Monthly Archives: July 2010

DEM AG II: Legal Issues

As previously reported, we attended the Crain’s debate yesterday featuring the five Democratic candidates for NYS Attorney General (if you go to that post, clicking on any of the candidate’s names the first time they are mentioned will take you

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Posted in Crain's, Eliot Spitzer, Eric Dinallo, Eric Schneiderman, Kathleen Rice, Martin Act, New York, Richard Brodsky, Sean Coffey

DEM AG Candidates Debate

Stuart Shorenstein, David Bronston and I attended the Crain’s breakfast this morning which featured a debate among the five Democrats seeking the position. I guesstimated the crowd at only about 200, including the five tables occupied by the respective campaigns.

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Posted in Crain's, Eliot Spitzer, Eric Dinallo, Eric Schneiderman, Erik Engquist, Kathleen Rice, New York, Richard Brodsky, Sean Coffey

Minerva Update

As we previously reported, efforts are underway by Green-Wood Cemetery to have the City adopt a "197-a plan" pursuant to which protection of the scenic view corridor from the Statue of Minerva on Battle Hill to the Statue of Liberty

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“Rebirth Preview 2010” to be shown at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Here’s an announcement from Project Rebirth, an effort with which Cozen O’Connor has been involved for many years. Our partner, Stuart Shorenstein, sits on the board. "New York, NY, July 22, 2010 – Reflecting significant progress in the rebuilding of

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WSJ NY Editor on CityWide tonight

My guest tonight on CityWide is Mitra Kalita, the Senior Deputy Editor of The Wall Street Journal‘s new Greater New York Section. She discuss the ways in which the newspaper business has dramatically changed, the competition and shares what financial

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The View from Battle Hill: Green-Wood Cemetery and the Statue of Liberty

Green-Wood Cemetery is currently petitioning the Bloomberg Administration to adopt a policy that the view corridor between Minerva and the Statue of Liberty should be preserved under Section 197-a of the City Charter. Green-Wood’s Battle Hill is the site of

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Does Schneiderman Hit & Run Have Legs?

Apparently not. The up-to-now insiders race to succeed Andrew Cuomo was jolted Tuesday night by a report that a car in which Attorney General candidate Eric Schneiderman had sideswiped another car and then left the scene. The story was first

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Times In Depth Look At Stop And Frisk

The New York Times had an important piece earlier this week exploring the uses and abuses of the New York City Police Department’s "stop and frisk" efforts, which have dramatically increased over the last few years. The NYPD argues that

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Posted in Eric Adams, New York, New York City Police Department, New York Times, NYPD, Stop And Frisk


The Economic Development Corporation has three Requests for Proposals pending, one for Mart 125 in Harlem, and two in the Bronx: Bathgate and near the Hub at 149th Street. If my recollection is correct, its the second time around for

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Party blogs seem pooped

Although its uncontested candidate for Governor has a sophisticated and up to date website, the official site of the New York State Democratic Party is a placeholder announcing that, “A Whole New Site is Coming.” Its been that way for

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