The Government Shut-down was a shoddy attempt at forcing President Obama to give up his signature health plan. The Republican backed temper-tantrum was not organized, had no end-game, and was lacking diplomatic finesse. Here are five things to take away from the shut-down.
I know a lot of people who complain about having to tip their server at a restaurant. I even know people who stiff waiters and baristas on the regs, because they’re broke or just cheap. It’s unfortunate that customers are responsible for ensuring employees earn a livable wage. It’s even sadder that employers don’t pay […]
8:30am: After twenty minutes of roaming downtown Brooklyn and the labyrinth that is Criminal Court Row, I stroll into the lobby with my shades on. I’ve arrived. I’m lightly scrutinized by a security guard, directed to a room, and seated. Surveying those around me, I can see that we run the gamut in race, age and apparent […]
Most people love the middle. It’s the creme between the oreos, the meat between the bread, the chocolate center of a Tootsie pop. But not in New York City, where middle earners are lambasted with unreasonably high costs of living.
Reblogged from Politicker: Former front-runner Christine Quinn spent her final day before the polls open chatting with public school parents in Upper Manhattan and zigzagging through Queens, where she greeted Latino and South Asian voters in the heart of Jackson Heights’s business district, and strolled along major thoroughfares in Forest Hills and Astoria. Although she trails […]
Reblogged from Town & Village Blog: By Sabina Mollot The primary for the mayoral election as well as other citywide positions is right around the corner, but in Peter Cooper Village (always an area with impressive voter turnout), residents are still saying they don’t know who they’ll be voting for. A Town & Village reporter […]
Last night was the Democratic Mayoral Debate. Whooooooo, party time! (Not really. You didn’t miss much). The usual suspects arrived. Stop, ‘Chat-it-up’ and Frisk was the first popular topic at hand. (Christine Quinn stated that “unconstitutional stops will end.” You hear that?They will END!) Mike Bloomberg’s regime was discussed, because obviously. Affordable housing was everyone’s […]
Because this is a huge city issue, we want to make sure all of our readers are in the know on the recent ruling on Stop and Frisk. As many of you have probably heard, Stop and Frisk was questioned by Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin today, calling for a federal monitor to Big Brother the […]