Since Bob Morgenthau, known as “The Boss” by many of his staff, has decided not to run again, the field seems to be narrowed to two major candidates: Cyrus Vance, Jr. and Leslie Crocker Snyder. Both are experienced people who know criminal law. Snyder, who has been a judge and Vance, a former Manhattan A.D.A and criminal defense attorney, are both formidable candidates.
As the politicians and media play out their roles in the recent real estate hysteria in the Hamptons, all eyes are looking away from the mismanagement and incompetence in the face of this financial Armageddon.
Having spent 40 years in a corporation, mostly in middle management, I see the culture issue from a different viewpoint—on the receiving end of top management decisions. From that vantage point, our new president may be overly optimistic.
Shocked! Shocked! Shocked! House Republicans, whose most recent president politicized many of the Federal government's major agencies, have written a letter to President Obama accusing him of politicizing an important project in 2010—namely, next year's national Census.
a 9-story office building that’s under consideration for 47 Grand St., on the southwest corner of Grand St. and West Broadway. The proposed development would be the tallest in central SoHo and would need special variance permits to not violate current zoning laws.
The proposed Billboard Scaffolding Bill (Intro 623) would allow billboards to go up on work scaffoldings, which proliferate the city. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation opposes, suggesting the billboard scaffolding would have a devastating impact on small businesses.