8:59 am Jul. 2, 2012
The urgency of the city's efforts to diversify the city's revenue base is underscored by a front-page story in the Times about "near-shoring": Wall Street firms relocating mid-level positions to "cheaper locales" in other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Nicole Gelinas says that the Bloomberg administration's high-profile effort to grow New York City's tech sector is threatened by a raise in subway crime, particularly the theft of "tech stuff" like iPads and iPhones.
Gelinas doesn't think the mayor takes this seriously enough:
"Hello, Mr. Mayor: Tech workers carry. . . tech tools. And many of them don’t have — or want — cars, so they ride the subway. A big quality-of-life point is to work or play on your commute."
There will always be cheaper locales.
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Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule.
Noon. State Senator Adriano Espaillat visits the STAR Senior Center, at 650 West 18th Street in Manhattan.
1:30 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announce a plan to make fruits and vegetables more affordable in low-income areas, at 17th Street and Union Square West.
2:30 p.m. New York State Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills will hear arguments in the NY-13 recount, 111 Centre Street in Manhattan.
"For now, Roberts’s ruling keeps in place an element of ideological mystery." [Jonathan Chait]
Freshman Republican representative Anne Marie Buerkle said the "Fast and Furious" probe "is the issue first and foremost on the minds of my constituents" in upstate New York. [Mark Weiner]
Only 802 votes separate Rep. Charlie Rangel and State Senator Adriano Espaillat, according to the latest unofficial count, which does not include affidavit and absentee ballots. [Michael Gartland and David Seifman]
Espaillat "hasn't retracted his concession. And the AP…is still calling Mr. Rangel the victor." [Andrew Grossman]
Espaillat and the Dominican American National Roundtable want the Department of Justice to oversee the recount. [Sally Goldenberg]
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has called for federal oversight too. [Twitter]
Poll workers entered the numbers into a database which was manually transcribed by the NYPD and provided to the Associated Press. [Kate Taylor]
Rep. Gary Ackerman leaves a very different Washington than the one he found. [Francis Clines]
Andrew Rubin, a criminal defense attorney, has been hired to represent Marina Buchanan, who worked as a live-in nanny for the Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore. [Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Elizabeth Ganga and Jonathan Bandler]
Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes needs to explain why he publicly accused four black men of sexually assaulting a teenager and later dropped the charges. [Daily News]
"[T]he AP doesn't give a damn about the safety of New Yorkers." [New York Post]
Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie need to explain why there is no movement on the construction of the 9/11 Museum. [Daily News]
"Middle tier" Wall Street jobs are leaving New York. [Nelson Schwartz]
Alta, NYC's bike-share vendor, can raise prices without the city's permission if expenses increase. [David Seifman]
One tabloid editorial page is irate that Michael Mulgrew, head of the U.F.T., successfully sued to block the mayor from closing and reopen 24 failing schools with new teacher staffs. [Daily News]
A columnist says Bloomberg shouldn't scoff at tech thefts on subways. [Nicole Gelinas]
The city's tax department denied 4,373 applications for tax exemptions. [Sally Goldenberg]
The soda industry is resisting on Bloomberg's big beverage ban. [Michael Grynbaum]
Harry Giannoulis and Hank Sheinkopf traded some unpleasantries. [Ken Lovett]
Cuomo gets a C for transparency and reform and an A for budgets, taxes and spending. [Democrat & Chronicle]
The legislature "remains a poor excuse for representative government" and its members should not get pay raises. [Journal News]
Cuomo, via Benjamin Lawsky, is urging airlines and their insurance company to settle their dispute with Larry Silverstein. [Jacob Gershman and Larry Silversetein]
Here's a list of 3,000 businesses claiming tax credits in New York. [Syraucse Post-Standard]