The Chief-Leader captures some good vitriol at a recent UFT protest aimed at reversing Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to lay off thousands of teachers.
Democratic City Councilman James Sanders said “we need to take this surplus” and “make sure we save the teachers.” The surplus, as I and other people have noted, don’t Read More
2012: Corzine, Orin Kramer raising for Obama. [Page Six]
1964: Bill Clinton visited Times Square, saw “a hooker approach a man in a gray flannel suit.” [Politico]
The Lede: “You can’t find a hooker in Times Square anymore, former President Bill Clinton lamented Wednesday.” [Adam Lisberg]
Mayor Bloomberg has put together a list of schools that will be affected if the city has to lay off more than 4,500 teachers because of state cuts to education. Most of the schools are in poorly served neighborhoods, because that’s where most of the city’s youngest teachers work. If City Hall has to abide Read More
Hidden behind Commentary magazine’s pay wall is this description of Michael Bloomberg’s history with labor unions, from Fred Siegel and Sol Stern:
“The aftermath of 9/11 was an extraordinary lost opportunity for the city. It could have been a moment when, in the name of shared responsibility for bringing the city Read More
To hear Bloomberg explain it, teacher layoffs are a necessity… and a prerogative.
One day after putting out a map detailing where more than 4,000 teacher layoffs would fall in the five boroughs, Bloomberg told reporters in Brooklyn what exactly he needs in order to keep those educators employed.
“You’d have to get Read More
What does Chuck Schumer know about Wisconsin?
A lot, apparently. Or so he says. New York’s senior senator, who rarely misses a chance to play the populist card, has seized on the fiscal crisis in Madison to raise his profile and a few campaign dollars as well. Mr. Schumer recently sent a mass email to Read More
Word got out yesterday that Tavern on the Green may be on the fast track for a new era of pond-side dinner opulence. The beloved Central Park restaurant has been closed for over a year since union and bankruptcy issues shut the doors in early 2010, but it seems to have found a savior in Read More
There are dueling articles in the Journal and Times about Walmart’s renwed interest in New York. Not to brag, but both sound a lot like an item we wrote back in September, about how the world’s largest retailer and nation’s largest employer would use the same tactics that recently succeeded Read More
Add metal lathers to the long list of people peeved at Sam Zell.
The successful developer and not-so-successful media mogul came to the New York Public Library today as part of the Bloomberg Real Estate Briefing, where he just finished giving a talk (more on that later from The Observer‘s Zeke Turner). Greeting him this Read More
Among the laments for the Death of New York is the disappearance of many of the mom-and-pops that once lined the city’s streets. As bank branches and pharmacies and Marc Jacobses have descended on the city, the small-time merchants have fallen prey. Now they may be facing their biggest threat yet, Read More