Obama-rouhani Chat Covers Nuclear Talks, New York Traffic

The Jets never have admitted it was a mistake to put Sanchez into that situation — they were trying to win the game, Ryan laughably insisted — but Ryan’s shell-shocked visage that night, with Snoopy bearing witness, told the real tale. That was the night Ryan turned sideways during his news conference , but he knew by then that his season had just been turned upside down. His rookie quarterback wasn’t ready, his veteran had suffered a significant injury and he was stuck with a mess of the Jets ‘ own creation with his job on the line. That the Jets are 2-2 with Smith does not excuse how poorly they handled Sanchez. However the season turns out, however Ryan and general manager John Idzik emerge from the morass of penalties and turnovers, it will be a black mark on the 2013 New York Jets . Would this team have gone to the Super Bowl with Sanchez under center? No. But make no mistake: Sanchez almost certainly was going to be the starter after Smith melted down in that preseason game, and you don’t need an MRI to read the results of the Jets ‘ confounding decision-making now that the season is a month old. The Jets barely have escaped with victories against similarly limited and undisciplined teams. When they took a step up in class, facing off against the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans , they lost — the latter in humiliating fashion Sunday in Nashville. Why do you love football? Maybe Sanchez wouldn’t have done any better.

New York City’s tech industry saved it from worst damage of 2008 financial collapse: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Crude Oil West Texas Intermediate for November delivery crude oil settled 0.2 percent lower at $102.87 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday on concerns that the U.S. budget impasse may hurt growth in the largest oil-consuming country. The Iranian rial has risen about 20 percent on unofficial markets since Rouhani won election on June 14. About a hundred supporters cheered Rouhani upon his return to Tehran today, according to a report by the state-run Mehr news agency. Almost the same number of protesters tried to block his way, chanting anti-U.S. slogans. One of the protesters threw a shoe at his car, Mehr reported. I think it is a positive move. But Im wondering why theres no reaction from the Supreme Leader since last night, said Ramtin, 45, who asked to be identified only by his first name. Either hes ordered it, or hes really angry about it and waiting for Rouhanis report on the recent developments. Netanyahu Meeting Obama and Rouhani spoke days before a Sept. 30 meeting at the White House between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has expressed deep skepticism about the motives behind Rouhanis outreach and suggested Iran is trying to buy time to develop the capability to make a nuclear weapon.

New York Mets induct former slugger Mike Piazza into team’s Hall of Fame

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 29: Israeli President Shimon Peres places a tulip on the wall during his visit to the Dutch Theatre (Hollandsche Schouwburg) on September 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The theatre was used as a location to deport Jews in the second World War and is now a monument. Peres is on an official four day visit to the Netherlands. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)

Surf dogs This is the first time that Im speechless, he said. What an amazing reception. What an amazing run we had and are still having. Thank you. With his family and other ex-Mets seated nearby, Piazza was honored during a 30-minute ceremony before the season finale against Milwaukee. He became the 27th member of the clubs Hall of Fame, joining baseball luminaries like Tom Seaver, Casey Stengel and Gary Carter. Piazza hit 220 of his 427 home runs for the Mets from 1998-05 and led them to a pair of playoff appearances, including the 2000 World Series. His 396 homers as a catcher are the most in major league history. I cant really express how grateful I am, Piazza said at a news conference before the ceremony. Just an amazing journey, really. Acquired from the Marlins in May 1998 only eight days after the Los Angeles Dodgers traded him to Florida, Piazza made seven of his 12 All-Star games with the Mets. He owns the highest slugging percentage in franchise history (.542) and ranks third in homers and RBIs (655). You run the gauntlet here. This is not easy, Piazza said.

Iran Ready for Result-Oriented Talks, Rohani Says

By Annie Karni / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 30, 2013, 12:28 AM A report commissioned by Mayor Bloombergs foundation says tech and info firms, such as Viacom and Digg, helped the city avoid the worst damage of the 2008 financial collapse. Related Stories Wanted: An education reformer The city’s tech industry, with Mayor Bloombergs support, helped prevent the worst damage of the 2008 financial collapse at least according to the mayors own philanthropic foundation. The tech and information industry which includes Internet startups and app developers, as well as old media companies like Time Warner and Viacom was responsible for a third of the jobs created in the city since 2007, according to a new report commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies. After the financial collapse of 2008, it was predicted that New York . . . was going to have a deep recession and a weaker recovery than the national economy, said Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist for the Progressive Policy Institute and the author of the report. The big surprise here is it has outperformed the national economy by a significant amount. Social media news aggregator Digg was launched in 2004 and is headquartered in New York City. Private-sector employment declined by 3% nationally between 2007 and 2012, but it increased by 4% in New York City, Mandel said. And the growth of the tech industry in Brooklyn has outpaced the rate in tech hubs such as Austin, Tex.; Seattle; Cambridge, Mass., and Silicon Valley, according to the study, Building a Digital City. RELATED: NYC AIR IS THE CLEANEST AMONG AMERICAN CITIES In addition, the tech sector which employed 262,000 people in 2012, or 8% of the citys workforce comprises well-paying jobs. The $30 billion in wages earned by New York techies constitutes 11% of the citys private-sector income. Chris Hondros/Getty Images Viacom, also headquartered in New York, is the fourth-largest media conglomerate in the world. San Francisco and Silicon Valley were the birthplace of the industry with West Coast universities serving as midwives but New York City has the creative capital to feed the next phase of the tech boom, experts said.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Regretfully Announces the Passing of William C. Frederick, M.D., a Member of the Board of Directors

His service to Staten Island also included serving as a director of the Richmond County Savings Bank Division, the Richmond County Savings Foundation, and a local organization, Project Hospitality. Commenting on Dr. Fredericks valued contributions, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph R. Ficalora stated, Bills grace and intelligence informed his actions as a Company and Bank Director, much as they informed his dealings with his colleagues, his patients, and their families. He was the consummate professional and, quite frankly, an endearing human being, who made everyone he dealt with better off for having known him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his beloved wife Joan, their children, and grandchildren; it is not possible to overstate the degree to which he will be missed. About New York Community Bancorp, Inc. With assets of $44.2 billion at June 30, 2013, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. is currently the 20th largest bank holding company in the nation and a leading producer of multifamily mortgage loans in New York City, with an emphasis on apartment buildings that feature belowmarket rents. The Company has two bank subsidiaries: New York Community Bank, a thrift, with 237 branches serving customers throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona; and New York Commercial Bank, with 35 branches serving customers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Westchester County in New York. Reflecting its growth through a series of acquisitions, the Community Bank operates through seven local divisions, each with a history of service and strength: Queens County Savings Bank in Queens; Roslyn Savings Bank on Long Island; Richmond County Savings Bank on Staten Island; Roosevelt Savings Bank in Brooklyn; Garden State Community Bank in New Jersey; Ohio Savings Bank in Ohio; and AmTrust Bank in Florida and Arizona. Similarly, the Commercial Bank operates 18 of its branches under the divisional name Atlantic Bank.