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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, April 29, 2017

New York

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani held a secret meeting with Turkey’s leader. Giuliani says that he was trying to broker a deal with Turkey that would be positive for US national security by resolving a criminal sanctions case against a Turkish trader.

In a court filing on Wednesday night, April 19, Giuliani said that “senior U.S. officials” were open to the possibility of such an agreement.

Bloomberg News reports, “The disclosures came in response to a demand by the New York federal judge overseeing the sanctions case for more information about the roles being played by Giuliani, a former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, and Michael Mukasey, a former U.S. attorney general. Both of the lawyers, who have been advisers to President

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo set out to change the name and rebrand his Start-Up NY economic development program. He said the name change was intended to align the program with the State’s other economic development programs, also called Excelsior, the state motto. Republican and Democratic legislators, however, blocked him from changing the name. The Assembly was not keen on the program all together, complaining about the extravegant $53 million marketing campaign.  “The state had

On Monday, April 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa to the top position in his office. 

Giorgio DeRosa, Melissa DeRosa's father, has also been a familiar face around the Capitol. Since the father-daughter pair are now two of the most influential figures in Albany, many people are questioning how they can keep their jobs apart. Melissa is also facing requests for more disclosure to ease ethical concerns. 

State government watchdog New York Public Interest

During a tour of the railway tunnels under the Hudson River, Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked that they were in poor condition and in desperate need of replacement. "I walked through the tunnels, they're the lifeline for the northeast. The last three weeks have shown us they're barely hanging on by a thread," he said. "Unless we build new ones, it will be a disaster.” The issue is that repairs to these tunnels is estimated to run into the billions and Congress is balking at supplying

On Thursday, April 20, officials announced that New York City and the state are expected to lose $120 million in tax money from the predicted decrease in foreign tourism that is expected to result from President Trump restrictions on travel. 

Earlier this year, it was predicted by the city’s tourism agency that in 2017 the number of international visitors would decline by 300,000. This would be the first down turn in seven years, and a complete reversal of previous projections that the number