Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The New York Times

Rashbaum & Weiser report: “State Senator Carl Kruger was expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to federal corruption charges that he accepted at least $1 million in bribes to finance a lavish lifestyle, including a large home in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, where he lived with two gynecologist brothers and their mother, according to several people briefed on the case.”

Noah Rosenberg writes: “A Republican political consultant who was convicted of stealing campaign funds from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg admitted his guilt at his sentencing hearing on Monday, but could not avoid a prison sentence.”

Richard Perez-Pena reports: “The donor whose $350 million gift will be critical in building Cornell University’s new high-tech graduate school on Roosevelt Island is Atlantic Philanthropies, whose founder, Charles F. Feeney, is a Cornell alumnus who made billions of dollars through the Duty Free Shoppers Group.”

Matt Flegenheimer writes about how Cornell’s new campus could change Roosevelt Island.

“Gotham” columnist Michael Powell contemplates the Living Wage Bill.

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