This morning, Michael Bloomberg made the argument that congestion pricing would be good for the economy, and that without it, tens of thousands of jobs for New Yorkers “would almost certainly be dead in the water."
Standing with labor leaders outside the turnstile at the Brooklyn Bridge train station, Bloomberg told reporters, “The jobs created Read More
This year's Labor Day parade has been cancelled, according to The Chief.
The head of the Central Labor Council, Ed Ott, is quoted as saying the group felt it best "to remain focused on our organizational priorities and review the various observances of our Labor Day events as we consider how Read More
Practically every major Democrat in the city was at the corner of 14th Street and First Avenue yesterday afternoon to announce the formation of a what they say is the largest housing coalition in the city’s history.
The group, New York Is Our Home, includes labor and tenant groups, the Working Read More
This morning, at a Drum Major Institute breakfast, Ed Ott, executive director of the New York City Central Labor Council, was leaning heavily in favor of congestion pricing, but he still warned that it would have to be preceded by massive transit improvements all around.
"It’s almost like asking what’s good Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s aides these days start their spiel about the long-range plan for the city by talking about the electronic clock in the corner of the City Hall bullpen counting down the days until the Mayor’s term ends.
“At this very minute, it reads 1,023 days, 11 hours and five minutes,” Deputy Mayor Dan Read More
The Mayor gave out 10 “goals” that he wanted the city to achieve by 2030 at Tuesday morning’s speech in Flushing on sustainability. Many of them were vague (“cleaner, more reliable power”), others manageable (creating 265,000 more units of housing, which would be below the rate at which they are being built today), and still Read More