Exit This Way
It looks like Andrew Zucker, the 15-year-old son of CNN president Jeff Zucker, bailed on Waywire just in time. The New York Post reports that according to “well-placed” sources, several high-up Waywire employees have been actively job searching, fueled by the fear that the video curation startup may soon shut down.
New Jersey Democrats will choose their nominee for the late Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat on Aug. 13. Their choice ought to be Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is that rarest of species, a political bridge-builder.
Mr. Booker and his three opponents—Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Congressmen Frank Pallone and Rush Holt—are all liberal Democrats who share similar values and priorities. But Mr. Booker stands out, not only because of his national prominence—although that certainly helps—but because he has shown that he can work with partisan opponents for the benefit of the common good.
When Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed New York City, the airport infrastructure naturally shut down along with everything else. As with the subway and bridge systems, however, it seems airplane travel is returning to normalcy.
Earlier today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the reopening of two airports in the metropolitan area, John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty, to limited traffic, with the fate of LaGuardia Airport remaining uncertain as officials sought to repair and inspect the facility in the wake of flood damage. But that ambiguity did not last long; Governor Andrew Cuomo just declared LaGuardia will open too.
Politicians, it seems safe to say, are not renowned for their familiarity with the truth. On the rare occasion when a politician blurts out something which is both verifiable and accurate, apologies and explanations often follow.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker should offer neither an apology nor an explanation for the truth he spoke during a television interview over the weekend.
Newark, New Jersey’s tireless mayor Cory Booker is in the hospital tonight, suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns. Mr. Booker acquired his injuries around 9:30 p.m. Thursday as he returned home from a television appearance. One of his security guards saw a fire in a building on Hawthorne Avenue in Upper Clinton Hill. Mr. Booker’s guards rose to the occasion, but the mayor realized their work wasn’t done and cape madly flapping, gold “M” emblem glinting in the firelight, he dove into action:
It is almost impossible to live inside one of Richard Meier’s fabulously sleek homes without a net worth exceeding eight figures. From Hamptons homes to the Perry Street “lofts,” those glass sentinels overlooking the Hudson, Mr. Meier’s architecture is synonymous with the high-end. But just across the river, in Newark, 200 lucky teachers will be able to call a Richard Meier apartment home.
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Last week, Frommer’s picked the 10 worst airports in the world. The Observer grabbed our bags and booked it for the worst, JFK’s Terminal 3. In this week’s paper, we take a look at why New York has not one but three of the worst terminals on the planet, one each at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark.
Tweeting Toward Bethlehem
Newark residents have been the lucky constituents of America’s hardest-working mayor since Cory Booker took office in 2006. And while his jurisdiction doesn’t extend beyond the embattled New Jersey city, his Twitter presence is such that his voice can reach much farther: he’s accumulated over a million followers, and is a fairly prolific scribe when Read More
Our story begins years ago in a Newark housing project, the now-demolished former residence of Newark mayor Cory Booker, and an unlikely place to spot hot shot hedge fund money manager Bill Ackman. Nevertheless, a meeting between the two took place, Bloomberg reports, amid “drug dealers and rats.” And now big-time money is Read More
Newark is the New York
What is a major cultural institution to do when funding for the arts dries up? How about invest in real estate. In Downtown Newark.
It sounds more like a bad joke than an investment strategy, but that is exactly what the two-decades-old New Jersey Performing Arts Center is looking to do, according to Read More