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Monday I went into one of the most suspicious places in the world. In fact, I find the place so contemptibly suspicious, I go there practically every day. What makes the place suspect is its openness. The place freely offers all the available information of humanity to the general public. There has to be a… Read more »

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In the Upstate Schenectady School district, five-year-old Jeneya Nevins boarded the wrong bus to the wrong school, assimilating herself in a first-grade classroom, a notion completely oblivious to teachers and staff. Apparently the school was expecting a new first-grader, and the kindergartner’s verbal confirmation was credence to the “board of education.” Metonymic, Of course! Teachers… Read more »

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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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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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This week I had the privilege of interviewing Lloyd A Williams, CEO of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; a phone conversation that lasted approximately 25 minutes. A dialogue focused on paramount issues facing local communities and the importance of becoming involved in community based activities. A syndrome fading into oblivion because of social-mediums and… Read more »

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Early in the day on December 31st, visitors will begin pouring into the city to participate in the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration. If you plan to be among the one million people who will ring in the New Year with the ball drop at midnight consider this: you may stand in the cold… Read more »

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We will never grow tired of love stories.  Love is the most agreeable reality to our nature.  Love sustains us.  Love binds us together.  Love gives us hope.  Love gives us comfort.  But has anyone considered that love gives us honey? Of all the love stories, one of the most enduring is the relationship between… Read more »

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The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation wasn’t always an event that drew tens of thousands of visitors to the Upper West Side. It used to be something semi-secret that took place in the dark and cold one night each year just around the corner from Central Park West. For decades the night before Thanksgiving on… Read more »