Posts Tagged ‘Superstorm Sandy’

De Blasio’s Budget: Progressive or Aggressive?

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Features, Government Operations, Housing, Labor/Unions, News

What does a “progressive” city budget look like? During his preliminary budget presentation last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio attached his favorite buzzword to a supposedly apolitical document. Through the explicit and implicit priorities laid out in his financial plan, the mayor—who mere months ago dubbed himself a “fiscal conservative”—threw caution to the wind, etching his major policy items into the budget with or without the necessary cooperation from Albany, and despite the element of unpredictability stemming  from the city’s… [More]

De Blasio Economics: Growth with Equity

Written by Rick McGahey on . Posted in Daily, News, Opinion

As New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio switches from campaigning to governing, he faces challenges in creating jobs and maintaining a healthy economy while keeping to his goals of reducing inequality and helping low-income New Yorkers. The public discussion so far has focused on tax increases, new social programs and redistributing income, but New York cannot prosper with redistribution as the central strategy; the city needs quality jobs fueled by the private sector. Here are three ways the de… [More]

Public Projects Week: Seth Pinsky

Written by Michael Gareth Johnson on . Posted in Latest, News, Real Estate/Construction, Video

Seth Pinsky, former President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and now a fund manager at RXR Realty Corp, discusses the impact climate change is having on the efforts to rebuild in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy  in the first installment of our special week-long  series looking at upcoming construction projects and federal, state and city policies surrounding public works.… [More]

Failure to Rebuild the Boardwalk Stalls Rockaway’s Recovery

Written by Brendan Brosh on . Posted in Features, Opinion

It is one of the most demoralizing aspects of the Sandy recovery for many in Rockaway. Our community–for the first time in living memory–is without a boardwalk. And now, word is filtering through the community that we won’t have a boardwalk until the summer of 2015, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. For many of us, this is just too much to bear. It is hard for outsiders to comprehend just how important the boardwalk is… [More]