AS a political junkie I could spend hours deliberating on the implications of new NYC/NYS electoral redistricting’s, but deep down I don’t think it will have a really big impact on the people. My people.[Read more…] about Politics Nah, Grocery & Bakery Opening/Closing In LIC Yah
“Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.”Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot
IN between breaking news about restaurant opening’s and musing on the direction of local real estate markets, it’s not unusual that I include a link to a violent crime that recently occurred with the comment “meanwhile up in Queensbridge” if that’s where it took place.
The flippancy of this comment has nothing to do with the lack of gravity over the act, and everything to do with the exasperation of it’s recurrence and inability to change this state of affairs. In reading the headline about the shooting death of a 37-year old man several weeks ago, I was about to cut and paste the link and my usual comment once again1, but the frequency has increased to a level of desperation. The fact is that nothing short of a major overhaul will curtail this violence.[Read more…] about ‘Meanwhile Up In QueensBridge’
- in the same manner that I imagine the writers of these articles do by now [↩]
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.[Read more…] about Back To Work Long Island City
I am increasingly in favor of a wealth tax on the ultra-affluent citizens of the U.S. I am totally against a newly proposed wealth tax imposed solely on billionaire’s residing in New York State. It is a horrible idea.[Read more…] about From One Queens Wonk To Another: Rethink Your NYS Billionaires Tax
THERE will be no packs of runners and fans on Vernon Boulevard this Sunday, nor a Halloween Parade/Haunted House/Fall Fest the day before, on what is traditionally the best weekend of the year in NYC. There will be an election on Tuesday, but I’m not sure that’ll be as enjoyable.[Read more…] about October Ends, November Begins In LIC And The Nation