“What’s up with medical marijuana in NYC. Is it going to be OK’d soon? Need to know by this weekend” is one question from Twitter Bloomberg read during his weekly radio show, this morning.
Hope Reichbach: Unsure if her death was an accident or suicide. [Sean Gardiner and Michael Saul]
US Attorney Preet Bharara announced he’s promoting one of the lead attorneys who is prosecuting Councilman Larry Seabrook on corruption charges, as well as State Senator Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland and lobbyist Richard Lipsky in a wide-ranging bribery scheme.
Thirty-three year old Michael Bosworth will now be the deputy chief of Read More
Washington: Peter King after his hearing.
Campaign Money: Disclosing more third party activities in NYC. [David Chen]
Travelling: Bloomberg to San Francisco, via private jet. [SF Gate]
Transport: Seattle, sorta like New York. [Aaron Naparstek]
Corruption: Dicker says Cuomo’s first major mistake was not Read More
US Attorney Preet Bharara’s case against State Senator Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland, lobbyist Richard Lipsky and five other defendants today is a run-of-the-mill bribery scheme. Two of them, actually.
In the first, Bharara alleges a friend of Kruger’s set up “a shell company in the name of Olympian [which] wasn’t engaged in anything other Read More
Unsealed this morning.
I’m reading it now, but one quick detail stood out:
On or about February 11, 2011, RICHARD LIPSKY, the defendant, met with CARL KRUGER, the defendant, inside LIPSKY’s car in the vicinity of 18th Street and Fith Avenue in Manhattan.
Not like there’s any shortage of meeting rooms or coffee shops around Read More
Corruption: “Prosecutors have made a cottage industry of scrutinizing members of the Senate.[Vielkind]
Corruption: State Senator Kruger and Assemblyman Boyland are expected to turn themselves in. [Daily News]
Corruption: Kruger and lobbyist Richard Lipsky are expected to turn themselves in. [NY Post]
Corruption: Kruger, Boyland, Lipsky, Kurger Read More
In the past month there’s been a fair amount of deals closing at Willets Point, with the Bloomberg administration finishing up the acquisitions that it negotiated with some of the property owners on the industrial site by Citi Field that’s slated for a major redevelopment.
In the run-up to a City Council approval of Read More
Amanda Burden thinks the city needs more C-Towns.
Boiled down a bit, that is the essence of a Bloomberg administration initiative in the planning stages for many months now to boost the city’s stock of supermarkets, particularly in poorer neighborhoods. The administration believes as many as three million New Yorkers live in neighborhoods it considers Read More
Christine Quinn delivered enough votes yesterday pass Michael Bloomberg's term-limits extension. But does she have enough votes to remain speaker?
Quinn became speaker in 2006, and during her tenure has drawn criticism from other Council members about her particuarly close relationship with Michael Bloomberg–since the Council is supposed to act as a check on Read More