Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Wall Street veteran John Rhea to provide new leadership at the embattled New York City Housing Authority, the agency’s top ranks are emptying out.
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
You might want to put that kayak in storage sooner rather than later. Riverkeeper, a clean water advocacy group, released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities. Gotham Gazette reports.
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?