New York

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:37 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, New York

Invisible Notecards

One of my first assignments at Columbia, for University Writing, was to sit in Bryant Park for an afternoon and write about my experience there. I hopped on the subway and headed downtown excited, eager to discover some wonderful secret of New York City. However, when I arrived at the park, I was immediately taken aback by the scene of poverty before my eyes. Instead of glamorous fashion or an urban oasis, I found a sick, elderly woman digging for food in a garbage bin, and, underneath a tree, an old veteran desperately shaking a cup in hopes of a few coins. A wonderful secret, indeed.

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by / on April 3, 2004 at 5:43 pm / in Blast from the Past, Congress, Domestic, Election, Interview, New York

“It’s Good to be the King”

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner Wants to be Mayor

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by / on December 1, 2003 at 11:15 am / in Domestic, Education, New York

Schoolhouse Crock

Proponents of the standardized curriculum say it promotes continuity and consistency throughout the public school system, but opponents, especially teachers, say it prioritizes cosmetic changes over real classroom needs.

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by / on May 1, 2003 at 4:10 pm / in Domestic, New York, Organizations, World

Touchdown on 34th Street

New York wants to build a stadium on the far West Side. Members of the community hope to crush the plan.

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 1:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Media, New York

The Business of Politics

Mike Bloomberg is breaking down walls at City Hall. Literally. With no walls to separate the rows of desks lining the room, the atmosphere resembles a frenetic, high-energy trading floor more than a government office. Bloomberg’s desk—the command center for the operation—sits directly in the middle of the room, right in the heart of the action.

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 8:46 am / in Blast from the Past, Interview, New York

All Politics Is Local

I play my hand as it’s dealt to me and I have no idea what the future holds in terms of whether or not I can make a contribution.

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by / on January 1, 2002 at 5:45 am / in Blast from the Past, Business, Campus, Domestic, New York, Protests

The Columbia Counter-Summit

The World Economic Forum, an annual conference that combines discussions and parties, brought to Manhattan a diverse and elite group of politicians, business people, and celebrities. Protestors, of course, followed in their wake. Students and activists flowed in from all parts of the world to voice their opposition to the murky and diffused phenomenon of globalization.

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