Thankfully, companies are much nicer with Bloomberg when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than they are with banning soda.
In 2007, the Mayor announced the "Carbon Challenge;" an initiative from PlaNYC - the city's sustainability program - that dares any organization in New York to lowe ... More >>
One of a series of subway teaser ads by TD Bank
I was hurrying toward the R train at Elmhurst Avenue with a group of friends - having just eaten a belt-busting Sichuan meal - when I spotted an ad on the mezzanine level. It was a subway billboard for TD Bank ("TD" stands for "Toronto-Dominion"), an ... More >>
The New York Post ran an "exclusive" story yesterday suggesting that Long Island Congressman Steve Israel's 2008 support of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for financially strapped banks is the reason he was granted a "bailout" on the mortgage for his Dix Hills home. The bank that holds Isr ... More >>
Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate who has quite a few ideas for your vagina, also has some ideas for banks.
Writing about financial reform in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, "A Smarter Approach to New York's Banks," she takes on political rival Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's "punitive" view on f ... More >>
Documents tying the CIA to the Qaddafi-led Libyan government were found in an abandoned office in Tripoli, the New York Times reports. The findings, which have not been verified for authenticity, allude to the practice of the American intelligence agency handing over terror suspects to the Li ... More >>
The digital marketing firm Epsilon told its clients on Friday of "an unauthorized entry into Epsilon's email system," insisting it "was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only" and that no other information was at risk, but it's only now becoming clear just how widespread the ha ... More >>
When Aaron Barr, a computer security expert for the firm HBGary, announced his plans in a Financial Times article to talk to the FBI about Anonymous, the worldwide collective of hacker activists, the group quickly lashed out, publishing personal information (like his social security number) a ... More >>
Some Wall Street bankers might need to forsake the glitzy office party for take-out and a movie this year -- TheStreet.com says many of the city's finance firms -- including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Citigroup, and UBS -- are either canceling or keeping "mum" about their par ... More >>
Sucks having fallen on these "tough economic times," for everyone! Even those who went from having, say, $20M in personal wealth to $5M in personal wealth. Those people feel shitty, too. Well, times have changed, and as the Wall Street Journal uncharacteristically (and somewhat "snark-ily") n ... More >>
State attorney general Andrew Cuomo this morning reached to take the first post-TARP scalp, accusing former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis of pulling a massive fraud on both taxpayers and shareholders.
"Egregious and reprehensible" were two of the kinder words Cuomo used in unveiling a civil lawsuit ... More >>
A few hours after I posted yesterday's item about Bill Thompson's mysterious ties to the contractor implicated in the Deutsche Bank fire, I got an e-mail protesting the story from Ed Castell, the campaign manager for Thompson's mayoral run.
My story revealed that the $180 million museum/con ... More >>
Bovis Lend Lease, the contractor whose admitted failings contributed to the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007, is building the $180 million museum and condo project on Fifth Avenue spearheaded by Elsie McCabe, the wife of mayoral candidate and Comptroller Bill Thomp ... More >>
A group of victims of terrorist bombings by Hezbollah and Hamas lost a suit in New York this week against the Swiss banking giant UBS. A federal judge ruled that that bank's transfer of large amounts of U.S. currency to Iran didn't count as "aiding and abetting" international terrorism.
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We're told that the number of local bank robberies is down this year -- 159 versus 244 this time last year. Nonetheless they're still happening and one went down Thursday morning at the Bank of America at Broadway near 107th Street. The suspect, pictured, is believed to be in his 30s, and 5' ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg boycotted the second memorial service yesterday for the two firefighters, Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia, who died at the Deutsche Bank site, so the media boycotted it with him. Not a line about it appeared in any newspaper, and only Grace Rauh of NY1 bothered to report about it ... More >>
Someone robbed the Capital One Bank at University Place and East 8th Street on Saturday around 10 a.m. Here's a surveillance photo of the schnook, with his cell out, like he has to tell his mom why he's not home for breakfast. He's thought to be between 25 and 35 years old, 5'6", and between ... More >>
We knew the city didn't like construction workers drinking on the job. They apparently don't like the workers smoking, either. In less than a year the Department of Buildings has doled out 932 violations and $1.8 million in fines, says the New York Post, some for smoking, some for failure to ... More >>