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The Reckoning for SoHo

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Having written several articles about a newly popular political concept called Affordable Housing, I’d like to revisit the issue since it has become a cudgel for developers and politicians trying to justify the rewards they’ve received for having delivered the goods to their deep-pocketed business […]

The Rise of the Professional Tenant

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” — Rodney Dangerfield Among the problems that tenants and landlords face in this brutal on again off again pandemic, is the one that is surging just outside of expected norms. The abuses that landlords have used to evict people were […]

Turning a New Page on Justice.

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. The recent election cycle was difficult and in some cases was contentious. Having known some of the candidates and having personally known a few of those who held the office of Manhattan District Attorney, this […]

SoHo Alive!

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” — Hunter Thompson Keeping in mind that most of what you read by […]

Decision Time for SoHo

“Vote early and vote often” — Al Capone For candidates that will work for SoHo and have a proven record of accomplishments, here are the issues and here are the right candidates: Developers looking to get fat off of the pillaging of our community, reject the recent push to provide so-called Affordable Housing — The […]

The Candidates. Vote!

The times is Now. SoHo has specific requirements and it’s not always easy to figure out who will do what once they are in office. I can tell you that a lot of politicians on the local level have been an embarrassment. So, if I miss a couple of candidates interpret it any way you […]

The State of SoHo: An open letter to Senator Kavanaugh

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain” –Charles Bukowski May 30, 2021 State Senator Brian Kavanaugh, As a journalist who lives in SoHo a couple of problems have gone unaddressed. First, the traffic rules on Avenue of the Americas from Canal Street headed North to Watts street where cars turn into the […]

The Candidates: Senator Brad Hoylman for Borough President

Of what appears to be six current candidates for the Borough President primary for Manhattan only one stands out. I’ve known Brad Hoylman personally for nearly twenty years. He’s a difficult opponent, as I found out in my Community Board days, and he knows the ropes. He’s shown us that in Albany. Few politicians Do […]

The Candidates: Alvin Bragg

For those of you interested in the candidates for District Attorney:  SATURDAY: Elected and Community Leaders to Rally for Alvin Bragg with One Month until Primary Day Marking exactly one month before Primary Day, Alvin Bragg to receive endorsements from elected and community leaders and rally supporters to spread his message. He will hold rallies […]

The Candidates: Christopher Marte

In the final series of candidate articles leading up to the Primary and early voting, here’s a letter from a SoHo resident describing her experiences with Chris, who is running for City Council. It’s a crowded field so pay attention to who is out there. Here’s a letter describing her experiences. Take a look and […]

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