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What Is Atlantic Yards? A Complete Failure of Democracy

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Why were so many elected officials, journalists and everyday citizens willing to look the other way on Atlantic Yards?

Bloomberg 23rd Richest Man In The World, Worth $18 Billion | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg keeps raking it in. The third-term mayor and finance whiz is the 23rd richest man in the world, according to the 2010 Forbes ...

Salt Ban For Restaurants? Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Kill Salt

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One Brooklyn lawmaker wants to take some flavor out of your food. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has proposed a bill that "prohibits the use of...

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

California's Debt: Now Riskier Than Kazakhstan's - And A Bigger Worry Than Greece?

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just how dangerous is California's budget crisis? Extremely dangerous, according to two recent evaluations of California's debt by financial indust...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

If the OPEC Cartel Is Being Tolerated, Why Not a Grain Export Association?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given OPEC's success, given our tolerance of its activities, given its enormous cost to our society, why should we not, in our own self-interest and in an effort to level the playing field, follow its example?

Village Voice: New FDNY Commissioner Bears Blame For Deutsche Bank Fire

Village Voice | Comments (9) by Wayne Barrett Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fact is that Cassano was more personally involved than Scoppetta in the negligence that cost the lives of Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino and...

Bloomberg Meets Texas Megachurch Leader Joel Osteen

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg quietly met with popular Texas megachurch preacher Joel Osteen last week in City Hall....

For Bloomberg, NYC Big Apps is a BIG Deal

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Michael Bloomberg, the man who made his fortune managing data, is now leading the nation by giving away a firehose of data about NYC to young hungry developers looking for data to turn into products.

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

Do you live in NYC's dirtiest neighborhood? Tell us why

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is your neighborhood spic and span or rife with refuse? The Bloomberg administration puts most of the city in the former category and promises to k...

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

The New York Times and Bloomberg Act as Stenographers for MSNBC on Anti-CNN Coverage

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Neither of two news stories made the connection between CNN's rating declines and the drastic change in its position on Time Warner Cable in New York, where 10 percent of America's televisions are.

Norm Pearlstine On BusinessWeek Purchase: "I Didn't Say The Magazine Has To Be Profitable"

The Wrap | Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I didn't say the magazine has to be profitable. What we've said is we have to run BusinessWeek as a business. But within the world of Bloomberg, there...

3 Tips to Take Control of Fat Bottoms and Your Bottom Line!

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As the poor are being turned away from free cancer screenings, the US is buckling under the weight of obesity. Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity.

Morgan Stanley CEO Calls for More Regulation of Wall Street at Vanity Fair-Bloomberg Event

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katya Wachtel

Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack was cheekily ambushed by Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan Wednesday night.

Hong Kong Is New Target of U.S. Crackdown On Global Tax Evasion | David Voreacos, Carlyn Kolker and Alan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hong Kong is a new target of U.S. prosecutors pursuing a global campaign against evaders of federal taxes, spurred by data acquired in their crackdown...

Bloomberlusconi Wins in New York!

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Hendra

Flouting the law, sneering at democracy, bachelor-at-large Michele Bloomberlusconi triumphed yesterday in his flagrant third-time purchase of the top spot in the supposedly smartest city in the world.

Designers Rally To Save NYC Garment District

Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hundreds gathered on Wednesday in the heart of New York City's garment district to sway city officials against a decision that may push out the strugg...

Gun Show Loopholes Tracked By New York City; Dealers Allowed Purchase To Undercover Gun Buyers Who Admitted Spotty Records

The Associated Press | Sara Kugler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP)-- New York City officials secretly videotaped dozens of firearm purchases they say were illegal at gun shows in states that have not clo...

PPIP: Banks 'Making A Killing' On Government Toxic Asset Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember the Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP)? The Treasury Department unveiled the program in March and intended it as a way to help banks un...

Meredith Whitney: Banks 'Grossly Overvalued,' Wall St. Should Have Its Own Compass

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street analyst Meredith Whitney appeared on Bloomberg Radio this morning to respond to comments made by John Mack, the CEO of Morgan Stanley, tha...

What We're Not Saying: Why I Miss Eliot Spitzer

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We were perversely short-sighted with the way we handled Eliot Spitzer. We prioritized our blood lust for personal justice over our desire for effective public policy.

John Reed, Former Citigroup CEO, APOLOGIZES For Creating Monster Of A Bank

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may be the most direct apology of the financial crisis. Former Citigroup chairman and CEO, John Reed, has apologized to a Bloomberg reporter fo...