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The police, the FBI and the public did excellent work when tracking down and apprehending the suspect in bombings in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore.  The … more
Some heists are novel and original, others are mundane, and still others are copycat heists. And then there are heists during which a business is hit by a burglar — and then hit in the same … more
Many American kids are fat.  Americans do not like saying that, and we like hearing it even less, but no matter how much one can try to sugar-coat the issue, the fact remains that one in … more
To err is human, an ancient Roman philosopher said, and today’s New York City agencies should not find themselves in particularly hot water for making the occasional small mistake, such as the … more
Few things in life are so soothingly cosy as a combination of a comfortable couch or chair, a cup of tea or coffee — or a glass of wine, if that be your preference — and a good … more
Around here, when a business or an organization takes over a few parking spots on a residential street, the neighbors get upset. Very, very upset. more
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Murphy’s famous law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Another law, less known to the general public but important in physics ... more
Public libraries offer many wonderful things. There are computers and free wi-fi hotspots that allow people to surf the web and read about all kinds of stuff on the Internet. There are tech classes … more
The past couple of weeks have seen what amounted to a public protest at one of New York's pioneering co-ops, Park Reservoir in Van Cortlandt Village. The complex is the city's first Mitchell-Lama … more
Riverdale’s public schools are generally considered to be strong. And, on the face of it, why shouldn’t they be? more
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