Dominic Recchia

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Where the magic happens. As Mom used to say as she filled our juice glass with Four Roses, what a week! The Go John Galt nuts threatened a "wealth producers" strike, though some of their numbers seemed not to have much wealth production to speak of. (Many other Americans scaled back their produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Astroland Packs It In (Updated)

    Last week the Post held out hope for Coney Island's Astroland, reporting that councilmember Dominic Recchia "said the mayor 'is committed to bringing back'" the venerable amusement park. This news "shocked" Astroland operator Carol Albert, as well it might have: Gowanus Lounge today shows photos of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Campaign Cash: '09 No Shows

    City Councilman Tony Avella made the papers this week by being the only person so far to file with the city Campaign Finance Board as a 2009 mayoral candidate. Of course, Avella's $10,805 isn't really the only mayoral money on the table: Possible contenders like Comptroller William Thompson ($519,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Pricing the Pols: How Much for a Beep?

    It's likely that New York City might someday have a mayor who can't afford to turn down the $195,000 annual salary that municipal law awards for the job, which Mayor Bloomberg performs for only a dollar a year. Mayor Mike is clearly under-compensated. The question is: Would his full-salaried success ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2005

    Joe Hynes & the Crash Family Cash

    Hynes cuts it up with Domestic Violence Commish Jimenez, Hizzoner the mayor, and Selma Hayek. (Credit: Brooklyn DA's office) Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes may be the only candidate to have prosecuted a member of the wealthy Chehebar family, which owns a chain of clothing stores, but he's har ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 3, 2004