Oct 5, 2021
Kathy Hochul's Chance to Bring Growth Back to NY
With Andrew Cuomo’s cronyism vanished, Gov. Kathy Hochul has an opportunity to steer New York state away from the progressive’s hurtful taxes on high income earners, Nicole...
Sep 21, 2021
Congestion Pricing May Have Finally Made It To NY
New Gov. Kathy Hochul encounters her first challenge as the MTA is set to introduce congestion pricing to Manhattan right as the Big Apple recovers from the pandemic, Nicole Gelinas...
Sep 14, 2021
Downtown’s Post 9/11 Rebuild Exposed Gov't Inefficiency
The next step in normalcy, after clearing the pit of human remains and debris, would be setting aside space for a memorial, and rebuilding. We were lucky: We would see it happen. How...
Sep 10, 2021
New York City Didn't Rebuild Wisely In 9/11 Aftermath
After 9/11, New York didn’t rebuild wisely—and that failure hurts the city in the current crisis.
Jul 19, 2021
Penn Stat.: A Monstrous, Multi-Billion Boondoggle
Gov. Cuomo wants to ram a monstrosity onto a pandemic-traumatized Manhattan: his “Empire Station” and Penn South project. Nicole Gelinas tackles what this could mean for NYC.
Apr 29, 2021
Will New York Come Back This Time?
The developer and longtime government hand tells Nicole Gelinas that leadership will determine when the city thrives again.
Apr 21, 2021
How NYC's Next Mayor Can Lure Commuters Back
Thanks to COVID, most New Yorkers are no longer captive to a five-day-a-week commute. How does the next mayor lure people back without choking the city on traffic? The pandemic...
Apr 13, 2021
Shabby Tourist Treatment Threatens New York City
Here’s an economic-development idea for Gotham’s political class: How about we stop shooting and stabbing our tourists? In the past few months, visitors from Kansas to Belgium...
Mar 19, 2021
A Transportation Plan for NYC's Next Mayor
The Covid-19 pandemic last year altered New Yorkers' normal transportation habits on a scale not seen since the subway first opened in 1904â?"ushering in an era of underground mass...
Mar 16, 2021
How I Survived a Year In a Weird and Empty Manhattan
A year ago, virtually all of the nearly 4 million people who swamp Manhattan below 60th Street each day deserted the central city â?" except me.
Mar 9, 2021
NY Should Give Restaurants/Retailers Tax Holiday w/Biden $$
Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and lawmakers should use part of Biden's federal stimulus money to support restaurants and retailers through the most direct way possible: a sales-tax...
Mar 8, 2021
With Biggest Debt Since WWII, U.S. Thinks It Can Print
According to modern monetary theory, the US government can borrow indefinitely â?" but there's no such thing as a free lunch, Nicole Gelinas writes.
Mar 2, 2021
Geese Can Fly: New York Progressives May Learn It Hard Way
The golden goose can fly. For the first time ever, all three elements of a successful post-industrial urban economy are almost instantly mobile.
Feb 9, 2021
Movies Do Not Satisfy When You Can't See Them In A Theater
Like a sports fan whose team is sidelined, I've mostly stopped reading the film pages in the papers.
Jan 20, 2021
How New York City 'Built' the Donald Trump We Know
President Trump will take his final ride from the White House Wednesday to settle into his Twitter-less Florida dotage.
Jan 19, 2021
De Blasio Is Whistling Past the Budgetary "Graveyard"
For all of de Blasio's gushing over "very good news" concerning the city's $95.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year, the real news came during the question-and-answer session.
Jan 5, 2021
Target the Needy, Don't Just Give Out $2,000 Randomly
The idea is to help the average American â?" but there is no average American: Why not use data to target aid where it's needed?
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