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City for Sale--Lessons, Parallels, Ironies

I recently read a book published in 1988, City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York, by Jack Newfield and Wayne Barrett, who were investigative reporters of that time. 514 more words

Pictures of the Week - Mid Day Friday Post

Apologies to my 15 readers. I now realize that I gave you 5 posts in a row last week and nothing till today. We were kind of busy last week but here are some pictures from last weekend and now. 159 more words

Just The Pictures Please

"This Halloween is Something to Be Sure": An Examination of Lou Reed's New York

New York is an outlier in Lou Reed’s discography. The 1989 album—his fifteenth—is arguably his most straight-forward, track after track of stunningly simple music, just featuring a few guitars and Reed’s deadpan and utterly dry cutting lyrics.  1,053 more words


How One Developer Is Reconstructing the Times Square Theater

In order to revamp the historic Times Square Theater, Stillman Development International is demolishing most of the building and jacking it up five feet.

Stillman is teaming up with architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle and equity partner Daishin Securities to construct a new 50,000-square-foot retail building behind the theater’s limestone facade, at a cost of $100 million. 541 more words


How NYC's Hyper-Gentrification is Being Fueled by An Inferiority Complex

I’ll never forget what I thought when I saw the Niagara Falls, Ontario skyline for the first time: wow, look at that cool space age tower. 1,678 more words


Stereotypes Stink

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us, but also those that we have of ourselves.  – Shirley Chisholm

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest.  19 more words