Health and Happiness
As part of his State of the City address this afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to expand living wage legislation using a tool he has previously rarely mentioned: an executive order.
Mr. de Blasio announced that he will move to drop a lawsuit filed by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, to halt legislation passed by the Council guaranteeing so-called “living wage” salaries to employees of projects that receive more than $1 million in city subsidies.
Purple People Eaters
While some New York neighborhoods are fighting desperately to preserve their local hospitals, others are doing all that they can to stymie their expansion plans. Expanded access to health care in one’s neighborhood is, apparently, far from universally appealing. At least, so the vehement opposition to New York Methodist Hospital’s Park Slope expansion would seem to suggest.
Nearly a year ago, N.Y.U. unveiled its expansion plan for the next 25 years, which would add 6 million square to the university–already the third-largest landowner in the city, behind the Catholic Church and Columbia. The plan was met with immediate outcry from the Greenwich Village community–which had worked for years to help Read More