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An empire of smuggled smokes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:01:00 GMT
New York has ostensibly made the health of its people and its treasuries a priority by maintaining high cigarette taxes, but these taxes come with a cost. The state’s high cigarette taxes have...

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Taxi and Uber crashes are on the rise

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:04:00 GMT
Crashes involving black cars, which include those driven for e-hail companies like Uber and Lyft, caused 13 deaths last year, while yellow cabs caused only two. But as frightening as those numbers...

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GOP delays health bill vote as White House hopes to woo holdouts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:39:00 GMT
House leaders delayed a scheduled vote on their embattled health-care bill as conservatives mulled a deal proposed by the Trump administration aimed at winning Republican holdouts’...

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Upstate New York senator indicted on corruption charges

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:32:00 GMT
A Republican state Senator in upstate New York faces charges he violated state election law. The Albany Times Union reports that Sen. Robert Ortt's office confirmed Wednesday that a grand jury had...

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Mansion tax would affect many Manhattan homebuyers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:53:00 GMT
Citing potential federal tax cuts for the wealthy, Mayor Bill de Blasio is renewing his push for a “mansion tax” in New York City. The mayor is targeting not just spacious manors but all...

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Mindich to unwind $7 billion Eton Park Capital after 13 years

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMT
Eric Mindich, a one-time Goldman Sachs star trader who jumped into the hedge fund industry during its heyday, is throwing in the towel on his $7 billion firm. Mindich—whose Eton Park Capital...

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Still no support for de Blasio's 'mansion tax'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:16:00 GMT
State Republicans have shrugged off Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed "mansion tax," according to The Wall Street Journal. De Blasio visited Albany Wednesday to rally support. The proposal calls for a...

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Greta Garbo's former apartment on the market for $6 million

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New York Times reports that the Swedish-born star's seven-room Manhattan co-op...

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Schumer says he'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:56:00 GMT
The top Democrat in the Senate said Thursday he will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and encouraged other Democrats to reject President Donald Trump's...

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If NYC is too expensive, why is the population growing?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:00 GMT
Some day New York will become so expensive that moving to the city will be prohibitive and many city residents will be forced to relocate. Some day is not now, however, despite polls that show that...

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