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The Winter Olympic Games are taking place in Sochi, Russia at a time when New York (and Atlanta) have more snow. Few would have thought that Russia, known for its cold weather, would be having problems keeping snow on the ground for the winter Olympics. These are strange days. During the 2010 Olympics I nearly wiped… Read more »

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he won’t be attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because the parade does not let gay organizations march under their own banners. The statement made the news, though it was not likely de Blasio’s intention to do so. He mentioned it in response to a question… Read more »

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WRITE ON NEW YORK Children’s clothing is gone. There are plenty of bathing suits. Shoes are scarce. Women’s plus-size dresses are in big supply. Men’s socks can still be had but tights and pantyhose: zilch. Rows and rows of jeans and sweaters but need a coat? 50% off but only eleven left. Versace is discounted… Read more »

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New York’s attempt to think about stupid stuff for a weekend came to an abrupt halt early on Super Bowl Sunday when word was leaked that Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of a heroin overdose. Hoffman was a highly celebrated actor and I had the good fortune to see him on stage several times…. Read more »

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President Obama’s Executive Order, Increased Minimum Wage, Federal Contracts and The NSA In the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Mr Obama’s concurrent pronouncements were a double-stealth of hyperbolic effect, far superseding political rhetoric. Unilaterally proposing to increase minimum wage to new federal workers while imposing his executive-order as a divergence to his resolution,… Read more »

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Now open, the University Center for The New School of Social Research on 14th Street and 5th Avenue.  There is still some work to be done, but for that matter there is always work to be done.  The center opened with a total of 370,000 square feet, dormitory rooms for 600 students, a cafeteria, teaching… Read more »

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On Friday, November 22, 1963, after lunch the St. Stephen of Hungary’s student body assembled in the auditorium for our once in a blue moon movie. That day our feature was “The Yearling.” A kid adopts a baby deer and his father played by Gregory Peck gives him the business. I was happy and not… Read more »

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The great Kate wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a beautiful baby boy  Just like the baby’s late Grand Mother Princess Diana, the baby’s favorite City after London is sure to be New York. Diana loved New York and spent a lot  of time here. Both Prince William and The Duchess are said to be… Read more »

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Former White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, whose career dated back to the Kennedy administration has died at the age of 92. The Gridiron Club announced her death in an email to members. For members of the media, especially women Thomas will be remembered as a journalistic pioneer who became the constant feature in the White House briefing room…. Read more »

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NEW YORK – As  sweltering heat and humidity continued to broil New Yorkers electric usage in Con Edison’s service area fell just short of an  all-time peak, reaching 13,161 megawatts yesterday. The all-time  electric peak record of 13,189 MW was set on July 22, 2011. The  company continued to urge customers to use energy wisely… Read more »