Budget season always feels the same, doesn’t it? The protests, the speeches, the back-and-forths–it’s almost like you can predict what’s going to happen.
Legislative leaders will say that they are “working closely with the governor to produce a fair and on-time budget.” The governor will say that his proposed budget “makes tough choices” and “cuts Read More
As a newly promoted officer in the Fire Department of New York, Lieutenant Bob Bohack moved around a lot, covering for other lieutenants who were out sick, injured or on vacation. On the morning of Sept. 11, Lt. Bohack was filling in for a lieutenant in Engine Company 5 on East 14th Street. He left Read More
Chief Peter Hayden brought me to the roof of the three-story firehouse that serves as quarters for Ladder 10 and Engine 10 on Liberty Street, across from Ground Zero. At the time we talked, a couple of weeks ago, Ground Zero looked no more threatening than a large construction site. Not threatening, that is, if Read More