Arthur Schwartz Blog

After The Storm (8)

August 6, 2014

Published: July, 2013

New 40-story towers on West Street may be on their way. At around 1a.m. on Saturday June 25, the New York State Senate approved the Glick-Gottfried Hudson River Park Bill, amending numerous sections of the Hudson River …

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After The Storm (7)

August 6, 2014

Published: June, 2013

Why Sheldon Silver Must Resign and Debra Glick Should Lead The Call

I am the father of three girls, one of whom is a 23 year old making her way as an AmeriCorps employee in the grown-up” …

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After The Storm (6)

August 6, 2014

Published: May, 2013

A Monthly Column about Politics

AN APOLOGY TO YETTA KURLAND

I know my tongue can be piercing. Following 35 years of litigation and 45 years of political activism, I have developed verbal and written skills which can …

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After The Storm (5)

August 6, 2014

Published: April, 2013

A Monthly Column about Politics.

Sugar Soda Ban Ruling Underscores Bloomberg Arrogance

Sometimes, like with his attempt to ban large sugary soft drinks, Mayor Bloomberg pursues laudable goals. Sometimes he achieves what he wants. Surprisingly, however, …

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After The Storm (4)

August 6, 2014

Published: March, 2013

Choices, Choices, Choices; A Guide to What to Look For in the Busy Political Year Ahead

This year, 2013, we are presented with a rare opportunity! Those of you who live in theWestView readership area will …

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Published: February, 2013

I always knew that I had a special tie to Alan Gerson, and it wasn’t because I sat through some of his Fidel Castro length ramblings at Community Board meetings. It was only when Sophie Gerson, his …

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Published: October, 2012

First the good news (no matter what George says on page 1): Pier 40 will not be closed,

and large sections will be open for business for the next five years. I repeat. The “immediate collapse” of …

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Published: January, 2013

Durst Leaves Friends Group

Durst Leaves Friends Group

Billionaire Developer Resigns To Pursue Alternate Pier 40 Plan

Douglas Durst is no stranger to controversy or success. His family (Douglas is the third generation to run his real estate development business) fought …

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After The Storm (2)

August 5, 2014

Published: January, 2013

Politics and Passion – sobering thoughts about the year that has passed and the year to come

The end of 2012 was marked, for me, by death. Jessie Streich-Kest, the 22 year old activist/teacher daughter of a …

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After The Storm (1)

August 5, 2014

Published: December, 2012

A New Monthly Column of Political Commentary

After the Storm

After the Storm

Over the last several months, while writing about Hudson River Park, the NYU expansion plans, and the demise of our community hospital at St. Vincent’s, I have …

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