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05.22.15 Liam Mathews

It’s been a rough week for Ahmed Mohammed, the assholish hot dog slinger who’s been ripping off tourists near ground zero: First he got caught charging outrageous markups ($30 for a hot dog and soda) and shortchanging customers for pretzels and other stuff from his cart. Then he received a fine for failing to post […]

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04.21.15 Prachi Gupta

When it comes to wealth, New York County is “the most unequal county in the US,” according to Queens College professor and sociologist Andrew Beveridge. He explained the phenomenon in a recent talk at the Symposium on Inequality and reported by CityLab. After climbing in the 1990s and 2000s, median income is back down to […]

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04.10.15 Liam Mathews

Neapolitan Express is a pizzeria that opened on Wednesday in the Trump Building (of course) on Wall Street (double of course). In addition to acceptable pizzas in the $8-16 range, Neapolitan Express also has a $50 black truffle-covered personal pizza, which is disrespectful to the concept of pizza and shouldn’t be allowed. I do not […]

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02.13.15 Monty McKeever

Just as this is published, a group of people will begin picketing their way down Wall Street to protest financing of the fossil fuel industry. They are joined in solidarity with hundreds of other protests in 50 countries across the world, all taking part in Global Divestment Day. Climate activists are urging companies and individuals […]

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12.30.13 Marina Galperina

Apparently, professional academics and finance professors have been “reaping the benefits” of supporting Wall Streets, New York Times reports, after forcing several communication disclosures through the Freedom of Information Act. Finance bro-pros like University of Houston’s Craig Pirrong, who have been particularly active in defending Wall Street’s financial speculators — through rhetoric, “influential letters to federal agencies,” appearing […]

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05.16.12 Bucky Turco

New York City has dozens of historical sites that are competing for a $3 million grant to aid in their restoration and upkeep courtesy of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. People can vote online; the location with the most votes gets the glory (and the money). To read more about the […]

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04.16.12 Bucky Turco

On Monday evening, as of this writing, about 10 protesters were arrested a few steps off of Wall Street, literally, reports Tim Pool, one of Occupy Wall Street’s most reliable livestreamers. After more than a week of slumber parties on the streets of Manhattan, the NYPD arrested four occupiers this morning, despite a Supreme Court […]

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04.09.12 Bucky Turco

“Wall Street may save the city again, as it has done so often in modern New York. The investment bankers, traders, hedge fund executives and private equity specialists may concoct another financial innovation that propels the markets and sends their own pay and bonuses soaring. If Wall Street does that, New York will be rich […]

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12.27.11 Bucky Turco

Now that Occupy Wall Street’s encampment has been cleared out since mid-November and their activities significantly reduced, people are getting a little sick of the NYPD’s tourist unfriendly barricades surrounding Arturo DiModica’s famed “Charging Bull” sculpture in Lower Manhattan. […]

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12.16.11 Bucky Turco

According to a new report, the city needs to find a new sugar daddy or face an uncertain future. “Significantly lower Wall Street profits will make balancing New York City’s budget more difficult,” wrote State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Perhaps it’s not good fiscal policy to depend on dysfunctional gamblers to pay the bills? […]

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