As the legislators up in Albany scramble for late-in-the-game restorations of some of the governor’s proposed cuts, it looks like the session may drag into tomorrow and possibly even one day next week.
It’s comforting to know, however, that the assembly found time to issue a proclamation congratulating Miami Heat coach and Schenectady native Pat Read More
The editor of the online Observer, Jake Brooks, a Miami Heat fan, doesn’t agree with me about the meaninglessness of basketball’s first three quarters:
I’ve heard this complaint voiced many times. I have even complained myself about the same thing. But
there are players today–Lebron, Kobe, Dwyane–that make you want to watch Read More
“Oh, Knicks, you suck!”
The speaker was a second-grader, feet dangling from a seat in the 400 level of Madison Square Garden, shortly after tip-off of the Knicks’ game against the Miami Heat on Feb. 22. Four minutes into the first quarter—with the Knicks still scoreless—the tyke’s view was seconded and carried in a Read More
In the days after a wistful Rudolph Giuliani dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate, and as the boyish, ebullient Rick Lazio popped up on six Sunday morning TV shows, New Yorkers couldn’t help but be impressed with the new contender’s energy. But once the novelty wears off, the serious question remains: Can Read More
In an era of spin and fabricated authenticity, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is demonstrating that old-fashioned courage and candor have not disappeared from the political landscape. His announcement that he is suffering from prostate cancer, and his straightforward, even jocular, references to his condition, stand in admirable contrast to today’s sappy culture of self-pity and victimization. Read More
In Miami, not long before the start of Game 2, Walt (Clyde) Frazier, symbol of faded New York Knick glory and glamour, took a moment away from preparing for another night of rhyming play-by-play descriptions to consider Jeff Van Gundy, the nebbishy coach of the New York Knicks.
“I think he knows exactly what he’s Read More
It seems like the ultimate New York heresy
It seems like the ultimate New York heresy. You should have heard some of the reactions I got from guys around the Observer office. You’re going to do what ? You’re going to write a column defending Pat Riley ?! Almost as if I were proposing Read More