Early Generations Made NYC the Business Capital of the World
We have a city government that does not know to to attract business and jobs. New York leaders are clueless about how NYC became the nations economic engine. A major challenge for Gov Cuomo will be to come up with a plan to rebuild NY's economy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's puzzling delay in key state hire Cuomo is raising eyebrows over one he hasn't filled: boss of the state's economic development agency. (DN) * City Cuts to Come (Gotham Gazette)
Erie Canal Became NY's First Economic Engine
Governor De Witt Clinton in spite of a lack of public support, funding, untrained engineers, and unforgiving terrain had the vision and leadership skills to build the Erie Canal in the early 1800's. The canal which opened New York’s manufacturing goods to the Midwest markets was responsible for the state overtaking Boston and Philadelphia to become the commerce and jobs capitol of America - increasing the state’s population five fold, in the decade after it was open.
A review of New York's economic history and banking policy from 1784 to the Civil War clearly shows that banks and banking policy were central to the state's economic development (and closely entwined with politics).
NYC Rudderless Economy
Today's City Leaders Limited Themselves To Fighting Cutbacks
The City Council did well investigating the blizzard snafu - now it must tackle much bigger problems
What the members now must see is that they are approaching a crucial time when preserving the basics - police, fire, schools and sanitation - will be paramount. The economic downturn has hammered city revenues, and Albany's budget crisis will soon deliver additional blows. There will not be money to do everything. Much will have to be sacrificed. Recently, the Council staved off proposed nighttime firehouse closings by finding savings elsewhere in the budget. It was a wise trade, but it was a piece of cake compared with the looming financial shortfalls.* Public Advocate: Wal-Mart Would Hurt NY Wages
Snow Team Worked This Time
This time, plows were too good! (NYP) * City Plows Through the Storm(WSJ) * When It Snows, New York City Pays (WSJ) * City Officials Greet Storm With Plows and Diplomacy (NYT) * 'Geniuses!' Sanitation bigs get a Harvard education on your dime Some of the top sanitation officials caught up in a probe of the bungled Christmas weekend blizzard can claim Ivy League pedigrees - courtesy of taxpayers. (DN) * New Yorkers praise city's response to Wednesday's storm (DN)
Schoolkids flake out More than half a million students played hooky in the wake of the storm, yielding one of the lowest school-attendance rates in recent memory -- 46 percent.(NYP) * On a Denied Snow Day, Beware of Schoolchildren’s Wrath (NYT) * Charter School Cries Foul Over a Decision to Close It* Students take unofficial snow day - school attendance plummets (DN) * DOE: 46 Percent Of Students Attended NYC Public Schools Wednesday(NY1)
Rep. Giffords opens eyes as Obama pleads for unity (NYP) * Prez perfect - but the crowd was appalling (NYP) * In Tucson, Obama Calls For a More Civil Nation(WSJ) * Shooting Suspect's Downward Spiral(WSJ) * Obama Calls for a New Era of Civility in U.S. Politics (NYT) * Obama urges togetherness in speech for Arizona shooting victims, says Giffords has opened her eyes (DN) * Arizona killer's rants: Dynamite should be attached to babies, 'this is my genocide school' (DN)* As We Mourn President Obama said that it must be possible for Americans to question each other’s ideas without questioning their love of country. We hope all Americans take that to heart.(NYT Ed) * The full text of the president’s speech is here. * The Post wants the NYPDhandgun sales Gillibrand and Wasserman-Schultz Describe Giffords Opening Her Eyes * Gillibrand Describes 'Miracle' Moment with Giffords [Video] * Doctors Call Giffords’s Progress Remarkable(NYT)
Does 71% of American Think People Who Suffer With Mental Illness Should Be Able to Have Guns? Only 29 percent of US adults think stronger gun control laws would help prevent shootings like last weekend’s Arizona tragedy.* Silence greets calls for changes in gun laws
Sampson: ‘people will just stab you in the back’ (Video) * State Senate Democrats: It's SO On* Senate departures, thus far * State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is not impressed with the Senate Dems' money-management skills.
Subway Fake Inspectors Face the law
10 Years to Tear Down A Building
Corruption, Death and Organized Crime
New Google Headquarters
Boston $uck$ In first, NY tops Beantown in raising tech funds(NYP)
Wal-Mart kicked off their New York City campaign.
Second teacher caught in lesbian romp at 'Horndog High' is fired (DN)
Anna Chapman to host of her own TV showFrom real estate to espionage to reality TV, it seems as if there is little this sexy Russian spy isn't doing these days.
Haagen-Dazs is A Crime?
Law and Order Ice cream cold war Haagen-Dazs duo in violent clash (NYP) * 'Con' man was undie suspicion (NYP) * Only two years for man who attacked ex with meat cleaver(DN) * Give porn perv a break, celeb doctor urges judge (DN) * Phony parking signs near Police Academy anger residents (DN)* Livery 'shooter' confesses to 16 stick-ups (NYP) * Police Search For Suspect In Williamsburg Sex Attacks (WCBS) * NY state prison guard charged with trying to lure teenage girls into car(NYP) * Teen killed in double shooting in a Bronx deli (WABC) * Police search for Brooklyn sex assault suspect(WABC) * New Brighton man arrested after resisting cops(SI Advance) * Giants' Lawrence Taylor Pleads Guilty To Sex With Underage Prostitute (NY1)Terrorism Ghailani Prosecutors Challenge Defense Request for Dismissal (NYT) * Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for supporting plot to bomb JFK Airport (NYP)