Anthony Weiner opened fire at every one of his prominent rivals at a mayoral forum in Queens last night, heralding the feistiest phase of his campaign as the primary draws near.
Still undeterred by a sexting scandal that has threatened to sink his mayoral bid, Mr. Weiner swaggered through the York College event, managing to take shots at Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, all Democrats battling him to reach a probable runoff.
When the Port Authority announced earlier this month that it was looking for a developer to build a hotel behind Eero Saarinen’s iconic Terminal 5, The Observer was skeptical, to say the least. Efforts to revive the building after TWA went bankrupt and moved out a decade ago have floundered, and it seemed unlikely Read More
Viraj Puri believes the future of farming is not about tractors or rolling swaths of quilted fields or even soil. Co-founder of Gotham Greens, New York City’s first hydroponic commercial-scale rooftop farm, he envisions a three-dimensional agricultural landscape sprouting across the city’s rooftops.
Toward this green-tinged skyline, Gotham Greens hopes to build 100,000 square Read More
In an unusual arrangement, the City Council on Thursday voted to let a Long Island City business take advantage of tax breaks that usually go along with the Empire Zone in Jamaica.
The concept of these "regionally significant projects" is a little controversial, since Empire Zones are set up to benefit a Read More
It’s being touted as the missing link in the city’s transportation network-the train to the plane, or, as its builders prefer to call it, the AirTrain. After decades of discussion and years of construction, the $1.9 billion project is nearly ready to begin whisking thousands of passengers via monorail from John F. Kennedy International Airport Read More
Sometime in the 17th century, there developed the notorious “Triangle Trade”: rum and shoddy goods from New England to Africa; slaves from Africa to what would become the Old Confederacy; tobacco, sugar, molasses and cotton from the South to New England.
In the Era of Globalization, there has developed what I think of as the Read More
The morning of Sunday, Feb. 18, was, as always, bright-but
for the first time since we’d arrived in Jamaica, the wind was sufficiently
down and the sea calm enough for decent snorkeling. Beloved Stepmother was in
good spirits. The night before, we had attended the annual party at Round Hill
that benefits the associated charities Read More
It’s amazing how just four days in Jamaica will refresh the spirit, especially one whose substance has been laid waste by other people’s getting and spending, not to mention their need to fill column inches. Flying down with my son Francis the day before Thanksgiving, I was surprised to read in the New York Post Read More