Tag Archives: New York

New York Sizzles in the Wrong Way

I’ve been trying to put in miles on my bike this summer–at least 50 miles per week, and more if I don’t have gigs in the offiing. But this weekend, not so much. The temperatures anticipated for NYC (and most of the eastern part of the US) are in the wet bulb range. I’ve tried […]

A Pox on the NY Democratic Party

  New York’s Democratic Party (and the New York GOP) are both living in the past. This is NOT sour grapes (okay, it’s slightly overripe grapes). I’m stating this in response to yesterday’s Presidential primary in NY State, which saw Hillary Clinton snag 58% of the vote over Bernie Sanders. But that number, though indicative […]

NYC can’t get sh*t done

The years have flown past for me since I moved to the city back in the 80’s. I consider myself to have the soul of a poet, the heart of a lion and the eloquence of Shakespeare; alas, lately I have the prostate of a Golf Digest subscriber. As I’ve written before, the breaking of the city’s transit […]

More on the broken NY transit grid

As I blogged on Friday, I went to an auto sales place today (Saturday). Reasonable human beings involved, no-hassle pricing (I don’t like to haggle), and auto sales are not the core business of the place (it’s a car rental company divesting itself of cars over 3 years old). The salesman wasn’t itching to sell me […]

On Sex and Politics–The Rent is Too Damn High!

Tonight on Sex and Politics–I will lead off with a discussion with Jimmy McMillan, mayoral candidate and originator of the ‘Rent is Too Damn High’ political party. We’ll talk about his current projects, his views on the NY State Gubernatorial primary vote, and his vindication (by the New York Times and Harvard) that people are fleeing […]

Feeding the poor and homeless is now a crime

So apparently, feeding the homeless is being made a crime in many cities. According to this piece in USA Today: Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than 50 other cities have previously adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. […]