I just came across this video of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaking at a forum in Brooklyn recently (according to the YouTube user, it was on May 31).
Jeffries slams the mayor for promoting so much development in the city, and jokes that there should be a movie called “Development Gone Wild," which Jeffries says Read More
The city will conduct an “intensive, in-depth assessment” of high-risk construction in the city, the Department of Buildings announced Wednesday, one day after commissioner ACTING BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER ROBERT LIMANDRI ANNOUNCES INTENSIVE, IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF HIGH-RISK CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
City Launching Comprehensive Analysis of High-Risk Construction Activities;
Azi Paybarah, on our brother blog The Politicker, reports that former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Daniel Doctoroff said last night he "would do anything" for Michael Bloomberg, including run "his shitty little company."
Mr. Doctoroff made the remark at a private going-away party at the New York Public Library. (He was joking, Read More
Dan Doctoroff “would do anything” for Mike Bloomberg, including running his “shitty little company.”
That’s what Doctoroff, the former deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding, said to the approximately 500 people at his going-away party last night at the New York Public Library, according to two attendees I spoke to, and Read More
I saw City Councilman Larry Seabrook running into City Hall just now, and asked him his predictions on tonight’s primary vote in New Hampshire.
“Predictions? That’s over man. That’s Obama!" said Seabrook, who hasn’t endorsed a presidential candidate yet.
A few minutes later Dan Doctoroff strolled in (without a tie!). His predictions?
“I Read More
More from Robert Lieber, New York City’s next Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. The Observer met with him in November.
What about Coney Island? Why are you looking for another developer aside from Thor Equities to operate the amusement area there?
What we would like to try to do is Read More
More from The Observer‘s November interview with Robert Lieber, the new Deputy Mayor for Economic Development:
Why did you take this job?
Because I had a great career at Lehman Brothers. I had been there for 20-some-odd years and had always been intrigued by New York City. I was not born Read More
Robert Lieber will be the city’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and not its Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, the old title used by Daniel Doctoroff, who announced earlier this month that he was leaving the position. Mr. Lieber was appointed today as Mr. Doctoroff’s successor.
Mayor Bloomberg said that the name Read More
In announcing that he’s found a replacement for Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, Michael Bloomberg announced Rob Lieber as the “Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.”
Which is slightly shorter than Doctoroff’s title, which had included the words “and Rebuilding,” a reflection of the work the administration needed to do in Read More
The Observer’s intrepid political reporter Azi Paybarah made this amusing discovery this morning: City Hall News and New York Press, owned by the same company, carried the same Daniel Doctoroff covery story but under a different headline, differnet packaging, a few different edits, and a slightly different byline.
So, if you ever Read More