On Feb. 24, the Citizens Committee for New York City, a civic group founded in 1975 at the apex of the city’s fiscal crisis, honored the legal giants David Boies and Ted Olson. Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, presented them with the New Yorker for New York Award. Below are Mr. Singer’s remarks. Read More
Landmarks are a vital part of New York City’s legacy and an essential part of its identity. Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, the Grand Concourse and Brooklyn Heights are each irreplaceable and distinctive elements that make up the fabric of our city. The members of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) proudly own and impeccably maintain some of New York’s great landmark buildings, and our office is in the magnificent landmark G.E. building. Read More
For most Americans, there is nothing worse than disrupting their commute to work or delaying their child’s bus trip to school.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a long record of disdain for the commuters in the northern part of the Garden State. Mr. Christie’s base of support lies in southern and central New Jersey, Read More
Many transit riders are disappointed that a proposal submitted by one of New York City’s premier developers to pay for construction to reopen the old Hilton Corridor was never approved by City Hall. The Vornado Realty Trust, had offered to do open the Hilton Corridor in exchange for a zoning variance to construct a high rise office building at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street. Read More
With the clocks set back and the temperature dropping, kids and grownups alike are turning their attention to indoor activities. I have replaced my Central Park runs with elliptical workouts at the gym, and so too have the children in my building brought their athletics inside. My first-floor neighbors, in particular, enjoy playing basketball. I know this, because I can hear them. They play it all the time, inside their apartment. I’m not talking about a child’s toy—this is the real thing. Read More
Some New Yorkers have been spoiled by the Bloomberg centrist style of pragmatic management, yet Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio feels the successes of New York have eluded many and wants to make the city more fair. Read More
As a frequent world traveler, I’ve had occasion to seek medical treatment in Croatia, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, and France. I was always treated right away, treated well, and handed surprisingly low bills. Why can’t we get it right? These experiences as well as my “liberal” leanings, make me an unabashed supporter of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Read More
On Sunday, I joined with my wife, Miriam, and my dear friend and partner in Birthright Israel, Michael Steinhardt, to welcome to Cooper Union the two people in the world most closely identified with standing up to genocide: Professor Elie Wiesel and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.
Seventy years ago in Europe, my people, the Read More