Hurricanes, droughts, wars, oysters, tax cheats, revolutions, foreign policy, NYC and the business of water. petergreen@pobox.com #waterinc #businessofwater

Columbia Names Steve Coll as Dean of Journalism School

bloomberg.com — Columbia University named veteran reporter and editor Steve Coll as dean of its Graduate School of Journalism. Coll, 54, will take over from Nicholas Lemann, who is stepping down at the end of the academic year after a decade at the school, the New York-based university said today in a statement.

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ICYMI: Cuomo's budget to strain city, wheelchair group wants Uber crackdown, Cruz vs. Trump

ICYMI: Cuomo's budget to strain city, wheelchair group wants Uber crackdown, Cruz vs. Trump
crainsnewyork.com — Fox nixes Trade Center move News Corp. and 21st Century Fox said they won't be moving to a new building at the World Trade Center complex and will stay at their current midtown headquarters. Brothers James and Lachlan Murdoch told employees a move would be "distracting," and that "our resources would be better directed elsewhere."

Amid criticism, City Hall steps up efforts on homeless

Amid criticism, City Hall steps up efforts on homeless
crainsnewyork.com — For years, the city has counted the number of people living on the streets only once annually, usually in January. That's why this past summer, when tabloids sounded alarms on street homelessness, Mayor Bill de Blasio could only trot out a statistic from the previous February showing a year-over-year decline.

Trump is untouchable

Trump is untouchable
crainsnewyork.com — N ew Yorkers have condemned Donald Trump for proposing to bar Muslims from the U.S., making anti-Semitic jokes, and calling Mexicans rapists and murderers. But that doesn't mean his incendiary campaign for the presidency has hurt his business here, where the Trump name is on apartment towers, golf courses and even public skating rinks.

Cocainenomics | The Syndicate

Cocainenomics | The Syndicate
wsj.com — Violence was a masterful substitution for the merger and acquisition tactics of legitimate businesses. Anyone who crossed Escobar, even fellow cartel members, was killed by his legion of sicarios, hired guns as young as 14, plucked straight from the hellish ghettos of Medellín.

The Ever-Changing Logistics of Drug Smuggling

The Ever-Changing Logistics of Drug Smuggling
wsj.com — Escobar, who started out as a car thief, then small-time trafficker and kidnapper, first saw opportunity in feeding America's cocaine habit by smuggling coca paste into Colombia, refining it and paying "mules" to smuggle it into the U.S. in their luggage or by swallowing condoms stuffed with cocaine.

Cocainenomics

Cocainenomics
wsj.com — By Peter S. Green How Cocaine Traffickers from Medellín Transformed the Multibillion Dollar Global Drug Trade The Medellín Cartel was an empire of stunning sweep and unimaginable violence. At its height, it earned as much as $4 billion a year-most of it cash-for its members and controlled 80 percent of the cocaine supply in the United States, leaving tens of thousands of corpses in its wake.

Powering The Grid From Afar

Powering The Grid From Afar
foxbusiness.com — It's the conundrum of electrical utilities: in the heat of the summer, when customers have their air conditioners and lights running and are sucking up power to run their businesses, how can a utility prevent overloaded, overheated circuits that can lead to fires and even blackouts?

Terminal Condition: Privative Manhattan’s Worst Transportation Hub

Terminal Condition: Privative Manhattan’s Worst Transportation Hub
observer.com — Each weekday, The Port Authority Bus Terminal Accomodates some 230,000 passengers. But the featureless, filthy and poorly signed terminal can barely cope with the traffic. The PA says it needs to tear down and replace the buildings to serve a projected 337,000 individual trips a day by 2040.
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May 01, 2016

Obama: Trump could close Guantanamo: "He knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground." nyti.ms/1UoTQH2

Apr 26, 2016

Just saw Marina Abramovic walk in. I was gonna say something, but... #TIME100

Apr 26, 2016

Bonjour tristesse - end of the end of the road for the Paris Tribune. nyti.ms/26rbmPH @mediagazer #trib #journalismism

Apr 22, 2016

RT @scannell: Saw #Prince dart out of a West Berlin nightclub, past a crowd of photographers and straight into a passing cab, saying, "Can't catch me!"

Apr 22, 2016

These real estate execs gave to de Blasio while seeking key decisions from the city bit.ly/248xbBw via @CrainsNewYork #muckread

Apr 21, 2016

RT @MollyRingwald: New York City, Please make the Empire State Building purple tonight! #Prince

Apr 21, 2016

RT @NYGovCuomo: Saddened to hear about the passing of a legend. Prince, we are gathered here today because you got us through this thing called life.

Apr 21, 2016

RT @JanetAsaro: A young leader: William Scannell IV, honored for his work with Syrian refugees on Natl Philanthropy Day in Alaska https://tpic.twitter.com/AIgiKLPCffco/AIgiKLPCff


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