Despite the hype about green roofs; despite the rampant branding of luxury residences with names like the Solaire and Tribeca Green; despite the cachet that once-repulsive ideas have now garnered (waterless urinals! recycled rainwater!), technologies that allow buildings to generate at least a portion of their own power in a clean, efficient way are having Read More
Patience seems to be wearing thin at the Council today.
While Con Ed was getting the welcome treatment in the Council chambers, the chairman of the TLC was next door in the Committee Hearing Room jousting with Transportation Committee Chairman John Liu over the issue of “illegal street hails” of livery cars.
TLC Chairman Read More
Here’s a clip of Councilman Peter Vallone laying into a representative from
Con Ed New York City Economic Development Corporation after it finally delivered a long-awaited report — just minutes before today’s hearing about last year’s blackout and Con Ed’s preparedness for spikes in usage this summer.
“You know, we’re used to this double-talk from Read More
On a recent Sunday morning in Greenwich Village, a half-dozen patrons of Think Coffee waited in line to place orders for toasted bagels, cappuccinos and the like.
Everything about the scene was wholly unremarkable, except for the flyers taped to the bar where customers collect their drinks: “Don’t Let NYU Drive Us Out of Business!!” Read More
Barack Obama reached out to one of Hillary Clinton’s backers: Carl McCall.
Obama leads Hillary in a new poll from New Hampshire.
John Edwards recently sold his Georgetown mansion for $5.2 million “after it had languished on the market,” the Washington Post reports.
Con Ed could face $9.3 million Read More
A meeting of the directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will be held at One Liberty Plaza.
A news conference will share findings from the New American Exit Poll – the first to focus on immigrant voters – at the New York Immigration Coalition.
The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Read More
Liz does the math and figures there are 18 lobbyist per lawmaker in Albany.
Hillary explains when torture is okay.
Evan Bayh responds [pdf] to Mark Warner’s withdrawal from the presidential race.
Con Ed says the blackout in Queens was not their fault. Queens Assemblyman Mike Read More
GEORGE: It’s funny, I was feeling rather low, and then Hilly walked into the waiting room and my spirits went way up. That’s gotta be a good sign.
DR. SELMAN: So you were glad to see her?
GEORGE: Yep. She got some new shoes.
DR. SELMAN: Can I see?
HILLY: Little Ralph Lauren wedges. Read More
The AP reports a power outage in the Bronx this morning affected 6,000 people.
Con Ed spokesman Alfonso Quiroz emailed to say the outage lasted from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and affected “1,600 customers.”
Where Read More
It’s been almost 10 years since Consolidated Edison decided to sell off its nine prime waterfront acres in the East 30’s and developer Sheldon Solow emerged as its buyer—for $630 million.
Still, nothing is built there.
The Con Ed site is hardly alone. Ground Zero is crawling upward, and Bruce Ratner’s plan for a 22-acre Read More