Category Archives: Economic Development

Brad Gerstman: The City Council’s plan to promote E. coli | New York Post

http://nypost.com/2014/07/31/the-city-councils-plan-to-promote-e-coli/ The City Council’s plan to promote E. coli New York City’s do-gooders are at it again, this time looking to put a 10-cent fee on each plastic bag that stores normally provide to their customers without charge. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Santa Cuomo Holiday Wish Book: Naughty & Nice REDC Gifts

Several of my tweets this week looked at selected goodies dispensed by Santa Cuomo from his sack of Regional Economic Development Council (REDC 2013) gifts, um, grants this Christmas. Many of the projects seem tangentially related to job creation, job … Continue reading

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Kingsbridge still caught up in council drama – The Insider Blog | Crain’s New York Business

Kingsbridge Ice Center still caught up in council drama. Continue reading

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Bronx elected officials deliver petition to a McDonalds owner

Check out @camillerrivera’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/camillerrivera/status/361892246892728320

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Small Business Saturday Nov 24 – Support Small Businesses!

Support your local small business on Saturday, November 24, 2012 and make everyday a day to support small business in New York. Small Business Saturday   November 24, 2012 A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do … Continue reading

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Former New York State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin Calls Out Gov. Cuomo for Ignoring Indian Nations in Economic Development Conversations – ICTMN.com

Online at Indian Country Today: Former New York State assemblyman Michael Benjamin, who represented the Bronx for eight years, is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not including Indian nations in discussions about economic development in the state. In an op-ed published in City and State New … Continue reading

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America’s middle class (and our prosperity) is eroding in full view

The Middle Class — the foundation of American prosperity is eroding in full view says Jeff Madrick in Our Crisis of Bad Jobs. Despite the reported drop in unemployment from 8.1% in August to 7.8 last month, President Obama is still … Continue reading

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The South’s National Political Power is Waning – BCNN1

There’s hope for Democrats in winning the South in November and years to come. The party needs to harken back to the Democratic Leadership Council centrist philosophy of fiscal responsibility, investment in education and economic development. I found this article … Continue reading

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Will pols kill another Bronx revival — Michael Benjamin – NYPost OpEd

Will Pols Kill Another Bronx Revival The Bronx is about to get another chance to lift the curse of the Kingsbridge Armory, with two new proposals to develop the site. But it will have to overcome stiff opposition by the … Continue reading

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Micro Apartments For Geeky Yuppies

On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the adAPT NYC design competition. It’s his latest effort to add to his legacy. The adAPT NYC “micro unit” RFP is offering city land, zoning waivers, and subsidies to attract developers. Bloomberg wants to … Continue reading

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