New York Today: The State of Our State

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will residence a state this afternoon from Albany.

Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

Good morning on this (somewhat) warmer Wednesday.

While many New Yorkers are still returning from holiday, city and state officials are already pulsation a domestic pavement.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn into office for his second tenure on Monday, and today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will broach a annual State of a State residence in Albany.

The stakes are aloft this year for a governor, a Democrat in his second tenure — he’s up for re-election in Nov and competence have presidential ambitions for 2020.

Though Mr. Cuomo has been lauded for on-going victories — like tuition-free college, a legalization of same-sex marriage, a aloft smallest salary and paid family leave — he has also faced troubles in office. He has been blamed (and blamed some more) for New York City’s movement crisis. He has also been criticized for his response to sexual nuisance allegations opposite one former comparison aide, and for his ties to another assistance who will go on hearing this month to face corruption charges.


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In his debate this afternoon, Mr. Cuomo will lay out his prophesy for a state. A few of a skeleton he is approaching to put forward:

On Safety

His gun-control proposal would take firearms out of a hands of New Yorkers who dedicate domestic assault crimes. One criminal probity proposal would outlaw “sextortion” and revenge porn, and another would residence workplace passionate harassment.

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On a Environment

Several environmental proposals would take movement to strengthen New York’s water, from a Hudson River and Long Island to Niagara Falls and a state lakes. Another plan would outline stairs to quarrel meridian change, and a apart land proposal would revoke a internal skill tax.

On Education

His “No Student Goes Hungry” proposal would give students in kindergarten by college healthy dishes during school. Another proposal would assistance students and graduates navigate loans and debt. He will also betray plans to improved ready New Yorkers for a work force.

The debate will start during 1 p.m., and we can watch it online. (The live tide will seem on a website a few mins before 1 p.m.)

Here’s what else is happening:


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After removing by days of singular digits, today’s high around 29 competence feel partially bearable.

It will stay balmy and splendid until flurries start this evening, withdrawal us with a windy, snow-shrouded Thursday.

The weekend’s looking clear, though even colder.

In a News

Transportation officials are left wondering if President Trump motionless to retard a devise to build an $11 billion rail hovel underneath a Hudson River. [New York Times]

A apportionment of a new rail hovel that will cranky a Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan.

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Corey Johnson is approaching to turn a subsequent orator of a New York City Council, arguably a second-most successful domestic post in a city. [New York Times]


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In an surprising grade of accord among a notoriously divided state Legislature, lawmakers introduce legislation enormous down on passionate harassment. [New York Times]

New York Republicans’ best wish to plea Governor Cuomo has corroborated out, withdrawal a celebration scrambling. [New York Times]

A sovereign decider privileged a approach for a $905 million sale of Starrett City, a nation’s largest federally subsidized unit complex. [New York Times]

Shareholders attempted to retard a sale of Starrett City, a large housing formidable only off of a Belt Parkway nearby East New York. On Tuesday, a decider let it proceed.

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Mayor de Blasio announced a devise to strengthen pedestrians from lorry attacks by installing 1,500 bollards around a city. [New York Times]

City officials pronounced they were holding a initial step to shuttering Rikers Island by shutting a trickery that houses 600 organisation during a jail site this summer. [New York Post]

What happened to Brooklyn’s domestic clout? A demeanour during how a king-making county mislaid a mojo. [The Bridge]

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An Upper West Side church once slated for a condo acclimatisation will now be a new home of a Children’s Museum of Manhattan. [Curbed]

At MulchFest, we can move your Christmas tree to a city park to be belligerent adult into timber chips, that will be used to feed plants and trees on streets and in parks opposite a city. [Bklyner]

After seeking assistance during a domestic assault preserve in 2012, a mom pushes brazen to give her children a improved life. [New York Times]


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Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “Walking a Dog

For a tellurian demeanour during what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.

Coming Up Today

Visit a Whimsical Winter Wonder print shoot, where families can take cinema with Wanderlust a Unicorn, a Crescent Moon and other anticipation props, during Poe Park in a Bronx. 2:30 p.m. [Free]

The Power of Poop,” a speak by a gastroenterologist Ari Grinspan about tummy health and a microbes in a intestines, during a American Museum of Natural History on a Upper West Side. 7 p.m. [Free]

Celebrate a holiday deteriorate with a Tenet and Bach Vespers performance of hymns, carols and motets during Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on a Upper West Side. 7:30 p.m. [Tickets start during $30]

Grab a organisation of friends for “Yellow Tape,” a bar trivia uncover focused on all-things loyal crime, unsolved mysteries and more, during Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. 9 p.m. [$7]

Looking ahead: On Saturday, adults can see a still-festive Train Show after hours — with cocktails and live song — as partial of “Bar Car Nights” during a New York Botanical Garden in a Bronx.

Knicks during Wizards, 7 p.m. (MSG). Nets horde Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m. (YES). Rangers horde Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBCSN).

Alternate-side parking stays in effect until Jan. 15.

For some-more events, see The New York Times’s Arts Entertainment guide.


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And Finally…

You have until a finish of a month.

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In December, New Yorkers were regulating LinkNYC stations to dial Santa during a North Pole.

This month, they can use a path kiosks to sign adult for health caring coverage.

LinkNYC, that offers giveaway Wi-Fi connectors and web browsing during thousands of city travel corners, is operative with GetCoveredNYC and a city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to emanate a health caring enrollment app on tablets opposite a 5 boroughs. New Yorkers can use a app to try word options, enroll and change existent plans.

The open enrollment duration for new health word skeleton ends Jan. 31.

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