A top executive at the investment bank JP Morgan Chase has special access to police headquarters, the Voice has learned. The mystery is why. Most of us regular folks have to go through a ridiculous security screening process just to get into 1 Police Plaza (a public building, by the way), including ... More >>
Protesters from Occupy Harvard (it exists) tried to disrupt a Goldman Sachs recruiting event on campus. Not particularly unusual or surprising for an Occupy-related group, right? Not so fast. The Harvard Crimson is not impressed, as made clear in a staff editorial in today's issue. It reads in pa ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg's girlfriend Diana Taylor happens to sit on the board of directors of Brookfield Office Properties, the company that owns Zuccotti Park. This has raised some eyebrows, given Brookfield's tense relationship with the protesters occupying its property and the way the mayor and the ... More >>
Deutsche Boerse, the owner of the German stock exchange, is in talks to purchase the NYSE. Apparently they're taking "buy low" to heart. The Post reports that NYSE Euronet, current owner of the New York Stock Exchange, was going to reveal the news next Tuesday, but rumors forced them to relea ... More >>
A pre-New Year's Eve deal has been cut between investment big Steven Rattner and outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle charges stemming from Rattner's role in the state pension fund scandal. Rattner, who served as auto czar for President Obama and investment adviser to Mayor Bloomb ... More >>
Cathie Black: What will she bling to the job?By Lily Altavena As backlash to Cathie Black's appointment as chancellor of New York City public schools mounts, the mayor remains mum while others question why he chose someone with such a lack of experience in education. The Daily News' editorial boar ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that real-estate mogul Steven Roth recently bought Bernie Madoff's beach house for $9.41 million. That's some negative karma Roth is buying into. But the real-estate mogul is less known for his involvement in another business venture with even worse ju ... More >>
The empire state of mind is pretty pissy this week. Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin of Malkin Holdings says that the enormous new building planned for 15 Penn Plaza, two blocks west of his 80-year-old beauty, would mar the view of New York's iconic skyscraper and change the skyline ... More >>
The Mayor remembers the Titans, at any cost
His fingerprints are all over the recent economic collapse
Ever wonder what online poker companies think of you, the consumer? Well, on the heels of our piece in this week's Voice about James Giordano and Internet gambling, someone forwarded us an investment bank's analysis of an online poker company named PartyGaming. Advocates of online poker lik ... More >>
A billionaire hedge fund manager and a well-known philanthropist in New York City's South Asian community was one of six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in an insider trading case that prosecutors say reaped more than $20 million in illegal profits. Raj Rajaratna ... More >>
What scandal? Thompson's pals keep their edge.
There's a blast from the Giuliani past sitting atop the fold on Page B1 of the Times' business section this morning in the form of a photo of Charlie Millard, Rudy's former top economic aide who ran the city's Economic Development Corporation in the Giuliani era. The story about him includes the mos ... More >>
Tino Hernandez, who quit as the head of the Housing Authority last year, had a background in social services, and is returning to managing the drug treatment center he'd worked at before. John Rhea, whose appointment to chair the NYCHA was announced today, has a background in investment banking; he ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo (pictured) keeps rolling up skels in the pension fund pay-for-play scandal. Now he's got Julio Ramirez Jr. to plead guilty to a securities fraud violation. Ramirez, a pal of previous indictee Hank Morris, is a placement agent of the sort that has proven troublesome in these matters and ... More >>
The dashing ex-senator worked at the same tainted firm as comptroller's aide
Political pals cashed in on pension fund business
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (pictured) has announced that he's charging former New York State Liberal Party Chairman Ray Harding with three felonies committed during Alan Hevesi's days as comptroller. The AG says Hevesi's lieutenants Hank Morris and David Loglisci, who were indicted last month, u ... More >>
The fiscal watchdog's team wrote its own rules
It wasn't your overdue mortgage.
Lehman Brothers maintained its squeaky-clean image by relying on its seamier subsidiary. Just call her Aurora.
Call it Gall Street. How else to describe an industry that applauds nearly $500 million in bonuses for executives taking an entire economy down with them?
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