It has been rumored that organizers of New York fashion week are going to announce that next year, Fashion Week will be moving from Bryant Park (where Fashion Week has been held for the last 15 years) to Lincoln Center.
Apparently, park management has been complaining for years about the invitation-only shows had grown too large and were restricting access to the park. Although Fashion Week was welcomed in 1993, when it started, there have been many clashes between Fashion Week organizers and the park’s management company.
The problems escalated in 2006 when the Bryant Park Corporation announced it would no longer allow …continue reading
Winners of their respective elections were sworn into office earlier this week as the office holders brought a little bit of reform and a lot of the same old, same old.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg celebrated his third mayoral inauguration, the first mayor to do so since Ed Koch did it in the 1980s.
Bloomberg mentioned that he understood how some people felt about him overturning the term limits law but claimed that he sees the additional term as a special opportunity to finish what he started.
Regardless of what you think of Mayor Mike, the multimillionaire …continue reading
Say what you will about New York City turning into a police state (and I’ve said plenty) but it does work. According to the New York Times, New York City is on pace to have its lowest murder rate on record.
The Times reports that by December 27, the city had 461 murders, 35 less than the city had in 2007 when the city had less than 500 murders for the first time.
Pretty good considering as recently as 1990 the city saw more than 2,200 murders in one year.
At the same time, the city’s current deficit will undoubtedly lead to thousands of …continue reading
Here are a few stories that you might have missed this week:
-New York City’s outer boroughs will be getting a new area code with the amount of numbers expected to run out by 2012. People who are currently in the 718 or 347 area codes will keep their current codes.
-Several education groups have sued Governor David Paterson for the release of money to schools that he has postponed until it becomes financially feasible for the state to pay the aid. Paterson called the move necessary because the State Legislature did not cut enough of the state’s deficit to prevent a large …continue reading
New York is a relatively green place and most New Yorker’s carbon footprints are tiny. However, our Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who has received a ton of praise for his environmental agenda, might be the worst individual polluter to hold public office, according to the New York Times.
Times columnist Jim Dwyer attacks Bloomberg for his usage of his fleet of personal aircraft, including a helicopter and two Falcon 900 jets. Bloomberg uses these often, to go to Washington DC, weekend vacations to Bermuda, as well as lengthier voyages, like his upcoming trip to Copenhagen, where ironically, he will be discussing climate change. …continue reading