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  1. Je vais déménager à Manhattan au mois d'Août. Je garde un pied-à-terre à Vancouver et reviens fréquemment à Montréal. Je viens de voir cette nouvelle toute fraiche. Je vais habiter tout juste à côté de Washington Square, et ce nouveau développement m'intéresse au plus haut point. J'esssaierai de vous en faire part régulièrement. Voici l'article du Wall Street Journal: First Look at NYU Tower Plan University Wants 38-Story Building on Village Site; Critics Fret Over Pei Design By CRAIG KARMIN New York University on Thursday expects to unveil its much-anticipated design plans for the proposed 38-story tower in Greenwich Village, one of the most ambitious projects in the school's controversial 25-year expansion plan. Before and after: The space between two towers designed by I.M. Pei, above, would be filled by a new tower, in rendering below, under NYU's plan. The tower, sight-unseen, is already facing backlash from community groups who say the building would interfere with the original three-tower design by famed architect I.M. Pei. Critics also say the new building would flood the neighborhood with more construction and cause other disruptions. The concrete fourth tower with floor-to-ceiling glass windows would be built on the Bleecker Street side of the site, known as University Village. It would house a moderate-priced hotel on the bottom 15 floors. The 240-room hotel would be intended for visiting professors and other NYU guests, but would also be available to the public. The top floors would be housing for school faculty. In addition, NYU would move the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center farther east toward Mercer Street to clear space for a broader walkway through the site that connects Bleecker and Houston streets. The sports complex would be torn down and rebuilt with a new design. Grimshaw Architects The plan also calls for replacing a grocery store that is currently in the northwest corner of the site with a playground. As a result, the site would gain 8,000 square feet of public space under the tower proposal, according to an NYU spokesman. NYU considers the new tower a crucial component of its ambitious expansion plans to add six million square feet to the campus by 2031—including proposed sites in Brooklyn, Governors Island and possibly the World Trade Center site—in an effort to increase its current student population of about 40,000 by 5,500. The tower is also one of the most contentious parts of the plan because the University Village site received landmark status in 2008 and is home to a Pablo Picasso statue. The three existing towers, including one dedicated to affordable public housing, were designed by Mr. Pei in the 1960s. The 30-story cast-concrete structures are considered a classic example of modernism. Grimshaw Architects, the New York firm that designed the proposed tower, says it wants the new structure to complement Mr. Pei's work. "It would be built with a sensitivity to the existing buildings," says Mark Husser, a Grimshaw partner. "It is meant to relate to the towers but also be contemporary." Grimshaw Architects NYU says the planned building, at center of rendering above, would relate to current towers. He said the new tower would use similar materials to the Pei structures and would be positioned at the site in a way not to cut off views from the existing buildings. Little of this news is likely to pacify local opposition. "A fourth tower would utterly change Pei's design," says Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. He says that Mr. Pei designed a number of plans about the same time that similarly featured three towers around open space, such as the Society Hill Towers in Philadelphia. Watch a video showing a rendering of New York University's proposed 38-story tower, one of the most ambitious projects in the university's vast 2031 expansion plan. The tower would be located near Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Video courtesy of Grimshaw Architects. Residents say they fear that the new tower would bring years of construction and reduce green spaces and trees. "We are oversaturated with NYU buildings," says Sylvia Rackow, who lives in the tower for public housing. "They have a lot of other options, like in the financial district, but they are just greedy." NYU will have to win permission from the city's Landmark Commission before it can proceed. This process begins on Monday when NYU makes a preliminary presentation to the local community board. Jason Andrew for the Wall Street Journal NYU is 'just greedy,' says Sylvia Rackow, seen in her apartment. Grimshaw. While the commission typically designates a particular district or building, University Village is unusual in that it granted landmark status to a site and the surrounding landscaping, making it harder to predict how the commission may respond. NYU also would need to get commercial zoning approval to build a hotel in an area designated as residential. And the university would have to get approval to purchase small strips of land on the site from the city. If the university is tripped up in getting required approvals, it has a backup plan to build a tower on the site currently occupied by a grocery store at Bleecker and LaGuardia, which would have a size similar to the proposed tower of 270,000 square feet. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704198004575311161334409470.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth
  2. The New York Times, not just a newspaper anymore. Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/19/world/20090420-aliabad-ambush/index.html
  3. La banque d'affaires américaine Morgan Stanley négocie une fusion avec la banque généraliste américaine Wachovia, rapporte mercredi soir le New York Times. Pour en lire plus...
  4. La Bourse de New York a ouvert en baisse jeudi, dans un marché sans enthousiasme malgré le vote par le Sénat du plan de sauvetage des banques américaines. Pour en lire plus...
  5. L'un des plus anciens et des plus prestigieux fonds d'investissement américains prend plus de temps que prévu pour entrer à la Bourse de New York. Pour en lire plus...
  6. Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- New York’s biggest banks and securities firms may relinquish 8 million square feet of office space this year, deepening the worst commercial property slump in more than a decade as they abandon a record amount of property. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and industry rivals have vacated 4.6 million feet, a figure that may climb by another 4 million as businesses leave or sublet space they no longer need, according CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., the largest commercial property broker. Banks, brokers and insurers have fired more than 177,000 employees in the Americas as the recession and credit crisis battered balance sheets. Financial services firms occupy about a quarter of Manhattan’s 362 million square feet of office space and account for almost 40 percent now available for sublease, CB Richard Ellis data show. “Entire segments of the industry are gone,” said Marisa Di Natale, a senior economist at Moody’s Economy.com in West Chester, Pennsylvania. “We’re talking about the end of 2012 before things actually start to turn up again for the New York office market.” The amount of available space may reach 15.6 percent by the end of the year, the most since 1996, according to Los Angeles- based CB Richard Ellis. Vacancies are already the highest since 2004 and rents are down 5 percent, the biggest drop in at least two decades. In 2003, the city had 14.8 million square feet available for sublease. If financial firms give up as much as CB Richard Ellis expects, that record will be broken. ‘Wild Card’ CB Richard Ellis’s figures don’t include any space Bank of America may relinquish at the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan, where Merrill Lynch & Co., the securities firm it acquired last month, occupies 2.8 million square feet. Brookfield Properties Inc., the second-biggest owner of U.S. office buildings by square footage, owns the Financial Center. Merrill “is a wild card right now,” said Robert Stella, principal at Boston-based real estate brokerage CresaPartners. Manhattan’s availability rate -- vacancies plus occupied space that is on the market -- was 12.3 percent at the end of January, up more than 50 percent compared with a year earlier and almost 9 percent from December, according to CB Richard Ellis. Commercial real estate prices dropped almost 15 percent last year, more than U.S. house prices, Moody’s Investors Service said in a Feb. 19 report. The decline returned values to 2005 levels, according to the Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price Indexes. SL Green The Bloomberg Office REIT Index fell 25 percent since the start of January, with SL Green Realty, the biggest owner of Manhattan skyscrapers, slumping 50 percent. Vornado Realty Trust, whose buildings include One and Two Penn Plaza in Midtown, has fallen 36 percent. SL Green of New York gets 41 percent of its revenue from financial firms, including 13 percent from Citigroup, according to its Web site. Bank of America plans to give up 530,000 square feet at 9 West 57th St. as it completes a move to 1 Bryant Park. New York- based Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is leaving 1.3 million square feet of offices at 1 New York Plaza and 77 Water St. as it prepares to move to new headquarters near the World Trade Center site. JPMorgan put 320,000 square feet of Park Avenue offices on the market after scooping up rival Bear Stearns Cos. last year along with the company’s 45-story headquarters tower at 383 Madison Ave. Citigroup has put 11 floors, or 326,000 square feet, on the market at the 59-story Citigroup Center at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street, bank spokesman Jon Diat said in an e-mail. The tower is owned by Mortimer Zuckerman’s Boston Properties Inc. Moving Out “We’ve been having conversations for two and a half years with Citigroup, and it’s been very clear to us that for the right economic transaction, they would move out of virtually any space in midtown Manhattan that they have,” Boston Properties President Douglas Linde said on a conference call last month. Boston Properties is also expecting to receive about 490,000 square feet back from Lehman Brothers at 399 Park Ave. as part of the bank’s liquidation. That space “will be a monumental challenge” to fill, said Michael Knott, senior analyst at Newport Beach, California-based Green Street Advisors. “They’re going to have to really bend over backwards on rate, or make the strategic decision to sit on it for an extended period of time.” Zuckerman said in an interview he doesn’t expect the increase in sublets to be a long-term problem for landlords. “You’re not going to be able to get for the space what you were able to get a year ago,” he said. “But in a year or two, in my judgment, the space will be absorbed.” Future Forecast Landlords must be prepared for a slow recovery, said Di Natale of Moody’s Economy.com. Commercial vacancy rates climbed for almost a year and a half after the last recession ended in late 2001. Still, CB Richard Ellis Tri-State Chairman Robert Alexander said New York’s financial community will regenerate. “In the late ‘80s, we lost Drexel Burnham Lambert and we lost Salomon Brothers, and we lost Thomson McKinnon,” Alexander said. “New York City survived.”
  7. Les principales institutions financières d'ici semblent à l'abri de pertes importantes qui découleraient de l'immense fraude de 50 milliards US des fonds spéculatifs Madoff, à New York. Pour en lire plus...
  8. Downturn Ends Building Boom in New York Charles Blaichman, at an unfinished tower at West 14th Street, is struggling to finance three proposed hotels by the High Line. NYtimes By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY Published: January 07, 2009 Nearly $5 billion in development projects in New York City have been delayed or canceled because of the economic crisis, an extraordinary body blow to an industry that last year provided 130,000 unionized jobs, according to numbers tracked by a local trade group. The setbacks for development — perhaps the single greatest economic force in the city over the last two decades — are likely to mean, in the words of one researcher, that the landscape of New York will be virtually unchanged for two years. “There’s no way to finance a project,” said the researcher, Stephen R. Blank of the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit group. Charles Blaichman is not about to argue with that assessment. Looking south from the eighth floor of a half-finished office tower on 14th Street on a recent day, Mr. Blaichman pointed to buildings he had developed in the meatpacking district. But when he turned north to the blocks along the High Line, once among the most sought-after areas for development, he surveyed a landscape of frustration: the planned sites of three luxury hotels, all stalled by recession. Several indicators show that developers nationwide have also been affected by the tighter lending markets. The growth rate for construction and land development loans shrunk drastically this year — to 0.08 percent through September, compared with 11.3 percent for all of 2007 and 25.7 percent in 2006, according to data tracked by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. And developers who have loans are missing payments. The percentage of loans in default nationwide jumped to 7.3 percent through September 2008, compared with 1 percent in 2007, according to data tracked by Reis Inc., a New York-based real estate research company. New York’s development world is rife with such stories as developers who have been busy for years are killing projects or scrambling to avoid default because of the credit crunch. Mr. Blaichman, who has built two dozen projects in the past 20 years, is struggling to borrow money: $370 million for the three hotels, which include a venture with Jay-Z, the hip-hop mogul. A year ago, it would have seemed a reasonable amount for Mr. Blaichman. Not now. “Even the banks who want to give us money can’t,” he said. The long-term impact is potentially immense, experts said. Construction generated more than $30 billion in economic activity in New York last year, said Louis J. Coletti, the chief executive of the Building Trades Employers’ Association. The $5 billion in canceled or delayed projects tracked by Mr. Coletti’s association include all types of construction: luxury high-rise buildings, office renovations for major banks and new hospital wings. Mr. Coletti’s association, which represents 27 contractor groups, is talking to the trade unions about accepting wage cuts or freezes. So far there is no deal. Not surprisingly, unemployment in the construction industry is soaring: in October, it was up by more than 50 percent from the same period last year, labor statistics show. Experience does not seem to matter. Over the past 15 years, Josh Guberman, 48, developed 28 condo buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, many of them purchased by well-paid bankers. He is cutting back to one project in 2009. Donald Capoccia, 53, who has built roughly 4,500 condos and moderate-income housing units in all five boroughs, took the day after Thanksgiving off, for the first time in 20 years, because business was so slow. He is shifting his attention to projects like housing for the elderly on Staten Island, which the government seems willing to finance. Some of their better known and even wealthier counterparts are facing the same problems. In August, Deutsche Bank started foreclosure proceedings against William S. Macklowe over his planned project at the former Drake Hotel on Park Avenue. Kent M. Swig, Mr. Macklowe’s brother-in-law, recently shut down the sales office for a condo tower planned for 25 Broad Street after his lender, Lehman Brothers, declared bankruptcy in September. Several commercial and residential brokers said they were spending nearly half their days advising developers who are trying to find new uses for sites they fear will not be profitable. “That rug has been pulled out from under their feet,” said David Johnson, a real estate broker with Eastern Consolidated who was involved with selling the site for the proposed hotel to Mr. Blaichman, Jay-Z and their business partners for $66 million, which included the property and adjoining air rights. Mr. Johnson said that because many banks are not lending, the only option for many developers is to take on debt from less traditional lenders like foreign investors or private equity firms that charge interest rates as high as 20 percent. That doesn’t mean that all construction in New York will grind to a halt immediately. Mr. Guberman is moving forward with one condo tower at 87th Street and Broadway that awaits approval for a loan; he expects it will attract buyers even in a slowing economy. Mr. Capoccia is trying to finish selling units at a Downtown Brooklyn condominium project, and is slowly moving ahead on applying for permits for an East Village project. Mr. Blaichman, 54, is keeping busy with four buildings financed before the slowdown. He has found fashion and advertising firms to rent space in his tower at 450 West 14th Street and buyers for two downtown condo buildings. He recently rented a Lower East Side building to the School of Visual Arts as a dorm. Mr. Blaichman had success in Greenwich Village and the meatpacking district, where he developed the private club SoHo House, the restaurant Spice Market and the Theory store. He had similar hopes for the area along the High Line, where he bought properties last year when they were fetching record prices. An art collector, he considered the area destined for growth because of its many galleries and its proximity to the park being built on elevated railroad tracks that have given the area its name. The park, which extends 1.45 miles from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, is expected to be completed in the spring. Other developers have shown that buyers will pay high prices to be in the area. Condo projects designed by well-known architects like Jean Nouvel and Annabelle Selldorf have been eagerly anticipated. In recent months, buyers have paid $2 million for a two-bedroom unit and $3 million for a three-bedroom at Ms. Selldorf’s project, according to Streeteasy.com, a real estate Web site. “It’s one of the greatest stretches of undeveloped areas,” Mr. Blaichman said. “I still think it’s going to take off.” In August 2007, Mr. Blaichman bought the site and air rights of a former Time Warner Cable warehouse. He thought the neighborhood needed its first full-service five-star hotel, in contrast to the many boutique hotels sprouting up downtown. So with his partners, Jay-Z and Abram and Scott Shnay, he envisioned a hotel with a pool, gym, spa and multiple restaurants under a brand called J Hotels. But since his mortgage brokers started shopping in late summer for roughly $200 million in financing, they have only one serious prospect for a lender. For now, he is seeking an extension on the mortgage — monthly payments are to begin in the coming months — and trying to rent the warehouse. (He currently has no income from the property.) It is perhaps small comfort that his fellow developers are having as many problems getting loans. Shaya Boymelgreen had banks “pull back” recently on financing for a 107-unit rental tower the developer is building at 500 West 23rd Street, according to Sara Mirski, managing director of development for Boymelgreen Developers. The half-finished project looked abandoned on two recent visits, but Ms. Mirski said that construction will continue. Banks have “invited” the developer to reapply for a loan next year and have offered interim bridge loans for up to $30 million. Mr. Blaichman cuts a more mellow figure than many other developers do. He avoids the real estate social scene, tries to turn his cellphone off after 6 p.m. and plays folk guitar in his spare time. For now, Mr. Blaichman seems stoic about his plight. At a diner, he polished off a Swiss-cheese omelet and calmly noted that he had no near-term way to pay off his debts. He exercises several times a week and tells his three children to curb their shopping even as he regularly presses his mortgage bankers for answers. “I sleep pretty well,” Mr. Blaichman said. “There’s nothing you can do in the middle of the night that will help your projects.” But even when the lending market improves — in months, or years — restarting large-scale projects will not be a quick process. A freeze in development, in fact, could continue well after the recession ends. Mr. Blank of the Urban Land Institute said he has taken to giving the following advice to real estate executives: “We told them to take up golf.” Correction: An article on Saturday about the end of the building boom in New York City referred incorrectly to the family relationship between the developers William S. Macklowe, whose planned project at the former Drake Hotel is in foreclosure, and Kent M. Swig, who shut down the sales office for a condominium tower on Broad Street after his lender, Lehman Brothers, declared bankruptcy. Mr. Swig is Mr. Macklowe’s brother-in-law, not his son-in-law.
  9. York Fire & Casualty concentre ses activités dans les produits d'assurance automobile, habitation ainsi que des produits d'assurance pour les entreprises. Pour en lire plus...
  10. L'action du producteur américain d'aluminium chutait mercredi à la Bourse de New York après l'annonce d'un coûteux plan de restructuration. Pour en lire plus...
  11. Sur le New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), le baril de «light sweet crude» pour livraison en décembre a fini à 57,04 $, en baisse de 1,20 $ par rapport à la clôture de jeudi. Pour en lire plus...
  12. La Bourse de New York a clôturé en nette baisse lundi, pâtissant des rumeurs de recapitalisation des deux organismes de refinancement hypothécaire en difficulté. Pour en lire plus...
  13. Le maire de New York expédie des SDF à Granville Louis Laroque (à Caen) et Adèle Smith (à New York) 10/08/2009 | Mise à jour : 08:42 | Un programme créé en 2007 prévoit de payer un aller simple aux sans-abri accueillis par un membre de leur famille vivant hors de New-York. «Une famille américaine arrivée pour un long séjour dans ma ville ? Mon collègue de New York, Michael Bloomberg, ne m'a pas prévenu», ironise, un brin amer, Daniel *Caruhel, 63 ans, maire DVG de Granville, cité de 15 000 habitants sur les côtes du département de la Manche. Ce pourrait être le jeu de piste de l'été : rechercher ce couple et ses trois enfants en provenance de New York et censés être accueillis à Granville ou ses environs chez une parente de la mère de famille ? Il ne s'agit pas d'un voyage d'été, ni du déplacement classique des enfants et petits-enfants d'un vétéran du Débarquement. Mais d'un aller sans retour pour des SDF new-yorkais avec billets d'avion pour Paris et tickets de train de Montparnasse à Granville. L'addition de 6 332 dollars (4 520 euros) est réglée par la mairie de New York. Depuis 2007, la ville et son maire, Michael Bloomberg, paie des billets d'avion vers la destination de leur choix aux sans-abri. Seule condition : pouvoir justifier d'un hébergement assuré à destination. Une situation mise au jour par le New York Times dans son édition du 28 juillet. Contacté par Le Figaro, le département chargé des sans-abri à la mairie (Department of Homeless Services, DHS) affirme que la famille de Granville est la seule qui ait été renvoyée en France. Le DHS précise qu'en principe les familles reçoivent un appel des autorités de la ville de New York pour vérifier que leur installation s'est bien passée. Nul ne trouve en tout cas la *trace des intéressés en France : ni à la mairie, ni à la préfecture de la Manche, ni au consulat américain à Rennes. Même ignorance à l'ambassade US à Paris où l'on s'interroge : «Il ne s'agit pas d'un projet fédéral. Peut-être cela se *traite-t-il de mairie à mairie ?» «Marchandisation et exportation de la pauvreté» Le maire de Granville n'est au courant de rien. Ancien vice-président national de Peuples solidaires, cet horticulteur de 63 ans, élu en 2008 à la tête d'une liste «humano-pragmatique au-delà des clivages» ne mâche pas ses mots : «On connaissait déjà les charters pour Africains. Cette fois, on assiste à la marchandisation et à l'exportation de la pauvreté.» Interrogé par CNN, Michael Bloomberg a déclaré : «Est-ce que l'on est en train de transférer le problème ailleurs ? Je ne sais pas. Peut-être trouvent-ils un nouvel emploi quand ils arrivent dans un nouvel endroit, peut-être pas. C'est peut-être plus facile pour eux. Ce qui est sûr, c'est que l'on a deux choix : faire ce programme [de billets d'avions] ou payer très cher, chaque jour, pour leur fournir un hébergement.» Un hébergement qui coûte 36 000 dollars (25 000 euros) par an et par famille. Chaque nuit, 38 000 SDF sont accueillis dans les centres d'accueil de la grande métropole. Depuis 2007, près de 550 familles ont déjà bénéficié du programme de «rapatriement volontaire» pour un coût global d'environ un million de dollars (700 000 €). San Juan (Porto Rico) accueille le plus grand nombre d'entre elles pour un coût de «seulement» 484 dollars (340 €). D'autres sont partis pour Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud). Au total, 24 destinations différentes sur les cinq continents.
  14. Le prix du pétrole flambe de nouveau sur les marchés américains et européens où le baril de brut a franchi la barre des 140 $ US avant de se replier quelque peu. Pour en lire plus...
  15. Le pétrole se trouvait près du seuil des 60 $ US mardi matin à New York, les craintes sur la consommation d'or noir repartant de plus belle. Pour en lire plus...
  16. Les prix du baril de pétrole ont de nouveau reculé jeudi à New York, cédant près de deux dollars, dans un marché qui encaisse les mauvaises nouvelles économiques. Pour en lire plus...
  17. MARTY

    Mtl loves ny???

    Montréal a pris New York d'assaut parue le 2010/10/04 | Plus Commandité par : Caroline Fortin Montréal était partout hier à l’Advertising Week : non seulement la délégation de Montreal.ad était physiquement visible, elle a aussi présenté trois conférences et le très couru Facebook wrap party. L’AAPQ avait distribué aux 120 membres de la délégation des t-shirts et des sacs imprimés du logo «MTL aime NY» (conçu par Sid Lee), s’assurant du coup une vitrine ambulante dans le quartier Midtown. Au Times Center et au Paley Center for Media – les deux lieux où Montreal.ad était l’hôte de conférences –, mais aussi dans la rue et les autres conférences, la délégation ne manquait pas d’attirer les regards Le sac distribué par l'AAPQ Le moment culminant de la présence montréalaise a sans doute été la conférence de Daniel Lamarre, président du Cirque du Soleil, à laquelle ont assisté plus de 250 personnes. En le présentant, le grand patron d’Advertising Week, Matt Scheckner, a eu ces mots qui ont résonné comme une consécration : «Montréal and New York are creative sister cities» Daniel Lamarre, PDG du Cirque du Soleil L’assistance a ensuite pu avoir un aperçu du processus créatif derrière les spectacles du Cirque, et de la gestion de sa marque. «Ce n’est pas parce que nous sommes une organisation internationale que nous devons oublier qu’à la base nous sommes un détaillant de petite échelle, qui a la pression chaque fois de vendre des billets dans des marchés locaux. Nous devons faire l’effort de comprendre ces communautés et d’adapter nos efforts marketing à chacune. Si les gens à Jacksonville ne savent pas que nous sommes en ville, ce n’est pas notre notoriété à elle seule qui va changer cela», a notamment dit Daniel Lamarre Les consommateurs d’aujourd’hui ne se contentent pas d’acheter des produits, ils exigent de la transparence, ils remettent en question le comportement et l’engagement des entreprises et des marques, a-t-il ajouté. «C’est pourquoi nous nous faisons un devoir de nous impliquer socialement et de faire notre part. Par ailleurs, notre plus grand défi est de demeurer pertinent et de constamment nous dépasser. On ne sait jamais quand un autre Guy Laliberté surgira.» Daniel Lamarre a en outre donné à l’industrie publicitaire deux conseils qu’il applique chaque jour au sein de son organisation : «Ne jamais faire de compromis sur la créativité, et ne jamais travailler avec un partenaire qui ne respecte pas vos valeurs». Il a aussi reconnu que les médias sociaux régnaient désormais et avaient changé les façons de faire du Cirque. «Il n’y a plus d’embargo qui tienne : maintenant, l’information sort avant même qu’elle soit diffusée officiellement. Il nous faut nous adapter et aller aussi vite.» L’été prochain, le Cirque du Soleil présentera son spectacle autour de Michael Jackson au Radio City Music Hall de New York, dans l’objectif avoué – et caressé – de devenir une attraction touristique permanente. Après des applaudissements nourris, le maire de Montréal, qui avait rencontré la Chambre de commerce de New York le matin, est monté sur la scène du Times Center. Alors qu’il remerciait Matt Scheckner d’avoir fait une telle place à la mission au sein d’Advertising Week, saluant au passage John Parisella, Yanik Deschênes et Sébastien Fauré, les partenaires de la mission Montreal.ad, ainsi que le logo «MTL aime NY» défilaient en boucle sur le gigantesque écran. Une autre visibilité indéniable pour la mission et les agences Gérald Tremblay et d’autres invités triés sur le volet se sont ensuite dirigés vers l’appartement de fonction du délégué général du Québec à New York pour un cocktail officiel, commandité par Rogers Media. Avant de s’engouffrer dans sa limousine, le maire s’est prêté de bonne grâce à des séances de photos non officielles. Plus tard dans la soirée, le maire a fait une apparition au Facebook wrap party, co-commandité par le Cirque du Soleil, qui y a présenté un court, mais spectaculaire numéro. Plus de 1500 personnes y ont assisté. http://www.marketingqc.ca/nouvelle.php?newsno=26689
  18. Cette banque qui est l'intermédiaire traditionnel entre la banque centrale américaine (Fed) et les marchés, a annoncé qu'elle allait procéder à une «grosse» opération de refinancement des banques. Pour en lire plus...
  19. La Bourse de New York a terminé sans direction claire mercredi, hésitant tout au long de la séance faute de précisions des autorités américaines sur leur plan de sauvetage des banques: le Dow Jones a cédé 0,27% mais le Nasdaq a pris 0,11%. Pour en lire plus...
  20. (Courtesy of The Montreal Gazette) I'll post my comment soon, stuck doing some paper work right now
  21. Une flopée de mauvaises nouvelles fait chuter encore une fois les marchés boursiers mondiaux. À New York, le Dow Jones vient de tomber pour la première fois en 11 ans sous la barre des 7000 points. Pour en lire plus...
  22. La Bourse de New York vit encore des inquiétudes, notamment pour General Motors qui peine comme jamais sur les marchés. Le TSX a terminé dans le vert, suivant la hausse du pétrole. Pour en lire plus...
  23. Le plus grand sapin de Noël d’Amérique recherché Montréal le veut pour le Quartier des spectacles Montréal n’a plus que deux semaines pour trouver le sapin de Noël d’une hauteur de huit étages qu’elle compte installer pour la première fois au cœur du Quartier des spectacles. «On avait trouvé plusieurs candidats potentiels de 26 mètres, dans les Cantons-de-l’Est. On ne s’attendait pas à ce que New York fasse mieux», raconte le cofondateur de Sapin MTL, Philippe Pelletier. À deux semaines de la cérémonie d’illumination, prévue pour le 30 novembre à l’angle des rues Sainte-Catherine et Jeanne-Mance, les organisateurs ont appris que le traditionnel sapin new-yorkais atteindrait cette année 28 mètres, soit le deuxième plus grand en 85 ans. «On veut trouver le plus beau, le plus gros et le plus grand conifère pour le 375e anniversaire de Montréal. Et on espère détrôner New York et son sapin du Rockefeller Center», admet M. Pelletier. Aide du public Le Grand marché de Noël de Montréal et Sapin MTL, qui chapeautent le projet, demandent donc l’aide du public pour trouver un «monstre vert» d’au moins 28 mètres. Selon M. Pelletier, les épinettes de Norvège, très concentrées dans les Cantons-de-l’Est, sont d’excellents candidats. Il recommande aux Québécois de garder l’œil ouvert, car le sapin recherché pourrait bien se trouver chez votre voisin. «On risque de le trouver sur un terrain privé où il n’y a pas trop de grands arbres autour et beaucoup de soleil. C’est de cette façon qu’ils peuvent atteindre cette hauteur sans être dégarnis à la base», dit-il. «Et comme ce sont généralement des arbres en fin de vie, il est parfois plus sécuritaire de les couper avant qu’ils ne tombent», ajoute-t-il. 26 mètres Cependant, s’ils ne trouvent pas mieux que le candidat actuel de 26 mètres, les Montréalais pourront au moins se targuer d’avoir «le plus grand sapin du Cana*da», rigole M. Pelletier. Une grande équipe devra se mettre en branle pour couper le mastodonte et le transporter jusqu’à Montréal. Il faut une grue pour garder l’arbre en place pendant la coupe. Il sera ensuite emballé branche par branche et transporté, avec des véhicules d’escorte, sur une remorque télescopique qui peut déplacer des arbres allant jusqu’à 35 mètres. Le plus grand sapin de Noel d’Amerique recherche | JDM
  24. Vers 13h00, à la Bourse de New York, le titre du constructeur en difficulté chutait de 23,44% ou 1,02 $ à 3,34 $. Il s’agit de son niveau le plus bas en… 62 ans ! Pour en lire plus...
  25. Un tribunal de New York a ordonné à Bernard Madoff, accusé d'une gigantesque fraude de 50 milliards $ US, de fournir d'ici au 31 décembre la liste de ses avoirs et de ses dettes, un document qui devrait permettre de déterminer ce qui pourrait être distribué aux investisseurs victimes de son escroquerie présumée. Pour en lire plus...