Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to hang another key proposal of his early administration on Albany, announcing plans today to push state lawmakers to allow the city to set its own minimum wage during his first State of the City address. Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will unveil plans to redevelop the long vacant Kingsbridge Armory at the State of the City address tomorrow, according to his press office.
Kingsbridge was one of the city’s most bitter redevelopment fights in recent years and marked one of very few times during the Bloomberg administration that the City Council has resisted the administration’s economic development effots.
The current RFP would be the same as the one that failed in 2009 after Related, the developers behind the project, would not agree to wage standards for the project. Related won a competitive bid for the project but pulled their after the City Council demanded that any tenants at the new site pay their employees a living wage. Read More