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Food Trends I Almost Missed

Food Trends I Almost Missed

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Okay, I did it. I actually gave my head a pitying shake when a friend told me she had just discovered a fantastic restaurant in Jackson Heights that sells the giant Indian crepes called dosas. “It’s so great!” she said. “It’s called — ” “Dosa Delight,” I interrupted, as condescending as if […]

A New Vision for Cleaner Streets

A New Vision for Cleaner Streets

BY COUNCILMEMBER COREY JOHNSON | Nearly every day, I see garbage cans overflowing throughout my district in neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Chelsea or Hell’s Kitchen. Just as often, I hear from frustrated constituents who express a growing sense that our city is failing in its duty to simply keep the streets clean. On weekends, these […]

Dangerous Toy List Brings Panic to Playtime

Dangerous Toy List Brings Panic to Playtime

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Sick of being warned about anything and everything when it comes to the holiday season, especially all the warnings about dangerous toys? Me too. That’s why I’m ready to throw a lawn dart at a group called “World Against Toys Causing Harm” — W.A.T.C.H. Every year since 1973 it has published […]

Old Age, The Laughing Matter

Old Age, The Laughing Matter

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Hear that joke about old people? It kills ’em every time. An elderly man comes into a bar and notices a lovely lady about his age having a drink by herself. He pulls up a stool, leans over and asks, “So… do I come here often?” Sure, laugh. Or cry. Fact […]

The Day After Plan

The Day After Plan

BY REV. CATHY TOWLE | As a spiritual person, I do not recall a moment in history where so many of us have had to take the bitter pill of defeat and broke our teeth on it so squarely. I know that many people are struggling to make sense of the surprise of this election, […]

About That Yale Interview

About That Yale Interview

BY LENORE SKENAZY | On Sunday I went to my local Queens bakery at 9, 11 and 2, and each time sat across from a friendly, open 18-year-old. These New York City students shared their hopes, dreams, and what they do in their free time. One researches drone strikes in Somalia. Another teaches the disabled […]

Squirrely Standards for Staying Statistically Safe

Squirrely Standards for Staying Statistically Safe

BY LENORE SKENAZY | A squirrel chomped the leg of a senior citizen sitting on the porch of a retirement home in Deltona, FL, last week. A television station there, WESH, reports that the victim ran inside, furry felon still attached, whereupon it bit two or three more seniors. This is terrible (especially for a […]

What Happens When Robots Take Over?

What Happens When Robots Take Over?

BY LENORE SKENAZY | We don’t kill off our retirees just because they’re not working anymore, so don’t worry about our future robot overlords killing off us humans when we’re no longer working, either — which we won’t be, since robots will be doing everything faster and better than us, just as machines have been […]

Shrinks as Parents Seldom Tower Over Others

Shrinks as Parents Seldom Tower Over Others

BY LENORE SKENAZY | “In 20 years they can tell it to their therapist” is a line parents hear — and say — a lot. Especially in New York. Most of us — somewhat jokingly, somewhat earnestly — believe that our kids are keeping track of all the little things we’ve said and done wrong, […]

Your Letters: Week of Oct. 27, 2016

Feedback from Facebook Re: “CB4 Hears TransAlt’s 14th St. Plan” (website news posting, Oct. 20, 2016): It is a horrible plan! The traffic which goes down 14th St. will shift to 15th and 16th Sts. There will be constant honking by impatient drivers, and since 16th St. does not go through Union Sq. there will […]

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