Tag: New York

Judith Miller joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the most recent Islamic terrorist attack in New York City.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Halloween, a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan, Sayfullo Saipov, drove a rented pickup onto a Hudson River Park bike path in Lower Manhattan. Within ten minutes, eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured. NYPD officers responded quickly after the attack began, shooting Saipov before he could cause more mayhem. He is in police custody, and details from the incident are still emerging.

Bill de Blasio’s Vision: Striking Progressivism

 

I am not from New York. I do not live in New York. I will probably never live in New York, though I love to visit New York. I remember my first trip there when I was still in college. Those were the pre-Rudy days and I was robbed, but I was young and resilient and romantic. Even in that moment, New York was nothing but glorious for me, a modern day Rome, though I was happy when the city got safer, and I had a very cosmopolitan brother make his way to a little apartment near Battery Park.

When I managed to spend a weekend in his city, he would help me navigate the subways and take me out for the best pizzas and go with me to see up-and-coming plays that were still off-off Broadway. We ate cheese and drank wine from a terrace that allowed a view of the Statue of Liberty if you stretched just a little and squinted. He knew the first magazine to which I ever subscribed with my own money was The New Yorker, so it seemed an irony to us when he built a life in that place while I remained an outsider living in much smaller towns much further south.

Even so, it is with interest that I occasionally look closely at this city that has produced so many strange characters in American politics, including our current president. I will still pick up and read some magazines that are openly New York-centric, and I will sometimes find myself amazed at how much I feel like an ideological foreigner when considering the ideas that swirl around Manhattan. I think it is very important to always engage with ideas, but … whoa.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump’s strong defense of the value of Western civilization in his speech in Poland Wednesday. They also express disappointment in comments made by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey conceding Republicans failed to prepare a healthcare repeal and replace bill because they didn’t believe Trump would win the election. Finally, they decry New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for protesting President Trump in Germany in the midst of ongoing crises in his city.

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Since this is the anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal, it gives me an excuse to plug a book I narrated for Audible last year: Building the Empire State. It starts with the process of “settling the Revolution,” deciding how much of royal government structure to retain while designing a new country and economy. […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for September 27, 2016! It’s the Trump Rocked It, But the Media Won’t Say It! edition, brought to you by SimpliSafe!

The morning after the Thrilla in Hampstead, nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg tell you who won the debate and how. Then we’ll share our prerecorded predictions (just to make ourselves look dumber than usual), followed by our shower thoughts and our Hidden Gem from the band XTC.

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In this episode of the 10Blocks podcast, City Journal editor Brian Anderson interviews Steven Malanga, author of the recent City Journal article “Bloated, Broke, and Bullied,” about corruption and mismanagement at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.   Preview Open

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Life is full of unpleasant questions. Is Ricochet legal in New York? If so, for how long? I’m going to hit New York in mid-August, unless I’m fated. That’s where I make landfall, but I’m not sure it’s a part of my visit. I don’t know anyone there, for one thing. For another, it seems far too […]

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The historic Manhattan cathedral that was gutted in a massive fire was one of four Christian Orthodox churches to go up in flames on Orthodox Easter Sunday — sparking fears of a coordinated attack on the religion. While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street […]

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How Trump Turned Cruz into the Establishment Candidate

 

Donald Trump NYDonald Trump’s landslide victory in the New York GOP primary was a game-changer. It ended his Wisconsin slump and set the stage for an across-the-board sweep next Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Trump’s vote count exceeded his pre-primary polling average by nearly 10 percentage points. Perhaps most important, the win gave him 89 more delegates for the RNC July convention.

So Trump is now the prohibitive favorite to win the GOP nomination — although there is still much dispute about this. But I believe, even if he comes up short of a majority 1,237 delegates, he will still get a first-ballot victory. There will be roughly 190 uncommitted delegates at the Cleveland convention. And Trump, with his art of the deal, can be very persuasive.

Live from New York, It’s Tuesday Night!

 

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The Daily ShotTuesday, the Empire State went to the polls. New York is a big deal because it’s nominally the home state to three of the four leading presidential contenders. (Well, four of five if you include George Pataki.) Bernie Sanders is from Brooklyn (which explains the accent). Donald Trump is from Queens (which explains … a lot). And Hillary Clinton is a 100 percent authentic New Yorker who bought a mansion in Chappaqua to meet the residency requirements to run for Senate from a state she’d never lived in. (Not that we’re still bitter or anything…)

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I almost forgot to vote today. Which is understandable, really, considering the fact that I’m an actress in New York and a Republican (which is about the closest one gets these days to feeling like a CIA mole behind the Iron Curtain), so in the nonstop Bernie/Hillary chatter amongst my liberal friends, neighbors and co-workers, […]

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Rabbi Kasich Teaches Jews about Their Religion

 

KasichJohn Kasich: Governor of Ohio. Presidential candidate. Gentile.

Strolling through a Brooklyn neighborhood, he popped in to a Jewish bookstore to press the flesh and teach the assembled haredi Orthodox Jews a thing or two about their religion.

He began his lecture by dismissing the views of Ezra Friedlander, Kasich’s escort and a haredi publicist. When Friedlander noted that Moses is the most important historical figure to Jews, Kasich waved his non-kosher lobster-claw hand and said, “What are you talking about? Get out of here!”

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Now that my taxes are done there are only two major projects on the calendar for April: 1) Counting the days to the May meetup in Atlanta, and 2) doing a play festival, in the East Village. So if there are any New York Ricopeoples out there who’d like to do a dress rehearsal mini-meetup […]

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Ted Cruz was ‘disinvited’ from speaking at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Bronx, NY because 4th graders wrote a letter to their principal. This is on Redstate—the title, “The true meaning of “special little snowflake” and why it should matter to you as a citizen…” (I can’t link on my tablet!). Preview Open

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A few days ago I watched The Walk, about Philippe Petit, who in August 1974 walked a high wire between the roofs of the World Trade Center towers. This was previously covered in the documentary Man on Wire (2008). This was a truly incredible feat, and the film manages to re-create the wonder, suspense and […]

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Lent and nostalgia lured me to McD’s today for a Filet-o-Fish, the fast-food Friday alternative o’ my childhood.  I hadn’t been there in a while and apparently, they’d remodeled in my absence.   A few registers remain up front for people paying in cash but there are now 4 large kiosks out on the main floor […]

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I sincerely apologize to the hard-working and steadfast citizens of New York, for the incompleteness of my remark. When I made that unfortunate reference to “New York values” you have to know what I was picturing in my mind: I was picturing a certain former senator of New York. A senator who belittles the women […]

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If Chicago’s the Third City, New York is the first to be sure. So where does that leave Washington, D.C.? Without it, what would we be? But we’re not so concerned with prestige on this particular program as we are with what events, characters, considerations and compromises gave birth to these two superpowers of influence and, being based in Chicago as we are, naturally our own city is the measuring stick for comparing them both.

In hour one we are joined by Tom Lewis, professor emeritus, English at Skidmore College. He’s written extensively on the mid-Atlantic states and, for an aside, an absolutely superb history of our business of radio. In Washington: A History of Our National City, we learn of just what Washington the man had to overcome to give us a seat of government.