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1. Top accurate estate
New: It’s legitimate. Amazon will originate a indispensable office in Long Island City, Queens, and yet one more in Virginia. A 1/Three, smaller one, will originate in Tennessee.
What Amazon obtained: No lower than $1.7 billion in tax incentives from New York Advise. And a helipad, because, effectively, absorb you ever viewed the subways in New York?
What Amazon will present: 25,000 jobs, at final (or supposedly).
When: Mayor de Blasio, who courted Amazon, mentioned New York “is set to” get those jobs. But the credit ranking company Fitch Ratings mentioned the impact will most definitely be more muted. [Day to day News]
Where: Long Island City, “next to the biggest public housing unit within the nation,” the mayor mentioned. “The synergy is going to be unprecedented.”
Or it could possibly possibly perhaps well flip out to be a evident instance of the increasing divide between ascending and struggling communities. (Maybe the Mr. de Blasio of 2013 would name it a legend of two cities.)
The opposition: Critics relate a large firm owned by the richest man within the world shouldn’t get tax breaks or incentives to switch right here. Where else can they stride? Now now not many other cities can beget a switch of this dimension.
Can or now not it’s blocked?: Now now not seemingly for the reason that deal is being organized by a tell company below Governor Cuomo’s control. Accrued, court challenges are seemingly. Because right here’s New York.
The politics: It’s a legend of two progressives, as The Times’s Eliza Shapiro eminent.
On one facet is Mr. de Blasio, who has worked to assist Walmart stores out of New York and most continuously decries the have an effect on of cash. In July, we wrote a story headlined, “Invoice de Blasio Is a Innovative. But Is He Innovative Enough?”
On the opposing facet is the congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx and Queens (even though her district does now not contain Long Island City). She has spoken out against the deal.
The Onion’s gain: “New York City Publicizes Subway Honest correct For Amazon Staff Now”
2. While you were ready on line, vote casting machines were on ice
From The Times’s William Neuman at City Corridor:
With an mountainous turnout expected for Election Day, you absorb notion that the Board of Elections would absorb positioned as many ballotscanners as imaginable at its 1,200 polling locations.
But whilst scanners were jamming at some point of metropolis, inflicting prolonged delays, the board had about 1,000 scanning machines in storage, election officers mentioned on Tuesday.
Michael Ryan, the govt. director of the board, mentioned it “deployed” about 4,000 scanners. The board owns more than 5,000.
A Ny board member, Frederic M. Umane, tried to cloak why.
He mentioned the redesign and relocation in most modern years of many polling sites to observe the Americans with Disabilities Act had reduced the internet site online on hand to dwelling up machines — and that the board therefore could possibly perhaps well now not absorb disbursed more of them.
Three. Discount MetroCards for the dejected, but handiest if they like in bulk
New: The recent 1/2-fare MetroCards for low-profits riders will most definitely be on hand handiest for 7-day or 30-day passes, The Times’s Emma Fitzsimmons reported.
Exercise up: After resisting the concept first and major, Mayor de Blasio incorporated the Dazzling Fares program in this yr’s metropolis funds. It begins in January.
Diagnosis: The Times’s Nikita Stewart: “Alternative of us don’t appropriate are residing compare to absorb a examine; they’re residing day after day. Purchasing for a seven-day and 30-day stride can also be upending if misplaced and takes a bigger chunk of cash than $2.seventy five and $Three for the day.”
4. Working Families endorses Jumaane Williams for public recommend
New: City leaders of the Working Families Birthday party voted Tuesday to endorse Jumaane Williams for public recommend, my colleague Jeff Mays reports.
The vote offers Mr. Williams, a Brooklyn metropolis councilman, a leg up in what is predicted to be a crowded nonpartisan election this chilly weather that will possibly perhaps well absorb 10 or more candidates. (If you’ll prefer, the outgoing public recommend, Letitia James, used to be appropriate elected tell attorney total.)
The vote: Mr. Williams racked up 414,000 votes within the metropolis at some point of his unsuccessful breeze for lieutenant governor whereas working with the Working Families Birthday party.
Why it matters: It is some distance predicted to be a low turnout election.
With volunteers on the bottom, coordinating a small-donor campaign — Mr. Williams has never been a prolific fund-raiser — the community’s reinforce can also be invaluable.
6. El Chapo’s defense: a indispensable conspiracy
On the trial of the infamous druglord, his attorney argued El Chapo is now not the mastermind leisurely the murderous Sinaloa cartel as prosecutors claim, but “a scapegoat.”
Alan Feuer, who’s overlaying the trial in Federal District Court docket in Brooklyn for The Times, eminent:
Boring night maneuver: Alan reports this morning:
Never viewed this one sooner than: In a single day, the federal government filed a motion within the Chapo trial to strike the defense’s total opening observation, claiming it used to be per hearsay and violated judicial orders.
7. What else is going down
Breathalyzer tests thrown out: A New Jersey court mentioned 20,000 tests passe to measure driver intoxication are inadmissible. My colleague Reduce Corasaniti mentioned this obtained’t have an effect on cases where drivers were falling down or displaying other signs of drunkenness. [NYT]
Any other Weinstein lawsuit: The actress Paz de la Huerta sued the embattled movie mogul in Accurate Court docket in California. Extra than a yr ago, she accused Mr. Weinstein of raping her twice. The Ny district attorney declined to prosecute. [NYT]
Quacklash: An avian professional at the American Museum of Pure Historical previous says the Mandarin duck of Central Park is “of zero ornithological ardour.” [Gothamist]
Tugboat 1, trains Zero: Because New Jersey Transit is the legitimate railroad of Murphy’s Regulation, a bunch of trains were canceled the day earlier than this day after a tugboat hit a bridge. [Big name-Ledger]
It used to be a sweltering summer season day, and I was on an empty A put at the side of my bicycle, heading to Brooklyn.
An older girl with maroon scarf and a drawing tablet sat across from me, eyes down at the pad.
I be pleased looking at of us attain what they be pleased, so I stole a glimpse at her and her artwork.
She met my eyes and grinned.
She used to be drawing me.
— Elizabeth Case
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