by | Jan 31, 2019

Fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage is so yesterday. In an op-ed in the New York Times, Ginia Bellafante points to a study showing that a $33-per-hour minimum wage might be needed in New York City, saying that’s the amount necessary — about…

by | Nov 5, 2018

A fiscal watchdog examined the state of finances in the three largest cities in the United States and the results aren’t pretty. Chicago-based Truth in Accounting (TIA) released the results of studies of its home city, as well as New…

by | Apr 11, 2018

Shockingly, New York and London, two world-famous cities of similar population sizes, currently have equivalent murder rates. The glaring differences are that the United Kingdom has no Second Amendment, and prohibited firearms in 1997. That has not stopped the violence,…

by | Dec 5, 2017

I can’t be the only one who gets sick as they drive toward New York. No, not the noise, the crowds, the congestion, the traffic, the taller-than-tall buildings. No, it’s the signage! As I see the signs, from which I…

by | Jan 30, 2017

Earlier this month, New York and Chicago released their crime statistics. It is alarming that, in 2016, Chicago (762) had twice as many murders as New York (334). In 2016, there were 3,550 shooting incidents in Chicago. This was over…

by | Jul 1, 2016

New York City always bubbles like a teapot, but today it is aswirl with an ornerier tempest than the norm. Famous hedge funds, famous philanthropists, respected institutions, all in the eye of the storm. The current uproar has consumed New…

by | May 26, 2016

If you were in New York City between 1947 and 1972 and found yourself walking on 6th Avenue between West 52nd & West 55th Streets there is a very good chance you saw a blind Viking carrying a stick as large…

by | May 22, 2016

The Tempest, a story of magic and monsters and one of the Bard’s latest plays, has seen many an interpretation over the centuries. One of the oddest, and surely the most thoroughly post-everything, has taken place in New Yawk’s Central…

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