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The Forgotten Man Behind the New York City Subway

William Whitney One hundred and fifty years ago, in the summer of 1864, a young man from a small town in central Massachusetts, 23 years old, arrived in New York City hellbent on leaving his mark on the city and the country. Did he ever. By...Show More Summary

Three New Types of Nights Out

As a long time resident of New York, I became accustom to keeping an eye out for the hottest most exclusive new club on the block. But after a while, even keeping up with the glitterati became kind of boring. Lately, however, I've been...Show More Summary

As Light Is Said to Do

A light has gone away. The painter Melissa Carroll died March 31, 2014. She had Ewing's sarcoma, a vicious cancer that jumped to new parts of her body even as her doctors got its existing sites under control. Melissa was 31. I wroteShow More Summary

Judith Supine: Unmasked Bridge Climber, Gender Bending and Art

Looks like Judith Supine is probably having a helluva week. He unmasked himself publicly for all, opened a new gallery show, climbed a NYC bridge over the East River to install a sculpture, and released a video of it that inadvertently...Show More Summary

The Night Before the ELA Test

The mood in my home was unusually calm last night; could there be an upside to THE TEST? Testing season has begun. This year, April Fools' Day marked the first of three days of English Language Arts (ELA) testing for NYC public school children in Grades 3-8. Show More Summary

New York's Dumb State Budget

In writing the state budget, New York legislators totally capitulated to the billionaire-funded charter industry. Of course, they were egged on by Governor Cuomo, who now sees himself as a national leader of the school privatization movement. Show More Summary

Would You Like Fries With Your Dysfunction?

Comedians love to test an audience by pushing the envelope. Push hard and, if you get a good laugh, push even harder. Keep pushing as you test the crowd to see how far you can go without completely alienating people. For someone like...Show More Summary

Let's Bring Affordable Rents Back Home

Hand-in-hand with the war on workers, affordable housing is under attack. When the Furman Center reported recently that 31 percent of New Yorkers pay 50 percent or more of their income in rent and utilities, it wasn't shocking. ThisShow More Summary

What No One Will Say About Pre-K

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to create universal pre-K in New York City began as a noble quest. Though rich and poor children do not differ in their innate intelligence, a substantial achievement gap is observable by 4 years old and continues to grow wider for, well, life. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Shushed Me on the Commuter Rail

Dear Fellow Commuter: At first, I didn't recognize the noise. I was on the train paying attention to my phone conversation when I turned and saw that the loud hiss was coming from you. At me. Of course people who talk loudly on their phones on public transportation are annoying. Show More Summary

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

In 1980, an organization convened and voted to include the following in its platform: ...Many urban centers of our nation need dependable and affordable mass transit systems... The role of the federal government should be one of giving financial and technical support... Show More Summary

Farm-to-Tray: Fighting Hunger

Top New York chefs take on 'Sustainable Menu' challenge to fight hunger with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen I'm in awe. Having just completed a year-and-a-half of social advocacy as the creator and director of a pop-up satellite kitchenShow More Summary

Gifted and Talented

The boy climbs a few squat stairs, carrying blocks of ice in a Croker sack. At first glance, he looks 12-years-old, but in truth, he is closer to 10. He has left home early on a blistering Georgia morning to procure work on the iceman's truck. Show More Summary

5 Reasons I Want Another Baby

I used to think moms with more than two kids in New York City were unicorns. You heard about them from time to time, but they were something of an urban legend. You know, like mole people. It turns out that these particular unicornsShow More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Mans Two Counters

Nine a.m. comes mighty early when you didn't go to bed until 3 in the morning. That's why Pedro Gonzalez is hiding behind the brim of his black fedora. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You'll see Pedro at The Furniture Market and Waltz-Astoria. This...Show More Summary

Forget Christie: Why Jeb Bush Will Win the 2016 GOP Nomination

ABC US News | ABC Business News Chris Christie will not be president. Nor will he win the Republican nomination. In fact, it's likely the BridgeGate and SandyGate scandals will derail his decision to even run. Despite bragging of his...Show More Summary

Stage Door: Heathers

Heathers the Musical proves high school is a killer -- literally. Twenty-five years ago, the teen cult film starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in a twisted tale of adolescent cruelty and angst. Now, the '80s movie has been revamped...Show More Summary

She's Back! Gaga Kicks Off Roseland's Last Dance

The lady was tardy to the party. An hour and twenty minutes to be exact. But when a resplendent Lady Gaga peeked in at the audience from a corner of the Roseland stage, all seemed to be forgiven. Wearing a sequined one-piece outfit and a headdress seemingly outfitted with two glittering pine cones, Gaga was in a teasing mood. Show More Summary

Upstairs at Beauty and Essex

Last night, I went to Beauty and Essex for an after work drink, or two. This is something rather rare for me seeing that most weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are usually reserved for delivery, Netflix, and hopefully a trip to the gym. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Kathryn Forbes' I Remember Mama Well Remembered

I Remember Mama, John Van Druten's adaptation of Mama's Bank Account, Kathryn Forbes' memoir of her early 20th-century San Francisco upbringing, opened on Broadway October 19, 1944, with Mady Christians (please don't ask who that is)...Show More Summary

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