A study came out yesterday claiming that New York has the "fastest-growing" tech industry in the U.S.
That research, conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, sure made a lot of people happy . (Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long said that the Big Apple needs to become less economically depen ... More >>
Take that, Hollywood!
In the battle for Oscars, New York City is beating Hollywood by a long shot -- at least in one category.
A study released today from the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based think tank, shows that half of the films nominated for an Oscar in the documentary-film ... More >>
Not a chain.New Yorkers (most of them, it seems) profess a grand dislike of chain stores, especially when they have to wait in line to get their overpriced lattes from Starbucks! The good news for such people is this: According to the Center for an Urban Future's annual survey on chain stores ... More >>
A plague of souvlaki and tube socks.The folks at Terroir aren't the only ones who have noticed that summer street fairs tend to suck. The Center for an Urban Future has just released "New Visions for New York Street Fairs," a report designed to "kick off a discussion about how these staples o ... More >>
In his State of My the City speech yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg quite properly promised to address the ongoing crisis of unemployment among black and Hispanic young men. Out of work rates are no worse here than other large cities, he insisted, but they're still "totally unacceptable ...This is ... More >>
The press in other places have discovered the Mayor's pet Atlantic Yards project, with a scathing AP piece on the human cost of eminent domain and a firebreathing George Will column on how much the Founding Fathers would have disapproved. Neither mentions the mayor, but both make it far more ... More >>
Here's a new study on city salaries that ought to be on top of Mayor Bloomberg's holiday reading pile and which helps explain why Bronx residents and political leaders were pushing so hard to win a living-wage for any new jobs created by the city at the mammoth Kingsbridge Armory: The Bronx has the ... More >>
This morning's Times story on an airline pilot who was busted down from captain to first officer so ExpressJet Airlines could pay him less draws a connection between his sad case and a "steep decline" in total weekly pay for production workers. The numbers are a little abstruse there. But another Ti ... More >>
From the department of ICWUDT: the Post howls in outrage at the new state taxes to be suffered by three specific classes of New Yorkers: the "Average Joes," the "Well-Off Family," and the "Single Guy." They make their best case for the Joes, first by putting a picture of black people in their graph ... More >>
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The Center for an Urban Future's latest New York by the Numbers proves with MTA data what you've probably suspected: most subway stations are more crowded than ever -- especially in the boroughs. A quarter of New York's subway stations saw average weekday ridership ... More >>
Tax-and-spend Democratic rule is great! says the Daily News, which reckons that the President's recently-announced budget is "Christmas in February for New York." They say aid to "low-income, working families afford child care will effectively double," and so will food stamps, and block grants to ... More >>
On the eve of the inauguration, everyone wants the attention of Barack Obama. So do New Yorkers. Yesterday think tank The Center for An Urban Future presented the new administration with a wish list for New York, detailing 51 things the president could do to help us out. The reports notes that some ... More >>