Neal Kwatra & Austin Shafran Rank #5 on City & State's Political PR Power 50 List

City & State recognizes the 50 most powerful New Yorkers in PR.

This Union Defeated Airbnb. Now It’s Taking Aim at a New Target.

The hotel workers’ union has become one of the most feared political forces in New York.

Hearing expected on bill to equip NYC school buses with stop-arm cameras

Over one month monitoring 10 buses, the company identified 625 violations. Nassau County issued 79 tickets for such violations in 2018.

Sleepy Hollow's Allison Fine jumps into race for Nita Lowey's House seat

“Fighting for a woman’s seat is a good fight to have. Especially this woman’s seat, the greatest champion for women in Congress" Fine said

Chuck Schumer’s foolishly kind words about Rep. Peter King

“King was an institution on Long Island & I think that helped him fend off the [2018] challenge,” veteran NY political operative Neal Kwatra

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Home-Share War by a Landslide

The bitter, multi-million dollar battle over home-sharing in Jersey City has come to an end -- with Airbnb Inc. losing the fight.

Airbnb Suffered a Big Defeat in Jersey City. Here’s What That Means.

A major defeat for Airbnb as it prepares to go public and the latest in a string of laws that cities around the world have passed

Airbnb Loses Fight Against Tougher Rules in Jersey City

“Airbnb thought it could spend millions of dollars to undo common-sense home-sharing regulations,” said Peter Ward, president of the NYHTC

Schumer: Feds can support school bus traffic cameras

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to release its long-overdue report

Where a $5 Million War Rages Between Airbnb and the Hotel Industry

The upcoming vote has rapidly become the most expensive local referendum in NJ history

Jersey City fights Airbnb war fueled by NYC crackdown

Mayor Bill deBlasio’s Airbnb crackdown in the Big Apple has pushed the battle over short-term rentals across the Hudson River to Jersey City

Legislation aims to stop drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses

Nassau County Executive Curran signed legislation allowing local school districts to opt in to state law to install cameras on school buses

Big-brand hotel owners back mayor's special permit plan

"without special permits we could see a loss of billions in tax revenue and thousands of jobs across the region," said Khimji

Murphy joins Fulop and Stack in backing Jersey City Airbnb referendum

Gov. Murphy is joining Jersey City Mayor Fulop and state Senator/Union City Mayor Stack in making the push for the Airbnb ballot question

New Jersey Playbook 10.15.19 — Gov. Murphy to endorse Jersey City’s new restrictions on Airbnb

The governor, in endorsing a yes vote, is siding with the New York Hotel Trades Council (as well as other organized labor)

Jersey City’s police and fire unions endorse effort to preserve Airbnb regulations

A trio of police & fire unions are joining the fight over the future of the short-term rental industry in Jersey City, endorsing Vote Yes JC

Long Island districts should install school bus cameras to protect kids

Cameras on school buses can punish dangerous driving & prevent it. Long Island's school districts need to hop on board — The editorial board

Supporters of Jersey City’s Airbnb ordinance fire back in 30-second TV ad

“Airbnb turned thousands of units into pricey tourist rentals. Now they are taking over our neighborhoods,” the ad’s narrator says

Nassau to survey district interest in cameras on school bus stop arms

County Legislature passed a bill authorizing the school bus camera program. There is no cost to school districts, a county spokeswoman said

Every school bus in city would get cameras under proposed NYC Council bill

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to require almost every school bus in the city to carry a camera on the stop arm