Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

Tapped In: Langone Receives Federal Aid, Mount Sinai Opens Medical Center, City Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

4182 LANGONE HOSPITALS RECEIVE FEDERAL AID New York University’s Langone Medical Center is receiving $114 million in aid from the federal government this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The award-winning hospital complex on First Avenue was evacuated and shut down on the night of Hurricane Sandy when heavy flooding knocked out its backup generator. [&hellip
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Gay Marriage Nets $259 Million for NYC in a Year

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio   Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christie Quinn announced on Tuesday that a study by the City Clerk’s office  and NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, estimated that same sex-marriages have contributed $259 million to the city’s economy since New York passed the Marriage Equality Act one year ago on [&hellip
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The Rise of One-Downmanship

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

When did complaining become a competitive sport? By Jeanne Martinet The cocktail party was crowded, as every self-respecting cocktail party should be. I was therefore making depressingly slow progress in my foray to the bar, during which I overheard the following conversation: “So how are you doing these days?” asked one man, sipping his drink. [&hellip
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Law Would Hurt N.Y.’s Ability to Stoke Innovation

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Would impose obstacles for investors in telecommunications By Jim Gerace In these uncertain economic times, it is critical that our lawmakers in Albany make good decisions that promote jobs, investment and innovation. Wise public policy decisions are those that encourage job creation and investment in communities throughout by helping to grow the state’s “innovation economy.”
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Let’s Support a Living Wage

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Our economic recovery depends on government incentives for good jobs By Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mike Fishman With the shift in our city’s economy from manufacturing to service jobs, the percentage of low-wage workers has reached record, if not epidemic, levels. Nearly one-third of working New Yorkers are struggling to stretch their paychecks to cover high [&hellip
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BIOTECH TAX CREDIT COMING

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

New York’s universities and medical institutions, many of which can be found on the West Side, could get a boost if biotech companies can be lured into the city and state with a new tax credit. Gov. David Paterson signed a bill allowing the city to establish a $3 million tax credit each year for [&hellip
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BUSINESS IS BOOMING

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Lehman Brothers collapsed, Circuit City is in the process of liquidating and pretty much everyone knows somebody who’s been laid off. Even the ubiquitous Duane Reade is rumored to be near bankruptcy. But not all businesses are on the brink of failure. In fact, some small local entrepreneurs have not only been surviving in these [&hellip
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MOM AND POP ON LIFE SUPPORT

Written by admin on . Posted in Politics

Months before the Wall Street meltdown, Borough President Scott Stringer wanted to get a better idea of what life was like for Manhattan’s mom-and-pop stores. His office assembled a panel of local experts tasked with suggesting innovative ideas for assistance, and began surveying merchants on one major shopping corridor in each of the borough’s 12 [&hellip
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