A New Yorker of our acquaintance plans to go on vacation in mid-August, and this is taxing his arithmetic skills. There are serious calculations to be made about which type of MetroCard will best get him through the next few weeks.
It was my birthday and I got myself a new bike, Pinky: a small, hot pink, Ross bike. Pinky came to me by way of Craigslist for $60.
The sounds came in rapid-fire succession:
Whack! Whoosh! Whack! And eventually, a scream or slap of a high-five.
The Chelsea post office on 23rd and 10th is so full of dysfunction, I couldn’t possibly write down every quip I overhear there.
Late Friday, a waitress in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was taking a cigarette break at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North Ninth Street as the usual night crawlers of the fashionable neighborhood hustled by. Then came an unfamiliar sound.
Five days after a 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in a Bronx playground, a coalition of clergy members and politicians gathered at City Hall on Friday to call on city churches to play a larger role in preventing gun violence in their neighborhoods.
Some of you have probably thought to yourselves sometime recently, “whatever happened to the lawsuit against Governor Markell?” After accusing us of being a right-wing think tank who opposes jobs for the middle class, Team Markell has asked for an extension of time to respond to the Cause of Action Lawsuit. No official word on whether the five named members of the Public Service Commission have responded to the suit, but we believe they too have asked for an extension to review the lawsuit. None of them commented on the case at the time it was filed.