Parks Commissioner Search; Comptroller DiNapoli; Mount Sinai Irregularities; Composting Pilot Program

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The search for the new city parks commissioner is ongoing. New York Magazine’s Chris Smith explains why it’s complicated. Then: New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli talks about this year's Wall Street bonuses and a new report that shows New Yorkers spend too much on housing. Plus: author and Bloomberg News reporter Bob Ivry on his new book, The Seven Sins of Wall Street; an investigation into irregularities at Mount Sinai Hospital; and a check-in on the city’s pilot program for composting as it prepares to expand this spring. 

Opening at Parks Dept.

Bill de Blasio has appointed most of his commissioners, but not one for Parks. Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine talks about why the search for a new NYC Parks commissioner is so complicated, and fraught.


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NYS Comptroller DiNapoli: Housing and Bonuses

New York State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, talks about a new report on how much New Yorkers spend on housing, and a report on Wall Street bonuses.

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The Seven Sins of Wall Street

Bloomberg News reporter and author of The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis, Bob Ivry, discusses his reporting on how banks have re-grouped since the 2008 crisis, and in many ways not learned their lessons.

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Emergency by Appointment

An investigation from Bloomberg News reveals that some cardiologists route uninsured patients who need stents through the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room, in order to make sure the (very expensive) procedure is paid for. Many of these patients already had appointments with the hospital cath-lab, and some may not have needed the procedure in the first place. Gary Putka, Bloomberg News editor, explains the tactic, as well as other irregularities within Mount Sinai that lead to huge profits, though maybe not what's best for patients' health.

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Your Composting Questions, Answered

Where there'll be curb-side pickup, what can and can't be included, and how to fend off rats.

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