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 Shelly Silver Justice Ploy

“If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.” — Hunter Thompson For those of you who haven’t […]

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. Political vengeance, while we’re on the subject. Not only has Cuomo stepped down but one of the idols of Law Enforcement in Suffolk County, you […]

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 […]


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