Patrick Foye is right: David Samson no longer has the moral authority required to serve as chairman of the Port Authority. Read More
Let’s be clear: The villain in Ukraine is the odious Vladimir Putin. This ruthless apparatchik has taken a page out of Hitler’s playbook, justifying his incursion into Crimea by citing the need to defend his allegedly embattled fellow countrymen. Read More
There’s something about Eva Moskowitz, one of the city’s foremost champions of charter schools, that drives Mayor Bill de Blasio bananas. Read More
And so Brooklyn welcomes another pioneering athlete.
Today, it is Jason Collins, a member of the Brooklyn Nets and now the first openly gay player to compete in one of country’s four most popular sports leagues. Nearly 70 years ago, of course, it was Jackie Robinson who came to Brooklyn and made history with the simple but courageous act of putting on a Dodgers’ uniform. Read More
As Governor Chris Christie will attest, federal judge William J. Martini has a low threshold for legal nonsense. Several years ago, when Mr. Christie was burnishing his image as a corruption-busting prosecutor, Judge Martini took the unusual step of rebuking Mr. Christie from the bench. He accused him of prosecutorial overreach in the case of disgraced Newark Mayor Sharpe James, in essence calling the future governor a bully. Sound familiar? Read More
Today’s New York, the thriving, safe city that attracts the best and brightest from all over the world, is a far cry from the New York of the early 1980s, when William Zeckendorf had the audacity to put up a 35-story residential condo on Broadway and 96th Street. His colleagues thought he was nuts; the neighborhood was sketchy at best, and in any case, the city’s fortunes remained very much in flux. Read More
Mayor de Blasio has come under heat for making a call to a top police official on behalf of a Brooklyn pastor who had been arrested after a traffic stop. The mayor was right to make that call. Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo He is calling for a program that would offer bachelor’s and associate’s degrees to inmates in 10 prisons scattered around the state. Read More
If the Super Bowl never returns to the New York-New Jersey region, don’t blame it on the weather. The gods of pigskin made sure that the game was played on the only decent day we’ve had in weeks.
It’s too bad that New Jersey Transit spoiled the occasion for the 30,000 or so fans who Read More