Tuesday was NYPD Inspector General Phillip Eure's first day on the job; it was also the first day that the job existed at all. The office was created (and vested with a $5 million budget) by the City Council over the veto of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg last year, and Eure, who previously headed u ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. weighed in on the Fresh Direct controversy stewing in the Bronx in a New York Daily News op-ed Sunday. Writing in favor of Fresh Direct's move to the South Bronx the two politicians tried to assuage critics' fears over the damage the ... More >>
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 >>
It started as a take-that-New-Jersey story -- but now it's become not-in-my-backyard. Ah, land use battles in New York City! The central character in this debate is FreshDirect, the online grocer looking for a new home, having outgrown its location in Queens. Last week, news broke that the compan ... More >>
Protesting Friday in New York at the Mexican Mission to the U.N. The two Oaxacan town officials accused of gunning down Indymedia journalist Brad Will were released from prison today after a state judge claimed there was a "fading of evidence" against them. The Mexico City daily Milenio report ... More >>
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