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New York City Unveils Propane Heater Guidelines for Outdoor Dining
"On proposed guidelines for the use of heaters and restaurants that want to continue to offer outdoor dining as the temperatures fall, Council Speaker Corey Johnson will extend the expiration of the city's current outdoor dining program until September. 30th 2021 The bill also allows the use of propane heaters and outdoor dining areas subject of guidelines issued by the New York City Fire Department. There are rules for the use of electric, radiant and natural gas, radiant heaters as well. Checking AC
Corey Johnson on Why He’s Dropping Out of the New York City Mayoral Race
"Back here. In the city. Big political surprise. The Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Not going to run for Mayor Corey Johnson was considered a front runner in the 2021 race to replace Mayor de Blasio in a statement. The council speaker writing this challenging time has led him to rethink how he can best be of service to the city and running for mayor is not the right path for him. Whoever takes over for the mayor next year will be dealing with a very different New York City that has seen a rise. In crime over the past six months, major unrest over national police brutality issues and a huge economic blow due to the cove it
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Won’t Run for Mayor
"Disclosure today from New York City Council speaker Corey Johnson for years, you know he's flirted with the idea of running for mayor and told everybody about it Well now. Johnson says it's only fair for him to come back and explain that he no longer plans to run. Even more revealing is reason why Tintin wins reporter Juliet Papa with the story tonight, Council Speaker Corey Johnson explained in a statement that a mayoral race is not the right path for him at this time. Considered a strong candidate in the Democratic field. Johnson also reveal that in the past few months he's been dealing with depression. He said he wanted to be open and honest about his struggles, as he has in the past with sobriety and his HIV status. He says he is coping with it getting help, and he plans to continue in his role as council speaker. The announcement certainly changes the political landscape for the next mayoral race. But it's too soon to say how the soul shakes out. Juliet, Papa 10 10 wins News. Yeah, No. This tonight He's getting a lot of well wishers from city leaders and supporters, including Comptroller Scott Stringer, who calls and courageous and a true public servant. Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams calls Johnson his candid battle with depression says it will inspire off others to not suffer in silence
Corey Johnson Drops Out of 2021 Race for N.Y.C. Mayor
"1 less name in the race for mayor in New York City, the City Council speaker Corey Johnson says he will not be running he had been considered to be a front runner. Johnson withdrew from the race today, releasing a statement saying that this challenging time has led me to rethink how I can best be of service to the city and I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right path for me. Sources told the Daily News that the fight over police funding putting him on the outs, though with many progressives in the city. Johnson cannot seek a third term because of term limits. But he says he's not Running for
"corey johnson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Get the latest live report from our Juliet. And Larry Council speaker Corey Johnson is dropping out of the mayor's race, and in a statement, he reveals that he is suffering from depression. His lively spirit in leadership had been noticeably absent in recent months, says the city struggled with the Corona virus and issues and questions came before the city and the City Council. Now. In his statement, which he released just about 15 20 minutes ago, Johnson says this challenging time has led me to rethink how I can best be of service to this city. And I have come to the conclusion that thiss meaning running from air is not the right path for me. And he goes on to say in the same spirit of openness. I would also add that I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the past few months, namely depression. I am sharing this because I know from experience the value of speaking honestly, about one struggles. I have been open about my sobriety, which along with my partner and mother has been instrumental to me during these difficult times. And my H Ide the status Corey Johnson is a fighter. Ah, he is a survivor. And, of course, many people already telling me that they are wishing him well, but once again, he is dropping out of the mayor's race He says he is struggling with and trying to deal with. Depression. Juliet, Papa 10. 10 wins news. People took to the streets across America last night after a grand jury in Kentucky failed to indict police officers for the killing of Briana Taylor. In her home is they executed a no knock warrant in New York Protesters demanded action..
Kathryn Garcia Stepping Down As New York City Sanitation Commissioner
"Who had the job of sanitation commissioner until today, has resigned. Thatjob speculation is going to run for mayor and make the announcement. To run next year to succeed Mayor de Blasio to other women who worked in the administration also have entered the race. So far. One is Maya Wiley, though de Blasio is former former top top council council also also Loree Loree Sutton, Sutton, who who ran ran the the city's city's Department Department of of Veterans Veterans of of Services. Services. A A list list of of potential potential candidates candidates for for next next year's year's mayoral mayoral race race also also include include Scott Scott Stringer, Stringer, the the city city controller Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, and Corey Johnson, the speaker of the New York City Council. A man who
Restaurant owners file $2 billion lawsuit as pressure mounts over indoor dining in New York City
"Cuomo says malls in New York City can re open September the ninth. So can casinos around the rest of the state. Social distancing restrictions will be in place, such as a 50 per cent limit on capacity for the malls. The governor also says indoor dining in the city should be allowed as pressure is continuing to grow to allow the owners of a queen's restaurant filed a $2 billion lawsuit against the mayor Speaker Corey Johnson. He wants indoor dining to return and with indoor dining allowed now another places surrounding New York City Mayor de Blasio facing increasing pressure. He says he'll say something about it soon. I think it's our responsibility to give them clear an answer in the month of September as possible of where we're going, If there can be a timeline of there can be a set of standards for re opening time. Scott Pringle double D O R news.
Protester Nikki Stone Released From Police Custody Overnight After Video Captured Arrest In Unmarked Van In New York City
"And East 25th Street in Manhattan. Last night, a group claiming to fight for black liberation rallied Violence against the NYPD during this protest with police struck with rocks and bottles. An 18 year old transgender who identifies as a woman, 18 year old Nicky Stone was released from police custody at 1 a.m. She was given a desk appearance ticket after being charged with vandalism and criminal mischief. The charges in connection with allegedly vandalizing police cameras on two occasions during occupy protest demonstrations. NewYork City Council president Corey Johnson and other city officials are demanding answers about the aggressive actions by the warrant squad in an unmarked van and stones arrests. Video of that incident has gone viral, a
New York City Council Approves $88 Billion City Budget With Cuts to NYPD
"What happened last night with the New York City Council Approving the mayor's plan was and we're really trying to nail down some of the definite parts of this because there are still some questions lingering. But we do know that the mayor committed to $1 billion in cuts to the operating budget. He had talked about another half a $1,000,000 in capital funding that will be taken away from police projects and sent to other things like youth programs and public housing programs and And schools and things like that. Well, we do not have confirmation that that part of the budget has passed, so we're still up in the air about that, and it's obviously an evolving situation on so many fronts as you're hearing live there from Sean Adams. Rich Lam covers City Hall and the mayor and has for decades, so he reached out to a longtime contact with a lot to say about this former commissioner Ray Kelly. Ray told Rich that the cuts make no sense and will hurt most the people in poor communities because of reduced headcount harms the police. He has a different solution which we will hear about in a moment. In a late night statement, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called it just a starting point and said We need to go
In wake of mass protests, New York City Council approves suite of police reforms
"City council approves a number of police reform overwhelming support as bills aimed at police reform sailed through the city council speaker Corey Johnson calls it a good start you still have a lot of work to do but I am proud of these initial steps the bills include a ban on chokeholds requiring oversight of police surveillance and quicker punishment for rogue cops councilmember Lori Lancman says change is overdue is almost no issue that we're addressing today that could not have been dealt with at the police department had taken these issues as seriously as they ought to have a council with overwhelming support but not unanimous queens councilmember Robert Holden opposing the chokehold band in surveillance oversight the way they are written will hinder police officers when they are put in situations where they have to make quick lifesaving decisions in the bills now head to the mayor's desk
"corey johnson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"WNYC New York city council speaker Corey Johnson is saying he wants to follow the lead of the Minneapolis city council which has a majority who have now pledged to disband their current police department as it now exists here New York speaker Johnson says let's re envision and reimagine what policing looks like in New York City as it turns out there may be a model already in place close to home it's camping in southern New Jersey you know no cabinets right across the Delaware River from Philadelphia the department there has recently been disbanded and re created we should say not everyone thinks it's a model of progressive reform but now we'll take a closer look at the Camden did and how it might or might not be a model for New York and other places with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Alison Steele who has reported on it Alison thanks so much for coming on with us welcome to WNYC thank you so much for having me so in twenty thirteen the Camden city police force was disbanded and replaced by a force that reports to the county what led to that drastic a move in twenty thirteen the major difference between the conversations that are happening in in Minneapolis and elsewhere right now and what happened in Camden was that it wasn't really prompted by a public a public review to request out cry for police reform it was largely a budgetary move in I'm sorry I cut out for second there was a there was a major budget shortfall that year from the state which led to the layoffs of about half of the police force in Camden New Jersey this was a very dark time for the city crime violent crime spiralled they had the highest number of homicides ever that year in two thousand twelve sixty seven homicides for city of under eighty thousand people following this county governor county leaders and and some others pushed for the creation of this county force which would allow them to essentially does all the Camden police department and retired from the ground up however they kept the same police chiefs they kept some of the same police officers they hired a large number of new officers and were able to significantly increase the number of police officers on the streets but that's only because they had previously reduced the number of police officers on the streets so far by high crime and a budget crisis not by a call for reforming police behavior but I read in your article that the new force was trained in de escalation techniques and that violent crime in Camden has declined so was the escalation seen as one of the means to less violent crime it has certainly been seen as a big part of that I think that many of the police department would save their community policing model is what has made the biggest difference when it comes to making the city safer in in their in their words they have spent a lot of time walking beats they've knocked on doors in neighborhoods done a lot of community events for years in which they've they've tried to build those relationships and you do not that excessive use of force complaints that first went up under the reinvented police force but then they went down do you know if there was a false start of some kind in that respect well it's there are there a lot of it's the complicated this the whole conversation is pretty complicated because certainly in the in the first couple of years after the department started there were a lot of complaints made from many people around the city as well as from groups like the locals and double ACP and the ACLU who said that police officers were being very aggressive also targeting people for some really minor Sir teddy offenses summonses for things like people riding a bicycle without a bells went through the roof what a lot of people to call in a broken windows policing and over the years there were a lot of there are a lot of strong community activists in Camden and a lot of those people really pressured the police department and have really tried to put a spotlight on some of these issues and it does seem as though that has gotten better the police department they say that they're that they're excessive force complaints have dwindled to very few per year compared to the doesn't they were getting the part in those initial years report on some Camden residents who caution against using their city's unique story as a playbook for one reason because it was done with little public input in a process that some see as union busting but the union busting charge S. is very interesting because it cuts both ways I think when it comes to police unions you know it is is there currently first of all by way of background for our listeners is there currently a police union and Camden at all there is it's just a different it is all a different structure from from what it was before that they they basically ripped up all the old rules and make new ones is a weaker union if it is a weaker union one of the reasons for the de escalation and better community relations because you know we've been talking a lot here and people have been talking a lot everywhere about the old school angry white police union leaders who are too powerful and seem to exist to protect every violent tactic that officers have in their tool kits right I mean I that's I'm not sure how much I can speak to that directly you know in my own reporting and certainly I've talked to a lot of people in Camden who really certainly believe that the de escalation tactics have made a big difference in the city and they they believe that a lot of the officers are really trying to make a positive difference obviously there are obviously things aren't perfect things aren't perfect in a police department in that in this country and I think initially some of the biggest the problem is I mean I think initially some of the biggest concerns of people in Camden really had were just the fact that this is the police department that was being created without any community buy in at all even people who weren't particular fans of the police department weren't sure how they felt it weren't necessarily happy about the idea of it being taken away overnight no listeners and if there's anyone out there right now can help us report this story we would love to hear from you anyone from Camden or with connections to Camden want to call in and say how well disbanding and recreating the police force there has worked or not worked six four six four three five seventy to eighty six four six four three five seventy to eighty four Alison Steele from The Philadelphia Inquirer who's been reporting on disbanding and recreating the police force in Camden six four six four three five seventy to eighty.
McConnell: George Floyd protests 'hijacked' by rioters
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says peaceful protests are one thing but what's been going on is quite another the streets of a major American cities or again the saying of looting and violent rioting that serves no purpose minority leader Chuck Schumer says president trump himself has been undermining peaceful protest the president's relentless need to make a weak man feel strong led him to order federal law enforcement officers to gas peacefully assembled Americans so we could see need his way to a church photo op the president held up a Bible in front of the historic Saint John's Episcopal Church which had been set on fire over the weekend Linda Kenyon Washington governor Cuomo says while he continues to support peaceful protest he's completely disappointed and outraged by widespread looting here in New York and the police in New York City we're not affected at doing their job last night almost suggested the national guard could be deployed if city officials ask meantime there's a curfew crackdown starting at eight PM instead of eleven continuing through five AM and extending through Sunday council speaker Corey Johnson the Reverend al Sharpton and when Carr Eric garner's mother are demanding increased police accountability amid the protests and rioting they're pushing for legislation that would make choke holds or any kind of policemen over that restricts the breathing a legal Sharpton says of such a bill had been passed earlier or if the officers connected to garner's death were prosecuted maybe what happened in Minneapolis wouldn't have happened and car asking the opportunists who are stoking violence to go home as she put it this is our movie and we don't want to be an extra and are
"corey johnson" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Not supposed to be there so we have that ongoing investigation there on the northbound side of the sawmill parkway I'm Tom Kaminski in the double the CBS traffic center chief meteorologist Craig Allen it has suddenly gotten very murky out there it has and the low clouds are out there with the northeast wind coming down across Connecticut over the sound and into the lower Hudson Valley so you've got the low overcast little bit of fog too and you have a band of clouds that's producing some sprinkles that runs all the way from northwest sections of New York state back towards the Great Lakes and then down across the city and out towards out into the Atlantic now it is still sunny in the mid Hudson Valley on north into New England the rest of New England and it is still sunny war has become sunny again in southern sections of New Jersey but right now mostly cloudy for most of us and there's a chance for spotty shower highs today near fifty five spotty light rain or drizzle possible tonight to forty five to fifty tomorrow mostly cloudy day with a high near sixty it gets windy with showers heavier showers and possible thunderstorms around for tomorrow night and into the first part of Friday right now the city is at forty eight been holding there all morning humidity eighty six percent and it's a northeast wind keeping it cool at eight miles per hour all right thank you Craig the city council's looking into ways to try to keep city beaches open this summer while also maintaining social distancing New York one says one idea is to count the number of people allowed onto a beach city council speaker Corey Johnson says that while he doesn't want to undermine public health efforts he thinks people will go to the beach is whether or not they are officially open and.
New York City Is Looking Into Ways to Keep Beaches Open This Summer
"When the our city beaches open this summer social distancing may be difficult at city council speaker Corey Johnson says lives could be lost without lifeguards on duty all major browsers indicated beaches remain closed along city pools appearing live on ten ten wins Johnson said the council will look into ways the beach is going up and safely there are strategic way could you allow a certain number of people could you count the number of people before they enter and have some strict guidelines we have to be creative we have to be bought all we need to ensure that we are balancing these things and I think those are going to be the new wants conversations that need to be out
"corey johnson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"City council speaker Corey Johnson in a live interview earlier here on ten ten wins so the city council will look into whether there is a safe way to open city beaches this summer he said you don't want to do anything to undermine public health I think opening up the street to the good her start because you are giving people more space but ultimately this summer if you have kids that are out of school where playgrounds are not open for public pools are unlikely to be opened you need to create some areas where people are going to be able to co write yours might be an area where you need to make sure you're doing it smartly and carefully and you need a real plan on how to get it done Johnson also said the city council will look into whether the city can devote more sidewalk space to restaurants when they re opened so the tables can be farther apart quest diagnostics has come out with an antibody test that people can purchase on their own the company says it's not for people with active infections so if you think you currently have cove in nineteen this isn't the test for you but if you think you may have been exposed to it you can go to the company's website and purchase a test for a hundred nineteen dollars you then schedule an appointment to get your blood drawn at one of their service centers and get the results in a day or so because this can be done without a doctor's recommendation it's likely you'll be footing the bill on your own correspondent mark Remillard the results are preliminary but this appears to be a first researchers will come up with a blood test that detects certain types of cancer in thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease it is considered experimental and even proponents acknowledge it needs to be improved the results are published in the journal science after an at home NFL draft the league says next year's draft will be held outdoors not far from the dog pound downtown Cleveland in a statement the league said Cleveland will hold another downtown and outdoor NFL draft like we've seen the last few years except for this one when commissioner Roger Goodell announced the pics from his basement and players reacted from their homes the draft is scheduled to take place on April twenty ninth to may first next year Cleveland was officially awarded the draft last year as the brown celebrate their seventy fifth anniversary expectations are festivities will be held around FirstEnergy stadium and the rock and roll hall of fame this year's draft was the most watched ever as sports fans with no live sports due to the coronavirus soaked up fresh content I'm John stillness kicker Justin Rohrwasser was just drafted by the patriots who was the one hundred fifty nine th pick overall photos on line showed him with a tattoo featuring the three percenters switches in anti government group the twenty three year old says he got the ink when he was eighteen thinking it stood for support of the military he says he's going to cover it up wins news time.
"corey johnson" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Council speaker Corey Johnson is all for and took a jab at the mayor who has his reservations other cities are shown we can do this without overburdening the police with enforcement I agree with the mayor and the New York City is exceptional we are the greatest city in the world but we shouldn't use new York's exceptionalism as an excuse for settling we should be trying to do more to do better the NYPD and the D. O. T. told the city council that while people in the city do need space outdoors the plan is not feasible and my PT transportation bureau chief Mike Pelech he said he cannot commit to a program right now that is so labor intensive and all that could be a small percentage of people who for whatever reason you might want to get on to that your drive on to the street and maybe not for the very back which would invite the car's deterrence is treated well and it would present a danger to people back on March sixteenth when governor Cuomo closed all gyms and health clubs in the states most froze membership at no cost some even credited or refunded customers for the days the clubs were closed well New York sports clubs wasn't one of them they continue to charge members going to state Attorney General Letitia James she said cancellation and freeze requests were not honored town sports international holdings owns New York sports clubs and Lucille Roberts and has now agreed to freeze all memberships for both chains at no cost to those members credits will be issued to them who were charged dues while the clubs are closed in any fees and will end at as well any fees rather excuse me out charge for cancellation or freezing of accounts well as promised testing has been stepped up at some major buildings Marisol separate is a night to resident and heard about the free code nineteen testing at Gouverneur health she drove by and seeing the line was short decided to come in I really do appreciate it I watch the news every day I watch the mayor what's the governor and I kind of felt like I was like listen I mean like what about us she was one of about one hundred people tested here Friday public advocate to Monty Williams took a torn says it's running smoothly but also questions why it took so long I'm thankful that these tests are not opening up are we do have to just keep pointing out the today's April twenty fourth on this crisis has been going.
Councilman Says Many In Queens, New York City's Hardest-Hit Borough, Can't Afford Burials
"New York City continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States and within the city some of the hardest hit places aren't minority neighborhoods in queens places like Elmhurst and Jackson heights I'm joined now by city councilman Francisco Moya who represents those neighborhoods councilman Maria welcome to the program thank you for having me so we've heard about the racial disparity with the corona virus with it disproportionately affecting black and Latino residents those communities are over represented in the estimated death count according to the city's latest data have you seen that well yeah I mean look this is not nothing new for us I think I you know I've been on the ground since day one talking about how this is had a profound impact on the Latino community and the African American community for a few reasons one when that tidal waves just crashed on Elmhurst hospital I was on the phone with the CEO of the hospital are talking about what does that look like in terms of patient make up seventy percent of the impatience that came in those first few days were Latinos all from the surrounding community the reason why is because the majority of them are in the hospitality or service industry then they don't have the ability to telecommute from home they're the ones that are delivering our food well you know we're safe inside they are the ones that are manning the cash registers and stalking the aisles in our supermarkets I've they've been thrown into being this kind of front line support that has been keeping the city alive as we go through this process but they have been the hardest impacted by this because they have to work they have to be at their exposed to the elements which has created this problem for us yeah so what would you say right now are the primary concerns for people in your district do you think these fears and struggles that they have are are different than what people another pearls are grappling with yeah no I think it's it's it's it's more severe if you look at the statistics that are coming out for the borough of queens we are at close to thirty thousand they have been infected by covert seventeen hundred have died just in my district alone and one of the major problems that we're facing right now is the inability for people to bury their loved ones because they lack the money and they lacked their status so here in New York we have a program through HRA day provides a burial assistance but you need to have a social security number you know they give up to nine hundred dollars for burial and cremation but at the moment right now we have a lot of people in the Latino community there are undocumented we also have people they are poor and working class you can't afford this right now I'm asking and I've talked to the mayor and the city of New York I'm working with the our speaker Corey Johnson to expand that program so that we can bring some relief to families who will be able to afford to bury their loved ones as opposed to a seeing the images of people in mass graves at heart island this is what you see in in some war torn countries not what you're accustomed to seeing in New York City so consummate I'm sure you've worked for a lot of causes in your time there it's it's really sad that the because you're working for right now is to help people finance the burials of their loved ones look at it it's heartbreaking right these people are my friends they're my neighbors that my constituents that are crying out for help right now in a time where they can't even really grieve for the loss of their loved ones but you know this stemmed from a constituent that had reached out on behalf of a a young child who lost their mother due to covert nineteen the father is on a rest for on a ventilator won't know if they'll make it through the next week this child will be orphaned they don't have the money or the ability to pay for the burial the hospital is calling them saying you have to pick up the body they're not documented it just breaks my heart to know that this is what's happening and I think as a city we really need to push to get an expanded the program that would open it up for new Yorkers who are poor working class new Yorkers who like the affordability the status shouldn't matter you know we are all in this together I've reached out to my connections to the private sector to help with with some of the the the cost but my proposal is to get the city to changes policy expand that program and open it up for the most needy and most vulnerable in our time right now well keep up the good work councilman thank you so much for talking to us thank you thank you for having me that was councilman Francisco Moya he represents new York's twenty first city council district including his native corona
New York City to start closing streets so residents can walk — while maintaining social distancing
"City council speaker Corey Johnson tells ten ten wins we must continue to build the hospital capacity and he says it's important to keep social distancing to reduce transmission what people need fresh air Johnson says the city is closing down some streets to vehicular traffic so new Yorkers can walk while maintaining distance from others that were identified last night by the mayor's office it's a small store we'll see how it works hopefully if we get more personnel that we can use to actually do enforcement to allow people to remain safe on the streets well we we can expand it even more
"corey johnson" Discussed on Pivot
"Broadcast them anymore. Because I'm fascinated by the self regard and stuff like that that people are some people are sucking up actually and then Leslie set. Senator Burr and others. Who HAVE BEEN BENEFITING? This is this. They should be prosecuted. That's the only thing I can think like. Come on like this is just really the worst. If this is what you know this was in Propublica Kelly. Laughlin was another one. She's making excuses. Her husband does what he wants their money. An her name In his case it looks like he was. He immediately sold when he understood the problems. what do you do about these? These people are briefed with lots and lots of information that the American public wasn't getting and also he was sort of backing trump's idea that this was no big deal. Well I don't I don't want to be an apologist because this is the here this in. It's just gross you year providing one narrative to the public. Meanwhile you're you're selling like crazy right because you believe something different Trading stocks is largely a function of wealth management diversification. But it's also based on information once you feel you have insight into something you buyer yoursel whether it's a show we keep hearing about cloudflare or cybersecurity and we say okay. I'm GONNA by cloudflare because I have special insight into that you can see or at least I sorta empathize these individuals. Felt like they saw something and they said okay. Let's let's sell the stock and that's something that happens every day. What needs to happen here. Full stop is that if you decide to run for Senate if you decide to rent for the House of Representatives. There's a lot of wonderful things about it and clearly. There are a ton of wonderful things about it because they all cling to fucking power like it's life and none of them seem to ever want to give it up or actually go home and retire so if it's so wonderful one of the things you're probably going to have to give up there should be legislation and laws around. This is that once you're elected to the Senate wants you take an oath in the House. Your assets go into a blind trust that is managed by a third party that you have no control over. There's just many potential conflicts. Who's peaking too much power? They get to see national security briefings on what is happening and what assets might be purchased in bulk of billions before the market season things. They see that shit every day so this and the fact that Donald Trump still has power over his assets. Again is more in my opinion more evidence of this. This problem that turns into corruption. So this this hopefully turns into something. Good you're elected to the highest bodies of the land the greatest legislative bodies and history boom. Sorry your assets to a private trust which quite frankly is probably better off for all of them. The long run in the end. You're one hundred percent right. And then lastly and we have a friend a pivot coming on in a second is companies like E. Tech Companies Uber and lift lift. They were up a little. This lift announced it will work with Healthcare Government and nonprofit way tens of thousands of rise to people in need and includes everything from delivering medical supplies getting patients critical medical appointments in Airbnb. Which I think is the biggest company hit here which was served going to be the great Public offering this year. They're they're bookings are down. Ninety five percent in Asia seventy five percent In Europe and fifty percent in the US In an open letter they asked federal policy makers that they consider measures to financially support. Airbnb hosts and GIG workers really and these argued workers and a lot of ways During this time of crisis but that hasn't stopped frustrated host to take the Internet suggests a class action suit against. I don't know what they could possibly sue them for the virus and then meanwhile tesla's keeps saying he should work on fennel layers but he's not being clear when what whatever that's just Ilan tweeting over there. But it'd be I think is really interesting and these other companies which must be hit who. I haven't taken a newborn neither a lot of people you know in two weeks. I think that's a great contrast it. Let's look at Tass levers over Linden airbnb Uber Lifting airbnb their innovation. If you will say took is fallow assets that were being used. Four percent of the time cars and and certain properties people are in thirty to fifty percent of the time so they had these assets that weren't being monetize utilized info capacity. And it's a better business on certain levels because the again it comes down to their ability to variable is their costs whereas Tassell can variable is telling everyone to go home and putting them on furlough although it probably has to pay most of them they can take their cost down twenty thirty fifty percent but the raw materials are hugely. You know the batteries that they already are hugely expensive. The factory the rent they have to pay on their their real estate and the factors is hugely expensive. There's solar farms etc airbnb will be the biggest. Ipo It'll just be the biggest IPO 2021 because like Uber and lift they can variable is their costs way way down. And I don't believe I don't believe some people have said that people are going to rethink living in other people's places. I don't think that's true. I don't go right back to it right. It's that's like saying they'll never go to hotels again. Of course they will. That's like saying they'll never traveling of planning. And of course very quickly. So AIRBNB and left. I thought lifting Uber dramatically overvalued. And I've been a very very bearish on them quite frankly. I'm bullish on them now because they have cash and they're a bill their ability to variable is down their cost structure. If no one's taking an uber guess what if if not if burstow ninety percent in terms of revenue. Their costs are probably down. Seventy percent of Tesla down ninety percent. The costs are probably down thirty. It's getting people back to driving and stuff like that will be a lift for them. Getting people to rent their apartments renting apartments lot. Easier getting people to do that but but and I think you're right. People will forget really quickly but I do think there's some level of Problem getting you know when you lose someone local coffee company here in DC. They laid off. Everyone and I thought wow it's gonna be it's GonNa be hard to get the Magar easy to get them back or it was just thinking about that. They laid off everyone and when they are going to hire again and starbucks of course closed all its stores. Would they do once? They aren't like it. It's a heavy lift to get everyone back back in working and I think that's. That's the issue these companies they like other companies not just tech companies but But they certainly you're right. They do but they do. Have this issue. But it's definitely we're going to have no no AIRBNB Ipo this year is going to be no why. Peos at all. I would assume whatsoever not things that companies that are actually doing fine. I'm in investor in an online mortgage company. That is just tearing it up right now because you don't it's all done digitally and obviously people are refinancing like crazy because rates have plummeted. But there are you know what's really interesting is to talk about post corona world world and one of the things. I've noticed immediately is that in Frothy Times. We looked to nose rings and beards and and Shuffleboard. We want millennial visionaries in in periods of of of stress or crisis. We want gray hair we want. We want a steady deep voice. We want Angela Merkel to say all right. I'm a quantum chemist Germany seventy percent of Germans are GonNa get this but guess what we have this. We're very smart. We're going to pull together and also I don't know if you've seen it's extraordinary. How low the mortality rates are across Germany given Abbas many cases as Spain and I think a fraction of the death but either but anyways back to post corona what I've noticed for example with my company I worked for an online education startup. I made an offer to a woman who I've worked with before who is just brilliant. And she was contemplating it she also had an offer to be a very good offer from a fortune one hundred consumer firm and she was about to join us and then this hit and she's going with the large consumer firm because there's something very appealing about a company right now that staying power huge balance sheet healthcare and also quite frankly. The stock has been cut in half. Meaning that the options that this person's GonNa get might be worth a lot more so people are all of a sudden people are thinking this boring. They're boring fuddy-duddy company that I worked for seems a lot better than it did a few weeks ago. Because I know they're not going anywhere. I know they're going to be fine. Where startups right? Now I mean I get together with a group of entrepreneurs in silicon alley in New York. A third of US just might be swept off the decks in the next ninety days. If you're caught in the cycle small companies are generally raising money every eighteen months. If you're on the back half of that nine months where you were about to raise capital and you're in a lot of venture cavs are just looking at maybe. This is the excuse to pull the pull the plug on this company. They're doing which they're doing. So hundred percent. There's a you know it whereas everybody was looking. I bet business school this year the second year business go where they go to work as always very interesting. You're going to see a massive pullback from startups and it you're going to see a lot of people decide. I'm going with that. That boring well resource company. That's going to be around three M Harry Three. I'm it's going to get a much greater. Yield at a guy at a Undergrad and Grad school this year. Yeah absolutely all right Scott. We have to take a quick break and we're going to be right back with friend.
Governor Cuomo urges people to take Coronavirus seriously
"Governor Andrew Cuomo was in New York City yesterday and it says he was shocked to see new Yorkers gathering in parks during a deadly pandemic I was in these parks you would not know that anything was going on he said he's given marching orders to merit a blouse you and council speaker Corey Johnson to mandate rules for social distancing New York City must develop an immediate plan to correct this situation I want a plan that we can review in twenty four hours at his press conference today Cuomo called the crowds he saw in the city wholly inappropriate and disrespectful and said it must stop
"corey johnson" Discussed on Recode Decode
"The way that they want they want basically to say people can do what they want in their apartments across New York City collect taxes from us and let us expand. That is not what's going to happen here and collect. Taxes is one of their biggest excuses because excuses they should be giving tax they should be giving taxes but the real big issue here is like name a single person that wants all the apartments and they're building being airbnb no one. So how do you balance there accusations at the hotel? That one hotel guy the The the hotel lobbies or so strong on politicians like you and others. That's what's really driving the conversation. I don't think that's true. I would say that the union here which represents the hotel workers Joel Trades Council They are a politically potent and powerful union. But I think they're they're only thirty thousand members thirty five thousand members not all the unions are much bigger than them. The reason why think elected officials feel good about them is not because they can't being contributions that has nothing to do with it. It more has to do with their able to secure a good contract for these lower income predominantly women of color in New York City or a housekeeper or maid or someone who works at a banquet hall is actually able to make it into the middle class in New York City and provide for themselves and for their families. Airbnb does not allow that for these type of folks who wouldn't qualify for those types of jobs. Even airbnb did have a unionized Leaners they're not going to be making the same amount of money that people are making hotels. The hotel industry has created a real middle-class workforce in New York City when so many other sectors. I don't know I mean ultimately the city of New York just like a whole host of issues whether it's our taxes whether it is the rat laws whether it's the MTA we ultimately don't have authority on it. What do I mean by that? All binny's the one that created the regulatory framework for Airbnb by amending what's called the multiple dwellings law which says what can happen in buildings with apartments and that was done before airbnb really exploded in took off. It happened about ten years ago and that happened because they're actually illegal hotels. There are going up all across New York City Pre AIRBNB and people said there's a problem as a safety issue here that we need to figure out and those regulations were put in place. Airbnb has gone back to the state legislature in Albany every single year lobbying the state legislature to change the multiple dwelling law and the state legislature has been unwilling to do so again. I don't they've been unwilling to do so because of the Hotel Union. I think they've been unwilling to do so because tenants all across New York City. Who Don't even think about hotels or hotel jobs again. Say my quality of life in my building and the lack of affordable housing. I don't want my building. Okay I think the city of New York should have a lot more power and a lot of things on taxes on schools on transportation so on tunnels We Need Gateway Tunnel For Amtrak but do I think he's going to see that to US anytime soon? Now all right last question running for mayor. I'M GONNA ask you tech related question. But what's the one thing you'd like to see even a crazy thing? I in New York from a tech point of you if you had to like is is it the better streets for eventually autonomous parking is it education. That's done remotely soon proved schools. Is there some like pie in the sky idea? You have as as someone who's running for mayor of New York. I think we really need to focus on The young people who who live here and are growing up here and so we've seen how successful programming is and steam. Programming is great organizational girls who code which teaches young women. How to Code and actually get a jar on the PODCASTS. Yeah to get people. In that workforce into that type of development. There are two hundred seventy five thousand students who are Cuny Students City of New York students which is one of the crown jewels of New York City. And I think one of the things we need to do is create the level of job training and education to actually hopefully have some of those young entrepreneurs start those small businesses. Here that you talked about to have the great next Tech Company come from a Young Yorker grew up in New York City. Who Got Him? You tried education here and who were able to get it done. I think focusing on that is really really key. The other stuff about square was going to do. They're still doing well. Foursquare change their business. Model didn't become facebook. Yeah Yeah So. I think that's what we need to do. And then on the other stuff. There is a huge amount of what I've been told I haven't spent enough time studying it. It's been a huge amount of artificial intelligence technology. That's been exploding in New York City actually from local New York companies. And I don't know enough about it but I think that in a city this complicated. Can you figure out a better way to get rid of garbage? Can You Actually Mitch? Bloomberg was trying to do that in an interesting way like trying to get ideas and create idea a couple of years ago. I know he has finished speaking of actually running a tube all along the highline underneath the high line and the tube would go into all the buildings attached the line and people would put their garbage in the tube and it was this what they haven't built island right every everyone puts their garbage in a tube in their building. And it sucks it. Yeah into a main compartment on Roosevelt. Island. Yeah are there interesting things? Hyperloop hyperloop Piper Elon. Musk wants to build tunnels under. Why not have one dig under New York and put all the trucks there? What do you think about that? Boston can't because someone tunnels just trot the subway. That's how you deliver someday. That's the idea. Alonzo building hyper tunnel. You're all the way to New York City. It sounds digging one out. We need less tunnels more mass transit. That works you said you're not going for hyperloop. That's that is the idea behind hyperloop. They're these big tubes and eventually they'll move people like the jetsons. Yes the move people around in these tubes and then I I was always like well. The human body has a problem with going at hyper speeds. Along Sean. Musk's.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Recode Decode
"As vocal as you guys are being? The news is different every day. Right well so our show and at five hundred episodes. It's the best it's ever been so come kick it with us today. Explained from the VOX media podcast network. We're here with Cory Johnson. He's the speaker of the New York City Council. He's also someone I've known for twenty years if I if I can't believe it or twenty-five maybe So talk to me a little bit about why you want to be a politician today. Why what is it like to be abolished today because you know social media obviously the tabloids here a whole different thing? You're a little closer to Britain. In that regard it doesn't exist most places in the country but we could everything has become tabloid with social media. Really right everything is instant fast probably badly sourced but goes around very quickly and if you're someone like me who has a little bit anxious side. It's even more challenging. You know I I've I've been very open about my struggles in life and and You know as we talked about openly gay. I'm the only openly. Hiv positive elected official in the state of New York. I talked very regularly about my sobriety and recovery. I've been sober for This show I'll be eleven years sober from drugs and alcohol and one of the big lessons I learned in early. Sobriety is that I've tried to carry with me is. You're only as sick as your secrets and I don't WanNa be six. I don't have any secrets. I live my life in a very transparent way but that's also some of it might be being a millennial Anthony Weiner but go ahead. Some of it is. I'm thirty seven years old. So millennial the other part of it is that I think voters and people in general crave authenticity and not contrived authenticity not stupid stuff. But they want someone that they relate to that they think is real and so I think the balancing act of showing who you really are while also not being. Tm I'll give you an example. When I started dating my boyfriend this summer five weeks into our relationship. We were at his apartment one night and I was laying on the couch and it's really hot outside. And he was shirtless just wearing a pair of shorts standing by the window looking at something and I took a photo of him. He didn't know I was taking this photo. I actually showed him the photo before I posted an instagram and I posted an instagram and like the Internet like blew up by saying like what the hell is speaker doing posting a photo of his shirtless boyfriend on instagram. It's inappropriate the look. He looked fantastic. Right we get it get it but go ahead move along. But I can't so anxious the next day when everything blew up thought. Oh my God I made such a mistake. I shouldn't have done this. I'm a Sharon so I'm good with you go ahead. You're a what Sharon to you know when you have kids when you've kids like my kids call me a sheriff share it so but it's hard because you try to figure out like is that too much. Just why am I doing trump so no? It's not do it by trumpet. But when you're in politics today is changed irreparably. Because of trump and what he's twitter and it's not just the policies but the the way things discourse the discourse how campaigning and governing is done via social media. He really is you know using it as as a camp painting and governing vehicle. He's a very sick sick. I think sociopath who has destroying the world and the United States of America and is a racist and the list goes on but I think he's good at twitter and he's good at riling up his base So how do you look at when you have these social the impact of these social media companies? Because one of the things you may. This is not something yield deal with necessarily but there's a lot of discussion about regulation and there's a lot of state privacy laws happening in California. That just came online The first very big privacy law in California which is not being implemented until July. I think but it's confusing hack. You're getting letters from everybody. Do I have lots of things? Lots of things but if you get different letters you you probably have gotten them and you haven't looked at them from all your various apps and things like that and I think one of the questions is is as state search. Roll these things out and some cities actually because San Francisco is doing stuff around facial surveillance. We're looking at that here. Yeah it becomes like who decides what are tech. Should be like. Who's going to legislate this? The federal government has stayed rather far away from legislating. Anything just problematic right attractive things about what I have an address anyone for president but I think it's one of the attractive things that Elizabeth Warren has talked about. Which is these large social media and media companies that are monopolistic in some ways and control so much of the discourse in the information that people receive across this country. They do need to be regulated any more strict way. Privacy is an important component but also the monopolistic nature of ECOMMERCE. And what happens there as well? And I think we're really behind the curve on that and municipalities actually. Have very little say where it were affected by these companies in such a huge way especially those of us in office who have to navigate this terrain politically for ourselves. And personally and we really have no say all inaction action at the federal. I'm more scared of as a politician social media or tabloids. You know I am afraid that. I'm going to rashly tweet. Something stupid more reply to someone on twitter. Who SORTA trolling me. And kind of get into a fight. But you know if you agree with this or not but what. I found is an elected official. Is that when you use twitter facebook and instagram? You're basically reaching three different audiences and you talk to them in three different ways. Twitter's downside for me getting into a fight on twitter but go ahead John set for you. No no no. It's all upside actually in a weird way because it brings more attention. It's if you do it right yeah. It's interesting trump. Does that too. Yeah he's excellent at it. I I have to say of all the only thing only compliment pay. He's really good at it and he really gets it ever calm actually about how he was good at a visceral sense except he's a broadcast outer which is the is the old way you broadcast out towards people and then you you don't react doesn't and someone like a. Cossio is a she. She speaks the language and she goes back and forth. She works in a very different way. They're both quite good at it in their own. You know A question is how much good can come of it now. Trump is used it rather effectively. We had a question today on our pivot with which was who's more powerful his tweets or Congress. Which can't really stop him from doing the things they they keep saying. We have laws and he's just rolls right over them. Just the way ruled over Paul Ryan. The way he rolls over pretty much everybody and so. It's an interesting trend. If you're a politician is what happens? You have to be that person especially if you're in the city of New York. Do you have to be like that as a politician? Well I think and I'm probably not the best person to speak about this but I think that Some not objective. I have really tried to use social media just to show my personality and to kind of I lip saying on Instagram tweet Me Dancing down the streets and I- facebook live. Ju which is me and I think I've been able to connect with New Yorkers in a way that people have really appreciated but I'm less good and I haven't engaged in that sort of hand to hand combat aspect. It's been more. I talk about the issues of the day at but I'm not engaging in sort of the the warfare on social media it's more just trying to like show the personal side of me outside of government and politics and that I'm a real human being just like everyone else so how then in this environment where it does get the partisanship and it shows itself up on twitter of because they're all there the media the politicians both sides and trump so it creates all over and it it it plays itself out in every city in the country like this like every city in the country. Has this dynamics in. Nfl as here. How do you get to policy? Then how do you get people back to thinking about that without being in this twitchy immediate culture? You know what's interesting? Is I think that those of us in elected office and maybe even sometimes in the media overstate the number of people. Outside of trump. Where who is the president of the United States? Who on the local level even on the state level? We think that everyone reads twitter. It's a very small subset of people. And the vast majority of New Yorkers are getting their news from the nightly News Day. Watch on the three major broadcast stations or New York one here in New York City and the daily papers the New York Times and the tabloids. And that's how the vast majority of people are consuming the news just by the APP by reading on their phones so their facebook actually seasoning contributor to distribution of news in the country right now in New York New York. I'd have to look but in general in general because when I go around when I talk to New Yorkers like a lot of them are paying attention to what's happening on twitter. Yeah Yeah th- that is a whole that's what you know how they put the most like the most lake. We're watching it up. Stuff is always on twitter right right less on facebook more on twitter at least for me and so I have to like remember all the time like not. All people are on their aging. Not even watching. What's going on? So you need to focus on the nuts and bolts of what matter to people sort of bread and butter issues. Mass Transit Education Housing homelessness the affordability crisis environment. All those things that our economic development jobs that are happening in New York and not worry exactly. What's happening on twitter? But tell your message through the broader media. Some of it's on social media but some of its traditional media as well so let's finish up talking about you mentioned housing. Airbnb Ryan just gives a calm guy when he talks about New York who what's Ryan Chelsea Gray. Ceo Yes. He gets irritated agitated. I've never seen only about New York. How do you look at these things because housing is also changing? How we live where we live. Rents everything how we build houses. Are we construct them right now? Housing Artisanal the way we do housing. It should be done in a much more efficient technological way and they are doing that again across the world. Howdy look at AIRBNB. Which sort of revolutionized the idea of housing so in New York? I think there's a real split amongst the public. You Have New Yorkers which is very small slice who actually airbnb their apartments out and make a good amount of income from that which is good for them. You have New Yorkers who don't rent apartments out in New York but when they travel around the world the US AIRBNB when they're another city so they have positive feelings towards AIRBNB. And then you have New Yorkers who may use AIRBNB across the world but here in New York City when their neighbor is air being being their apartment and strangers are coming in and out of the building and there's a lock box locks to hundreds and hundreds of them walked in France someplace and people are bringing their gigantic suitcases up and down the stairs and making noise and housing so expensive year that you are paying you know three thousand dollars a month for a studio and you're thinking why the heck is the apartment next to me. People are coming in and out making noise. I don't know who these people are in my building that there's actually a backlash in some ways more. Lawton UBER's like I don't want AIRBNB. My building. I like using AIRBNB when I go to Austin or when I go to London but I don't want it in my building. I don't want people back not in my backyard. Are You well? I have real concerns AIRBNB. I think number one. We have affordable housing crisis in New York City right now and I mentioned the seventy eight thousand people that are homeless in New York City and what we have seen over the last two years with some pretty in depth investigations here is that there are not all but there are a select number of really bad actors and landlords that are literally warehousing apartments. Taking them off the market especially lower income apartments and they are just basically building illegal hotels that are just being people coming in and out over and over and over again that is not sustainable for New York City. It's not we need right now and I think what we need to figure out is a way to increase the amount of housing and also figure out a way to to regulate airbnb but not in.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Johnson. He's the speaker of the New York City Council. He's also going to be running for mayor And he's just recently led a one point seven billion dollar initiative to expand bike lanes and reduce on street parking and buses about a night. Obviously the future of cars is a big topic for me. In fact the future of not having cars on owning cars When you think of the city obviously transportation at the center of an and it does you look again at European cities and they used three cars and things like that scooters. You're not so much for what about the prevalence of these Uber's at the privatization of this stuff. Now I know who has been trying to take over payments for public transportation. You lift in here. It's they've had such a struggle in New York and and obviously now in London they're barred How do you look at that? The growth of that now years later you know th they're economically challenged obviously Right now you can see it on Wall Street. How do you look at the idea of it? Because on lot of people feel Oh finally. I've got some good way to get around especially if you're caller or something else. So how do you look at that now years later? Look I think that part of the reason? Why UBER WAS UBER? Successful in New York City is because for so long. The government controlled and regulated yellow taxi cartel basically wasn't able to Grow and expand and meet the needs of New Yorkers in the way that New Yorkers expected and so when this new product came along Uber and lifting these four hundred vehicle companies it became very very popular to have it more on demand for many New Yorkers especially people have colored and not be discriminated against. Because you're hiring through your APP so you're not being refused service and it showed that there was a lot of progress that wasn't being made amongst the yellow taxis in New York City so they were really a market disruptor in many ways but I think the real mistake that we in government made was that they were able to explode without a smart level of regulation in place to have them expand but non exploded in a sense. Where would overwhelm the streets of New York City able is more cars destabilize? The taxi industry which actually still is an important thing in New York City. And you know there's just too many nathe and safe and safety but there are too many of them so right now. I believe the latest number is there are one hundred sixty thousand four hundred vehicles in New York City that are licensed and in twenty eighteen so about a year and a half ago in my first six months of speaker we became the only city in the United States of America to pass a bill capping the number of licenses so now we are not giving out any new for her vehicle licenses tuber into lift because we said there are too many who flooded the market you saturated the market the streets are clogged in jammed. And we need to figure out a better way to grow and it became a real flash point these companies. Of course we're very very much against it. Spent millions of dollars in advertising opposing the work that we did at the council. And I'm proud that we got it done. I kind of feel like we should have done it two or three years earlier before it exploded in the way that it did. They are a good option. For Four New Yorkers especially in places where the Yellow and green taxis don't go to and where the subway services really bad but it is not the solution to actually a long term solution for transit in New York City partially because their economic model is not sustained the privatization exactly exactly the same thing in public school. It's the idea that everything should be privatized. And then they'll recoup now they may be able to do a better by doing bus routes that are popular. And because there's some of those going on in China there's all kinds of experiments going around the privatization of transportation. I was telling you I didn't even know about this. But Uber at announced a a drone people drown that would carry people from the tops of skyscrapers and then go down in the elevator. You're making safe. It's bizarre it's interesting. It would make a trip from Brooklyn to here so quick. Like the seconds right I depends. I don't know but anyway. It's an interesting way to make that affordable for the average person so many of them if there are lots of them. Yeah and that's of course holds. New York has issues around things. Flying in the air about Two months ago here in Lower Manhattan. We were filming. We're taping this podcast. That they now are running at Uber helicopters. Right they do those lower Manhattan. Jfk Eight minutes right and the cost is like two hundred dollars a price. Yes they are expensive. And that's not good for the environment when you think about. What a city is I get transportation and other things but when you think about. What city is autonomous cars? Really were going this idea of that. Have you all thought of that into your plans? Because that's you know twenty years time you know. Alon must be just talking about it talking. Tesla's the other day like that would talk to like excuse me pedestrian out of my way. I'm going to move. How do you look at the idea of autonomous cars which can be more efficient which don't clog necessarily they'll be lots of them? But they move in a very organized way because the algorithm based I think that's exciting and interesting and something that hopefully other cities that are smaller than new. York's interested for contest the first and see what works and then that would be a roadmap for the largest city in the United States of America. And hopefully that this master plan bill that we just talked about once it goes into effect and we star reshaping our city streets and reorienting our city streets. They will be rebuilt in a way that actually makes it safer for potentially automated cars and the number of people that would be using them and would be affected who are walking the streets that the highest number of of people in New York City or pedestrians. So how do you make the street safer for pedestrians? Automated cars may be the best way to actually do that. Because of the sensors and the cameras on them But I don't think we as a city have plan for anything like that. Just getting this bill over the Hump. My Jose Hunan Public Transit and public transit haying for the refurbishment of these. This is an ongoing fight that you've all had with each other well the MTA the Metropolitan Transit Authority which runs the subways and the buses and long island railroad and metro north. And the TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE TUNNEL AUTHORITY I call it. Frankenstein's monster of transit subsidiaries it was created in the late nineteen sixties when Governor Rockefeller took the subways and buses away from Mayor Lindsay. We've been living under this dysfunctional model ever since the MTA. A month and a half ago voted on their largest capital plan. Ever which is fifty one billion dollars. So a fifty one billion dollars capital plan to invest into the subways and the buses and a huge chunk of that money almost fifteen billion dollars out of the fifty one billion is GonNa come from congestion pricing and so we are going to implement congestion pricing here in New York City like London. Has It's going to go into effect on January first of next year January first twenty twenty which is what. How much does it? It's so it's the craziest. Cara the panel that was set up to determine that what the price is. What the exemptions are if you're a low income person or someone ability. They haven't determined any of that so the legislation the state legislature enacted said that a six-member panel will be impaneled in November of twenty twenty this year a year before or six three months. Six weeks six weeks. Six weeks for goes into effect. It'll be impaneled after the November state elections here but before the implementation date on January twenty twenty one and that six person board will determine what the cost is where the gantries are in. The sensors are What the exemptions are on income people disabilities and so even though it's going to go into was set up in such allowed in exactly so we don't know yet. That's a disaster. It's a disaster. Yeah I just got back from. I was in London in November. How they did congestion and I I met with them. I met with the the mayor's office here. I met with transport for London. And they said to me. You guys are way behind the curve. Unique way out in front of this. Yeah absolutely so. Let's get to the idea. The area you you represent time square has in Hudson Square and heels you. This is an area that the Times wrote a story about which is about tech becoming a big boot there now. You all have the media industry of the financial industry and creative Broadway and things like that art. It's always been. It's going to be silicon alley. It's going to do it and never has really. It's sort of reached their and then never has got you don't have you know we'll get Amazon the minute but you have big concentrations for Google. They have the Chelsea area. You've got Amazon coming here anyway without having to pay the subsidies that they were supposed to get but they didn't need them apparently because they're coming in quite strong facebook's coming here spokes coming there Into Hud Hudson right next to Madison Square Garden Right. Exact on top of one of the arguments. I had with Faber on. Cnbc was interesting. Is People called me a socialist? I'm like you don't need to give them money to come to new. You might need to give them money to come to Kansas City or you might need them city in Ohio that really needs economic development. But why shouldn't Europe pay anybody to come to a city? If they want to be a New York they want to hang out here. This is New York. They don't have to pay for it and it was really interesting because I called the socialist. I'm like I'm saying don't give rich people. Subsidies don't do corporate giveaways. It was interesting. It was an interesting debate and then day was that you need to have these people here to create. How do you look at New York as a tech hub in general well? The one of the figures I mentioned at the beginning of this conversation was that since the recession in two thousand and nine. We've seen organically seven hundred. Eighty thousand private sector jobs created and less than one percent of those jobs are created with any level of abatement more subsidy and I think one of the ways to attract businesses and the people to New York City or the city in general is number one. You have to keep crime low. So people felt safe moving to the city number two. You need to invest in schools so that families feel like they can move to the city and raise their kids there and number three. You need to invest in good public spaces parks and streets as we've talked about and public transportation. If you do those three things people will come to your city and so in a ten year period relation regulation terms of business but in that ten year period. We've seen that number of jobs with very very little subsidy so the conversation or on Amazon was disappointing in so many ways. Because I guess I feel like we were sort lost the PR battle on it. I was very critical of the deal. I came under a lot of fire for it And my perspective was Amazon. Should come to New York City. Come but just like the European Union doesn't allow these competitions of countries against.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Recode Decode
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"corey johnson" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Hi I'm Cara Swisher editor at large of recode. You may know me as someone who thinks the next New York marathon should all be on scooters but in my spare time I'm just a reporter and you're listening to Rico decode podcast about power change in the people you need to know around tech and beyond part of the Vox media podcast network. Today in the red chair is Cory Johnson. The speaker of New York City Council. He's been in that role since two thousand eighteen in represents a chunk of western Manhattan. That includes Times Square. Hudson Square. And Hell's kitchen is also. An area proved to be the new tech center of New York. I wanted to have them on the show in part because last year he led a one point seven billion dollar initiative to expand bike lanes and reduce on street parking written a lot about the future of cars in our lives and it's especially difficult question in a crowded city New York. I WanNa talk about how you make New York into a tech center to compete with Silicon Valley. Because I've known him for how long twenty years I met Cory Johnson when he was seventeen and now he may be. The mayor of New York means I will have parking wherever I want. Something all right cory. Welcome to recode decode. Am I go with so great to see Speaker Corey? Okay all right. Do People call you that? Some people call me speaker really. Do they say that? I say that Pelosi said Nancy Pelosi to her speak recipes Madam Speaker so anyway. Let's get started a little bit about your background. We did actually meet when you were seventeen. San Francisco and sort of the heyday of the DOT COM boom was. What was it in the late? Nineteen ninety nine and I was. I was top of the top of the hill for that. Yeah I was Living in this little tiny town thirty miles north of Boston where I was born and raised three thousand people and I met you because I came out my junior year in high school. I was captain my high school football team right and when I came out I was lucky enough that my family and my team were supportive of me I came out of at six months after Matthew. Shepard have been merged them right wing right and my story was sort of a positive counterpoint. To that where. The small town rallied around me. My football team rallied around me and my store was in the front page of the Sunday New York. Times my eighteenth birthday and during that time I met this gentleman who you know and I know Tom Riley who was the founder of planet Dot Com. Yeah and He brought me to San Francisco was my first time. I ever left New England and in my first two days there. I met you and Megan Smith right and some other great forward planning on my ex wife he also became the CTO of America but they ran planet which was a ground breaking company. It really was in the in the in the early days of the Internet it was supported by well and some others and there were whole spate of companies and it was kind of heady. It was crazy then. And you know everybody was like I was saying we met Jeff Bezos when he was nothing we met all the Google guys weren't even the Google guys before they weren't even existing and it's a crazy story how Tom Riley the founder. Which was I used to when I was fifteen. Sixteen years old and I was closeted and suicidal and depressed I would log into. Aol Chat rooms and try to find other teenagers. My own age to communicate with and then those chat rooms there would be implanted out chat rooms. Which had that partnership with? Aol You said it would say piano. Meghan was the screen name or piano. Tom And I clicked on piano. Tom And it said founder of PLANET OUT DOT COM. So I sent a message. That said Hi. My Name's Corey on the captain. Oi Football Team in the small town and I wanNA come out but I don't know how to and he wrote me back and said you the captain of your football team and you WANNA come out. This was twenty years ago and I said Yeah so you got on the phone with me. And he flew to Massachusetts. Met with my family helped orchestrate my coming out and then I came to San Francisco on. That's how I met you. Go into the DOT COM thing. Why what did you do? What would happen to me? I saw around and then you now. You're here doing this year. I moved to New York in two thousand and one thousand one. I was in San Francisco for about a year and I came here to get involved in community. Organizing and politics Here why because when I visited New York City I love San Francisco but when I visited New York City there was something immediate town. I just saw the inheritance part one and two. It took sixty seven years to see it but it's long it's long figure. Sunday to get Osama yes and go but that was one of the lines. New York is my home. I'm from Google so I feel when I came here. I immediately fell beckoned and I connected with the energy frenetic energy of nearest city. And so I wanted to live here so I moved here at nineteen called in my home. Got INVOLVED IN LOCAL. Politics was appointed to my local community board. Which is the most grassroots level of government here in New York City? I was twenty three years old worked my way up. The board became the chair. Twenty eight years old. The youngest community board chair in the city ran for the city council at thirty one years old and one ran for speaker at thirty five years old and one today. I'm thirty seven years old and I'm running for mayor if I win thirty nine years old and is it correct you seriously? I don't know there's no it's interesting thing more major contenders right running right now. I'm one of them. We'll see what happens so it's interesting so you you got you into the community or what. What was the impetus? You just felt like it was important to politically organize or because of your coming out or you know when I had came out and got a speaking agent. I flew one hundred thousand miles a year that I met you telling my story from Saint Louis Tamiami. Nobody told these stories that now. Everyone's gay right. Yeah there's so many gay stories and everything else but there were there was a. I remember that story it was gripping I became like the poster child and Creative Artists Agency became agents. And they were selling my life rides. I got a literary agent speaking agent and all of a sudden I went from growing up in public housing in this three thousand person town travelling the HR dinner circuit human rights campaigner circuit all across the country. And when I got to New York I had been doing that for about fourteen months and I said I don't WanNa be just the gay football player. WanNa go do something else with my life and so I didn't end up selling my life right. I didn't write the book. I stopped doing speaking engagements and I said I'm going to start out on the ground floor. Tried to get involved in politics in New York City. And that's what I did. I started concerns at the beginning. And what would it be shaped into might be concerns about? Yeah well you know go through. Went through after no just through. I moved here at the end of Guiliani in two thousand him one and then I was here for twelve years of Bloomberg tonight was medium crazy. Juliane right yeah. He was really unpopular until nine eleven happened. Yeah he was People ready from to leave and the nine eleven happened and he was able to rehabilitate himself. And now we know how crazy he is And so And then I've worked with this mayor for six years four as a member in the last two years leading the city Kansas late at Bloomberg and before that was Bloomberg on the community borderless years. And you know when I moved here. It was really just before nine. Eleven and then nine eleven happened in the city had to rebound from One of the greatest tragedies our country's scene and so to live through that and to live through New York kind of rising out of those ashes who was an important thing but now I think what we're seeing is care if we were sitting in Omaha Nebraska and someone handed us a piece of paper on the piece of paper and said New York City by the numbers unemployment. At four point one percent the lowest number ever recorded seven hundred ninety thousand private sector jobs created since the great recession in two thousand and nine sixty seven million tourists visited. New York City in two thousand eighteen. The highest number of recorded the city's budget from when I was elected in two thousand thirteen was seventy four billion dollars a year and now the budget voting on June is ninety. Four billion dollars year. Twenty two billion dollars of revenue growth is big. We're the fifth-biggest Budget in the United States of America. Bigger Our New York California Texas and the Federal Government. That's it we have a bigger budget than Florida and crime numbers the lowest number of homicides since nineteen fifty one. So if you didn't live in New York City and someone handed you that piece of paper and said this is a state of play in New York City. You would think hot DAMN NEW YORK. City's doing really well. But if you leave here if you live in the city you know. There are significant challenges. One of the largest homeless populations in the United States of America aging and crumbling infrastructure The subways that are falling your subways and transportation. We'll get into a second. But you have the most the most segregated school system in the United States of America New York City and you have public housing where four hundred and fifty New Yorkers call home that is literally crumbling before our very eyes. So the challenges our Justice System. You've been working on rikers closing rikers island Which I think has been a success story so those are you know if you if you didn't live here you would think wow. New York's during really well if you saw that fever if you live here you would think wow. There are very significant in serious challenges for the future of the largest city in the United States of America does not in San Francisco. The numbers are so high in terms of income and everything in the housing. That's everything's going up there and then you have a very dire situation on the street. It's I was just there. It is actually improved slightly but it certainly is changed from when you were there for sure. I think you'd be shocked to see San Francisco but at the same time. There's so much promise the same the same idea of that and yet there's still. The income inequality is more severe than ever the education system the infrastructure. Same issues of all big cities and you would think that in a place like San Francisco or a place like New York City with the immense amount of wealth is concentrated in both cities and the the really high number of entrepreneurs and creative types. That in some of these issues would be able to think outside the box. We'd be able to come up with solutions and and use the city as a laboratory in some ways to test some ideas to see if they work and governments not really good at thought. It's interesting that you know. I think that a lot I thought about running for Mayors Cisco but I'm just a baby again. I can't really do that at this moment. But they one of the things. That's interesting about it when I was thinking about is the way you have to think about. Cities is what is the new city. What is the idea of a new city and who is going to start a set down some like what's the car? I'm going to have a carless city. We're GONNA make some choices which are being made in Europe. There's a lot of experimentation and really interesting stuff For those who don't know most Democra- vers feel like a have predicted that. Most people living in these mega cities In the next fifty years like they'll be they'll be small concentrations people living outside the sea so it presents a lot of Of living challenges many of which have technological issues like how to get around transportation and such. And that's one thing you've been leading..
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson unveils plan to fight homelessness
"Council speaker Cory Johnson has unveiled what he called a long term vision to address the city's homeless issue a proposal that the council together with advocates another spent a year and a half working on there are close to ninety recommendations in the council's report but speaker Cory Johnson says a big one is to shift away from shelters and housing homeless families in hotels to make vouchers more available and to make them cover more of the rent housing a family of four in the shelter right now in New York City cost fifty nine hundred dollars a month it's eighty two hundred in a hotel but about your given today to that family wouldn't cover rent for a two bedroom there is no where in New York City where you can find a two bedroom apartment for less than fifteen hundred eighty dollars supportive housing is often met with opposition the report deals with that to recommending having a council that will address people's concerns Sonya Rincon ten ten wins at
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Whom burton market hers and shooters with carroll masur and corey johnson on bloomberg radio i think everybody let's get to movers and shakers on this wednesday afternoon stocks just finishing off the highs of the session was that we pretty s and p five hundred well most names in the index higher today four hundred forty to to be exact sixty below are three on change i am going to home in on the ticker a two jihad harley davidson that's the question is the number four biggest gain or in the s and p five hundred today stock up for point seven percent to sixty two ninety for sure hard this year up the most eight percent having a fifty two week high today the company i kind of a big bump up if you will who a four year low and it's six celebrating is praise from president trump sign and also signs it's as a picking up a month for the impact of slippage sluggish revenue and earnings over the past year he also an upgrade on the stock this from long but when they said it's checks it dealers revealed stronger than expected sales and that lifted hard today to its highest closing price since april of twenty fifteen system upbeat momentum as a mention corey the number four because skinner and the s and p five hundred today i saw that one for this is just one assist a trip i was on the oh for tonic is a if the options for so so i think talking to week about enough in a star finish for clarkson after about a rough tony support and guided the disappointed and the the the offense are in the overtime it from both in the space of a claro a handful.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Burton market hers and shooters with carroll master and corey johnson on bloomberg radio i let's take a look at the movers and shakers today on the close s and p five hundred down about five and a half points twenty three sixty two on the close taking a looked who hundred and twenty six issues advanced two hundred and seventy four to climb and five remain and change i wanna start off with a story having to do with that ppg industries this is the old the pittsburgh played glass and the shares moving hire by six percent after ppg industries is exploring a potential deal with the ducks rival oc so noble this according to people familiar with the matter not ppg is working with advisors to study a transaction that what evolve apps acquiring all or part of our so noble their based in amsterdam i has a market value of about seventeen billion dollars there's no certainty an agreement will be reached the soon to be cool say ppg shares as i said up more than six percent in today's trading you know the certainly about sorry you know the wrist certainty about what is two things yeah that thank you biggest in early if it be five hundred it was a job on climbing the most in an in any this is all the back in two thousand eight the highest level sims late august and that's that is a mission the biggest came in the s and p five hundred the us touch para posting a fiscal for quarter results in they did well but they suggestion that the following season there after very strong start and the result was talk that was a surgeon today really can't have to move the stock a fifteen percent again ensures additional box are close in that twenty three dollars and ninety four sons are want just gonna refund something that charlie palat was mention in that's the five percent decline in the price of a barrel of oil to take a look at some energy companies let's start off whichever i'm down nearly two percent exon mobile down nearly two percent.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Moon bird market hers and shooters with carroll master and corey johnson on bloomberg radio right everybody this time for them leaders and shakers on that his friday afternoon and come after along with cory johnson and i'm gonna kicking off with the the s and p five hundred has a often like to do and just like you look at the index two hundred thirty nine names in the s and p five hundred higher today two hundred fifty nine lower seven unchanged from a hone in on one game the couple attention earlier and that is macy's down at four point four percent nearly four point four percent at thirty one dollar seventy seven cents a share is the number one maggert corey in the s and p five hundred today and what we got is that macy's is skeptical that hudson's they can get financing for deal this came out from reuters he said an update turn earlier story citing people familiar with the situation macy's isn't engaged in any talks about a possible deal earlier we had heard that the you know again from writers that hasn't they not yet lining up finance he has been some speculation about you what what is the next step for mesa says it's been cutting back on stores you know dealing with you know consumer shoppers that are just not going to department stores like they used to just buying everything online are buying more things online and so maybe the the likelihood that maybe a deal isn't going to happen maybe that happen all the time pushed undefeated trade kind of online into the stuck with a four point four percent but his greatest finish here it is down a percent gonna start the top ninety nine and in the last year with that this and p five hundred suck it's the third best performing us because i don't suck interesting and we've had the see if owner show before but it looks like they're going to see a cbs atc's international free transportation company million so hunter harrison the two years earliest next week after the next was sure holders of been demanding some of moves and i mean that's over the packers people from of a matter of told bloomberg but he service soon as possible a four year deal they asked people.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The number technology i'm corey johnson for much i'm returning back with order youtube sealed his win chicken on bloomberg thirty one point ultimate is five you can telephone being a working parents and important of diversity in tactical is the main things for me as span two so and prioritize and so i'm really really kind of about saying this is my work time and when i'm in the office i am really really focus on what i'm doing and i'm paraphrasing and i'm always kind of thought about how do i get from point eight point be as quickly as possible can and has his the you know tonight i can't work weekend and so in some ways it actually cause need to see some of the shore cuts kind of a new opportunities cause i was thinking like a how do i grow this faster how do i grow really quickly like you know like let's just like it was just a forget about all those other things are going slow leader not going anywhere mike time but that hasn't was on the yeah and and now and so that actually really good in tech right because tackles thing about going and be ideas quickly and so i use my work time does that was on that and i and i want to go home i really trying to focus on i family in my kids my has been very helpful and you know and realistically to be fair like as a as a you know risen in my career been able to have more help the home i think the hard hurry and when i really struggled last when i had my spurs baby yeah i didn't know as we have work you don't know what you're going up on and you don't really have any support eddie their home floor work cause i think when it suffered as what do you think of the leaning her last opinion there's a said of when and his read and then say you know what this is really really hopefuls for me and then i think they're other women who has that you know what i mean a really conscientious choices not to arena that i wan and be able to spend more time with my family man on a goes from my time in not working and so i think.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Along along with with a a corey corey johnson johnson we we do do wanna wanna take take you you to to the the new new york york economic economic club club that that is is where where donald donald trump trump presidential presidential hopeful hopeful and and republican republican presidential presidential candidate candidate is is outlining outlining his his ideas ideas when when it it comes comes to to tax tax policy policy in in the the united united states states senate senate for for him him got got to to take take care care of of our our middle middle class class family family the last few made the larger share of beer income you can excluded from taxation parents will also be able to enroll attacks free depending care saving catch for their children or elderly relevance low income ourselves will benefit from both an expanded earned income tax credit in the form of child care we've been aides and the matching five hundred down a contribution for the savings again for three in new york trading nonetheless it's enough to kind of puts things along and then technology.
"corey johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"He is in for corey johnson on this monday he was part of a stocks that team and dumb to be tough to a lot of market watcher if do any consensus in terms of how the outlook gear there isn't any it's interesting right we we just which is hard randy frederick who has a pretty you know kind of complacent if you will about saying heyward there's a lot of things here that are come on the horizon with elections whatnot but the market has proved resilient and it has gone through those in gone the new highs one thing that i think is very interesting for real quick from a european team that actually you sign as well greek today by sophia horton acosta in london a great article about what's happening european stocks as that market there gets cheaper in cheaper but people are still not convinced they wanna have that exposure proud made a lot of brags related stuff and this i think is going to serve as a till land to us starts as well as a lot of money that we went into data region now could potentially floater to the us is so i just because i think if you go back i don't know about a year or so ago everybody was saying you know looking rp look at your because that's we'll see in terms of value if you're evaluation are you know value a player value investor that's where they're saying look at europe it's much better in terms of price's compared to what we seen the us but dumb and that's of the story says no no valuation cases compelling enough to keep the world stock investors from three camp and europe and they just talk about investors pumping money into the year peanut region more so than any time in history but their being burned by some with our with some of the worst returns yeah this is again points out this but the poured property of stocks which is that valuations or not always a great predictor in fact very rarely are this you can say what a minor exactly you've always get cheaper hundred twenty three billion dollars has been drawn from european stocks and a big part of that came after britain quit de you so that's important and also if you look at analysts you look at strategist who were pretty bullish saying that particular earnings growth they were pretty can start games that quickly has turned around since february a big big market there obviously and last year when i talked investors you know a lot of people time to put money and the europe saying that not only did have qb but the economic rebound there as well euro stocks fifty has jockey point for percent this year through friday check out more folks.