A new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans want to get rid of the Electoral College. 62% of respondents say they would support a Constitutional amendment that would replace the president-making Rube Goldberg machine with a popular vote. For the first time since George W. Bush won the 200 ... More >>
MarcysmemoirThe John Dory was not the only restaurant to close this weekend: The New York Times brought the news that the Cafe des Artistes had shuttered. If the Dory's closure was unexpected, then the obituary for the 92-year-old Upper West Side mainstay read more like the death announcement ... More >>
Albany lawmakers are behind closed doors, working on an MTA plan. A taxi surcharge and payroll taxes are among the remedies they're considering. Paterson's calling for "action." His new wrinkle is to offer constituents reimbursement of the payroll tax to their school districts -- a typical Albany Ru ... More >>
Back in February it looked like bridge tolls were going to save us from the MTA Doomsday budget. But in March the tolls were tabled, and the MTA started lining up a crappier subway with $2.50 fares.
But hark! What do we hear from Albany? They're talking about tolls again. Some modifications are bei ... More >>