Weather: Partially warm with a high near 40, however a chance of snow showers. Take care: Winds might reach 25 miles per hour, with gusts approximately 50 m.p.h.
Alternate-side parking: In effect up until Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King’s Birthday).
The start of the brand-new year is generally a great time to set new goals and priorities. (I, for example, plan to reduce weight, check out more and find a method to grow taller.)
Today, Governor Cuomo will formally announce his legislative objectives for 2020 with his yearly State of the State speech. Here are some of the things he would like to accomplish.
New York homeowners founded guilty of specific misdemeanor crimes (like forcible touching) are forbidden from owning a gun. Mr. Cuomo desires to broaden the law to include homeowners from other states who have actually been convicted of comparable criminal activities and who later on enter New york city to buy a firearm.
Single-use plastic foam containers and foam packing peanuts would be a thing of the past, but the ban wouldn’t use to prepackaged food containers for raw meat or eggs.
The Federal Communications Commission made net neutrality– requiring web service suppliers to use equal access to all web material– a guideline in2015 The Trump administration reversed it in 2017.
A number of steps need to be required to safeguard open web access in New York, Mr. Cuomo stated. Amongst them is to make it illegal for internet service suppliers to offer favoritism to specific sites and to punish customers who access other content.
Is it less expensive to get knee surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Medical Facility or at the Health Center for Special Surgery in Manhattan?
Mr. Cuomo wants the state to develop a site called NYHealthcareCompare, which would note the expense of procedures at every medical facility in the state. He stated such a site would “increase competition in the market” and drive down prices.
Paid surrogacy is enabled in almost every state, however not New York. Mr. Cuomo wishes to lift that restriction. Last year, legislation on paid surrogacy passed the State Senate but stalled in the Assembly, where the Democratic leader stated he was concerned the process could be “advertised.”
To delight in the motion picture “Cats,” it may assist to have a beer or three. Presently, just theaters with full kitchen areas and tables inside their screening spaces can serve alcohol. Mr. Cuomo said that altering the law would assist business, which are facing increased competition from streaming services. (After all, in a living space, individuals can consume whatever they desire.)
The cash would be used to produce an indoor “skydome” to test drone innovation, the guv stated. The suggested website is a vacant garage at Griffiss International Airport, upstate in Oneida County.
Pennsylvania Station has 21 tracks and is the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Cuomo wants to include 8 tracks, bringing about 175,00 0 more riders into the station. (It already gets 650,00 0 day-to-day travelers.)
But expanding capability does not address another infrastructure problem: the requirement to change the aging tunnels under the Hudson River that carry New Jersey Transit trains to and from New york city.
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The Mini Crossword: Here is today’s puzzle
What we read
” Democrats can be too big of a camping tent,” according to Agent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [New York magazine]
An upstate Republican who, according to court files, crashed his vehicle after drinking a number of mixed drinks initially attempted to blame the episode on his partner. [Wall Street Journal]
What is happening to Taste of Persia, the restaurant-within-a-restaurant on 18 th Street in Manhattan? [Grub Street]
Showing up today
N.Y.C. Women in Comics Publishing holds a networking event at Resobox in Manhattan. 6 p.m. [$5]
“ Battling With Zionism” is an evening of theater, poetry and discussion at the Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. 8 p.m. [Free]
Visit the N.Y.C. Winter Lantern Celebration prior to it closes on Sunday, at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Arboretum on Staten Island. 5 p.m.-9: 30 p.m. [$23]
— Danya Issawi
Events undergo change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.
And finally: Train animals
It’s a jungle in there.
After a splendiferous turn as New york city’s most well-known train creature, Chepe, the raccoon that resided in a train station in Brooklyn, was recently captured by the authorities and launched in Prospect Park.
For a couple of days, Chepe was able to elude captors and ended up being a relatable rogue. “It’s not a vicious raccoon,” one unnamed authorities officer charged with catching Chepe informed The New York Post “It simply wants to eat.”
When explained like that, who among us is not, sometimes, Chepe?
And yet Chepe is likewise guilty of possibly the one criminal activity that might require being put out to greener pastures: postponing trains.
As far back as October 2018, the subway’s Twitter feed has actually been cluttered with tales of raccoon misbehavior
According to information obtained by The City, raccoons were the animals that triggered the second-most variety of train hold-ups in 2019, behind only pet dogs.
Cats were more well acted.
It’s Wednesday– stroll totally free.
Metropolitan Journal: Late bus
As a college student living in Morningside Heights in the 1970 s, I had a position doing field work that needed me to take a trip by train every Wednesday to Fairfield County, Conn., and back from Grand Central Terminal.
The train I normally returned on reached Grand Central around 11: 30 p.m. I would dash to Madison Opportunity and, with luck, grab a northbound M4 bus to take me to Broadway and 122 nd Street.
Over the course of the year, the bus I normally caught had the same driver. We struck up verbose conversations each week while never ever introducing ourselves to each other. I feared missing that bus since the next one would not come for quite a while.
One night, my train was late, and I made sure that I would not make my typical bus. However, I rushed from the terminal.
As I approached the bus stop, I found the M4 parked, as if off-duty. Gaining ground, I heard the engine rev and saw the door open.
” You’re late,” the driver stated as I climbed up aboard.
— Richard Coffey
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