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Editors' Picks: Crain's 40 Under 40 | Undocumented hardhats | Brooklyn senator's sweetheart office deal

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March 31, 2018
 
   
Crain's New York Business Editors' Picks

Meet this year's class of Crain's 40 under 40

The 22 men and 18 women on Crain's 2018 40 Under 40 list come from a number of fields, including health care, technology, politics, banking and education. Fifteen of the honorees founded their own company, while the rest work—and lead—within existing agencies and businesses. Read more here.

City will not collect personal data of undocumented workers under new safety law

The city Buildings Department will not not collect or retain the personal information of undocumented construction workers required to undergo 40 hours of safety training under a law the City Council passed in September covering all construction workers. The department instead will assign a unique identification number to each trainee. Read more here.

Senator's campaign in suspicious deal for office space

The state pays rent of $5,583.33 a month for the district office of state Sen. Simcha Felder of Brooklyn, while Felder's campaign account pays the same landlord $250 a month for a nearly identical space just steps sway. State law prohibits campaigns from receiving below-market rents not available to all candidates. Felder denies any wrongdoing. Read more here.

City taps team to plan Sunnyside Yard megaproject

The city's Economic Development Corp. has chosen architecture and urban design firm PAU to devise a master plan for the 180-acre Sunnyside rail yards in Queens. The de Blasio administration envisions the yards decked over, topped by tens of thousands of apartments. PAU will most likely refine that concept. Read more here.

Crickets as taxi lender opens medallion bidding at $200K

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union priced 15 foreclosed taxi medallions at $200,000 each for an auction this week, signaling what appears to be a new phase for the beleaguered placards. Before the rise of ride-hailing services such as Uber, the medallions would have gone for several times that figure. Even the lower price attracted no takers. Read more here.

Wall Street bonuses jump 17%

Wall Street firms awarded their employees more than $31 billion in bonuses last year, the most since before the financial crisis, according to new state figures. The checks were shared among fortunate New Yorkers who took home an average bonus of more than $184,000 each—the most since 2006’s record haul of $191,000. Read more here.

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Long-awaited Brooklyn project in danger of collapse

The city's Economic Development Corp. may reopen the bidding to develop a 1-acre city-owned site in Downtown Brooklyn because it says the current developer does not have the resources. American Development Group, selected in 2013, says it can build a promised park and an automated underground garage, but not at the scale originally planned. Read more here.

Curbing the opioid epidemic will take more than money

The city is working to increase the availability through clinicians of buprenorphine, a medication that reduces cravings for heroin and other opioids. Though many of the 1,500 public and private health care providers the city wants to use buprenorphine have the necessary waiver to prescribe it, they often don't. Read more here.

Greg David on New York: Nixon is doing New Yorkers a public service

Actor and activist Cynthia Nixon's entry into the Democratic gubernatorial primary spotlights Gov. Andrew Cuomo's failure in curbing corruption in Albany and improving mass transit in New York. Neither shortcoming is likely to have received much media attention had Nixon not entered the race. Read more here.

Selling the ring off her finger

Manhattan-based jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher uses a personalized marketing approach, going directly to consumers via social media, to boost the sales and reach of her 13-year-old company. In particular, Fisher has peppered marketing with shots from her life, including her family and dog. Read more here.