Reconstruction Watch Publications 1-6

The reports and other publications developed by Reconstruction Watch:

  • Provide useful information on the key players in the reconstruction process
  • Analyze in plain English the subsidy proposals being advanced at the Federal, state, and city levels to foster economic development in New York City in the wake of September 11th.  Do the proposed subsidies have quality job standards? Are there safeguards for taxpayers for companies that don't keep their agreements? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each proposed subsidy?
  • Report on subsidies targeted to specific firms including the estimated dollar value of the deal, the company's job creation and retention performance, its compliance with environmental and labor standards, and previous subsidies received.


Publication #1, February 2002: Profiles of the Members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation: Who Are These People And Where Did They Come From?

Publication # 2 -- Originally Released March 2002, Revised November 2002
How Do Lower Manhattan Residents and Workers Benefit? An Analysis of the "Partial Action Plan" for Individuals

Publication # 3 -- April 2002
An Analysis of the "Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002" Private Activity Bonds: An Opportunity for Public Input?
En Español: Un analisis del “Acto para la creación de trabajos y asistencia al trabajador del año 2002” Es esta una oportunidad para generar opinión publica?

Publication # 4 -- Originally released April 2002, Revised November 2002
Breaking it Down: Business Assistance Programs for Lower Manhattan, CDBG's Role in NYC's Economic Recovery

Publication # 5 -- November 2002
The Liberty Zone Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Will it Retain and Create Good Jobs in Lower Manhattan?

Publication # 6 -- November 2002
What is Accelerated Depreciation and What Does it Mean for Lower Manhattan and NYC?