It's been a long time coming. After three years, New York City Council has finally passed veto-proof legislation guaranteeing paid sick days in businesses with more than 20 employees. Now (hopefully), restaurant workers afraid of losing their jobs won't come to work hacking up pathogens into soup. B ... More >>
Most street vendors have a difficult enough time making enough money to support themselves, but now the Independent Budget Office has pointed out that they're not making enough money for the city, either.
The outcome of New York's embattled eminent domain development projects is called into question by the economic development project which made them possible.
The Pfizer research facility at the center of the Kelo v. New London Supreme Court decision is closing, taking over 1,400 jobs with it. The 5 ... More >>
Here's another of those inconvenient milestones of the Bloomberg Years: The Independent Budget Office says that the city has hit an all-time high in the number of New Yorkers receiving food stamps - a record 1.6 million.
The news comes a week after the Coalition for the Homeless announced tha ... More >>
Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street.
Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it.
9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>
This just hasn't been a good week for Bruce Ratner, the Nets owner who'd rather be the Nets' landlord. First, he unveils a new vision of his much-derided Atlantic Yards arena plan — now with more metal mesh! — and gets slammed by Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff for cr ... More >>
The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve.
What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's getting really creative in his attempts in stim the city's failing economy: today he, Anna Wintour, Vera Wang and others announce that they'll hold "Fashion's Night Out" on Thursday, September 10, and call on rag traders "to keep their doors open late." They claim over 100 stores ... More >>
This morning in Yankeefunland: Assemblymember Richard Brodsky's surprise last-second hearing on the latest round of taxpayer-financed Yanks and Mets stadium bonds, with promised testimony (under duress) from Yankees president Randy Levine and city Economic Development Corporation chief Seth Pinsky ... More >>
Play-by-play of Assemblymember Richard Brodsky's hearing on the new Yankees stadium project, continued from last post:
11:29 am: Brodsky and Yankees president Randy Levine are now squabbling over which documents have and haven't been provided when. Moments later, city development chief Seth Pinsky ... More >>
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 >>