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Thursday, December 2

Front page: 12.02.10 - OTB on last leg and Dave from Harlem talks Mets, policy

Good morning! Remember, tonight is the Victorian Streetwalk, which I used to think was an attempt to raise sales tax revenue through a one night amnesty program for city prostitutes conditional on their adherence to Victorian dress, as demonstrated below...


It is actually a pretty fun street fair.

Speaking of revenue, after two days of wrangling for disk space the videos from both the Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 special City Council meetings on the budget. Here they are:





I spoke with Scirocco and Franck yesterday on their reactions to the budget/vote. I will post some of their comments here today, and probably turn it into a weekend article after speaking to the rest of the council.

In other news; NYC OTB will close tomorrow without intervention from the NYS legislature. [Saratogian]

GlobalFoundries says they will employ 450 additional workers at their Fab 8 semiconductor plant in Malta. [Saratogian, PstStr]

Rensselaer County voters and officials will likely testify in an election fraud case targeting Democratic county election commissioner Edward McDonough and Troy city councilman
Michael LoPorto. [The Record]

Outgoing Gov. Paterson spent four hours on sports talk radio yesterday. His office also turned over emails expected to hash out what happened earlier this year when the rumor mill spun a yarn about a supposed sex scandal. [DN/DP, NYP]

New Yorkers collecting unemployment insurance will have to speed up job hunting efforts after MA tea-party backed Sen. Scott Brown blocked a funding extension. [DN]

Hey Scotty B., at least the Yanks made it to the post season!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not victorian dress.

December 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM 
Blogger Patrick H. Donges, City Desk said...

Oh, well, so it's neo Victorian Depression era. I was actually just trying to plug "Boardwalk Empire". What do you say Anon, is Buscemi effective as a leading man?

December 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM 

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