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Transit chief bashes de Blasio’s Rockefeller Center street plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio and But de Blasio called humbug on the transit chief’s suggestion that the city didn’t keep him in the loop. The mayor’s office accused Byford of suggesting a dedicated bus lane on the cross-streets at the last minute, which they argued would have deprived tourists and New Yorkers of needed walking space. “We’ve discussed this plan with them numerous times over the last few weeks,” said the mayor’s spokesman Will Baskin-Gerwitz. “Unfortunately, the MTA’s proposal would have reduced pedestrian space—the exact opposite of our shared goal.”

Bloomberg makes record $31 million ad buy

Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has purchased $31 million worth of television advertising time in a single week, the most any presidential candidate has spent in a seven-day period. The… To view the full story, click the title link.

As Barneys races to find a buyer, vendors fear getting left behind

Bankrupt retailer Barneys New York got some breathing room Thursday, securing an extended deadline to find a buyer. The retailer has an offer in the works for a going-concern deal for five of its stores including ones in Chelsea and on Madison Avenue, according to a source. CEO Daniella Vitale has been under intense pressure as the Barneys’ debtor-in-possession lenders, Brigade Capital Management and B. Riley Financial, moved up the timeline for offers to Oct. 3 from Oct. 24. As often happens in bankruptcy cases when deals are in the works, the lenders granted an extension, this time to Oct. 11. But failing to meet that or other milestones in …

Goldman, Morgan Stanley turn to interns for generational insight

The youngest workers on Wall Street believe their personal data is at risk, want to see government action against climate change and support legalizing medical use of marijuana. Those are some of the findings released this week from surveys of summer interns at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley. The Goldman Sachs survey is partially a recruitment tool, said Jake Siewert, a bank spokesman. “It’s been very instructive for us in thinking about how we connect with people as we are trying to recruit that generation,” Siewert said. At Goldman Sachs, 83% of the interns support a carbon tax to combat climate change, and 80% believe their personal data isn’t secure…

WeWork’s real estate arm co-head departs firm

Wendy Silverstein, the co-head of WeWork’s real estate investment arm, has left the company, according to people familiar with the move. Silverstein stepped down from her position at the investment… To view the full story, click the title link.

Uber follows Lyft in limiting app

Driving for Uber may get a little harder starting next Tuesday afternoon. That is when the ride-hail giant will introduce a policy that will limit when drivers can work from its app. “Starting Tuesday, Sept. 17, rider demand will determine how many drivers can be online at the same time,” Uber announced in a memo to drivers that went out today at 1 p.m. “This means you may not always be able to go online if there aren’t enough riders requesting trips in your area.” The memo explains that the change is being made partly in reaction to new rules implemented by the Taxi and Limousine …

Committee finalizing report on potential SoHo rezoning

After a series of tense meetings this year, residents and businesses will have to wait just a little longer for an “Envision SoHo/NoHo” report that could be the basis for the neighborhoods’ first… To view the full story, click the title link.

Key pols add to flood of complaints about de Blasio water-bill shift

Two City Council members have asked the city to shut the spigot on a new water-billing policy, a change that the . In a letter Thursday, Costa Constantinides and Daniel Dromm—Queens council members with oversight of the city agencies in question—asked the city Department of Environmental Protection to extend the Sept. 13 deadline the agency set for flipping the switch on the city’s water-bill database. “Although we have no doubt that this change was well intentioned, we believe that the concerns raised by stakeholders around this change necessitate greater discussion,” the councilmen wrote. The city offers water-billing…

Manhattan’s tallest condo building joins swamped luxury market

On paper, it’s the most in the U.S. And at 1,550 feet above Manhattan&lt…;, it’s also the Western Hemisphere’s tallest. Extell Development is building Central Park Tower, the firm’s ultra-luxury… To view the full story, click the title link.

Pizza shop in Brooklyn reopens 2 days after being shut down – News 12 Bronx

Pizza shop in Brooklyn reopens 2 days after being shut down News 12 BronxFamed Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara is back open for business New York Post Iconic Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara reopens for business PIX11 New YorkBeloved Brooklyn Pizzeria Di Fara Is Reopening Today GothamistDi Fara Pizza reopened after state seizure over unpaid taxes New York Daily NewsView full coverage on Google News

Stocks sink, bonds gain as U.S. feud with China deepens

U.S. stocks slumped and Treasuries rallied after President Donald Trump said he’ll respond to new Chinese tariffs and blasted Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The dollar fell. Equities started the day lower after China threatened to impose additional tariffs on $75 billion of American goods. The S&P 500 Index briefly rose as Powell’s remarks bolstered bets the central bank will cut rates next month. Gains fizzled out quickly after Trump’s tweet, with technology companies leading the stock rout. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled almost 600 points as only Boeing Co. advanced among its 30 blue-chip companies. The Nasdaq-100 Index lost as much as 3.1%.  The bond market’s U.S. recession indicator—the spread between 2- and 10-year rates—flirted with inversion again. Elsewhere in the yield curve, three…

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal… To view the full story, click the title link.

Epstein dies by suicide

Jeffrey Epstein, the investor who faced , has died, according to multiple news reports. Epstein committed suicide in his Lower Manhattan jail cell, ABC News reported, citing three law enforcement… To view the full story, click the title link.

Biggest N.J. lake has been mostly shut to swimmers on algae woes

Most of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest lake, is closed to swimmers more than five weeks after state officials warned that toxic algae levels could cause health problems. The nine-mile-long freshwater lake in Sussex and Morris counties, an alternative to the Jersey Shore for many, had a swimming advisory lifted today in its Henderson Cove area. Still, elevated bacteria levels continue through a majority of the lake, the Department of Environmental Protection said in a press release. On June 27, DEP officials confirmed the presence of a harmful algal bloom in the lake after receiving reports of people experiencing mild skin rashes after coming…