Planes Trains & Automobiles
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Take a seat, Colossus. Go hang somewhere else, Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Time to turn off the lights, Lighthouse of Alexandria.
There’s a new world wonder in town: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority–at least according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The people of North Brooklyn can be an entitled bunch (as a local, this reporter can personally testify to this). After all, the lights, even the Internet stayed on through most of the storm, and property damage was minimal, even for those condos cum punching bags on the waterfront. Still, standing outside in the freezing cold while one packed B62 after another blows by your stop is not a very comforting feeling. Forget getting to work, what about the hypothermia concerns the mayor has been preaching?
But fear not, now that the MTA has gotten to all the other subway lines—which to be totally fair had less flooding and/or carried more riders into the city—the L and the G are now its primary recovery focus, according to MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg.
The Daily News City Hall Bureau Chief, Chief Adam Lisberg, is departing for the top editing job at Manhattan Media, publisher of City Hall News and The Capitol. The Daily News confirmed the Gawker item about Lisberg’s departure, which had been making the rounds online.
(Lisberg fills the vacancy created when Read More
It’s Mathew Wambua, a top aide at the New York City Housing Development Corporation, according to Adam Lisberg, who notes the challenges the new guy will face.
“Former commissioner Shaun Donovan set big affordable housing goals before President Obama tapped him as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The timeline for Read More
Journalists on the NY1′s Reporter’s Roundtable Friday had some objections to the way State Senator Carl Kruger was covered by the New York Post which said on their front page that the lawmaker was not only accused of corruption, but “gay” and ”closeted” too. The person who allegedly helped Kruger pocket the kick-back money is Read More
The Observer‘s very unofficial Brooklyn correspondent Eric Kuo (as in he doesn’t actually work here) is at the Atlantic Yard’s project’s Barclay’s groundbreaking ceremony and Tweeting entertaining dispatches.
Kuo: “Chant is ‘arrest Ratner now’ somehow I doubt these cops will comply.”
Daily News City Hall Bureau Chief Adam Lisberg is Read More
Not every image of Michael Bloomberg with a controversial (is that word strong enough?) figure has gone missing, as Adam Lisberg reported was the case with photographs of the mayor with Sarah Palin from her 2007 visit.
Palin’s official October 10 visit isn’t in the mayor’s archive of press releases or Read More
The latest poll from Marist may help explain the odd fact that more people voted in the Democratic primaries for public advocate and comptroller than in the race for mayor.
According to Marist, Democrats are almost split between Michael Bloomberg and Bill Thompson, 43 to 46 percent. Overall, Bloomberg is leading Read More
After Michael Bloomberg’s meeting today with Republican leaders, Adam Lisberg of the Daily News asked the mayor’s spokesman if the mayor “is still a liberal, and if not, when did that change.” Howard Wolfson, the spokesman, smiled and laughed. Lisberg persisted. “It’s a serious question,” he said. “Well, look,” said Wolfson. “I think people can Read More
After Michael Bloomberg’s meeting today with Republican leaders, Adam Lisberg of the Daily News asked the mayor’s spokesman if the mayor “is still a liberal, and if not, when did that change.”
Howard Wolfson, the spokesman, smiled and laughed.
Lisberg persisted. “It’s a serious question,” he said.
“Well, look,” said Wolfson. “I think people can Read More