We’re trying to keep focus on families, and that’s where it belongs. This day is not above any of us, it’s about the families of 3,000-odd people who lost their lives 10 years ago.NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg • Reacting to reports that nearby governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo were angling for bigger roles in the Ground Zero ceremony next month. Bloomberg just ain’t having it. And we support this line of reasoning entirely — leave the memorial for the people who felt it most directly. The governors can have their speeches later. source (via • follow)
Commuters in New Joisey, you aren’t screwed yet. Weeks ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced he was killing off a massive public works project to get a subway line under the Hudson River into New York City. While fiscal conservatives feted the decision, many long-suffering commuters felt burned. New York City is considering coming to the rescue, offering to extend a subway line out of the city and into New Jersey – at a fraction of the shuttered plan’s cost:
» Agreement still needed: While Michael Bloomberg’s administration is spearheading this, incoming NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with Christie, would have to come to terms with the plan, which, while less expensive, definitely isn’t cheap. But the long-term benefits could prove worth it.
» Sorry, they didn’t check: Sadly, we don’t know how many people are voting for “The Rent is Too Damn High” party candidate Jimmy McMillan. We wonder if he’ll siphon votes from Paladino.
I’m with Jimmy. The rent is too damn high.New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo • FInding common ground with fellow candidate Jimmy McMillan of The Rent is Too Damn High Party during last night’s debate in New York. The debate was notable for one reason – all of the candidates were there. The New York Times buried this farce on page A21 of the paper. They should’ve blown it out if you ask us. source (via)