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Big Bend…

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If this  very strange  tower is constructed it will be one of the oddest skyscrapers in New York.  At the  moment I can’t decide whether it looks like track from a child’s railroad set placed on end with a loop,  or a neon light tube made of metal,  designed by an architect who wants to get around the city’s onerous zoning laws and who has a very healthy ego.  At any rate,  I find the concept extremely un-charming.

 

 

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March 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

New York wins…

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…the ranking as the least free state in the nation.   The Cato Institute studied personal  and economic freedoms for each state to arrive at a ranking,  then offers policy prescriptions for changes which would improve a state’s status.   You can check out your state at the link as well.

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August 16, 2016 at 11:49 pm

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Shallow snobs…

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If you want to know how shallow New Yorkers are,  the hysteria over a photo of VP nominee Mike Pence  eating an  early dinner at a Chili’s restaurant in New Jersey explains it perfectly.

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July 17, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Pinball ban…

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Did you know that pinball machines were banned in New York City until 1975?   I didn’t,  but discovering that they were banned in 1940 gave me a clue as to why they were banned.   Learn about this interesting bit of history here.

 

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April 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Zombie streets…

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New York lawmakers are now exercised about K2,  the synthetic marijuana,  which is turning users into  temporary zombies  — at least that’s how they phrase it.

One would imagine there are a myriad of other problems the legislators could turn their attention to in that state.

 

 

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September 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

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World Trade Center train station…

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It’s an  expensive blunder,  the sort created by millions of tempting federal dollars,  ambitious politicians,  and arrogant architects,  all lumped together under a  “public project”  plan.

The grand design is now a bloated mess,  way over budget,  way behind schedule and a waste of resources.   Congratulations, New York!

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December 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

Rat train…

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New Yorkers prize their reputation as tough guys,  but a good-sized  rat on  the subway turns them into full-fledged sissies.

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April 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

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