Stuyvesant Town, Queens West And The Debate Over Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses *** Robert Moses vs. Jane Jacobs *** Amazon.com: Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New ... *** Learn More About Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York
HOLY MOSES! MIKE TOOTS HIS OWN HORN Call him the new Moses -- Robert Moses, that is. Mayor Bloomberg says that since 9/11 he has tried to transform the city on a scale not seen since the days of the legendary and controversial
Road to City Hall How Much Land does Bloomberg Own? Thompson poorly run campaign gets buried by the media which has long abandoned objective journalism in favor of campaign spin for the mayor UNLISTED 'ACRE' AN ACHE IN THOMPSON'S ASSETS Ever since he became city comptroller, William Thompson has neglected to list on financial-disclosure forms a small property he owns next to his late mother's Massachusetts home, records show *** Even the NYP says the spin has gone way past reality Great news: Forget the recession -- City Hall is rolling in dough. That's how it might seem, anyway -- based on the plan Mayor Mike announced last week to spend a whopping $50 million on the city's community colleges and their students *** Don't forget the Mayor is running a commerical that promises free crosstown buses at a time when their more red ink in the MTA budget than ever. We will get a $4.00 *** The feel good spin even covers the embattled education head The Post looks at Joel Klein’s pizza habits *** NYT Spins for Corzine. It one thing for Goldman Sachs to reach into the White House but into the media, Oh my For N.J. Candidate, First Ethics Push Was Brief *** Corzine Running Mate Brings Folksy Pragmatism *** Yukfest of comedic pols in new feature How many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer to that classic joke is part of an exclusive reel of comedy - featuring Mayor Bloomberg and all the major candidates for office this fall - on the Daily News' new campaign page *** A 38th AD candidate thwarted by Gov. David Paterson's on-again, off-again special election is suing *** Bloomberg courts Dominican voters
Paterson Flops and the Senate Follows EVEN FRIENDS SINGING, 'BYE-BYE, GOV' *** Poll: Cuomo Trumps Paterson In Potential Matchup *** Cuomo May File Suit Against Schwab *** City's OTB faces insolvency: comptroller *** Some police union officials were implicated in the state IG's blistering report on corruption at the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor *** The State exercised "flawed judgment" in overpaying for an unused ferry, a State Senate report found *** As an Agent of Their Embarrassment Gets Promoted, Senators Ask 'What's Going On' But Flateau, who unilaterally signed off on the hiring of Pedro G. Espada, will be transitioned full-time onto the Senate payroll. He is currently an hourly employee who works on salary for CUNY.
More City News GATES' $4 MIL LESSON AIDED SCHOOL CONTROL *** Paterson now sides with Bloomberg on Gowanus cleanup From the Brooklyn Paper *** Brooklyn May Soon Have Its Own Currency *** Rockaway Drownings Prompt Renewed Call For Safety *** Whitney Museum makes staff cuts *** NYC RUNNING OUT OF GRASS Recession-battered New Yorkers desperate for cheap staycations are swamping the city's parks, with Central Park so overcrowded on weekends that people have to wait their turn to sit on a patch
Washington Overlooked Moments of Hillary's Africa Trip *** Obama Misread His Mandate - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics *** GOP Stands Back & Watches Obama Flail - Andrew Breitbart, Big Hollywood
Health Care The Swiss Menace The Democratic health care reform plan most resembles the system in Switzerland, despite comparisons to the approaches taken in Britain and Canada (NYT Krugman) *** ‘Public Option’ in Health Plan May Be Dropped *** Public Option May Be Vulnerable (Washington Post) *** Chances Dim for U.S. Public Health Plan (WSJ) *** Government-Run Insurance Plan 'Not Essential'...Dem: Bill without public option 'would be very, very difficult'... *** Dem Congressman to avoid district for entire recess... *** Reexamining Our Health Care Assumptions - David Goldhill, The Atlantic *** Health-Care: Obama Finesses the Public Plan - Karen Tumulty, Time *** The President's Health-Care Mess - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review *** Hotheads Have Always Been Part of America - Gregory Rodriguez, LA Times *** Dems Need to Back Their Health Care Claims - San Diego Union-Tribune *** Progressives Must Challenge the Obstructionists - The Nation *** The Postal Service is a Scary Model For Health Care - Washington Times *** Rep. Cao Could Be GOP Vote for Health Care - The Hill *** Senators Conrad and Shelby Debate Health Care - Fox News Sunday *** Howard Dean On Public Option: "You Can't Really Do Health Reform Without It" *** Krugman: All That Stands In Way Of Universal Health Care Is Greed, Lies And Gullibility
Wall Street & Corruption UBS Tax Crackdown Widens to Hong Kong *** Airline Industry Sees More Pain *** Lowe's 2Q profit falls; reduces expansion plans *** Is this man another Madoff? Philip Barry may be the Bernie Madoff of Brooklyn, but unlike the universally-reviled felon, many people still swear by him - instead of at him. Barry has been accused of running a $40 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds *** Tim Geithner's Wall Street Consigliere - Noam Scheiber, The New Republic *** 'Too Big to Fail' Must Die As Public Policy - Nicole Gelinas, City Journal *** Signs Don't Point To a Typical Recovery - Neil Irwin, Washington Post *** CIT Group dodges bankruptcy ... for now *** CREDIT CARD COMPANIES RUSHING TO JACK UP RATES
National Tourism Dependence Hurts Hawaii
International Threats by Taliban May Sway Vote in Afghanistan *** General's Ouster Reflects Afghan Strategy Shift (Washington Post) *** N. Korea Agrees to Resume Projects With S. Korea *** A Drive for Afghan Stability Hits Bumps (WSJ) *** Russian punk rockers rage against the Putin machine... *** Australia's Senate Rejects Cap-and-Trade - R. Tracinski & T. Minchin, RCP
Media The Paper That Doesn’t Want to Be Free *** Fox Business Needs a Lift. Could It Be Don Imus? *** STUDIO STANDOFF PARAMOUNT'S REDBOX CALL WEIGHS ON HOLLYWOOD *** Reader's Digest To File For Bankruptcy Protection *** Howard Kurtz: "Dan Rather Is Wrong"