Just the NY Stock Exchange Might Lost 1000 Jobs After the Coming Merger. What about the rest of Wall Street Jobs? Schumer Wants NYSE Job Numbers (WSJ)
The Fact Free 2013 Campaign
While the Press Does Not Question Future Mayoral Candidates on Their Plans to Fix Wall Street and Attract New Jobs to the City, the Candidates Party
New York City's Present Leadership Does Not Have the Skills Of the Past Generations That Make NY An Economic Powerhouse
Wannabe mayors are hard partiers, oh yes it's trueCity pols eyeing a 2013 mayoral run hit a dizzying array of parties last holiday season. City Controller John Liu was the clear front-runner, attending 57 holiday parties, galas and celebrations in December. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio crammed in 36 holiday soirees held by Democratic activists and labor union groups. Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn got into the act, attending 13 holiday parties - including one at the White House. De Blasio met with Rev. Al Sharpton at least eight times. Liu's 2010 schedule shows an itinerary laden with weekend parades and a weeknight circuit of dinners and receptions that seemed to dwarf his official activities. Quinn, who represents a small section of Manhattan, makes frequent forays to the other four boroughs for events with local Council members. She often appears at senior centers, Democratic clubs, charity functions, churches and other venues that tend to be rich with voters. * Lingering Cost Of 2009 Forces De Blasio To Keep Fundraising (CHN)* Rep. Anthony Weiner sent his potential 2013 mayoral primary opponent, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a bottle of bubbly when he unexpectedly ran into her dining at his brother’s restaurant, Almond.
Rally is Good Election Politics, But the Next Mayor Must Figure Out A Way To Grow NY'S Economy and Increase Jobs Unions to rally vs. Wall St. and Bloomberg(NYDN)
What Do Council Members Do At Hearing? Why Do They Need to Read in the Newspapers About Problems They Should Have Known About and Solved Before It Made the Papers?
Why Did Gale Brewer Miss the Violations? Now she vowed to probe the violations, first revealed by the DN.
Council member vows to probe condition of city buildings in wake of violations uncovered by the News (NYDN) * Many City Public Buildings Have Open Code Violations (NY1)
Bloomberg downplayed code violations at city-owned buildings, saying most of them are in pretty good shape
Pols Take the Money and Run for Reelection
Ethics Reform: Assembly Democrats resist it because many are paid large fees; GOP Senators in majority could retire if their outside income is made public. [Fred Dicker] * Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is reportedly worried some GOP members will leave if required to disclose the entirety of their outside legal fees under an ethics reform, further threatening his hold on the majority.
Campaign Money: Eight pols no longer in office have active accounts.
Foreign Owned Taxi's Made In Brooklyn
NY Get A Better Deal From Turkish Company Than US Auto Makers Who Have Abandoned New York
Turkish automaker pledges hundreds of Brooklyn jobs if it gets nod to create New York's new taxi cab (NYDN) * Turkish Automaker Pledges To Build New City Taxis In Brooklyn (NY1)
Why do certain people had access to top brass while everyone else had to fight tickets in court?
New York's Fix Insiders Class
NYPD cop nabbed 'Mr. Fix-It' nickname for helping motorists avoid court, get tickets thrown out * Bloomberg: Some NYPD Tickets Fixed Because They're Errors, Not Because You Know A Guy (NYDN)
An NYPD ticket-fixing scandal is shining a light on a little known office at Police Headquarters where tickets are made to disappear - and top brass say it's all legit. A desk manned by Lt. Gerard Iucci is the only place where a motorist can get a ticket officially thrown out without having to go to court. The official process begins when a community leader or clergy member with "pull" complains to a local precinct commander about tickets they want tossed.
Magic Tickets Vanish and Reappear
NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal: Six Months of Summonses Vanish and Reappear In Manhattan Precinct (Village Voice)
Most Corruption In New York Can Be Traced To Tammany Hall Rule
In a Place of Fragile Alliances, a Romance Endures Jeffrey Klein and Diane Savino in Albany Romance Two Democratic state senators have maintained a much-spoken-about personal relationship in a legislative chamber more familiar with fragile alliances. (NYT) * Sen. Diane Savino on speculation she followed her “man”, Sen. Jeff Klein, into the IDC: “It’s insulting, and frankly, it’s insulting to all female legislators Anyone you talk to will tell you I’m not the type of person to follow any man, anywhere…Not that he’s not worth following.”
Accused of waiving his gun and acting menacingly, at a night club
NY Post's Attempt To Change LIFO
NY Post's first in a four-part series shining a light on school-employee disciplinary hearings, which for years have been criticized as slow, costly and ineffective. Today's report looks at the city Department of Education's failed attempts to remove school staffers accused of serious crimes or wrongdoing.
Albany Treats CUNY As A Bargaining Chip, Instead As the Poor Man's Harvard That Has Produced Great American Leaders
The GOP-controlled state Senate has blocked CUNY from spending money from its recent 5% tuition hike while it tries to force a deal with the Assembly on tuitions charged by CUNY's big brother, the State University of New York. We already have a loss in state aid of $95 million, and then we have this $40 million problem (NYDN)
Stuy Town Over Priced Purchase Lost At Least 3 Billion in Pension Funds