It’s true that oil from BPs Deepwater Horizon fiasco is still sticking to and covering parts of the sea floor for some 80 miles or more around the site of the now-capped well. In early September, researchers from the University of Georgia found oil some two inches thick on the sea floor as far as 80 miles away from the source of the leak, with a layer of dead shrimp and other small animals under it.
Cynics say that money talks; realists would be wise to agree. For rent-regulated New Yorkers, money has become the strongest weapon used against them by unethical landlords that trying to evict them hoping to re-rent their apartment at market rate.
Water is such an important part of life that it has long been regarded as a public good worth entrusting only to public entities. But given the mixed track record of municipal, regional and national governments to properly manage water resources, outsourcing to private companies is becoming more common. But critics of such privatization point out that the end result for consumers is not always so positive.
“On bicycle tours I would come across cars just standing there in the countryside. I guess my first reaction was to look out for the owners. Most of the time, I would see no one and thus was left alone with the situation, developing a relationship to those vehicles that I hadn’t expected. From then on I started to regard these abandoned cars in the scenery as if they were actors on a stage and started to collect their wit and tragedy.”
Eric Schneiderman believes in progressive justice that takes an activist approach to protecting the rights of all New Yorkers. A longtime leader in the fight to ensure equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in New York State, Eric believes that no one should be denied civil rights on the basis of their sexual orientation or identity.
New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi will join Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York, to unveil a black granite strip commemorating last fall’s ticker-tape parade for the 2009 World Series champions. Surrounding them will be a dozen members of the Downtown Little League Yankees.
“Lower Manhattan is already swarmed with tour buses that often park illegally, idle, or snare traffic. The opening of the 9/11 Memorial next year will turn this serious problem into a full-fledged crisis unless we implement a solution now. Regulating tour bus traffic to require the use of PATH stations and excess parking space across the river will alleviate the traffic burden in Lower Manhattan, while offering tourists a convenient path to the Memorial and other attractions across the city.”
Citing his record as a lifelong progressive Democrat who has fought for LGBT equality for decades, the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID) overwhelmingly voted to endorse Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General.
On Monday, May 17th, I joined a distinguished list of immigration and civil rights activists who defied the law of the day and voluntarily courted arrest at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan to press federal officials on immigration reform. It's the first of three actions planned on consecutive Mondays in an act of civil disobedience to remedy an intolerable travesty...