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Institutional Investor (March 1)

2018/ 03/ 04 by jd in Global News

New York City “is aiming for full divestment of coal, oil, and gas from its $189 billion retirement system–but could get sued in the process” if such a move is deemed contrary to fiduciary duty. If they successfully divest the roughly $5 billion in assets linked to fossil fuel, however, “New York’s pension funds would be the first major U.S. retirement system to rid itself of fossil fuels.”


Chicago Tribune (November 1)

2017/ 11/ 02 by jd in Global News

“So the pattern established oceans away now visits America,” specifically New York, where “terror by the ton” disrupted what should have been a delightful Halloween. “We don’t know if this suspect was heeding an Islamic State call to attack trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Or if only his own twisted thinking drove him,” but we have “seen enough of these car and truck attacks—in London, Nice, Stockholm, Berlin—to know they are all but impossible to predict or prevent.”


New York Times (December 30)

2016/ 12/ 31 by jd in Global News

“Glory, glory, hallelujah! New Year’s Day is about to bring New Yorkers what many of their ancestors never lived to see: the opening of the Second Avenue subway.” Though it is set to open on schedule, the line is really “nearly a century overdue. It was dreamed up in the 1920s, was derailed by the Great Depression, by wars overseas and political battles at home, by the 1970s fiscal crisis, by dithering, distractions, diverted funds and the inertia that keeps big infrastructure projects forever on the drawing board.”


New York Times (September 20)

2016/ 09/ 22 by jd in Global News

Days after the Chelsea bombing, with an eye to this week’s UN meeting, the mayors of three great cities (Bill de Blasio of New York, Anne Hidalgo of Paris and Sadiq Khan of London) write, “We know policies that embrace diversity and promote inclusion are successful. We call on world leaders to adopt a similar welcoming and collaborative spirit on behalf of the refugees all over the world during the summit meeting this week. Our cities stand united in the call for inclusivity. It is part of who we are as citizens of diverse and thriving cities.”


Bloomberg (September 11)

2016/ 09/ 12 by jd in Global News

“It’s called the U.S. Open, and the crowd is definitely from New York, but the clothing on the court is decidedly Japanese.” Asics, Yonex and Uniqlo were all the rage. “As the 2016 Grand Slam draws to a close, Japanese brands have far outpaced their Western competition.”


Wall Street Journal (May 19)

2016/ 05/ 21 by jd in Global News

“If the U.S. had not come to the aid of the Korean people, or if we in the South had lost the war, I would not be standing here.” Kwon Oh-joon, CEO of steel manufacturer Posco, made this comment when he received the Korea Society’s Van Fleet Award in New York.


U.S. News & World Report (February 24)

2016/ 02/ 26 by jd in Global News

Beijing is now “home to more billionaires than any other city in the world” after successfully edging out “New York City as the world’s capital for billionaires.” Of nearly 2,200 billionaires worldwide, 100 reside in Beijing, while 95 call New York City home. Moscow ranks a distant third with 66 billionaires. Nationwide, with 568 billionaires, China has also beaten the U.S., which ranks second, with 535. Japan round out the top ten countries with 42 billionaires, just behind the 49 living in Brazil.


New York Times (January 25)

2016/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

“A massive snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast moved out to sea on Sunday, leaving 28 people dead, near-record snowfall in some major cities and heavy flooding along the coast.” With over 30 inches (76 cm) of snow in some places, this ranks as New York’s second highest snowfall since 1869. Some areas received even more, with West Virginia recording over 40 inches (101 cm).


Financial Times (May 26)

2015/ 05/ 27 by jd in Global News

Global cities now “drive the world’s economy. The 600 biggest cities account for more than 60 per cent of global gross domestic product. The top 20 are home to one-third of all large corporations, and almost half of their combined revenues. Tokyo leads the pack — in population size, economic punch and number of corporate headquarters — ahead of New York, London and Paris.”


New York Times (April 14)

2014/ 04/ 15 by jd in Global News

New York’s new Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to abolish horse-drawn carriages. Protecting the animals is exemplary, eliminating them foolhardy. “Carriage horses have a place in New York, a working, workaday city. The de Blasio administration should make every effort to ensure that they are safe and protected. They do not need to be banished.”


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