport sees explosive jump in value

At first glance, it seems almost unthinkable that the value of raw land in Central Florida could increase more than 1,100% in a year. But that's what happened in 2019 to a 1,565.8-acre property called Vista Park northwest of State Road 528 and.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 23rd, 2020

State denies permit for RDU perimeter fence near Umstead State Park

State regulators have denied a permit for the RDU Airport Authority's proposal to build a perimeter fence surrounding airport property adjacent to Umstead State Park. The proposed fence has faced opposition from groups who argue it would be detrimenta.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 22nd, 2020

CityWatch: New York state reports just two deaths in one day—its lowest total since March

Gov. Cuomo added 10 more states to the quarantine list while NYC continues a crackdown on outdoor drinking.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 21st, 2020

Social distancing has uncluttered New York"s iconic Brooklyn Bridge — and some architects have plans to keep it that way

Scott Francisco/DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images   The Brooklyn Bridge is a New York City icon that hosts thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, and cars on any given day. W.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJul 21st, 2020

Nikema Williams is selected as the Democratic nominee to replace Rep. John Lewis on the ballot for November

REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage The Georgia Democratic Party selected State Senator Nikema Williams to replace Rep. John Lewis on the November ballot for Georgia's Atlanta-based 5th congressional district.  Lewis, an iconic civil rights activist a.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJul 20th, 2020

Monadnock JV to build 322-unit Flatbush development

Monadnock Development LLC and CB-Emmanuel Realty LLC have been selected to build a 322-unit affordable housing development in East Flatbush as part of the state’s Vital Brooklyn initiative. Utica Crescent will be constructed on a pa.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJul 17th, 2020

New York To Invest $750M In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Including Building 50,000 Charging Stations, Cuomo Says

New York is investing $750 million to build infrastructure surrounding electric vehicles, in an attempt to cap emissions in the long-term, the state's Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 16th, 2020

NM companies report mass layoffs

Four New Mexico companies have notified the state of impending layoffs, and three of the firms cited economic struggles from the Covid-19 pandemic as reasons for the job cuts. Desert Premium Group LLC, Zia Park Casino Hotel & Racetrack, Spire Hosp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2020

Wichita State University Foundation has a new board

The Wichita State University Foundation has named its FY2021 board with two new members. Shadi Marcos, a 1996 Wichita State graduate and president and CEO of Cybertron International Inc., was added to the board for a three-year term that began thi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2020

Cuomo: Casinos and movie theaters will remain closed under Covid-19 restrictions

There is still no date for when casinos and movie theaters will be allowed to reopen in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said that casinos and movie theaters will continue to remain closed as the state reviews how they can safely reopen. Cas.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 7th, 2020

I went camping on the beach in Texas during the pandemic. Here are 7 things I packed for a cheap, socially-distant getaway, and one thing wished I had with me.

Joey Hadden/Business Insider I traveled three and a half hours from Austin to Goose Island State Park on the Texas coast for one night of camping in June. I brought items like wipes, soap, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 5th, 2020

Cuomo’s Penn Station plan would fund fixes with office complex

A New York state plan to redevelop the neighborhood surrounding Penn Station would clear the way for more than 14 million square feet of new offices, a massive addition of space that would accelerate... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 4th, 2020

Jobless claims ease only slightly in New York, with 1.6 million unemployed

About 90,000 New Yorkers filed for unemployment claims last week, a number that has remained despite much of the state advancing through multiple phases in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic reopening... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJun 27th, 2020

Tyson Foods names new head of human resources

Tyson Foods, Inc., the parent company of brands including Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park as well as Tyson chicken, has named Johanna Söderström executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Söderström will join .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 26th, 2020

Plans hint at further quarry expansion near Umstead State Park

Could another quarry expansion near Umstead State Park happen in the future? Maybe, Wake Stone says......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2020

Disney to re-imagine this iconic Magic Kingdom ride

The Splash Mountain attraction at The Walt Disney Co.'s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland theme parks in Orlando and California is getting a new look. The theme park giant, via its Disney Parks Blog, announced it will "reimagine" the rides after the Di.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2020

New York governor says quarantine for Florida travelers is "common sense"

For months, Gov. Ron DeSantis has disparaged the state of New York as a paragon of how not to manage the coronavirus pandemic. But as the number of new Covid-19 cases in Florida hit a daily peak on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the gov.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2020