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Tracking the Trends of Tomorrow: Today!

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Trends are something I wouldn’t say I’m great at predicting. Years ago, when I was passing the Empire State Building, two tourists asked me if I’d take their picture. “Sure,” I said. They proceeded to hand me a phone. “What the heck?” said I. “Oh, you can take pictures with a phone […]

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

BY MARIA DIAZ | Successfully running a small business is not an easy task. It requires skills inthe areas of community engagement, marketing, operational and financialmanagement, human resources, and networking — just for starters. However, the possession of this knowledge is not enough. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and those they employ need a favorable business environment for […]

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Oh, to be as ahead of the curve as Utah! That state just passed the first-in-the-country Free-Range Parenting Law, based on the movement I founded, Free-Range Kids. The law guarantees that parents who choose to let their kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances) […]

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

The War Against Democratic Turncoats Comes to Chelsea

BY DONATHAN SALKALN (member, CRDC) | How does New York State — where Hillary Clinton took 59 percent of votes to Donald Trump’s 36.5 percent, and where it elected a Democratic Governor, a Democratic State Assembly, and a Democratic State Senate — still continue to turn its back on much needed Democratic legislation? The answer […]

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

Talking Point: Let’s Start with Love for the Second Amendment

BY JOSH ROGERS | “A well regulated Militia.” That’s how the Second Amendment starts. It’s a fact often ignored by people on both sides of the gun debate. Increasingly, I hear people who favor more gun restrictions quietly say something along the lines of, “If only we could change or get rid of the Second Amendment…” […]

The West Side Needs a Study for Ferry Service

The West Side Needs a Study for Ferry Service

BY JEFFREY C. LeFRANCOIS | When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan for a citywide ferry network in 2014, transit advocates were ecstatic — until we saw that the proposed routes ignored the West Side of Manhattan.  The routes were informed by a 2013 study that only reviewed the World Trade Center, Christopher St., […]

Talking Point: What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

Talking Point: What Would Jane Do? Show the L Shutdown Study!

NOTE: Since publication of this Talking Point on the web and in print, new data has been released (click on the link, then access Feb. 22’s “14th Street Corridor Traffic Analysis Memo” and “14th Street Traffic Memo Appendices”). BY DAVID R. MARCUS | How ironic to be in 2018, once again embroiled with the city — […]

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

Why Downtown Should Back Congestion Pricing

BY CHARLES KOMANOFF | Early last fall, Governor Cuomo’s “Fix NYC” task force chose my intricate Balanced Transportation Analyzer, or BTA, spreadsheet model as its analytical tool to figure out which vehicle tolls and surcharges could best fulfill the governor’s pledge to implement congestion pricing in New York City. Congestion pricing — tolls to drive […]

Inside the Adolescent Brain

Inside the Adolescent Brain

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Dina Temple-Raston had a strange job. After any terrorist attack anywhere in the world, she’d fly out. She was National Public Radio’s terrorism gal. But after 10 years, she says, “It got a little wearing.” On each assignment, she’d meet alleged terrorists or convicted terrorists, and try to get their story. […]

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

Subway Resolutions That Travel Well

BY LENORE SKENAZY | As the new year kicks in, New Yorkers look mindfully inward and recognize, with much soul-searching, the truth: The train is never coming. Got that? Never ever ever ever. It will never come. You will never get to work on time, never meet your friend at the time and place you promised, never get home before your dinner is not […]

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