Interview Highlights

– “This particular (NYC) budget is not too bad…but we’re still suffering from the first budget de Blasio did two years ago…he awarded the city work force these huge pay raises without asking for enough savings in return. We have to pay for those every single tear. We’ll pay $3.5 billion more in wages for the city workers than we did in the last year under Bloomberg.”

– “The Mayor’s still trying to get rid of the horse carriages…it just doesn’t make any sense…they don’t know how much it’s going to cost, they haven’t showed any evidence horses are in danger.”

About Nicole Gelinas

Nicole Gelinas is a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.  Gelinas writes on urban economics and finance, municipal and corporate finance, and business issues.  Her most recent book is, After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington.  Gelinas regularly writes op-ed analyses for the New York Post as well as pieces in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles, the Boston Herald and a many more national publications.   In an op-ed NY Post piece October 18, 2015 she asks, “Is de Blasio’s New York making life better for future generations — or worse?” 

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