Seth Pinsky

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Sandy Victims Getting Restless Over Recovery Planning

    Nearly two and a half months after Sandy devastated New York City, there are still residents in affected areas without reliable heat and electricity. And while governmental reports on just what went wrong and how to plan for the future are beginning to trickle out, New Yorkers are starting to get re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Bloomberg Outlines Plans for Post-Sandy Rebuilding

    In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process. "Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    City Panel Votes to Approve $128 Million FreshDirect Payoff (liveblog)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn Cut Ribbon for Bronx's First City-Sponsored Business Incubator

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg fondly remembers his days as a small business owner and likes to share the joy of successful entrepreneurship with New York City start-ups. This time, in the Bronx. The mayor announced today the first city-sponsored business incubator in the borough, which will be part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Actual Honest-to-God New Rides Coming to Coney in May, New Coasters in 2011

    Photo by Neil deMause​In what's becoming a bit of a Coney Island tradition, City Hall officials shlepped out to Brooklyn in a slushstorm today to make the long-rumored announcement that the Italian firm Zamperla has been tapped to open a new amusement park in Coney to replace the dearly depart ... 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

    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

    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 7, 2009

    Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is

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

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Pinsky Says New Yankee Stadium "A Home Run"; We Cry Foul

    After getting smacked around by Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Friday (that's gotta sting), city Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pinsky penned a Daily News op-ed yesterday to "set the record straight" on the Yankees stadium project. The Big Bronx Dig, asserted Pinsky, is a "home run" that o ... 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 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

    April 25, 2006

    Bloomberg on Stadium Bonds: It Depends What You Mean By 'Taxes'

    In the last week, Queens councilmembers have thrown a wrench into the city's well-oiled plans for a new Mets stadium, insisting they won't sign off on the deal unless their borough is awarded the same "community benefits" boodle as George Steinbrenner has promised the Bronx. But whether or not the ... More >>