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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New York

Not even a week has gone by since billionaire Barry Diller announced the cancelation of his Thomas Heatherwick designed “floating park” at Pier 55, and plans have already been revealed for a permanent installation by the Whitney Museum on the Hudson River nearby Pier 55. 

Artist David Hammons would create the commission near the museum’s location on the edge of the Gansevoort Peninsula. However, Whitney didn’t want the project to be made public, until October 4, when it was scheduled to be presented to the local community board. The Whitney’s director Adam Weinberg did confirm the existence of the Hammons project with the New Yorn Times, but said as of now “it’s only a possibility.”

In reference to the area for the project, Weinberg told

The recent boom for the gambling industry in New York State has failed to bring in the anticipated revenue.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law in 2013 to permit the creation of seven new, full-service casinos in New York, with the hopes of bringing some needed tax revenue and economic activity to the areas upstate. Previously, New York only licensed facilities linked to racetracks, referred to as racinos, with video lottery terminals, but no actual table games.

According to a report in the

The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s leader is being criticized by a group of progressive Brooklyn Democrats for not holding a vote to select the candidate for a special election for a vacant seat on the state Senate. 

Earlier this year, after Senator Daniel Squadron resigned, the seat became open for the district that includes northern Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. On Sunday, September 17, at a meeting of the New York County Democratic Committee, Manhattan Democrats gathered and 72 percent of the

Nestled between two wind turbines in the parking lot of the Gowanus Whole Foods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday the city’s plan to install five fast-charging electric car charging hubs as part of the administration’s move to reduce greenhouse emissions 80 percent by 2050.

The mayor promised to have at least one fast charging hub in every borough by 2018 with a plan to have at least 50 hubs throughout the city by 2020 as part of his administration’s aggressive emission reduction plan

City statistics have revealed that NYC’s expansive municipal work force is driving more than previously, adding to the city’s traffic and congestion problems. City vehicles did 102 million miles on the road in the last fiscal year, a 25 percent increase from 2014, when Mayor Bill de Blasio first came into office. Furthermore, employees driving city-owned cars for the Department of Buildings were involved in 98 car accidents last fiscal year, which is up exponentially from 22 crashes four years