The current plans presented for the Greenpoint waterfront and the Domino Sugar site, in Williamsburg, are very similar to that box of Honey Smacks. The developers’ respective sales pitches say it’s good for you, but if you look closely at the details, it’s really not.
Your City Council Member really does have palpable influence over the destiny of our neighborhoods and quality of life. District 33 Council Member elections also present a difficult choice…
New York Shitty coverage of the debate Wednesday night between incumbent Stephen Levin and his challenger Stephen Pierson.
A stand-up comedy show featuring some of New York City’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund.
Spontaneity frightens those in power especially if there are no leaders with whom to negotiate or to target and neutralize. Such an unpredictable swarm heightens an already volatile crisis.
“Too often community rights are usurped. I see Williamsburg empowering its residents with knowledge and community organizing to protect public health and their environment.”
As I predicted, CPC Resources, the original developer for the Domino Sugar Refinery, flipped the property to a new developer, Two Trees Management, for a huge $120 million profit. So there’s a new plan afoot for the refinery, one the new developer has made even larger than CPC Resources’ massive plan…
It’s almost as if today’s college educated youth can’t do anything right. If they pursue an MBA or JD they’re accused of becoming greedy materialists. If they pursue work in a community arts center they are labeled unambitious and a drain on society.
During Giuliani’s two terms, he utilized and took credit for all of Dinkins’ efforts for NYC’s resurgence to global preeminence. Thus began an 8-year period of quasi-fascist repression, exclusivity, secrecy, favoritism and overall nastiness unheard of for a liberal big city.
By Albert Goldson Our favorite 21st-century bad guys—banks and hedge funds—are aggressively entering the real-estate market nationwide, buying pools of foreclosed properties from Fannie Mae and selling them to developers at a profit, according to a March 19 Wall Street Journal article. The developers then convert these former condo properties into rentals and reap a More > >