With two years left in his job and a whole lot left to do, Mayor Bloomberg today announced that administration insider Robert Lieber, president of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, would become his new Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.
The appointment raises a relative newcomer to the administration—Mr. Lieber joined the Read More
Critics of Atlantic Yards repeatedly argue that there is something about the 22-acre housing and arena complex in Brooklyn that does not jibe with the Bloomberg administration’s rhetoric about community participation in the planning process. In an article appearing in tomorrow’s Observer, Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff basically agrees.
“I am a huge Read More
In late October, I sat down with Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff for an interview, discussing the past and future of the Bloomberg administration’s economic development plans. (At the time of the interview, I was a reporter at The New York Sun, and wrote an article on the city’s shift toward a Read More
In a press conference in the Times Square subway station today, the mayor announced the groundbreaking (without shovels or dirt) of the 1.5-mile extension of the No. 7 subway line, a keystone in the city’s efforts to expand midtown to the far West Side.
While officials, including Governor Spitzer, Representative Jerrold Nadler, and City Read More
New York magazine reports that Daniel Doctoroff may leave the Bloomberg administration next year. The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding has been "exploring his options."
The Observer‘s Matthew Schuerman sat down with Mr. Doctoroff in February to talk about the developments he most wants to complete before leaving office. Read More
You know those little turquoise boxes from Tiffany’s, the ones with a big white bow? Apparently, they are among the great icons of the world—up there, I suppose, with the pyramids, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower. At least, that’s what Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff said at Wednesday's grand opening of the Read More
Willets Point in Flushing is about as close to a controlled economic experiment as can be found in the five boroughs. A 60-acre tract of landfill located in the shadow of Shea Stadium, the 13-block strip is best known for its dense cluster of about 225 car-related businesses employing somewhere between 1,200 and 1,800 Read More
Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff’s right-hand man in the unsuccessful bid to land the 2012 Olympics started work on Monday at the Related Companies, according to The New York Times. Jay L. Kriegel became a senior adviser to the firm and to its chairman and C.E.O., Stephen Ross. Mr. Ross is also chairman of Read More
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month that he wanted to help out the struggling water-ferry business, a lot of transportation wonks nodded politely, given what a small portion of the region’s commuter traffic the industry carries. But the news, contained in the Mayor’s PlaNYC proposal, must have sounded particularly heartwarming to three men Read More
Come Back to San Gennaro: The Mob is Deeply Missed
City officials have since strived to cleanse San Gennaro of certain less than desirable elements: No more gambling. No more booze-slinging street vendors. And, if you believe the current organizers, no more Mafia involvement. Mob mentality, though, still has its place. Go to story Read More