Standing Up to Scrutiny

5 segments

As the clock is ticking on the deadline for a deal for LICH’s re-development, city and state officials are losing confidence in the company that won the bid to buy the Cobble Hill hospital. Capital New York’s Dan Goldberg explains how the company was chosen, who's behind it and plan B if the deal falls through. Plus: City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; a guide to Thomas Piketty's economic tome, and the think pieces responding to it; an update on the dispute over LG’s new headquarters near the Palisades; and one linguist's push back to the idea that language shapes how we see the world…le monde…el mundo.