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by joshualeding
Jan 04, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
With both scientific and artistic essay writing, a message is being expressed. In one case the message is very direct and determined, while in the other, the message must be sought after and discovered. Although scientific and artistic writing may seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum, one...
St. John's vs Georgia Live Blog by NigelC
Dec 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
9:02PM And that's the ball game. The final Score is St. John's 66 , Georgia 56. Much like the last time the Storm played at MSG, it was an ugly game, but I'm sure they'll take a win any day of the week.  9:01PM: In advance of the Connecticut-Kentucky game, half of the crowd is chanting "Let's go ...
New Audit Finds Finance Department Not Doing its Job by ComptrollerNYC
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
  The Department of Finance is costing New York City millions of dollars. It’s as simple as that. An audit by my office has found that the Department has failed to accurately calculate tax benefits under the Section 421(a) housing program, which provides tax exemption benefits to owners of reside...
Finally! by smiller
Sep 25, 2009 | 10 10 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
They put some new episodes of Sesame Street on PBS. They just did a 15-minute spoof on Indiana Jones and then played a song called "Surprises" that I swear was sung by The Skygreen Leopards. Now Jack Black is explaining the word "octagon", and from what I can hear he forgot to bring an octagon, b...
NYC Transit is Off Track by ComptrollerNYC
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past week, I have addressed some serious concerns regarding our transit system.   I wrote Chairman Walder on Monday urging him to reverse his decision to eliminate station agents from 99 subway stations across the City, and today I released audit findings that show the MTA must do a better...
DEP SOAKS NEW YORKERS WITH CROTON DELAYS by ComptrollerNYC
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
The construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant is yet another example of a City project that has been subject to delays and ballooning costs.    My office recently conducted two audits of The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s management of the project.  One looked at th...
Rest In Peace Eunice Kennedy Shriver by ComptrollerNYC
Aug 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
I join with millions of Americans in mourning the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a truly selfless individual who has left an indelible mark on this country. As the founder of the Special Olympics four decades ago, she forever changed the lives of countless individuals living with disabilities.  ...
Why One Should Not Be Choosy Over Jobs These Days by SylCart
Aug 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Fresh graduates always have this idealistic mode to get the job of their dreams . And so, they earnestly go out of their way to be overly-presentable at interviews, be hyper in job fairs, well you know the story. Although it is admirable, it is not really that advisable these days.   Jobs are rea...
ACCESS-A-RIDE STRANDING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE CURB by ComptrollerNYC
Jul 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly two decades ago, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law to protect and enhance the rights of people with disabilities.   In the years that have passed, we have made great strides.  We see the symbols of this progress every day in the forms of accessible subway sta...
The bad, the ugly, the Good. by ChrisBritoMets
Jul 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
So its been a while since my last post, but I'm back to fill you in with the good news, well sort off.  Theres a reason to be a little happy with the Metropolitans coming off this disatrous road trip. First, the bad. The Mets lost their first series after the All- Star venue to the archrival Brav...