Real estate has gone to the dogs–really, they’re great sellers [Times]
More construction work for women and minorities [Crain's]
MTA still hasn’t bought much-needed snow equipment [News]
Brooklyn’s Third Avenue becoming boro’s latest bar hub [Brownstoner]
Knoedler Gallery townhouse finally sells for $31 million, practically half off [Journal]
Uma Thurman’s Read More
New York has its share of architectural contributions from Rafael Viñoly-from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Brooklyn College West Quad-and last week the City Council decided that there would be one more. It approved the New Domino development set to be built on the site of the Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront. Read More
“I had breakfast with the mayor,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said before beginning his speech this afternoon at NYU’s Stern School of Business. “I said, ‘How is New York?’ He said, ‘New York is strong.’ I said, ‘Why is that?’ He said, ‘Because we have a great mayor.’”
The crowd—business people, media people and NYU Read More
Last October, David Carr wrote about the Stats Monkey, a sportswriting robot being developed at Northwestern University. Now Business Week has returned to check in on the thing. Their findings? It’s getting smarter (or at least less bad)!
The company says it is continually trying to make the system “a less bad writer,” Read More
Public housing advocates and elected officials rallied on the City Hall steps for more than a half hour this morning, demanding the city and state give more money to the New York City Housing Authority.
The group – which was led by Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and State Senator Daniel Squadon and included Assembly Speaker Sheldon Read More
Whoever said “Change is good” clearly never worked in the publishing industry. The book business generally likes to do things the way it has always done them, and any proposed alteration to the plan is usually met with ambivalence at best. So only if you’d just dropped down from Mars would you expect book people Read More
The Hillary Trap: Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places , by Laura Ingraham. Hyperion, 228 pages, $23.95.
If it turns out you and someone whose ideas you dislike dislike the same person, does that mean the two of you have something in common? Is your enemy’s enemy really your friend?
Enough metaphysics! Read More
It was a long time coming–24 years to be exact. But from the
beginning a bite-the-bullet decision by Merrill Lynch & Company was
clearly inevitable. Yet as we’ll see in a minute, what happened on
June 1 may not in fact turn out to be the bad news for Merrill that many on
Wall Street Read More