Planes Trains & Automobiles
Well, some good trans-Hudson transit news. While yesterday saw the death of the 7-to-Secacus and the death of a construction worker working on the extension of the 7 Train, today brings with it a bit of good news for PATH riders. The derelict station in Harrison New Jersey is being replaced.
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While we wait for numbers to trickle in, here is one way to redefine victory in one interesting race.
In New York’s 13th congressional district, the often-overlooked Democrat Stephen Harrison is challenging Vito Fossella, and with basically no support from the state or national parties, Harrison may have a shot at breaking 41percent.
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So how much impact will the Times endorsement of Democratic challenger Stephen Harrison over Rep. Vito Fossella actually have?
On one hand, the language of the endorsement could hardly have been stronger.
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Here’s one bright exception to this year’s trend of front-runners in lopsided races avoiding multiple debates:
Vito Fossella, the city’s only Republican congressman, has agreed to four debates with his Democratic challenger, Stephen Harrison. Or so Harrison told me.
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This afternoon, I’ll be interviewing the slightly out-of focus-guy standing next to Hillary Clinton: Stephen Harrison, a Democrat running in New York’s 13th Congressional district against the city’s only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella.
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Warm, woody and welcoming, the Harrison works its charms from the moment you arrive. Upon passing through the door, you meet up with two, sometimes three, greeters, all of whom appear to be having a very good day. Within seconds, you are coatless and cheerfully on your way to the table, where you are thanked Read More
Pace (pronounced “pah-chay”) means “peace” in Italian. But it’s a misnomer for this new Italian restaurant in Tribeca. Pace is big and noisy and bustling, accommodating all kinds of customers, from gray-haired couples in Fair Isle sweaters to rowdy young men with their shirttails hanging like half moons under the backs of their jackets.
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East Village Siren’s Call:
The Mermaid Inn Beckons
The closest thing to a lobster roll that you can get in the part of southwestern England I’m writing from is a sausage roll. The medieval market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire is not near the sea-it’s surrounded by cornfields slashed with crop circles, rolling hills Read More
Given everything that happened a few blocks away, it’s amazing that the Harrison opened at all. The restaurant, planned for early fall, finally made its debut in late October, when some sense of normalcy had returned to Tribeca. I wanted to show support by going there for dinner right away. Fat chance. It took several Read More
As buzz saws whined and packing peanuts swirled around their feet, a roomful of bright-eyed waiters took notes about the menu they would soon be serving at the Harrison, a new Tribeca restaurant which should have been opening in the shadow of the World Trade Center, but is now opening in the shadow of a Read More