Federal officials reviewed a proposal to move the 9/11 terror trials to Governors Island.
According to Downtown Alliance President Elizabeth Berger, “good design is good business.”
While the city’s jobless rate has risen to 10.6 percent, one bright spot in the data was an apparent turnaround on Wall Street.
Financial-services companies had been among the first to make sharp cuts in employment as the recession deepened. Those layoffs reverberated throughout the regional economy because the jobs paid so highly and supported so many workers in other service businesses.
Now, with some of the big investment banks racking up huge profits again, they have begun to hire selectively. Wall Street firms added about 1,000 jobs in December, though total employment in finance was still down by more than 16,000 positions from the end of 2008, the data showed.