Spitzer, Schumer, Clinton And Rangel: Time to Deliver for New York
New Yorkers have plenty of reasons to cheer the results of last week’s elections. The election of Eliot Spitzer as Governor and the Democratic takeover of Congress promise nothing but good news for the city and the state.
With Mr. Spitzer at the helm Read More
As previewed in today’s Times, The Real Estate Board of New York announced today that Related’s Stephen Ross will replace John Zucotti as its chairman, putting the kibosh on its earlier offer to Peter Kalikow.
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In what looks like a conscious echo of Ned Lamont’s attention-grabbing literature in Connecticut, here’s part of a campaign flyer being handed out by one of the opponents of Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint opponents showing him hugging MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow.
For more information on the flyer, or the union’s election Read More
Isn’t it ironic that the city’s MTA chairman, Mr. Pete Kalikow, has his own special form of transportation? From The New York Times:
Another of Pininfarina’s one-of-a-kind projects was a car for Peter S. Kalikow, the New York developer and chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The car is a tweaked Ferrari Read More
The deal to rezone the West Side Yards is still not done. M.T.A. board member Mitch Pally, who had been a thorn in the side of Chairman Peter Kalikow before, pointed out at this morning’s meeting that no where did the memorandum of understanding he was asked to vote on stipulated that the city would Read More
M.T.A. Chairman Peter Kalikow invented his own language in a hearing this morning on the state transit agency’s potential sale of the West Side rail yards to the city.
“The city of New York has guaranteed us $2 billion for the No. 7 line,” he said at first, but under questioning from Assembly Member Read More
The Democratic front-runner Eliot Spitzer formalizes his earlier objections to the city’s bid for the West Side Rail Yards in a letter today to M.T.A. Chairman Peter Kalikow (PDF), which seem designed to frustrate any potential profit that Mayor Bloomberg might realize by taking control over the land.
More significantly, the letter Read More
This morning, board members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took it for granted that Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff’s No. 7 extension was going to cost more than its $2 billion estimate, even throwing around numbers as high as $3.5 billion.
What that means is that the developers’ tax payments would no longer cover the cost Read More
From a readers’ Q&A in Saturday’s Daily News, MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow answers a request to give a Queens resident a lift to the store:
As long as you don’t have too many groceries. There’s not much room. We’ll see what we can do.
-Matthew Schuerman Read More