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Richard Brodsky

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Shelly Silver is 'the Enemy of Reform,' but his Law Firm's Cash is Still Good as Gold for Kathleen Rice

    ​File this one one away under the "Unsolved Mysteries" of this election season: Try to follow: Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver is the key symbol of Albany hypocrisy. Only yesterday, Ed Koch, the newly re-born reform banner waver, was declaiming him at City Hall. "He is the enemy of reform," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Attorney General Candidates Debate #7: Haikus and Chutzpah

    ​The marathon debating team of five Democratic candidates for Attorney General met again last night and if they are maybe running out of steam somewhat after seven straight matches who can blame them? Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County D.A. who is leading both polls and fundraising, gave the ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Democratic Attorney General Wannabe's Duck Debate on Great Fender Bender Scandal

    ​The five Democrats who want to be the state's next attorney general debated for the first time last night at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Reports are that it was a sedate affair with no good mud-slinging worth relating. To NY1's great dismay, no one raised the biggest campaign issue so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Demo A.G. Candidates Heap Praise on Voice's "NYPD Tapes" Series

    ​By Gavin Aronsen All five Democratic attorney general hopefuls praised Voice staff writer Graham Rayman's continuing "NYPD Tapes" series about police abuses when they debated Thursday night at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. The exposé has revealed that brass in Bedford-Stuyvesant's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Stopping and Frisking the A.G. Candidates

    I knew Eric Schneiderman was coming to the attorney general debate at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn last night, so I didn't park in the campus lot. I preferred to take the chance that I'd be stopped and frisked by Ray Kelly on my walk through Crown Heights to see a debate at which all five Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Siren Fest and The Fake Retirement of Ted Leo

    ​Every summer, Coney Island gets taken over for a Saturday by a mass of incredible music, and the mass of fans who hop on the F or the Q to get to one of the furthest edges of Brooklyn to hear them. The best part? It's free, and it's ours: The Siren Fest is here again. This year's headliner? Mod-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman and the Bogus Issue of AG "Independence"

    ​In the only hotly contested statewide primary race, the buzzword is "independence." The theory, propagated by those unlikely to get Andrew Cuomo's support to replace him as attorney general, is that an endorsement from the probable next governor would compromise a law enforcement official wh ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2010

    State Assembly Lion Richard Brodsky Sharpens His Claws

    He wants to roar as attorney general

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Pledge Proving Tricky for Fellow Dems

    By Gavin Aronsen Andrew Cuomo, New York's likely next governor, has made it known that fellow Democratic office seekers should sign onto a single-page pledge to reform Albany if they expect to win his endorsement for this fall's election. But only two of his hopeful AG successors, Nassau County DA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Why is Eric Schneiderman Using Eric Espada's Fixer?

    Schneiderman​The current attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, is throwing allegations by the boxload at the man who thinks state government is his personal hostage, Senator Pedro Espada, while one of the AG candidates who wants to replace Cuomo, Senator Eric Schneiderman, hired Espada's right-hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2009

    Atlantic Yards Combatants Finally Forced To Sit Through State Senate Hearing

    The footprint. Image via Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots. Yesterday was the long-awaited — like, six years long — first state legislative hearing on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project, with State Senator Bill Perkins convening his Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Yankees Pay $11.5M for Right to Sell Old Yankee Stadium Crap. Whose Win?

    Are the Yankees screwing us on memorabilia? The Times points out that the city has what looks like an extremely sweet deal on bits and pieces of the old Yankee Stadium: they give us $11.5 million, and they get to do what they like with the debris of the stadium built in the mid-70s (with taxpayer as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Kicking It Soviet-Style: Day Two of the Yanks-Mets Stadium Hearings

    If yesterday's state assembly hearing on stadium funding focused on the big guns, today was for the hoi polloi. The city Industrial Development Agency is required to hold a public hearing before voting on new projects - in this case, $342 million in new tax-free bonds for the Yankees and Mets - so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Billy Thompson's Maximus Moment

    There's something about a looming mayoral candidacy that makes even the mildest city comptrollers put some tough in their talk and some strut in their walk. Former comptroller Alan Hevesi got along and mostly went along with Rudy Giuliani until the mayoral election of 2001 appeared on the horizon. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    When Elephants Fight: Not-quite-liveblogging the Brodsky Yankees Hearing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Brodsky Hearing: IBO Says Mets, Yanks Stadiums Costing Taxpayers $1.2 Billion

    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 >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2009

    Bloomberg Leads Yankees in Steals

    Scoreboards and other trinkets given to baseball's richest team

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Thompson Denounces Yankee Stadium Deal; Assembly Subpoenas Yanks' Prez, Pinsky

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) Now we're getting a little more action on Yankee Stadium. Today comptroller William Thompson denounced the "incredible mismanagement" by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) in failing to control city costs from the construction of the new Yankee Stadium. "The ori ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is

    City Hall gift-wraps another present for baseball's richest team

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Kennedy Accused of Under-Tipping Dems, Promoting Neil Diamond

    Not only is Caroline Kennedy disinclined to vote in New York elections -- she also has not contributed to any New York Democratic candidates in recent years, except for city council speaker Christine Quinn, to whom she has given a paltry $1,000, says the Daily News. (Her husband did, however, contri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    E-mails Show City's Tricky Math in Yankee Stadium Deal

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) As Juan Gonzalez first reported in this morning's Daily News, Assemblymember Richard Brodsky has obtained more e-mails between city officials on the Yankees' stadium project -- and they're doozies. The latest e-mails, Brodsky told Gonzalez, are "the smoking gun" o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Yanks, Mets Demanding Even More Cash Than Rod Blagojevich

    The blogosphere is hopping with news that the Yankees and Mets are looking to get additional tax-free bonds for their new stadiums. Read carefully, though, and you'll notice they aren't actually new: These are the same additional Yankees bonds that Assemblymember Richard Brodsky blew the whistle on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2008

    The Yanks' Suite Deal With Bloomberg

    It was buried about as far as you can bury something without hitting Jimmy Hoffa -- the Saturday edition of Thanksgiving weekend -- but the Daily News' Juan Gonzalez revealed yesterday that the Bloomberg administration traded 250 free parking spaces and city approval of tax-exempt bonds for a luxury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    The Yanks on Trial: Liveblogging the Kucinich Hearings

    The story so far: Back in July, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich demanded documents from the Bloomberg administration and the New York Yankees explaining how exactly they managed to tell the IRS that the land under the Yanks' new stadium was worth $200 million, while telling the state of New York it was wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    The Yankee Stadium Kerfuffle: A Crib Sheet

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) [The taxpayer costs of the new Yankee Stadium have been much in the news. Neil deMause, co-author of the definitive stadium-boondoggle guide Field of Schemes, answers key questions about it. -- ed.] State assemblymember Richard Brodsky was largely silent during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Yankee Stadium Critic: And They're Not Even From Around Here!

    Dennis Kucinich held today his Congressional subcommittee "Gaming the Tax Code: Public Subsidies, Private Profits, and Big League Sports in New York" meeting on stadium rip-offs. As Neil deMause announced earlier, Assemblymember Richard Brodsky was there to put his "The House That You Built" report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Blogs Note Yankee Stadium Report, Taxpayer Rip-Off

    Assemblyman Richard Brodsky's negative review of the new Yankee Stadium's impact on taxpayers -- which report cites Runnin' Scared's own Neil deMause -- has stirred comment at development-watchdog blogs. Atlantic Yards Report finds it curious that Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    City on Yanks Bond Details: Reply Hazy, Ask Again Later

    As promised, state assemblymember Richard Brodsky held a hearing this morning into the Yankees' latest request for $350 million (or so - see below) in city-backed tax-exempt bonds to help pay for extra doodads for their new stadium. The surprise: On the hot seat for the entire three-hour hearing was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Taxpayer Cost of Yanks' Bond Demands: $82.9 Million

    The taxpayer cost of the Yankees' latest request for city bonds went up on Friday, as the city Independent Budget Office released a more detailed analysis of just how much tax revenue will be lost if the Family Steinbrenner is allowed to use tax-exempt bonds to finance an additional $350 million in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Yankees to City: What’s Another $350M Between Friends?

    What? This stadium just isn't good enough? Next time you're tempted to conclude that New York's state legislature is entirely useless, remember this: State Assemblymember Richard Brodsky broke the news on Tuesday that the Yankees are looking to get an additional $350 million in city tax-exempt bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008
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    March 11, 2008

    Albany's Reaction to Spitzer Scandal: 'What the Fuck?'

    Leave it to the governor getting caught with hookers to inject some real candor into the political discourse in Albany. When New York Observer's Azi Paybarah asked Assemblyman Richard Brodsky about whether Eliot should stay or go, the Westchester Democrat predictably punted. But when asked about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing Plan Has Rivals

    Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan picked up some Albany competition yesterday, and the quick growth of support for the new proposal could spell disaster for the mayor’s anti-traffic dreams. Standing on the steps of City Hall, Westchester Assembly Democrat Richard Brodsky issued an al ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2008

    Congestion Pricing Questions

    Who's skeptical about the mayor's traffic plan? The companies bidding to run it.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Brodsky Crashes Congestion Pricing Debate

    Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is taking to the steps of City Hall today to denounce Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan, raising concerns about is implementation, economics, and effect on privacy. As for its implementation, Brodsky says though the mayor is touting the plan as a pilot program, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Atlantic Yards: Silver Makes a Deal

    . . . Trade the horse, at left, for this rubber stamp Critics of Bruce Ratner's enormous development plan for Atlantic Yards, including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Municipal Art Society, and the Regional Plan Association, had called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silv ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    'Times' to Commoners: Go Elsewhere

    Don't soil our publicly subsidized new HQ with your riff-raff

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    If They Build It, You'll Pay

    Whether a stadium is built, the Olympics may get off at another stop

  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Fixer Fonz

    The Ex-Senator Brags About Bonanzas, Hides Behind Pataki

  • News

    July 8, 2003

    Showdown for the Phone Union

    With a Nod From Washington, Verizon Prepares for Battle

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Transit Hurrah

    The People Who Stood Up to the MTA Bullies

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Shock Corridor

    How a Long-Dormant Law Could Spark a Hudson Valley Power Plant Boom

  • News

    November 23, 1999

    Green With Envy

    Pataki Wrestles Spitzer for Eco-Laurels

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