Posts Tagged ‘recession’

Bike Damage

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

To the Editor: Construction of protected bike lanes is scheduled to start April 2, and Upper East Side and Harlem small business owners are pretty worried about the negative impact they will have on their bottom line. Our West Side neighbors said, “Goodbye, Columbus Avenue” to their mom-and-pop stores and hello to the chain drugstores [&hellip
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The Rise of One-Downmanship

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

When did complaining become a competitive sport? By Jeanne Martinet The cocktail party was crowded, as every self-respecting cocktail party should be. I was therefore making depressingly slow progress in my foray to the bar, during which I overheard the following conversation: “So how are you doing these days?” asked one man, sipping his drink. [&hellip
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Manhattan Moolah

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Money may not grow on trees, but in Manhattan I keep finding it at my feet. A native Californian, I now live and work on the Upper West Side as a full-time nanny. My workday is spent pushing a bright pink stroller, passing strangers I will probably never meet. Still, I didn’t give a second [&hellip
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What a Mess!

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

Just when New York should have the strongest leadership team available, things have never looked worse. Because we are in the greatest recession in modern history, we need good thinking, good public policy work. Instead of creative solutions, we have had what can only be described as political gang wars
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