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I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings following the midterm elections. more
The Dec. 16 edition of “60 Minutes” on CBS presented a major segment on the scourge of plastics. more
Passersby may have noticed the new AutoZone store on West 234th Street and Broadway. The ugly gray-and-orange building is an affront to the dignity of our shared public space. Its longest dimension, on a stretch of Broadway that bustles with pedestrians, is windowless, like a maximum-security prison. more
Take a moment to open Google, and search “worst election laws in the country.” The state that comes up over and over again isn’t Georgia or Florida, which disenfranchised thousands of voters this past cycle. It’s not Ohio, where “the purge” is more than just a movie. It’s not even North Dakota, which instituted one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. more
In his recent diatribe, Comrade Richard Warren blames the Obama administration for the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis, pure fabrication. It was cowboy hat-wearing President Manuel Zelaya himself that caused the crisis when he violated the laws of his own country by attempting to change that country’s constitution and extend his presidential term limit. more
Today we feel the loss of Herbert Pattin, a warm, optimistic, charming, endearing individual, who recently died. He had just celebrated his 94th birthday, and was actively planning his 95th. He was a gentleman and a man for all seasons, a good friend to young and old. more
One may debate whether Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez’s Small Business Jobs Survival Act is the best way to counter the loss of neighborhood businesses and increase of storefront vacancies. But if it needs to be improved, then do so. Doing nothing should not be an option. more
Naming a street after Loeser’s Deli is a very bad idea. It is a self-centered and almost narcissistic effort to aggrandize one family store above all others. If Councilman Andrew Cohen is even considering naming a street after a business, he should at least let the residents of Kingsbridge vote on who they think is the most worthy contender. more
Like lemmings heading over the cliff, in near unanimity, the board of director of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park has elected to terminate the participation of 13 of its active directors in the hope that this deed will somehow bring to fruition the repeatedly delayed merger with the park’s conservancy. more
Back when I had far more time to read books — something that feels like an eternity ago these days — I would come to a complete stop when I found some sort of typographical or grammatical error in the text. more
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