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A seagull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in Long Island City. New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city, but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File

Amazon touted as big win for N.Y., but math is more complex

December 11 | By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is a big moneymaker for us. Costs […]

Welcome to Socrates Sculpture Park on Long Island City's waterfront. “Into the ground,” the eye-catching sculpture in the foreground, is by artists Joe Riley and Audrey Snyder. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Come see Brooklyn artists at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

December 10 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Thank you, Mark di Suvero. Because of you, Queens residents have a free outdoor museum on the East River’s shoreline instead of a landfill. The distinguished sculptor led a coalition of artists and community members that created Socrates Sculpture Park in 1986 on 4.5 acres of wasteland. The park, at 32-01 Vernon Blvd. in Long […]

Rival factions are putting in their bids now to get a chunk of an expected windfall in marijuana tax revenue, as New York state moves closer to legalizing cannabis for adult use. AP photo by Dan Balilty

Land grab: Everyone wants a piece of New York’s marijuana tax revenue

December 7 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Rival groups are putting in their bids now to get a chunk of an expected windfall in marijuana tax revenue, as New York state moves closer to legalizing cannabis for adult use. Some Brooklyn officials are pushing for a “cannabis equity program” to benefit communities of color who have suffered from past disparities in marijuana […]