Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
All the pieces are in place to develop sustainable and efficient energy in New York state except one: leadership.
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
Recent tuition hikes at CUNY schools are designed to leverage dwindling government support for higher education. But many students are being left out by the tuition increases.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up the state's economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that, but won't let go of its own five-borough initiatives.