Mental Illness

“The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” — Joseph Heller, Catch-22 For those of you who are having a bad day, don’t read this. There are a lot of “experts” on mental health out there. Many of them are practicing psychotherapists who […]

Thoughts on Murder

“Some people like what you do, some people hate what you do, but most people simply don’t give a damn.” — Charles Bukowski According to Sheriff Joe Lombardo, as reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, investigative reporter Jeff German was stabbed seven times in front of his home and died. Apparently, a local politician, Robert […]

The Ubiquitous Comestible

Funny, right? How about a social media site called Truth Social? Inventive name, right? A Geobbels used to say, “A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” Of course, the Ubiquitous Comestible was about margarine. It just sounds elegant. In fact, it was horrible stuff and […]


A message from the SoHo Alliance about voting: The local polling site reports no lines and a very light turnout. Consequently, your vote has great impact.  Our neighbors in the Downtown Independent Democrats reform club have endorsed two great community activists, Vittoria Fariello for State Senate and Jo Anne Simon for Congress.  If you have not yet voted, please do […]

SoHo Parks

Since it’s election season it might be a good idea to make a few suggestions to candidates. Maybe they could suggest that the Community Board even make an effort to: Protect pedestrians from vehicles that constantly hit them. Review construction sites and roadways where pedestrians are in danger. Think about a park — maybe even […]

Election Day in SoHo

— “Vote early and vote often” — Richard J. Daley Jerry Nadler Jo Anne Simon — Congress Vittoria Fariello — State Senate. 

SoHo and The New Politics

”I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy — but that could change.” — Dan Quayle Rather than pretend to understand the new political realities, here’s a missive from Sean Sweeney, the Godfather of SoHo politics. We rarely communicate. Sort of like the fact that I ate at the Broome […]


“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” –John F. Kennedy For those of you who care at all about politics, you know, the business that Ronnie Reagan called the second oldest profession, the most interesting race in Manhattan is the upcoming brawl between Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney — two behemoths of the Democratic […]

The State of SoHo and Artist Lofts

Dear Resident — Last week Governor Hochul signed a bill into law that now permits non-artist residents of SoHo and NoHo residing in units zoned for Joint Live-Work Quarters for Artists (JLWQA) prior to December 15, 2021 to continue their non-conforming residency without any fear of penalties or fines. This legislation, enshrined in the state’s Multiple Dwelling Law, […]

The Candidates: Early Voting has Arrived!

Here’s your chance to show your Civic Pride in a world of confusion and danger to Democracy. So vote and “keep the faith baby” as Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. used to say — because this is the essence of what we are trying to protect. No matter what your take is on the obvious corruption […]


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