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The Hypocrisy of a Trump Crisis Response

Hunkered down in my Brooklyn home, at yet another NYC Ground Zero, reading Surgeon General Jerome Adams’ warning that this week “is going to be…

It’s Official. It’s a Pandemic

On the same day that the World Health Organization officially decreed Covid-19 to be a pandemic in order to bolster public awareness of the seriousness…

Music

The Best Commencement Speech Ever

I’ve followed Victor Wooten‘s career for years, since he began working with the improbably banjo-based jazz fusion band,  Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. There are…

Smoking hot salsa: Anacaona

Okay, I’m told that technically it’s more timba than salsa. Timba is a Cuban variant. Timba is identified by a few (debatably relevant) attributes like…

Brooklyn

The Disappearing Brooklyn Stoop

Brownstoner posted a terrific, in-depth article about something topically relevant to this site. But it’s also something that I’ve noticed all over NYC since the early…

What will $9 million get me in Brooklyn?

What’s the most expensive/least affordable city in America? Most people would answer San Francisco because of all the tech money or Honolulu because, well, who…
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