Monthly Archives: June 2005

Upsizing the Taxi Fleet

The front page of Crain’s New York Business carried a small item last week on a City Council bill that has the potential to have a huge transformitive impact on the New York cityscape: The city’s sedan taxis could be … Continue reading

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Hidden Pandemonium

Oil prices surged in New York this afternoon, topping $40 a barrel as Chinese demand increases continued to outpace estimates … NYMEX crude topped $50 a barrel today despite a government report showing inventories at five-year highs … Benchmark crude … Continue reading

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$60 Oil – There’s a Reason for That

Downtown at the New York Mercantile Exchange today, oil traded for $60 a barrel for the first time. No economy is more dependent on oil than the United States’s because we’ve suburbanized housing and commerce and leisure activities away from … Continue reading

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America Has Spoken

Alas, no hotel party for us. A formidable opponent has been declared victorious in Curbed‘s neighborhood naming contest. Congratulations to the winning entrants. Thanks for all who played and voted for The Nightie Drawer. Tremendous effort. We earned a solid … Continue reading

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The Time to Act Is Now!

Friends, I bring you a post this evening about a very important topic: A Curbed.com New York neighborhood naming contest! A close personal associate of Starts & Fits has entered a potentially winning entry, which as of this writing is … Continue reading

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Need Another Reason?

Multiple Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman had a column this morning that every U.S. policy maker and driver should read. That isn’t enought to get you to follow the link? Here’s a sample: I certainly would not put on … Continue reading

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A Moving Recap of City History

The Museum of the City of New York has added a mind-blowing new permanent film: Timescapes, a history of New York City crammed into 25-minutes on three visually packed screens. The film is perhaps geared to give tourists an introduction … Continue reading

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I Hope That’s Not the Apartment That’s for Rent

Readers of this web log will know that I am constantly praising city life. Well, one of the things that makes life in the city interesting is the raw human emotion — not always positive — that living and working … Continue reading

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Death on the Roadway

Aaron Naparstek, over at naparstek.com, has a gruesome entry about a cyclist killed in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on Thursday. He writes: “Dying like this seems to me to be just an incredible, massive injustice, particularly because it would take so … Continue reading

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70% of Every Barrel of Oil

Matthew R. Simmons, an investment banker with a bearish outlook on future oil production and a book out that casts doubt on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply, sat for an interview with The Agonist, a liberal weblog. Mr. Simmons talked about … Continue reading

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