From the category archives:

New York City

De Blasio’s Own Traffic Rules

February 21, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed a 62-point plan which he believes will lead to safer traffic patterns and streets.  A big city progressive who wants tons of new rules and regulations?  No news there. However, it’s nonetheless bad form to have one’s own caravan caught two days later by CBS2 cameras blowing through [...]

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Big Game Sunday!!!

February 2, 2014

Tonight at around 6:30pm EST Super Bowl XLVIII (“48″ to us non-Romans) between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks–the league’s #1 offense versus the #1 defense, while both being #1 seeds in their respective conferences during the playoffs.  Here’s a preview. It should be a great game–Vegas still has the game with the Broncos [...]

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Chris Christie Deals with a “Roadblock”

January 8, 2014

It is clear that after his recent reelection, Establishment New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to be President.  He won’t win, but the GOP seems on their way to nominate him, especially since his recent pandering to illegals.  But there may be a roadblock to an easy GOP nomination — a literal roadblock. Here is [...]

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Sandy: One Year Later

October 29, 2013

One year ago the Northeast got slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Today, vigils abound.  Many are still without their homes rebuilt.  It hasn’t been easy for many on Staten Island or down the shore.  Sandy was a 100-year storm — the way it hit, the size of the storm, the vulnerability of the area impacted.  I [...]

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An Ill-Fated New York Dem Mayoral Gift Bag

August 18, 2013

In the race to succeed Nanny Bloomberg as major of New York City, Michael Goodwin writing for the New York Post called out the Democrat candidates on the issues:  two of them for their complete ignorance of the city’s own history as they tried to pander with nostalgic platitudes about immigration; another for trying to [...]

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Janet Napolitano to Resign

July 12, 2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is going to resign her position in September in order to be president of the University of California. Under her tenure, we’ve had lawless borders, imposing a Dream Act-lite ICE enforcement by executive fiat, phrases like saying “man-caused disasters” rather than “terrorism” entering our lexicon, an underwear and Times [...]

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Movie Review — Zero Dark Thirty

January 12, 2013

The highly anticipated film about the search and eventual killing of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, opened on screens across the country yesterday.  Here’s the trailer: As you may know, this movie is controversial for some on both sides of the aisle.  Some Democrats (and John McCain, of course) don’t like the “torture” scenes [...]

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Ready or Not — Apocalypse Friday!

December 20, 2012

So, the end of the ancient Mayan calender is finally here — December 21, 2012 (yes, I dignified the date with a Wikipedia link)!  Well, doomsday may go a little unnoticed as it strikes at approximately 6:12am EST (11:12 am GMT) when the Winter Solstice officially happens.  I’ll be up, but if your alarm startles [...]

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STD in the City

December 10, 2012

When there’s something real to report on the fiscal cliff “talks,” I’ll get on that. In the meantime, apparently sex in New York City is becoming very hazardous.  A new study from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (mental hygiene, huh?… just a tad Orwellian) indicates that 33% of the city’s 181 [...]

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Larry DePrimo’s Act of Kindness

November 30, 2012

Once in a while the holiday-giving spirit gets a boost when stories like that of NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo remind us what the season is all about.  Here are the details from ABC 7 News in New York: It’s great to see an act of kindness producing some good news which goes viral.  Kind of [...]

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My Sandy Experience

November 4, 2012

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back [...]

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Midnight Movie Massacre in Colorado

July 20, 2012

While the details are still being revealed as I write, what we do know is that a 24-year old gunman named James Holmes went into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.  Using noxious gas canisters and 2-3 guns, Holmes killed at least 12 people, wounding 58.  Those numbers are likely [...]

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Bloomberg Proposes Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

May 31, 2012

The case for term limits, Exhibit 1:  New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to fully embrace nanny-statism by proposing a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces being sold in his fiefdom city. Here’s Bloomberg defending this proposal: We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand [...]

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Gay Superhero to Wed Next Month

May 22, 2012

DC Comics’ Northstar is going to marry his long-time boyfriend in New York City in the June 20th release of “Astonishing X-Men.”  Northstar’s alter-ego happens to be Canadian, if that means anything. The comic universe has often been in the biz of latching onto identity politics and going with stories of tragically misunderstood people with [...]

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WTC 1: the Tallest in Town

April 30, 2012

Today the new World Trade Center 1, previously known as the Freedom Tower, officially became the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the Empire State Building, which poignantly regained that record on 9/11.  Today’s milestone is symbolic and important for it’s another sign that the city is recovering with strength and will. My only [...]

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Rats! Hawks Dropping Like Flies.

April 12, 2012

New York City is the greatest city in the world, but even the biggest Gothamphile would admit that the place can have a bit of a rat problem.  It isn’t a big deal when they’re down on the subway tracks or in Queens, but when the critters start infesting parks and playgrounds, even those with [...]

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