New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed concern that private jet owners could clog up the city's homeless shelters.
“You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio.
President Obama's New York City fundraiser last night featuring hip-hop stars Beyoncé and Jay-Z featured "floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space," according to the New York Post. The paper calls it "a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub."
At the U.N. in New York, diplomats have been putting the finishing touches on a new “anti-racism” declaration set to be adopted by over a hundred world leaders at the annual opening of the General Assembly.