Articles Archive for 17 April 2012
Deals & Dealmakers, Featured »
Student pranksters are getting into real estate.
A fake news release prompted one New York news outlet to report Monday that Cooper Union had entered into an agreement to lease its architecturally-acclaimed building, completed just three years ago, to New York University.
Cooper Union officials issued a statement that called the Gothamist story “totally false,” and a NYU spokesman described the announcement as “hogwash.”
Deals & Dealmakers, Headline »
The city is aiming to close a loophole in elevator licensing laws that threatens the safety of millions New Yorkers every day, according to some members of the council.
“Right now, My Cousin Vinny could be working on the elevator in your building,” said Peter Vallone Jr. who has co-sponsored two bills with Councilman James Vacca that would tighten regulations governing the inspection of the city’s 60,000 elevators.
It was a humorous yet disconcerting reference to the movie starring Joe Pesci as an out-of-his depth lawyer in a southern court caper, Vallone implying that inexperienced inspectors “literally hold your life in their hands.”