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Bus Crashes Spur More Scrutiny of Interstate Bus Lines

International Business Times

Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:08 PM EDT

By Jeremy B. White

In March, a Chinatown bound bus returning from a casino careened off the road and was shorn in half, killing 15 people. Two days later, a driver and a passenger perished when a bus traveling from New York to Philadelphia hurtled into an embankment off the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. And on Tuesday, a bus owned by Sky Express rolled over in Virginia, killing four people.

June 7, 2011
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June 7, 2011
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Mayor Bloomberg denies tourist helicopter ban over residential areas

NY Daily News

BY Erin Durkin AND Jake Pearson DAILY NEWS WRITERS

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 4:00 AM

Tourists helicopters won't be grounded despite noise complaints.

The Bloomberg administration Wednesday refused demands from Brooklyn pols to ban noisy helicopter tours over the city.

June 6, 2011
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Saluting the Panda Pawns

Downtown Express

June 1, 2011

New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and NYC Council member Margaret Chin visited the Panda Pawns, the city and state elementary school chess champions from P.S. 124, on Tuesday, May 31, to commemorate the team’s accomplishments.

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June 6, 2011
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Condé Nast signs lease at One W.T.C.

Downtown Express

June 1, 2011

BY ALINE REYNOLDS | It’s official: publishing giant Condé Nast will be moving to the World Trade Center.

The company’s chairman, Si Newhouse Jr., signed a 25-year, $2 billion lease with its future landlord, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, for one million square feet of office space at 1 W.T.C. last week.

Condé Nast’s more than 3,000 employees will occupy one-third of the skyscraper’s office space starting in 2015, according to Port Authority’s executive director, Chris Ward, who held a press conference on the tower’s 34th floor on Wed., May 25, to announce the news.

June 6, 2011
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Another Bus Crash, Another Call for Legislative Action

The Lo-Down: News from the lower east side

By Ed Litvak on May 31, 2011 7:13 pm

In the wake of another tragic bus accident, the neighborhood’s elected officials gathered in Chinatown today to renew their calls for stronger laws regulating interstate bus companies. More on their pleas in a moment.

First, there have been some other developments in Virginia, where the crash happened early this morning. The driver, Kin Ku Cheung of Flushing,  was arrested and charged with reckless driving. He’s jailed  in Hanover County, Virginia, on $3,000 bond. Cheung, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries. Investigators are blaming the crash on driver fatigue.

June 6, 2011
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Chinatown Bus Company Shut Down After Deadly Crash

DNA Info

June 1, 2011 1:22pm   Updated June 1, 2011 6:23pm

Sky Express shut down a day after one of its buses crashed in Virginia Tuesday, killing four people.

By Patrick Hedlund and Nguyen Thanh Tuan

DNAinfo Staff

CHINATOWN — The long-distance bus company whose Chinatown-bound coach crashed in Virginia, killing four passengers, was shut down by the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday.

June 6, 2011
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Another bus crash spurs pols to push bill in Albany

Downtown Express

June 1, 2011

BY JOHN BAYLES | Elected officials came together in the wake of another tour bus crash on Tuesday, May 31, to demand the passage of a bill in Albany that would tighten regulations for intercity buses.

Early Tuesday morning, a bus bound for New York City crashed on I-95 just north of Richmond, Va., when its driver, a man from Flushing, Queens, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel. Four people were killed in the accident. The operator of the bus, Sky Express Bus Company, is based in North Carolina but is one of numerous companies that pick up and drop off passengers in New York City.

June 6, 2011
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Electeds Call for Immediate Passage of Bill to Regulate ‘Chinatown Buses’

For Immediate Release   May 31, 2011                                         

Today’s Fatal Bus Crash Another Clear Sign We Need Better Handle on Intercity Buses

CHINATOWN --  In the wake of another tragic bus crash, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Councilmember Margaret Chin will call on the State Senate to immediately pass key legislation that would better regulate intercity buses.

May 31, 2011
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High-tech wellness center open for business

Downtown Express

May 25, 2011

By Marissa Maier | At the ribbon cutting ceremony for New York Downtown Hospital’s new Wellness and Prevention Center on Friday, May 20, Dr. Warren Licht recounted an all too familiar story to the crowd.

“All of us here today have made a visit to a doctor’s office,” said Dr. Licht, the hospital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Licht told of the traditional office visit with the sliding glass window separating the patient from the receptionist, the classic scent of Lysol in the waiting room and the cold and sterile exam room. The physician, Dr. Licht continued, lazily or hastily enters the room and it is with this person the patient is expected to impart their most personal information.

May 26, 2011
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9/11 A Decade Later: Conde Nast To Occupy 1 World Trade Center

NY 1

Updated 05/25/2011 07:54 PM

By: Bobby Cuza       

On Wednesday, officials announced a deal naming Conde Nast the anchor tenant at 1 World Trade Center.

"1 World Trade Center has captured the largest new tenant lease downtown in 25 years," said Port Authority Executive Director Christopher Ward.

The deal gives Conde Nast a million square feet of brand-new office space. Until now, only one other corporate tenant, a Chinese company, had leased space there.

May 26, 2011
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Ethics Reform Petition Attempt Fails

NY Daily News

The Daily Politics

May 25, 2011 11:58 AM

BY Ken Lovett

In a result that surprised no one, Sen. Daniel Squadron and other Dems fell short in their attempt to petition four reform bills on to floor of the Senate for a vote.

As the Daily Politics previously reported, Squadron reached out to all 54 senators who signed a pledge for ethics reform asking they sign the bill petitions. Signatures from two-thirds of the chamber, or 38 senators, would be needed to bypass the regular process of bringing legislation to the floor for a vote.

May 26, 2011
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS LOWER EAST SIDE’S MARY SPINK AS ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

 

Squadron: Spink's Achievements -- Against All Odds -- Serve to Inspire, Empower Community

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron selected Lower East Side community leader Mary Spink as one of New York’s “Women of Distinction,” honoring her this week at the annual Senate celebration that recognizes outstanding women throughout the state.

As Executive and Development Director of the Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association (LESPMH) and a member of Community Board 3, Ms. Spink has worked tirelessly for the Lower East Side community on issues such as housing, drug and crime prevention, and the arts.

May 26, 2011
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