We all wondered how Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would spend his time after January 1, when new mayor Bill de Blasio is sworn in, and Kelly's replacement Bill Bratton takes his spot. Golfing with Michael Bloomberg in Bermuda? Freelance stop-and-frisking? In a New York magazine profile published ear ... More >>
daves-musings-etc.blogspot.comSeems just like yesterday that kids were once content with internships at Morgan Stanley and Conde Nast. Hell, once kids were happy with spending the summer slinging burgers at the local drive-thru. Well, not anymore. Given our country's love of locavore life, ... More >>
Bonus babyOne major theme of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's State of the City Address yesterday was his call for belt tightening in light of spending cuts and tough economic times. The mayor specifically brought up one example of spending that he hopes to eliminate: the $12,000 annual Christmas b ... More >>
What is happening to everyone? This week, two prominent blog posts about regrets people have surfaced on the internet. One, made up of all stripes of reader submissions at the New York Times CityRoom blog, the other, via The Hairpin, made up of women in their 30s' submissions at AOL's Lemondr ... More >>
His fingerprints are all over the recent economic collapse
The frightening Taliban invasion of the Afghan capital Kabul, courtesy of Al Jazeera's Todd Baer. Compare the CNN and Al Jazeera stories. Bailout? If by accident of birth, you were in Kabul yesterday, you'd be dying to bail out. You would have been running for your life while crazed Taliban storm ... More >>
Al Jazeera report on white phosphorus in Gaza. As Chico Marx said, "Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" That's easy when it comes to Gaza. The Jewish state's brutal use of white phosphorus — alleged over the weekend by observers on the ground dispatched by NYC-based Human Rights Wa ... More >>
For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
Community colleges are bursting at the seams (but not with funding)
Angelbert Metoyer, Artist on the Verge
The Anti-Globalization Movement Alters Its Strategy
The Missing and the Dead
It's the 'News,' the 'Post,' and Some Swedish Guys in the First Skirmish of a Global Journalism Battle
The Comptroller Says HS Systems Overcharged for Screening Disabled Welfare Recipients. So Why Did the Company Win a Fat New Contract?
Fund-Loving President's Fond 'Give Backs'
Pros and wannabes converge at basketball city
The city's war on sex shops has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with development. Especially around Times Square.