Posted February 1, 2016 at 9:24 am
The date is set. New York Governor Cuomo announced Saturday the special election to fill the State Assembly seat forfeited by disgraced former Speaker Sheldon Silver last year. (He was convicted on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion, and money laundering.) The royal rumble is planned for April 19, the same day as the […]
Last modified January 22, 2015 at 11:19 am
Just when the neighborhood began to develop a true rapport, the proverbial rug is pulled out. Currently in his second term, Governor Cuomo has been busy bolstering his ranks. Last week saw a third round of appointments to various state jobs and committee posts. According to a report in the New York Times, it appears […]
Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:00 am
Public officials are finally recognizing the enemies besieging rent regulated tenants all around the Lower East Side and Chinatown. At least partially. While Steve Croman is investigated (and sued) for harassing rent-regulated tenants, another controversial landlord is in hot water. Marolda Properties is accused of similar tactics at three of its Chinatown properties, including ongoing […]
Posted August 20, 2012 at 6:28 am
The proverbial wild west that was the intercity bus industry is now being reigned in. Particularly the thriving Chinatown bus scene in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge. Yup, party’s ending.
Posted October 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Politics needs a bit of spice. In case you missed the gubernatorial debate last night on NY1, here is a clip of candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. The 90-minute faceoff was held at Hofstra University just two ahead of Election Day.