Former Democratic city councilman and Taxi & Limousine Commission chairman David Yassky is being ousted as dean of the Pace University Law School following controversies that included getting back into politics behind the backs of the school’s students. Two Pace professors told the New York Law Journal that Yassky was forced to resign after officials at the school in White Plains learned he’d lost the faculty’s support. “There was a lack of trust and a lack of confidence in Dean Yassky,” one professor told the paper. “There was a lot of dishonesty and a lot of hiding the ball.” A Pace professor also told The Post that Yassky, who taught classes including “Municipal Law & Metropolitan Government” was “hated by the students.” “The kids said he was condescending and had no patience with them,” the professor said. “He got terrible, terrible reviews from the students.” In September, it was … [Read more...] about Ex-TLC Commission chairman ‘ousted’ as Pace University Law dean
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FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE STATE DEPT. – New York magazine cover, “Hillary, In Between: She and Bill are just enjoying ‘ordinary, everyday’ things, she says. Which for the Clintons is anything but. … Hillary in Midair: She’s learned from her mistakes. Three years before November 8, 2016, she’s working hard to be relaxed, calm, easy. But, all the while, the old Clinton gears are whirring,” by Joe Hagan: “Clinton has taken a press hiatus since she left the State Department in January – ‘I’ve been successful at avoiding you people for many months now!’ she says, laughing. She is tentative and careful, tiptoeing into every question, keenly aware that the lines she speaks will be read between. In our interview, she emphasizes her ‘personal friendship’ with Obama, with whom she had developed a kind of bond of pragmatism and respect -- one based on shared goals, both political and strategic. ‘I feel … [Read more...] about SHUTDOWN COUNTDOWN: 9 days — HILLARY tells New York mag she ‘obviously’ had (unspecified) disagreements with Obama: ‘I have my own opinions’ — PALIN BACKS CRUZ — STEPHANIE PSAKI, ADAM FRANKEL marry
(CBS/AP) Sugary drinks over 16-ounces are on their way out of New York City, but the question on the mind of many is: Will it actually make a difference? The latest move from the city that's set trends by banned smoking in bars and trans fats in foods involves sugary drinks sold at restaurants, fast-food chains, theaters, delis, office cafeterias and other places that fall under the New York City Board of Health's regulation by March 2013. Exempt will be drinks sold in convenience and grocery stores, as well as dairy and alcohol-based beverages. Restaurants with self-serve soda fountains will be prohibited from giving out cups larger than 16 ounces, even for diet drinks, but consumers will be allowed refills. Bloomberg soda ban: Board of Health eyes popcorn and milkshakesSugary drinks over 16-ounces banned in New York City, Board of Health votesPictures: New York City's ban on big sodasThe Board of Health approved the big-soda ban 8-0, with one member, Dr. Sixto Caro, an internal … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New York City’s sugary drink limits: What’s next?
Last Updated Jun 14, 2010 5:00 PM EDT If you pick up today's "Greater New York" section of The Wall Street Journal, you'll see a story about expensive co-op sales increasing, one about New York Met David Wright starting to hit again, and roughly a dozen others. What you won't see are many ads, and given all of the headlines the section's launch generated -- including a lot of coverage of how News Corp. (NWS) chief Rupert Murdoch planned to slash ad rates to woo advertisers away from the New York Times -- that's surprising. Here's a rundown of recent ads in the section -- it's a tepid performance, at best: Today, June 14: A fractional ad for The New York Helmsley Hotel, and a 1/4 page ad from retail real estate firm Robert K. Futterman & Associates. Friday, June 11: A front-page strip for Mercedes-Benz; three fractionals for the Paul Miller Rolls Royce dealership, Barneys New York and the American Ballet Theatre; a 1/2 page for a Connecticut condo development, a fractional ad for … [Read more...] about WSJ’s Greater New York Edition Sucks Wind on Ads; So Much for the NYT-Killer
New video shows a diver off the coast of Tasmania coming face to face with a whale recently in a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. But you don't have to travel to Australia to see these marine giants--they're now in the waters off New York City. Though the Hudson River was once a national symbol for pollution, humpback whales have become a more common sight around New York and New Jersey, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor. In Rockaway, Queens, steering with Manhattan's skyline to the side, the American Princess sets sail on a whale-watching expedition. "A friend of mine said, 'Do you know there's a whale watch out of Breezy Point?' And my question to her was, 'are you high?'" said Catherine Granton, a naturalist who studies whales. And she's seeing more humpbacks swimming through New York Harbor. While New York City is typically associated with things like the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty, John Cronin thinks we should add whales to that list. … [Read more...] about Increased whale sightings in New York City waters a sign of cleaner waters