Some banks acknowledge privately the attraction of holding meetings in locations that are less likely to attract protesters, trade unions – or indeed shareholders.
Fab financial in-the-know blog Dealbreaker covered this mermaid (with a bone to pick!) outside NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, at a protest for the NYS Common Retirement Fund to divest from nasty fossil fuel investments that wreck the climate. Mr. DiNapoli is the trustee of the NYS Common Retirement Fund, the third largest pension fund in the nation. 350NYC delivered 11,000 petitions calling for the comptroller to reevaluate investment decisions, putting people and the planet over profit. Bravo 350NYC!
Article at Dealbreaker here: http://dealbreaker.com/2014/03/mermaid-with-a-bone-to-pick-made-an-appearance-on-maiden-lane-today/#more-123174
Great story from The Villager about the Coney Island Gala from fabulous veteran NYC photographer Milo Hess — check out his story: “Freaks, flesh and fun: Coney’s beach in’ fundraiser!” Thanks Milo Hess, veteran NYC photographer who I have known for years, for capturing the evening’s festivities and supporting the lost art of Americana in this party of the year!
"Fed Up" with the Federal Reserve activists Harrison Schultz and Lorna Shannon are trying to start an important conversation about the role of the Federal Reserve, an organization that is NOT a government agency acting in the public’s best interest but a privately owned corporate owned by the large banks. Did you know that graduate federal student loans are nearly 6%, but the big banks can borrow money at 0.75% from the central bank’s discount window. In other words, the federal government can charge interest rates seven times higher than the rates they charge the biggest banks — the same banks that destroyed millions of jobs and nearly broke the economy in 2008. Is that screwed up or what!
Catch me in "An insider spills figure skaters" fitness secrets” at well+good.com
Figure skating is BEAUTIFUL but also EXHAUSTING…and you better use your CORE! Read what I say to “Well And Good NYC” this week about the inside secrets to what it is like to skate! Photo by the fantastic photographer Marcela Benson at Moira North’s fabulous studio that houses synthetic ice as white as snow! Thanks everyone!
Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars perform for the public at Sky Rink to celebrate the beginning of the Winter Olympics and of course…figure skating!
From L to R: Isabella, Mona, Gaby, Sophie, Jennie, Miranda, Emma, Jean-Li and Catherine. Olympic rings courtesy of Peter Cecere and several late nights with a exacto blade and construction paper…thank goodness for large round salad bowls, they make perfect circles when you need ‘em!
Skating Butterfly @ the NYC Chinese New Year Parade!
YEAR OF THE WOOD HORSE! A gigantic barrage of pink skates down the street at the Chinese New Year Parade — it was super fun and a lil’ crazy — i.e.: roller blading down the bumpy Chinatown streets…but someone has to do it !!!
Happy Chinese New Year! May the Year of the Horse bring you good fortune and prosperity.
THE MONEY BUNNY in the New York Daily News today for making De Blasio accountable for staying true to his campaign theme of A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
Data shows the gap between rich and poor is WIDER in New York compared to the rest of the US. Data shows the wealthiest fifth of New Yorkers make more than 40 times what the lowest fifth make, $391,022 compared to what the lowest fifth took home, $9,681 in 2012. This widening gap is surpassed by only a few developing countries, including Namibia and Sierra Leone. Something is REALLY WRONG with this picture
(and it’s NOT my tight gold onesie outfit (now extra tight after the holidays)!
Catch my tips in New York Magazines EVERYTHING GUIDE
"The easy stuff can look really good, as long as you’re uninhibited,” says pro ice-skater Marni Halasa, instructor at the Chelsea Piers rink and former skating choreographer of Broadway’s Elf the Musical. Here, her tips on how to glide, twirl, and arabesque like you know what you’re doing."
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