Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

  • Labor Regulation and NYC Sick Leave

    Debating Paid Sick Leave Laws

    Jan 19, 14 • 341 Views • No Comments

    I wonder if we could say that Mayor de Blasio’s sick leave proposal dates back to 1895.  119 years ago, concerned with the harm that a “biscuit, bread, cake bakery or confectionery establishment” could inflict on its employees, New York...  [read more]

  • Brooklyn Bridge Tolls and Congestion Pricing

    The Costs and Benefits of Bridge Shopping

    Dec 4, 13 • 375 Views • No Comments

    Are you a bridge shopper? Manhattan is an island. Linked by bridges and tunnels to other NYC boroughs and NJ, it can be expensive to access…or it can be free. It all depends on your route. And therein lies the problem. To enter Manhattan via a free...  [read more]

  • NYC Taxicabs, Tips and Credit Cards

    Taxi Tips

    Dec 8, 12 • 359 Views • No Comments

    Assume you are in a NYC taxi cab. The fare is $12.00. How much of a tip do you leave? a. $1 b. $2 c. $3 d. $4   Actually, it all depends on whether you use cash or credit. People who pay in cash tend to leave a 10% tip. Those who use a …...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Micro-Apartments

    Oct 23, 12 • 501 Views • No Comments

    An iPad turns on the lights, the shower is a futuristic sounding vertical tube near the door and the bed becomes seating.  Occupying 161 square feet, this Dongguan, China micro-apartment is the size of a US mall parking space. But, at $133 a square foot...  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    A Weather Dilemma for NYC

    Sep 12, 12 • 236 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, the last time that the East River touched the Hudson River (see below) was on September 3, 1821 when a hurricane struck directly and the tide rose 13 feet in one hour. Should the city plan for it to happen again? Along its 520 mile long coastline, New...  [read more]