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MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Michael Bloomberg
John Farley and Laura van Straaten  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: June 21, 2011 10:13AM | 2 Comments
The mayor has a dream for New York City: to one day rival Silicon Valley as the center for technological innovation. And that may be doable -- the city has replaced Boston as the second largest technology hub in the nation, according to a new report. But the plan is not without its critics.VIDEO
Construction on Barclay's Center. State documents predicted there would be 1,620 construction jobs this summer. There are 543. Flickr/m_dougherty.
John Farley  |  July 19, 2011 9:00 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
Many construction workers -- long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project -- are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.VIDEO
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
New York City students arriving at school. The Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments
From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it's been a busy week and weekend for education in the region. Check out the highlights.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire is beginning to crumble as a result of the phone hacking scandal. It's uncertain how this will affect the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal and New York Post. Flickr/World Economic Forum.
John Farley  |  July 15, 2011 3:38 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Following news that the FBI was reaching out to the NYPD as it began an investigation into whether News Corp. journalists attempted to hack the phones of 9/11 victims, the company brought in the big legal guns.
Kenneth L. Davis, M.D.  |  July 15, 2011 10:52 AM | Comments
Recommendations to reduce Federal funding for teaching hospitals would undermine the health and well-being of our citizens.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Jon Lentz for The Capitol  |  July 14, 2011 8:06 AM | Comments
Questions remain on the level of savings that will be wrung out of Medicaid and how effective the property tax cap will be.
John Farley  |  July 13, 2011 12:39 PM | Comments
Leading the fundraising pack is -- surprise! -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Can you guess which candidate hasn't revealed the results of his fundraising efforts to date? And which one raised the least amount of money? There's also a new horse in this race...
John Farley  |  July 13, 2011 6:00 AM | 11 Comments
Urban officials and nonprofits are taking rapid steps to prepare for what the Associated Press dubbed the "silver tsunami." Is New York City ready?VIDEO
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