Celeste Katz has some Read More
A look at the forces working against NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, from Matthew Shaer:
Bike-lane opponents are now hoping that the Prospect Park West bike lane could be the place where … the “unstoppable force” of Sadik-Khan meets an “immovable object.” The immovable object in this case is Iris Weinshall. The knock on the Read More
On Saturday, Oct. 14, a CUNY law professor named Dinesh Khosla sent a very polite memo to the “law-school community,” titled, “Our New Building.”
The memo wondered why CUNY, a public university financed by taxpayers, is paying a decidedly above-market price ($155 million) for its new, 225,000-square foot home at Citigroup’s 2 Court Square in Read More
Last night, after Hillary Clinton presented an award to Iris Weinshall at the 38th annual Women Write the World gala, Weinshall's husband, Chuck Schumer, explained how valuable his wife has been to his political career.
Taking the stage, Schumer recounted a night years ago, during Ed Koch's third term as mayor.
Koch, Schumer said, Read More
The City’s Transportation Commissioner, Iris Weinshall, is leaving for a job with CUNY.
Her last day is April 13th.
A statement from Weinshall, wife of Senator Chuck Schumer, is after the jump.
– Azi Paybarah
STATEMENT FROM DOT COMMISSIONER IRIS WEINSHALL
“It has been an honor and a privilege to spend more Read More
She weathered the Staten Island Ferry storm, only to resign to…. work for CUNY.
The Mayor’s statement after the jump.
- Matthew Schuerman
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE RESIGNATION OF DOT COMMISSIONER IRIS WEINSHALL
“When I became Mayor, the people of New York were already very fortunate to Read More
After winning an easy re-election, Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out swinging in his second term, narrowing his sights on ambitious issues like the billions of dollars in city education money tied up in Albany and changing gun-control laws in Washington. To get more aggressive, he made key substitutions in his corner, replacing battle-tested city government Read More
With the imminent release of a $700,000 safety study of Staten Island ferry operations, New Yorkers are still waiting to find out what really happened on Oct. 15, when a crash killed 11 ferry passengers and injured more than 70.
The ferry mystery, and the way City Hall has handled it, stands in stark contrast Read More
On the day when New Yorkers went to the polls to vote on Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to institute nonpartisan elections as a way to “reform” city politics, an old-fashioned political brawl broke out at a Congressional hearing looking into the Staten Island ferry crash that killed 10 and injured dozens on Oct. 15.
U.S. Representative Read More