I found out James Gandolfini died while I was commuting home on NJTransit from New York to Asbury Park. When I got off the train, I heard more than one person greet their ride with, “Did you hear? Tony Soprano died.”
Later, flying down the Parkway, I saw a photo of Mr. Gandolfini on the Asbury boardwalk. It was sunny and he was smiling, right down the street from my house, with Convention Hall in the background.
The Daily News, like most of the media, has gone completely overboard on the Imus/ Rutgers basketball story.
Today in the News alone, there were six pieces: news stories on both the press conference and the advertising angle; columns by Mike Lupica, Errol Lewis, and Filip Bondy; and an editorial!
(The Times clocked Read More
Now that March Madness is over—by this I mean both the NCAA college-basketball tournament and the state budget process—let’s start talking about another form of insanity that involves both collegiate sports and state institutions.
You’d have to be a dedicated watcher of the ESPN sports crawl to notice this, but over the last few years, Read More
Amid all the complaints from community boards about getting overwhelmed by rampant development that they cannot keep track of, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stronger hit upon one solution: Get students to do it!
This fall, the Beep recruited 13 graduate students in urban planning programs at Hunter, Columbia, Rutgers, New York University and the New Read More
Wansoo Im is an adjunct professor of urban planning at Rutgers University. He has a twenty-two-year-old assistant, who took Professor Im’s Geographic Information Systems course. And now, they’re taking on New York together.
The two are mapping the city’s bathrooms.
The New Yorker
- Riva Froymovich Read More