Tag Archives: NYC

Amazon’s pullout and New Yorker’s confusion about economic growth

My response — after laughing — when I heard Amazon is pulling out of that sweet deal to set up a second headquarters in New York City was short, but loaded with meaning. “Jeff Bezos must’ve thought he was playing … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Politics, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SCHOOL SEGREGATION — NYC STYLE

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not fooled — not even for a minute. And if some of you didn’t shut down your MLK studies immediately after reading his “I Have a Dream” speech, you wouldn’t be so surprised that … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BLIZZARD BREAD-CHASERS

This is a summary of conversations I had today with a bunch of people about my response to NYC’s Snowmageddon: They: Did you go shopping for the blizzard? Me: Nah. They: Why not? It’s supposed to be a serious storm. Me: I … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Silly, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE BLACK ONES WITH THE BRICKS

  The Broken Windows paradigm of law enforcement – or more specifically, the policing strategy of stopping or arresting perpetrators of minor, quality-of-life crimes to prevent more serious offenses from occurring – received a big endorsement from most New Yorkers … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STOP AND FRISK COMES TO BARNEYS

  I’m not surprised to hear about the New York City Police Department extending its stop-n-frisk behavior to upscale joints like Barneys when they falsely arrested 19-year old African American Trayon Christian, after he legally bought a $350 Ferragamo belt from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

WHO DIGS POOR FOLKS ANYWAY?

    This quote by Democratic strategist Howard Wolfson during an interview with The Atlantic confirms for me why electing a Liberal like Bill De Blasio to be Mayor of New York City will not mean the magical disappearance of … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

HUNTED

Add a new rule to the List of Things a Brother Must Never Do to Avoid Being Profiled as a Criminal or Shot Like Trayvon Martin — don’t do pull ups on building scaffolds after dark. True story coming up. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Race, Society | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

IF WEINER ACTS LIKE A WEINERHEAD AGAIN…

I think a good summary of what many New Yorkers think about disgraced former Congressman and current – in spite of a new sex chat scandal – NYC Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner would be a conversation I had with my … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment