There was a New York Building Congress breakfast the other day where it was revealed that, in two years, the construction workforce will be down to a bit more than 100,000, the smallest it’s been since the development dark ages of 1997. But since more than half of all the construction in the pipeline is city- and state-funded, how much building really gets done depends on whether those budgets dry up. Cuddle-Guv Paterson, please don’t stop the building … except for that jackhammer right outside our window. [NYO]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.