Was it a set-up, or a frank discussion about race?
Last night’s forum about race and discrimination with Andrew Cuomo and Charlie King at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn attracted only about a dozen people (not counting staffers, reporters and elected officials). Perhaps a few more would have showed up if Read More
An extraordinary thing about the race for Speaker is how it’s not being driven by two traditional factors in city politics: political machines and race. Sure, machine politics will play big a role, but neither of the two leading candidates, Bill de Blasio and Chris Quinn, is closely tied to a Read More
Charles Barron, the black radical Councilman from East New York, has always wanted to take on the “white power structure.”
And in today’s Newsday, Barron’s fantasy comes true. In the round-up of his re-election contest with a challenger named John Whitehead, the paper runs a photo of the other Read More
Officers Put Small Dent
In Uptown Grand Larceny
One of the more persistent and intractable crimes on the Upper East Side and West Side are the shoplifting grand larcenies at high-end boutiques. So it was with particular glee that, on July 14, the cops arrested a trio of crooks who specialized in such jobs. Read More