"He was fiercely proud of his Jewish faith. He fiercely defended the City of New York, and he fiercely loved its people. Above all, he loved his country, the United States of America, in whose armed forces he served in World War II." - a self-written epitaph by the former 105th Mayor of New York City: Edward Irving Koch.
" passed away on Friday morning
at the age of 88, and the New York Times City Room blog spent the day collecting and posting stories about him
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During his tenure as Mayor of New York City, "public health autocrat
" Michael Bloomberg has attempted
to regulate trans fats
and sugar-filled sodas
. Now, he has a fresh target: moms who don't breastfeed. Beginning September 3, NYC hospitals participating in a new, voluntary program: Latch-On NYC
-pdf-), will make formula less accessible, to encourage moms of newborns to breastfeed instead of using formula
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New York man gets ticket for sitting on a milk crate.
Not, of course, that i take the NY Daily News all that seriously, but still... This is beyond ridiculous (much like a lot of things taking place in New York these days). Makes me ill that I have to wait until 2006 to vote this ridiculous mayor out of office.
Bernhard Goetz, the 1980s vigilante who shot four black teenagers, is running for Mayor of New York.
And he likes squirrels
. Really, really likes squirrels. As a resident of New York City, can I just say YIKES!
(Thanks to Ross)
Bloomberg for NYC Mayor?
...Media mogul tosses his hat into the ring. If he wins, he can stream press conferences on his own channel. :)
Polls show Bill Clinton would be elected Mayor of New York City in a landslide.
No Democratic or Republican challenger would come within a mile of him. Would solve his little "office budget" problem, too, and get him and Hillary back in public housing in NYC! So long, Chappaqua...
Whose Christ is this anyway?
While the Mayor of New York may object to what he perceives as an insult to Catholic belief--forgetting that his own adultery is not as yet deemed acceptable behavior in Catholic belief--many Catholics have no problem with a naked, black, woman Jesus.