Steve Cassidy

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Ghostbusters Firehouse Could Close, Along With 19 Others

    ​The city has released the list of the 20 fire companies they may close as part of an effort to fill a $600 million budget gap, the New York Times reports. The City Council had earlier this week threatened to subpoena the list when the city refused to release it. Now that it's out, we can turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Barrett: Builder Blamed In Firefighter Deaths Is Building Bill Thompson's Wife's Museum

    ​Bovis Lend Lease, the contractor whose admitted failings contributed to the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007, is building the $180 million museum and condo project on Fifth Avenue spearheaded by Elsie McCabe, the wife of mayoral candidate and Comptroller Bill Thomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Barrett: Recalling When Mr. Tough-Guy Bloomberg Wasn't Too Tough to Purchase DC 37's Endorsement

    Kissing union butt in 2005Mike Bloomberg is now boldly declaring that he "will not make irresponsible promises to win an endorsement," the tough-guy-standing-up-for-taxpayers stance he's using to explain why the largest municipal union, 125,000-member District Council 37, endorsed his opponent, Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Voice Deutsche Bank Fire Story Draws Reactions from Firefighters' Kin, Colleagues, Others

    ​by Johanna Barr and Tom Feeney Jr. In this week's Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett reports on the Bloomberg administration's "failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency" in its handling of the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007. Those involvedĀ reached out to the Voice in reaction to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina's Impact Hits Weiner

    Tough timing for Rep. Anthony Weiner: He's surging in the polls but might miss tonight's final debate because of a vote in Washington on Hurricane Katrina relief. The congressman, whom Marist and Quinnipiac surveys now have in second place and into a likely runoff with frontrunner Fernando Ferrer, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2005

    Bill Thompson Wins!!

    He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponent—except time As the massive crowd of pols, activists, and union members crammed on to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning, Councilman Robert Jackson revved up the crowd with shouts of "Who's not endorsing Bill Thompson?" The a ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2004

    Burning for Bush

    Misled over air quality, shortchanged in federal funding, union wants four more years

  • News

    June 8, 2004

    New York's Real Poorest

    Cops and teachers cry poverty, but it's minority day care workers who feel the pinch