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Are You On What Some Are Calling the Tenant ‘Blacklist’? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-8r
05/12/2014
Are You On What Some Are Calling the Tenant 'Blacklist'?

Are You On What Some Are Calling the Tenant ‘Blacklist’? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-8r

Landlords and tenants do not always get along. This should not be a surprise to anyone who does not live in an “I Love Lucy” episode. And yet, even New York’s most famous and beloved fictional landlord, Fred Mertz, was cheap about making… [ 302 more words. ]

Things You Can Buy With an EBT Card http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7X
04/30/2014
Things You Can Buy With an EBT Card

Things You Can Buy With an EBT Card http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7X

Now that the spring harvest is upon us, Gilded City was curious about whether the NYC Dept. of Health will continue offering food stamp recipients extra money to shop at farmers’ markets. Indeed, DOH did confirm for us that they will be continuing… [ 300 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: April 28, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7T
04/28/2014
'Neath the Radar: April 28, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: April 28, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7T

Manhattan parents are storing their babies in bathrooms and closets. This according to a trend piece published today by DNAInfo. There’s lot’s more space for your housing buck in the outer boroughs, parents. Just sayin’. [DNAInfo] One… [ 150 more words. ]

Will Hipsters Soon Have a Staten Island Enclave? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7I
04/24/2014
Will Hipsters Soon Have a Staten Island Enclave?

Will Hipsters Soon Have a Staten Island Enclave? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7I

A real estate development company is banking on turning the forgotten borough into a place for millennials to hang their trendy hats. According to Fast Company, development company Ironstate is investing $150 million into building residences on Staten… [ 291 more words. ]

Manhattan Conversations Are Being Secretly Recorded, Tweeted http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7s
04/23/2014
Manhattan Conversations Are Being Secretly Recorded, Tweeted

Manhattan Conversations Are Being Secretly Recorded, Tweeted http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7s

Eavesdropping is no longer just for the NSA and other arms of the surveillance state. Now two other guys you don’t know are making a grab for a piece of your private life as well—but it’s OK, because it’s for art. Wired reports that… [ 356 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: April 17, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7k
04/17/2014
'Neath the Radar: April 17, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: April 17, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-7k

A Staten Island woman with two chronic illnesses can’t get a doctor’s appointment because her Obamacare network only has 4 inundated doctors within the borough. [SILive] Did you know that MTA and Transit Workers Union members currently… [ 102 more words. ]

Pol Still Working out Details of Creating a New Protected Class http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6Z
04/11/2014
Pol Still Working out Details of Creating a New Protected Class

Pol Still Working out Details of Creating a New Protected Class http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6Z

Free weights for all. Well, all who live in mixed income apartment buildings in New York City with indoor gyms. Two Uptown lawmakers are pushing legislation which would make it illegal to turn away rent-stabilized tenants from building amenities that are… [ 937 more words. ]

04/08/2014
NY Doctors Now Keep Money Insurance Doesn't Spend On You

NY Doctors Now Keep Money Insurance Doesn’t Spend On You

A report published today by Crain's NY makes the claim that fully half of insurance companies operating in New York now expect doctors in their network to conform to metrics while treating patients...

NY Doctors Now Keep Money Insurance Doesn’t Spend On You http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6Q
04/08/2014
NY Doctors Now Keep Money Insurance Doesn't Spend On You

NY Doctors Now Keep Money Insurance Doesn’t Spend On You http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6Q

A report published today by Crain’s NY makes the claim that fully half of insurance companies operating in New York now expect doctors in their network to conform to metrics while treating patients. What are these metrics the purveyors of cures and… [ 273 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: April 7, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6H
04/07/2014
'Neath the Radar: April 7, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: April 7, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-6H

Queens Public Library President Thomas Galante, whose $390,000 per year salary is more than twice that of most congressmen—and who reportedly spent $140,000 renovating his office—will keep his job. The Queens Public Library is a nonprofit organization… [ 255 more words. ]

Speaker Mark-Viverito Champions Imprisoned Bomb-maker’s Release http://wp.me/p4d1K6-69
04/01/2014
Speaker Mark-Viverito Champions Imprisoned Bomb-maker's Release

Speaker Mark-Viverito Champions Imprisoned Bomb-maker’s Release http://wp.me/p4d1K6-69

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today reaffirmed her support for the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who is currently imprisoned for seditious conspiracy against the U.S., and other crimes. Mark-Viverito added, “What I want most for my… [ 329 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: March 31, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-61
03/31/2014
'Neath the Radar: March 31, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: March 31, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-61

Landlords will be forced to allow tenants paying regulated rental rates access to all amenities, if a new City Council bill passes. So for instance, tenants of this luxury Manhattan building paying a discounted rate of $595 per month, could file a… [ 150 more words. ]

Bill Would OK Blocking Your Own Driveway http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5Q
03/25/2014
Bill Would OK Blocking Your Own Driveway

Bill Would OK Blocking Your Own Driveway http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5Q

That’s the ticket. Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx) has proposed a bill that would make it legal for a property owner or lessee to obstruct their own driveway entrance. And they won’t have to pay the muni meter for the privilege. From the… [ 323 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: March 24, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5L
03/24/2014
'Neath the Radar: March 24, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: March 24, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5L

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t Jewish, but we at Gilded City may take to calling him “Mayor Levy.” Why? Despite campaign rhetoric blasting “revenue focused” law enforcement, de Blasio’s preliminary budget projects an… [ 150 more words. ]

Did Scott Stringer Just Burn De Blasio? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5v
03/20/2014
Did Scott Stringer Just Burn De Blasio?

Did Scott Stringer Just Burn De Blasio? http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5v

Brown nosing the press comes seems to come part and parcel with NYC politics. But was Comptroller Scott Stringer doing more than just kissing a little J-Schooler behind when he praised “all” the local media at CUNY Graduate School of… [ 363 more words. ]

Bike Fanatics Solicit Locations for More Speed Cameras http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5g
03/18/2014
Bike Fanatics Solicit Locations for More Speed Cameras

Bike Fanatics Solicit Locations for More Speed Cameras http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5g

Streetsblog today requested recommendations from their readers for future speed camera locations via a form on their site. The blog, which is published by Transportation Alternatives, will be shared with lawmakers in Albany. Streetsblog’s Brad Aaron… [ 307 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: March 17, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5a
03/17/2014
'Neath the Radar: March 17, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: March 17, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-5a

First Mayor Bill de Blasio snubs the Fifth Ave. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Guinness beer followed suit. Now predictably, Catholics are boycotting Guinness. [Politicker] To be fair though, is skipping out on a (big) parade more insulting to the Irish… [ 124 more words. ]

Democrats Demonstrate More Ageism http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4Z
03/14/2014
Democrats Demonstrate More Ageism

Democrats Demonstrate More Ageism http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4Z

A Democratic party leader from Staten Island is claiming to be the victim of ageism, after being sacked by the county organization. Former North Shore District Leader Robert Castro, 62, said he was asked to resign his post because of a political vendetta,… [ 296 more words. ]

De Blasio Develops Sudden Interest in Property Tax http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4M
03/11/2014
De Blasio Develops Sudden Interest in Property Tax

De Blasio Develops Sudden Interest in Property Tax http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4M

Mayor Bill de Blasio today said the NYC property tax system “needs a real hard look” and that he’s not happy with the “status quo,” according to the Twitter account of Capital NY Reporter Sally Goldenberg. De Blasio has a… [ 554 more words. ]

Brooklyn Pol to Push Organic Fracking, Eventually http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4t
02/24/2014
Brooklyn Pol to Push Organic Fracking, Eventually

Brooklyn Pol to Push Organic Fracking, Eventually http://wp.me/p4d1K6-4t

New York State hasn’t budgeted a dime to regulate the controversial hydraulic fracturing industry in 2014, according to group of landowners with property on top of upstate’s Marcellus Shale. But despite what it sounds like, the State is doing… [ 496 more words. ]

Report: DOT Speed Camera Location Is Illegal http://wp.me/p4d1K6-48
02/11/2014
Report: DOT Speed Camera Location Is Illegal

Report: DOT Speed Camera Location Is Illegal http://wp.me/p4d1K6-48

In pursuit of what some from the area are calling a “revenue grab,” the City’s Dept. of Transportation refused to respond on the record to questions by a Staten Island reporter about a speed camera placed outside of a school …… [ 522 more words. ]

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said that he wants graduates of NYC public schools to dominate the local labor force in e...
02/11/2014
De Blasio Wants Most Tech Jobs Filled By NY Natives

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said that he wants graduates of NYC public schools to dominate the local labor force in emerging industries

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said that he wants graduates of NYC public schools to dominate the local labor force in emerging industries. During his State of the City Address at LaGuardia Communi...

De Blasio Wants Most Tech Jobs Filled By NY Natives http://wp.me/p4d1K6-3Y
02/10/2014
De Blasio Wants Most Tech Jobs Filled By NY Natives

De Blasio Wants Most Tech Jobs Filled By NY Natives http://wp.me/p4d1K6-3Y

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said that he wants graduates of NYC public schools to dominate the local labor force in emerging industries. During his State of the City Address at LaGuardia Community College, de Blasio said he would … Continue…

"Neath the Radar: Feb. 10, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-3P
02/10/2014
"Neath the Radar: Feb. 10, 2014

"Neath the Radar: Feb. 10, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-3P

There won’t be any class action suit against Con Edison in Justice Philip G. Minardo’s court room. The Staten Island Advance reports that an attorney from the Forgotten Borough can not be joined in his lawsuit by others who seek …… [ 206 more words. ]

Don't drink the water?
02/10/2014
Your Tap Water is Totally Safe, Says Official in Denial

Don't drink the water?

In response to a nauseating piece of enterprise journalism by The New York Times, a public official is insisting that, in fact, his agency is doing its job. So it goes. The Times reported last week...

'Neath The Radar: Feb. 3, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-34
02/03/2014
'Neath The Radar: Feb. 3, 2014

'Neath The Radar: Feb. 3, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-34

The Brooklyn Paper‘s Megan Miesz is acknowledging that there’s a “war on cars.” [Brooklyn Paper] You don’t mind if the guys at FDNY share your medical history, prescription drug intake and contact info, right? Kay, good,… [ 179 more words. ]

Overtime Pay for State Employees Tops $611 Million http://wp.me/p4d1K6-2I
01/28/2014
Overtime Pay for State Employees Tops $611 Million

Overtime Pay for State Employees Tops $611 Million http://wp.me/p4d1K6-2I

NY State last year served its employees a $611 million overtime pie. While overtime hours worked only increased by 2.4 percent since 2012, payouts increased by 15.6 percent, according to an audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. During all… [ 361 more words. ]

'Neath The Radar: Jan. 27, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-2C
01/27/2014
'Neath The Radar: Jan. 27, 2014

'Neath The Radar: Jan. 27, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-2C

City Comptroller Scott Stringer intends to press Albany to allow NYC to raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour, according to Metro New York. The minimum wage was raised from $7.25 to $8 last month. It is already slated … Continue reading → [ 220 more words. ]

Councilman Hints At Snowgate Investigation http://wp.me/p4d1K6-23
01/22/2014
Councilman Hints At Snowgate Investigation

Councilman Hints At Snowgate Investigation http://wp.me/p4d1K6-23

Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-Staten Island) says believes that something was amiss in the Dept. of Sanitation’s performance in cleaning snow yesterday, tweeting; Not bridgegate – those comments are silly but smthng went wrong with DSNY… [ 234 more words. ]

Jaywalking is 'Safer,' Says Streets Blog http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1L
01/21/2014
Jaywalking is 'Safer,' Says Streets Blog

Jaywalking is 'Safer,' Says Streets Blog http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1L

Salmoning was the crime du jour of the Bloomberg administration. The new “it” traffic violation is now jaywalking. In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s jaywalker ticket blitz, the anti-car Streets Blog writes, “[s]ometimes,… [ 350 more words. ]

'Neath The Radar: Jan. 21, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1C
01/21/2014
'Neath The Radar: Jan. 21, 2014

'Neath The Radar: Jan. 21, 2014 http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1C

The biggest knock to New York’s middle class this winter may be the loss of Loehmann’s discount clothing store. Loehmann’s is where regular women had a fighting chance to dress themselves like Upper Eastsiders on a working woman’s… [ 219 more words. ]

It's a tale of two cities in the same damn building! http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1m
01/17/2014
It's a tale of two cities in the same damn building!

It's a tale of two cities in the same damn building! http://wp.me/p4d1K6-1m

As many of you read earlier on Gilded City, the city is trying to get away with pushing substandard housing on denizens lower income I the shady part of town. The developers of the 160 W. 62nd St rental tower … Continue reading → [ 219 more words. ]

There Are $595 One-bedrooms Renting In Lincoln Square http://wp.me/p4d1K6-16
01/16/2014
There Are $595 One-bedrooms Renting In Lincoln Square

There Are $595 One-bedrooms Renting In Lincoln Square http://wp.me/p4d1K6-16

Eat your guts out, middle incomers. If you made less money, maybe you could afford one of the four $595 one-bedroom apartments in the swanky new tower going up right across from Lincoln Center and Damrosch Park. The building at 160 … Continue… [ 175 more words. ]

Gilded Speculation: E-MetroCards Will Track Straphangers http://wp.me/p4d1K6-Y
01/15/2014
Gilded Speculation: E-MetroCards Will Track Straphangers

Gilded Speculation: E-MetroCards Will Track Straphangers http://wp.me/p4d1K6-Y

The spooky discovery that the NYC Dept. of Transportation is using E-Z Pass to track drivers’ movements outside of tolls was reported last year by Kashmir Hill at Forbes. DOT told Forbes that for years there have been E-Z Pass … Continue… [ 386 more words. ]

‘Neath the Radar: Jan. 13, 2014
01/13/2014
'Neath the Radar: Jan. 13, 2014

‘Neath the Radar: Jan. 13, 2014

De Blasio has the power to reform slush funds by dismantling the bureaucratic work-around allowing for no-bid contracts. All he has to do, according to The Daily News, is enforce the City Charter a...

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01/01/2014
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The Ill-Fated Reign of Mayor Social Justice Began TodayJanuary 1, 2014DKLeave a commentBill de Blasio became the 109th mayor of New York today. A shockingly progressive mayor for the gilded city.When it comes to our mayors, young New Yorkers have lived in an embarrassment of riches. This election…

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