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Is Walmart Losing Fight To Open In NYC?

By Matt Chaban The press release came in even before The Observer had seen the initial report that prompted it. “We have not had any talks wit...

NYC Announces Redevelopment Deal For Area Near Mets Stadium

AP | Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has announced an agreement with a group of developers that includes the owners of t...

Tell Me What I Want to Hear: Bloomberg's Living Wage Study

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Three top city officials, each rumored to have their eye on a mayoral run in 2013, directly challenged Mayor Bloomberg on Monday over a living wage bill in the City Council.

Fixing Community Benefits Agreements

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A Community Benefits Agreement between a developer and the community covers a wide range of community needs. The CBA process, if you can call it a process, is broken in New York City.

Bloomberg Wrong on Living Wage

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg's comments on a new bill being considered by the City Council are not just disingenuous, they're also flat out wrong.

Here Lies Willets Point

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

Daniel Sambucci opened up shop in Willets Point fifty-nine years ago. Now when Sambucci, 79, looks across 36th Avenue, he finds himself under the ominous shadow of a $900 million baseball stadium.