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Assemblywoman Amy Paulin has served the 88th New York State Assembly District (Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains) since 2001. She chairs the Assembly Committee on Energy, and serves on the Committees on Education, Higher Education, and Health.
The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee met last week and Mike Kaplowitz (D), chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was the newly formed committee's first guest. The BLUEPRINT for Advocacy Committee is an outgrowth of the former Call-to-Action Committee. Kaplowitz explained to two dozen attendees how the new budget would work and also provided some behind-the-scenes insight about the County's budget process and 2016 forecast.
Jerry Sanders is on to something. His company believes in Smart Transportation for Smart Cities, which led to the invention of a low-cost, elevated Personal Rapid Transportation system (PRT) to replace light rail. It might be just the thing to revolutionize rapid transit within Westchester’s cities or as a connector between one side of the county to the other.
New York City may be enjoying record success, but that very success – record population, record employment, record tourism – may do it in. “The greatest threat is the inability of the city to accommodate all of the growth that’s happening in a cost-effective way,” said Seth Pinsky, executive vice president of RXR Realty, at a BOMA luncheon on March 10.
New York City may be experiencing affordability issues, but that’s creating an incredible opportunity for the suburbs, he believes. “What’s happening is there are too many people trying to live in desirable locations with an urban feel that are proximate to all the advantages that NYC has to offer. We've seen this...