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As a young boy, Charles Moerdler remembers the bombs Nazis dropped night after night on London during their World War II blitzkrieg. Now, well into his 80s, he never thought he’d have to experience such terror again. more
Several years ago, as a board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, I publicly excoriated the publisher of mass transit advertisements depicting Arab mistreatment of Jews in the Middle East, and in hateful terms, castigated all Arabs and Muslims with predictable results. more
City council Speaker Corey Johnson, together with 11 council members, recently introduced Intro 2186 that would establish — at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars — a city planning structure that, in the Speaker’s words, would end the current inefficient “piecemeal and ad hoc approach” to planning. more
By the end of this year, Corey Johnson and many of his city council colleagues will head for the door, their time up at City Hall. Yet, the Speaker doesn’t want to make that grand exit without establishing some kind of legacy, and he believes he has found it in a long-term comprehensive planning bill he’s simply called “Planning Together.” more
Maayan Seligsohn’s thoughtful letter warrants comment. more
There’s a lot of history along Post Road — from visits by iconic generals to its significance in keeping early New York connected with the rest of the country. So it might be easy then to almost dismiss the rock excavation at 5278 Post Road almost as an archeological dig. But it’s not. Instead, Stagg Group is building a seven-story residential building on the site, and all that rock is just in the way. more
As the March 23 special election race heats up for the city council seat once held by Andrew Cohen, environmental activist Jessica Haller is an early winner among the five candidates in the race — at least when it comes to fundraising. more
Usually when New York City talks about hurricanes, it’s usually preceded by “remnants of” or “formerly a.” But not Hurricane Sandy. It arrived in late October 2012 as a Category 1 hurricane — just a step above what is typically a less destructive tropical storm. more
Adam Stoler’s latest missive aptly illustrates either the naivete or the willful and racist anti-Semitism of those whose attacks on the state of Israel I criticize. more
Manny Verdi may have collected more than $230,000 in settlement money from the city’s education department as part of a whistleblower suit. But if he was expecting a big payday in a separate suit filed against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, he might need to re-evaluate. more
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