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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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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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The 42nd Street Library is a treasure, not simply for New York, but for civilization.  The palatial marble structure rising behind the two guardian lions is one of the most important repositories of literary archives in the history of humanity.  The facility protects priceless treasures.  It is an institution that draws world-class scholars and international… 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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The NYPD is releasing harmless gases into the subway system during the morning rush beginning today to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air.  Do they really have to do this in situ? Police, are working with Long Island’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, were spotted placing air-sampling devices in specific areas on the street and… Read more »