City Comptroller Bill Thompson this morning endorsed construction of planned mega-projects, including Willets Point, as a means to "prime the economy."
As the debate over term limits rages on (Mr. Thompson is opposed to extending term limits and said he plans to mount a mayoral bid regardless), Mr. Thompson turned his attention to the financial Read More
With the city’s fiscal future looking bleak in the coming years, city Comptroller Bill Thompson is pushing at today’s meeting of the Financial Control Board for a rainy day fund for the city’s budget, in order to better balance the bad times with the good.
Following up on his report issued Read More
City Comptroller and likely mayoral candidate William Thompson Jr. is asking the United Nations Development Corporation to pay $6 million in back rent he says it owes the city. But the UNDC is telling him to take a hike.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Mr. Thompson announced the results of an audit processed Read More
At the midtown Hilton last Thursday, an absolute who’s who of New York City real estate descended upon the building’s grand ballroom to nibble on crab cakes, rub elbows with competitors and chow down a big hunk of steak at the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual awards gala. Milling among the tuxedo-clad crowd—with Read More
Stephen Green, the chairman of the city’s largest office landlord SL Green, gave his thoughts about the 2009 mayoral race at an investor’s conference on Monday, in response to a question about how a new mayor might affect the city’s business climate.
Mr. Green–whose brother, Mark Green, lost to Mayor Bloomberg in Read More
Here’s an invitation for a birthday party-fund-raiser for Jackson Heights, Queens, City Council candidate Alfonso Quiroz.
Quiroz is likely to face district leader Danny Dromm in the Democratic primary.
Which makes the special guest status at the event of City Comptroller and likely mayoral candidate Bill Thompson somewhat notable: it’s one Read More
We all know one—that friend or relative who split New York City recently for the common cascade of reasons: high home prices, high rents, high living costs, high noise, high stress, high, high, high.
And when these people exit our five boroughs, they really exit: City Comptroller Bill Thompson’s office analyzed the Census Bureau’s Read More
Here’s a bit of Bill Thompson’s interview with Jay DeDapper of WNBC in which he discusses Eliot Spitzer’s still-unfolding Joe Bruno problem.
Thompson said that if a circumstance arose in which his own chief of staff failed to inform him that he was doing the kinds of things Spitzer’s top aide, Read More
8 a.m NYC Comptroller William Thompson addresses business and community leaders at York College in Jamaica, Queens.
8:30 a.m. Gov. Eliot Spitzer speaks at an Association for a Better New York breakfast forum at the Hilton New York, 1335 Sixth Ave., between 53rd and 54th streets.
8:30 a.m. The Continuing Care Leadership Coalition hosts a Read More
Hard to believe Atlantic Yards opponents would voluntarily zip their lips, but that is what Develop-Don’t Destroy Brookyn is asking its followers to do for the “community forum” scheduled for election day.
Plus, Norman Oder floats a theory on why City Comptroller William Thompson supports the arena and housing complex: Read More