from Breakingviews:

China’s capital flight lands on New York doorsteps

March 19, 2015

Lower Manhattan is seen just after sunrise from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Lower Manhattan is seen just after sunrise from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

Mario Cuomo: Hero or ‘Hamlet on the Hudson,’ depending on who you ask

By Jason Fields
January 2, 2015


Mario Cuomo, who died yesterday, was a liberal lion or a dithering do-gooder, depending on which New York publication you ask.

from Breakingviews:

EU helps New York beat London in hot art market

November 14, 2014

By Carol Ryan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

How the Ebola quarantine became a ‘states’ rights’ issue

By Howard Markel
October 30, 2014

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New York

What if someone with a deadly and mysterious infectious disease arrived at one of the largest urban centers in the United States? Certainly, we would expect the White House to consult the finest scientific minds in the federal government, academia and medicine to develop the best, most evidence-based approach to the contagious crisis.

from The Great Debate:

Life in New York in the time of Ebola

By Jason Fields
October 24, 2014

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New York

New York is a disgusting place. There are strange, unpleasant smells that greet you every morning as you leave your apartment and walk to the subway on your way to work. Often, you can’t even identify the lingering foulness.

from Alison Frankel:

Why the Arab Bank terror-finance trial matters

By Alison Frankel
September 19, 2014

Last week, on the evening of Sept. 11, a lawyer named Mark Werbner stood outside his hotel in Brooklyn and looked across the East River at the blue lights commemorating the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. Werbner, who is from Dallas, was in New York because he represents American victims of Hamas bombings and shootings during the second Palestinian Intifada. Since early August, he and his co-counsel have been trying the victims' claims against Jordan's Arab Bank, which they accuse of financing the Hamas terror operations. As he looked at the blue lights, Werbner told jurors Thursday during closing arguments in the Arab Bank trial, he stepped back and asked himself whether the 10 years of work he'd put into the case had accomplished anything.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Just how strange is Governor Andrew Cuomo?

By Steven Brill
September 16, 2014

New York Governor M. Cuomo stands during a news conference following a bi-state meeting on regional security and preparedness in New York

1. What’s the matter with Andrew Cuomo?

By now I assume New Yorker editor David Remnick has assigned someone to do a profile of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is fast becoming the Howard Hughes of big-time politicians.

from Blogs Dashboard:

Fashion Lookout: NYFW Spring 2015 Coverage, Social Media

September 9, 2014


from jharonnemartis:


September 9, 2014

New York Fashion Week featured a new runway star – glamorous, trendy and not affiliated with any one designer. Social media arrived as a marketing tool, with the potential to boost the bottom line of design firms that get it right. We look at two players to see who might pull ahead in the race for online dominance.