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Hudson Square Meets SoHo West

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Wm. Shakespeare What we have here is a failure to communicate. For more than 20 years I’ve been complaining, no, railing about the fact that the cars and trucks heading for New Jersey have been aiming at […]

Traffic-Con in SoHo

“Truth is like the Sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain’t goin’ away.” — Elvis Presley So, in my demented idealism, having fervently believed that the political process can make a difference I started out twenty years ago trying to do something about the dangerous traffic conditions in SoHo. I […]

Denial: Not Just a River in Egypt

“He said, ‘What makes a man a writer? Well,’ I said, ‘It’s simple. You either get it down on paper. or jump off a bridge.” — Henry Bukowski As we wend our way through the fog of democracy, Manhattan is starting to look like a shelter for liberals and conservatives who have not yet lost […]

Traffic and Transportation in SoHo

September 29, 2021 Re: Pedestrian safety in SoHo Shirley Secunda, Jeannine Kielly, Bob Gormley — Community Board #2 Dear Board Members, It’s been some time since Shirley and I have spoken. We go way back. I’m contacting you because I’ve been keeping track of the myriad pieces of information regarding traffic flow and safety which […]

The State of SoHo and So Forth

“Things change.” –Don Ameche After complaining about traffic in SoHo and warning that pedestrians are being hit by vehicles rushing to New Jersey at an alarming speed — some character in a Jeep decided to accelerate as I was crossing IN the crosswalk, WITH the light, while being watched by a Traffic cop. It took […]

The Politics of Retaliation

“La vengeance est un met que l’on doit manger froid“ –Charle Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord Well, there seems to be a lot of that going around these days. Vengeance, that is. Stay Tuned.

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 […]

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