Wednesday: Garbage Strike!

  • Again, the city’s high dirt levels were recently documented by the EPA. Now, to compound our current state, New York may face a garbage strike. (The Village Voice)
  • “The number of American households with a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding their principal residence, grew to a record 8.9 million last year,” The New York Times reports. Furthermore, most are concentrated in just 13 counties–New York just makes it in.
  • Super star chefs pressure hungry patrons to order the cook’s favorites, rather than the customers’. (The New York Times)
  • Wealthy neighborhoods with new luxury housing equals overcrowded public schools. (The New York Sun)
  • A 48-acre estate and its 22,000-square-foot main house with elevator may sell at a record price for Long Island–$60 million. (New York Daily News)
  • The president of the National Association of Realtors wants to kick Barbara Corcoran’s ass after she bad-mouthed real estate brokers on Good Morning America. (Curbed)
  • Apparently, if you’re pro-choice, you can’t be a fan of “…Baby One More Time.” C’est La Vie. (The New York Sun)
  • The MTA has hired Thacher Associates as an “integrity monitor” to prevent corruption in major construction sites. (New York Post)
  • The target for the federal funds rate affects how much consumers pay on loans. After yesterday, Ben Bernanke’s first meeting, it is the highest it has been in five years. (CNN)
  • Neighborhood Homes helps nonprofit developers renovate neglected properties and sell them to low-income families, who receive assistance for the deal. (The Village Voice)
  • More bars and more free food. What else is left to say? (The Village Voice)
  • - Riva Froymovich