Firefighters, Not Rudy, Are Heroes of 9/11
To the Editor:
Mitchell Moss wrote a rave review of the movie World Trade Center [“Stone’s Film Shows New York’s Heart,” Aug. 21]. Although Rudy Giuliani’s name is not mentioned, his picture is in the column. Why has the media made Mr. Giuliani symbolic of the Read More
Last Sunday sixty people were evacuated from a couple of buildings at 345 and 347 West 16th Street because of a fire. And then, after the FDNY extinguished the blaze, they discovered that sections of the buildings were crumbling. Now the tenants have to wait till the building’s shored up before they can Read More
The New York Times today has a piece about wealthy immigrants moving to the U.S. to take advantage of our sub-par schools.
Meet the Shins: 40′s, married with children, well-off and well-established back home in Seoul. But the problem was the academic grind their kids would face if they stayed.
Mrs. Shin tells Read More
Great Neck , by Jay Cantor. Alfred A. Knopf, 703 pages, $27.95.
Every author has an obligation to the reader’s right hand. The left hand already belongs to him: It’s holding all the pages that have been turned so far. The right hand, though, is sending electronic pulses back to the reader’s fickle brain, precise Read More
Jonathan Harooni, 23, and David Matalon, 22, two bright and eager New York guys, are looking for some cash. And they are hoping against hope that the Internet gravy train has not passed them by. Ideally, they’d like $3 million, but they will settle for $800,000.
Believe it or not, twentysomething dreamers like Messrs. Harooni Read More
As he prepared for the crucible of a New York Mayoral
campaign, Public Advocate Mark Green gathered his top advisers in his downtown
office to watch videotapes of a speaker whose eloquence and lively wit have
delighted Mr. Green for decades. The speaker was Public Advocate Mark Green.
As the tapes played,
Hank Sheinkopf, Read More
Who Ivy Supersonic Is
It was Saturday night, about 9 p.m., and Ivy Supersonic, wearing a black leather skirt, black corset bustier top and brown six-inch platform boots, was sitting at Verbena, a country inn kind of place two blocks away from her Irving Place studio apartment.
Ms. Supersonic makes feathered hats. She is Read More
Ever since Mozart, one of classical music’s most persistent myths has been that of the child prodigy whose gift is somehow a blessing of divinity. That this fairy tale is still with us was evident at a private concert held a few evenings ago at the Lotos Club to raise money for the Music Festival Read More
Kaaterskill Falls , by Allegra Goodman. Dial Press, 324 pages, $23.95.
Ah, the Jews. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What makes a Jew a Jew? Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. After all this time, you have to wonder, how can we possibly keep people, even ourselves, interested? Read More