New York City politics and policy, especially as they pertain to business. Lobbying efforts, campaigns on things like land use issues, employment regulations, taxes etc. All things Bill de Blasio.
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Numerous real estate companies gave money to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nonprofit while pushing for air rights, landmark status and other land-use decisions from the city, a review of donation records shows. Such gifts are common in city politics, but have taken on added significance because prosecutors are scrutinizing the mayor’s fundraising activities and the nonprofit controlled by his close advisers, the Campaign for One New York, according to multiple reports.
The billionaires are after de Blasio, or so he claims. At a fundraiser Thursday night, the mayor painted a scene of battle between a populist movement he leads and moneyed special interests out to maintain economic inequality. "The billionaire class does not give in easily to a progressive agenda,” he said Thursday night, adding that "those who believe a tale of two cities is somehow ordained, they will fight to preserve it." On the radio Friday morning, he further characterized his attackers.
Some New Yorkers squeeze an eighth of a lime into a chilled Corona for a blast of Mexico. Others salivate at the slow cascade of foam on a perfect pint of Guinness or bask in the simplicity of a Miller High Life, no glass. Pop open any of these—or a Coors Light, Heineken, or Blue Moon, among others—and you’re unwittingly toasting the town’s king of beers, Simon Bergson.
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