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Bettina Damiani

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    City Panel Votes to Approve $128 Million FreshDirect Payoff (liveblog)

    Last Tuesday, the city Industrial Development Agency announced that it and several other city and state bodies planned to hand over $128 million in grants, tax credits, and assorted vouchers to FreshDirect, which would use the cash to move its headquarters to the Bronx waterfront ... all the way fro ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2011

    9|11: The Winners

    For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Dead Boss Still Stiffing Bronx From Beyond the Grave?

    ​Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins. First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    City Releases 116-Page Obfuscation of Stadium Deals

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) Amid today's hoopla over the Bloomberg administration's decision to give back its free luxury boxes at the Mets' and Yanks' new stadiums - about which it's probably best said that the city decided that partying it up in a suite while the great unwashed paid through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    The Yankee Stadium Kerfuffle: A Crib Sheet

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) [The taxpayer costs of the new Yankee Stadium have been much in the news. Neil deMause, co-author of the definitive stadium-boondoggle guide Field of Schemes, answers key questions about it. -- ed.] State assemblymember Richard Brodsky was largely silent during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Yankees to City: What’s Another $350M Between Friends?

    What? This stadium just isn't good enough? Next time you're tempted to conclude that New York's state legislature is entirely useless, remember this: State Assemblymember Richard Brodsky broke the news on Tuesday that the Yankees are looking to get an additional $350 million in city tax-exempt bon ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Yanks Got Balls

    City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Bloomberg's Gift Horse

    Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    A Queens Ransom

    The Mets are in and the Jets are out, but where do the taxpayers fit in?

  • News

    January 25, 2005

    The Deputy Mayor for the Olympics

    For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad

  • News

    June 29, 2004

    A Whiter Shade of Harlem

    They're building again in America's black mecca—but not necessarily with black labor

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