For years now, the Bloomberg administration has been pushing a plan to redevelop Coney Island, trying to ensure its approval in the City Council amid resistance from the amusement district’s main landowner, Joe Sitt. Now, as the Council approaches a vote on the plan in coming weeks, one major line of resistance is emerging: Domenic Read More
The fate of the Bloomberg administration’s proposal to remake Coney Island is now in the hands of the City Council and area Councilman Domenic Recchia, who has been critical of key aspects of the plan.
The ambitious proposal, which was approved by the City Planning Commission on Wednesday, imagines hundreds of millions of dollars Read More
For Eric Gioia, there are signs of major institutional support coming from one Kennedy family member, a Schumer aide, and the new city clerk (who landed the job in no small part because of the Queens County Democratic Organization.)
Bill de Blasio got money from Fernando Ferrer and City Councilman Domenic Recchia, Read More
Thus far, between the freaks, the hunger strikes, the attacks via the media between city officials and a Brooklyn developer, the protesters brought in by the busloads to show up to an environmental scoping hearing (many of whom didn’t know where they were going), and the opposition by a civic group, Read More
Thus far, between the freaks, the hunger strikes, the attacks via the media between city officials and a Brooklyn developer, the protestors brought in by the busloads to show up to an environmental scoping hearing (many of whom didn’t know where they were going), and the opposition by a civic group, Read More
City Councilman Domenic Recchia, who helped lead Michael Bloomberg's effort to extend term limits, is now organizing to stop the mayor from rescinding the $400 property-tax rebate.
Here's Recchia's online petition–he's the first, and at the moment the only signature. The letter is short and to the point:
While we agree Read More
Christine Quinn has adamantly denied speaking to the mayor or her colleagues about whether or not the City Council would approve a change to the term-limits law, and it looks like most members are set to do that.
So who was talking to the Council? Councilman Domenic Recchia, for one.
"Yes Read More
Yesterday, with a report in the New York Post, the idea that Michael Bloomberg will try to seek a third term as mayor returned with force.
Much like the rumors that he would run for president, or was being considered as a running mate for either of the two presidential candidates, the whisper Read More
Even in these days of increased transparency when it comes to the City Council’s appropriation of member items, the process remains, unavoidably, one that rewards people who know people.
For example, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a non-profit group whose executive director, William Rapfogel, is married to the Assembly Read More
Leading up to tonight’s scoping meeting of the Coney Island revamp, various advocacy groups and others are staking out positions on the city’s plan, a few of which have ended up in our inbox. The comments are on the latest iteration of the plan, which was altered after it met opposition from Councilman Read More