Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

What Say I

For those wondering where I stand on the issued legal opinion of the resolution to terminate the Chalmers contract, here it is. First, the legal opinion: the opinion clearly articulates the rationale for rendering the proposed resolution ineffective given the language or lack of language...

Curious George

I’m curious to better understand a few things kicking around my chimp-like mind so let me take a measured approach to posing some questions in the hope of sating my curiosity. If not, I’ll go back to swinging from my bars and waiting for the...

State Budgets

Interesting Analysis of state budget picture nationally; no time for analysis or comment but interesting for our own local analysis and impact. From The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , State Budget Troubles Worsen

On Architecture (Updated)

I’m curious as to how this will turn out (from Recorder story Planning board to revisit site plan for proposed eatery): The planning board asked BBL Hospitality to come up with some ideas to make the restaurant fit into the historic district it will lie...

Scooby-Dooby-Doo

Too tired and distracted for the golf course analysis in any detail but I did manage to stumble upon a troublesome statistic: the business plan mentions the word ‘marketing’ 23 times! We’d have gotten away with our meme of ‘nothing to market in Amsterdam’ if...

The 1st Amendment

I’m getting a bit tweaked over the citing of the 1st Amendment and freedom speech when it comes to blogs or the medium. Here is the 1st amendment: Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise...

Surprising and Not

The Recorder editors support terminating the Chalmers deal (here). I’m not surprised given their longstanding position on Chalmers. A surprising take on what I can only characterize as an acid and peyote fueled trip through Amsterdam here.

Financials

Oy, the letter from the State Comptroller on the city budget not liking the projections on the budget or the budget process. And the Recorder paints a less than flattering picture of the budget process (here). Let me point to a statement that should give...