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Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that New York City is "very prepared" for a Long Island Rail Road strike and said he will discuss the matter with the Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday. 
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Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University School of Law professor, said the Teachout-Wu ticket gathered "over 45,000" signatures. To get on the ballot, candidates need the valid signatures of 15,000 registered voters.
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If you want to watch all of this year's primetime Emmy nominees, be prepared to pay up. 
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Discovery Communications has retained the services of D.C. consulting firm The Glover Park Group to lobby in regards to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. 
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With 16 companies locked in bidding wars to open casinos across upstate, New Jersey state Senate president Steven Sweeney—a powerbroker who signed off on Christie’s Atlantic City plan—said last week it may be time to consider putting a casino in North Jersey. 
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The I.D.A. has scheduled a public hearing for July 17, followed by a vote on July 22, on a $3.2 billion, 2.6 million-square-foot office and retail tower that would be built by the developer Tishman Speyer at #HudsonYards on Manhattan's west side. 
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As any regular viewers of CNN's new unscripted competitors like Discovery, A&E and Travel Channel know, the biggest hits often come from talent that is developed, not bought. 

To that end, CNN intends to try and develop talent of its own to complement its roster of known names. 
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HarperCollins plans a print run of 200,000 copies for Governor Andrew Cuomo's upcoming book. 
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A new study from the Pew Research Center found that newspapers have shed more than one third—164 to be exact—of statehouse reporting jobs since 2003. 
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At least 11 school districts that originally planned to apply for state pre-kindergarten grants won't seek the funding, and it's likely more will decide against participating as local administrators struggle with the timing and reimbursement structure of the program. 
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Twenty years ago, his father, then-governor Mario Cuomo, was running for re-election, just like Governor Andrew Cuomo is now.

Then, as now, Long Island Rail Road workers were preparing to strike. 
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Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson's office will no longer prosecute first-time offenders who are charged with possession of small amounts of marijuana. 
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Capital New York is a publication for and about the people and institutions that shape New York, delivering fast, original, essential analysis and reporting on city and state politics and the media industry. 

The three-year-old news publication relaunched in December 2013, after being acquired by POLITICO publisher Robert Albritton earlier in the year. With more journalists, enhanced coverage, must-read newsletters and a redesigned website, the new and improved Capital embodies the same combination of style and hard-hitting journalism that has made POLITICO a must-read among the country's most influential people.