Crain's New York Business

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Is Gael Greene Seeking a New Assistant?

    It certainly seems that way from this posting on Good Food Jobs. According to the description, a "well-known food critic/novelist/magazine writer with office in West 70's," is looking for an eager, organized, food lover to do "everything [she] would do [her]self" if there were a few more hours in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Scenes From Warped Tour's "Reverse Daycare": Blazing Saddles, Air Conditioning, And Parents' Memories Of Concerts Past

    The Reverse Daycare tent at the Vans Warped Tour resembles nothing so much as a really relaxed waiting room. While away the hours in a bazaar armchair while your daughter (always a daughter) treks from stage to stage, occasionally texting you or stopping by the air-conditioned tent and asking the se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Christine Quinn Presents Living Wage Bill Compromise, Pols Are Generally Happy

    Some important news in the ongoing living wage battle in New York -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposed today a compromise that would require higher wages at city-subsidized developments. Companies subsidized by the city would have to pay employees $10 an hour plus benefits, instead of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Pimp Our Ride: The Taxi Cab of Tomorrow 2014 Redesign

    Illustration via Crain's New York Business​At the beginning of the year, the Bloomberg administration pitched the ambitious and dreamily titled idea of the Taxi Cab of Tomorrow, tomorrow being 2014 (maybe then we should call it the Taxi Cab of Today, or the Incomplete Transportation Fiasco?). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Council Committees Vote Down Kingsbridge Plan; Council Votes Against Rezoning (Updated)

    ​Tom Robbins called it: The city council's land use committee, and its zoning and franchises committee, have voted to reject Related Companies' proposal to redevelop Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping center. The full council is expected to vote against rezoning the Armory for that purpose. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Joe Sitt Weeps for Coney; Land Use Committee Considers Plan Tomorrow

    We are grateful to Brownstoner for tipping us to the Crain's New York Business article on Coney Island developer Joe Sitt, his habit of buying up city properties and flipping them for profits, and his attempts to do the same with his Coney holdings, though he tells Crain's (with tears in his eyes!) ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    Famed Guitar Store Rudy's Goes Soho; Music Row Going Down?

    Now that Manny's has departed Music Row, leaving music-store primacy on West 48th Street to megadealer Sam Ash, we must expect other stores on the block to do some shifting. Rudy's Music Stop, purveyors of musical equipment to both stars and schnooks for over 30 years, is heading to Soho, says Crain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Cab-Sharing Plan Approved

    That cab-sharing thing went through, and now the last respite some of us had from the forced intimacy of Manhattan has been screwed up -- either by a coming paucity of non-"sharing" cabs, as drivers rush to fill their seats, or by our guilt over taking a solo when the cheaper four-wheel-subway versi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Village Voice Friday Self-Reach-Around

    Just a note here to point out that the Tom Robbins Voice story that tied former New Jersey Senator Bob Toricelli to the New York pension scandal went up Tuesday night, not Thursday as the Times has it today. Thanks also to the New Jersey Star-Ledger for picking up the story, and Crain's New York Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Near-Bankrupt NY Waterway to Sue US Airways for Water Rescue Funds

    We mentioned in January that there were signs that the heroic water landing and rescue of US Airways Flight 1549 might result in lawsuits. Now Crain's New York Business reports that NY Waterway, whose ferries helped haul Flight 1549 passengers out of the Hudson River, "is preparing a lawsuit against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Nissan crashes; hedge funds lick chops; incoming Israel govt. may take 'harder line'

    Harkavy Plans are moving apace to purposely set up a "toxic bank" full of poisonous assets to further bail out those banks that had greedily and recklessly accumulated them. Call it Shitibank. And give it the naming rights to the new baseball stadium for the New York Mets, taking the moniker awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    The mark of cane: Governor Paterson keeps getting blindsided by personal shots

    From the New Yorker's "Your Eustace, 2009," the mag's annual contest for the best new version of Rea Irvin's classic cover, this entry (one of 12 winners — and my favorite) is "Eustace, the Undead New Yorker," by David Cook of Suwanee, Georgia. Further proof of the schizophrenic media cult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Caroline Kennedy and 'Daily News' columnist Michael Daly: The princess and the pea-brain

    Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Entering a new phrase: Barack Obama's inaugural address

    Eire on the side of the new president: There's no one as Irish as Bearach O'Bama. Too short to be an oratorio, Barack Obama's inaugural speech (video) proved nevertheless that as an orator he's got handle. That guy can speak. Notwithstanding our gratitude to George W. Bush for the past eight yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    On track: Barack Obama's conjunction junction

    Can't get enough of Obama's January 17 train ride. Here it is again. Even before today's inauguration, Barack Obama's whistle-stop trip to D.C. brought the best of two worlds to America. Besides being just a really cool thing to do — complete with speeches by the mellifluous new president t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Cardinal calls Gaza 'concentration camp' -- lit up by white phosphorus, observers say

    Al Jazeera report on white phosphorus in Gaza. As Chico Marx said, "Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" That's easy when it comes to Gaza. The Jewish state's brutal use of white phosphorus — alleged over the weekend by observers on the ground dispatched by NYC-based Human Rights Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Americans start acting responsibly, sending country deeper into depression

    Your own private Idaho. When you can no longer afford even a night out in Boise, Idaho, your country's in deep financial trouble. In a clever immorality tale about 21st century capitalism, the Wall Street Journal tells us this morning that people in the Intermountain West are having to give up m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Mike Bloomberg launches preemptive trip to Israel; invasion of NYC unlikely

    Waltz With Bashir, a movie that sprang from a previous Israeli invasion of Lebanon, won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics. A free Madoff Watch T-shirt to the reader who suggests the best title for the first movie spurred by Israel's current invasion of Gaza. On an overseas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Drop a ball on Times Square! Drop a bomb on Gaza!

    An agitprop video from the Israeli government. See the Forward's "YouTube Yanks Israeli Army Videos." Who would have guessed that, with the end of the disastrous Bush regime in sight, we would have been so gloomy on New Year's Eve 2008? You'd think this would be a time of celebration, or at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Realtors Feel the Pinch -- Time for a Bailout?

    We are generally skeptical of claims that real estate values are plummeting, as such reports usually just mean that a few rents have gone from absurdly to grotesquely inflated. Still, make of this what you will: Crain's New York Business tells the story of realtor Dermot Co., which was having troubl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Lehman Brothers Still Spending Cash It Doesn't Have

    From the department of the kind of appalling, the bankrupt Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers is still trying to lease office space, Crain's New York Business tells us. Apparently, the remnants of the crippled firm need office space for the employees who are still trying to figure out remaining issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Nanny State Update

    In August, the widely-reported Amethyst Initiative petition to reconsider underage drinking laws -- which its prominent signatories agreed had contributed to reflexive "binge drinking" among college students inebriated by their unaccustomed freedom to attend campus keggers -- made fierce anti-booze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    USLBS Survey: NYers Make More Money

    The New York Times' City Room Blog draws our attention to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report considering wages in the Greater Metropolitan Area. It says that our average wages are "significantly higher than the national averages in every category." Unsurprisingly, the further down the wage sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    NYD RFD: Notes from Around Our Little Town

    You'd think a big developer like AvalonBay Communities would mind all its p's and q's when it comes to housing mandates. But though the luxury builder may provide "gourmet kitchens with granite countertops," "a competition-sized swimming pool," and "amazing views of Manhattan" in its Avalon Chrystie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Lawsuit: Columbia Expansion Poses 'Biohazard' Risk

    The largest landowner threatened by Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion has filed a suit against the school and city, alleging that the environmental review process for the expansion was insufficient. The process may have even ignored the risk for potential biohazard threats to the West Harlem com ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2007

    Fork Off

    In addition to food fights between the ROC-NY activists and restaurants, some of the activists are throwing rocks at each other

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Jack is Dead; Radio Listeners Rejoice

    Jack, that insipid radio-format that's supposed to sound like someone's— the captain of your high school football team's? — iPod on shuffle, is not long for New York, Crain's New York Business reported today on its web site. What's more, next week 101.1 FM will return to the beloved oldies forma ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Minding Mr. Mitchell's Baby

    Out of cash, Dance Theatre of Harlem goes on hiatus and hunts for help

  • News

    May 13, 2003

    One Million Gone?

    Is Bloomberg Sitting Tight While Housing Destabilizes?

  • Art

    April 15, 2003
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    March 4, 2003
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    May 9, 2000

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Landlord Steve Croman Has Turned Downtown Tenements Upscale, but Not Everyone Is Cheering. On 18th Street, a New Crop of Croman Tenants Is Worried That They’re Next.

  • News

    September 7, 1999

    Socks in the Long Grass

    Hillary Moves In

  • News

    May 19, 1998

    Camera [in the Can]

    Just in Time for Sweeps Month, TV News Discovers Rest Room Sex