THE crowds in Gantry Park have dissipated and tomorrow’s the day the porta-potties have to go back to the porta-potty man. Which makes your morning commute/workday a cakewalk, even if your starched blouse/shirt is a little moist upon arrival. I think I spotted Jamie Dimon in the window of a seaplane landing on the East River around 8am, but it could have been James Gorman. Either way you’re expected back in the office, which means it’s time for me to start pontificating about (local) current events in a manner befitting a (minimum) wage worker.
There was an election last month, and today we got the results that confirm what we already knew. Though you never really know these days when it comes to elections. And it wasn’t actually an election, but a primary. But in reality it was an election, and how reality and actuality differ is for much higher paid editors to decipher. Anyway, now that all the absentee ballots have been counted we now know who the Mayor, Queens Borough President, and local City Council member are who will be representing us for the next 4, 4, and 2 years. Their names are Adams, Richards & Won, which is also the name of the lobbying group they trademarked immediately after receiving final confirmation this afternoon – just in case this leadership thing doesn’t work out in 4, 4, 2.
Oh I am a cynical and wizened pundit no matter what I get paid. The only thing I can’t figure out is if I’m more cynical or more wizened? What I do know is that by judging from the pluralities of the local winners, NYC is not as progressive as it may seem if hard data is your thing1. If it’s not your thing than by all means please do allow the loudest voices on the fringes to sway you. That seems to be the modus operandi of the past half-decade when it comes to politics, no matter what side you’re on.
The City Gathers Beneath A Spectacular Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Show – pics w/ LIC front and center
- and even less so when considering that ~1/3 of NYC voters weren’t even allowed to vote in this “election” [↩]