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New Audit Finds Finance Department Not Doing its Job by ComptrollerNYC
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 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...
1M4N_cnn_hero_02.jpg Woodhaven's Angel by projectwoodhaven
Oct 03, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Jorge Mu ñ oz has made it to the Top 10 of CNN's heroes contest. If you haven't heard Jorge's story, it's a real treat. He was born in Columbia, came to the US in the 1980's and subsequently became a citizen. Lives with his family in a modest home in Woodhaven, works as a bus driver, by most acco...
Finally! by smiller
Sep 25, 2009 | 10 10 comments | 660 660 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 | 144 144 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 | 133 133 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 | 150 150 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 | 32 32 comments | 146 146 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...
Avenues where One can Gain Hard Earned, Decent Money by MichelleGody
Aug 02, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
To say that we are in dark and difficult times is a bit of an understatement.  The news on the major networks and business channels may reflect how the Dow Jones is faring , or how WallStreet is rallying , or how a certain multinational company has gained profit.  However, in reality, if one will...
ACCESS-A-RIDE STRANDING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE CURB by ComptrollerNYC
Jul 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 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 | 141 141 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...