It’s not as though he didn’t warn us.
When Mayor Bloomberg stepped to the podium to deliver his bad-news budget the other day, the only people who seemed surprised to learn about massive teacher layoffs and other painful cutbacks were members of the City Council, who reflexively denounced the Mayor’s difficult decisions. That is their Read More
Another interesting component of Bloomberg’s update to PlaNYC: the mayor has said that he wants to reduce reliance on landfills by converting solid waste into energy.
Some are referring to this as “burning garbage,” which may be overstating the issue a bit. The new PlaNYC plan mentions that the city may explore Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Harlem today to unveil a “clean heat” campaign and other green initiatives that will become part of the PlaNYC plan, which is aimed at building “a greener, greater New York.”
The event, at Harlem Stage, gave away free reusable water bottles to the media, and distributed press releases on individual Read More
Budget season always feels the same, doesn’t it? The protests, the speeches, the back-and-forths–it’s almost like you can predict what’s going to happen.
Legislative leaders will say that they are “working closely with the governor to produce a fair and on-time budget.” The governor will say that his proposed budget “makes tough choices” and “cuts Read More
Wells Fargo has learned a lesson from the last time it tarried. Just days after rumors surfaced the bank was mulling 150 East 42nd Street, it has sealed the deal.
We’ve learned that the San Francisco-based firm has signed a 16-year lease for 275,000 square feet at Hiro‘s imposing 42-story silver tower between Lexington and Third avenues. Its new home Read More
You don’t have to be particularly old to remember that once upon a time, New York’s waterfront was a bustling place of commerce and corruption, a place where goods from around the world were placed aboard or removed from great seagoing vessels by men who didn’t need steroids to develop muscle mass.
Those days, of Read More
Thirty-fourth Street happens to be among the most famous thoroughfares in Manhattan. It’s in the heart of the midtown central business district, and it’s home to heath care institutions, university facilities, a major transit hub and a retail corridor that includes one of the city’s most iconic stores, Macy’s. From river to river, 34th Street Read More
At the Polls
It seems that city residents like public school teachers, but aren’t particularly fond of the teachers’ unions. An overwhelming 85 percent of New York voters feel that teacher layoffs should be based on merit as opposed to seniority, a recent Quinnipiac University poll found.
Most voters felt that the unions did not improve New York’s educational Read More
When Bloomberg sailed into Wells Fargo’s chosen space at 120 Park Avenue, industry insiders were shaken by the switch. Now Crain’s reports that even Wells Fargo thought they had the space nailed:
“A few weeks ago, [senior vice president John] Saclarides got a call from the landlord telling him that the bank was being bumped Read More
Mayor Bloomberg released his preliminary budget today which aims to close a $4.58 billion deficit without increasing taxes.
Bloomberg’s budget outlines a plan to soften the worst of the blows suffered from state funding cuts to education and city services. The plan increases education funding to compensate for some of the loss while relying on Read More