Stop What You’re Doing And Respond To The Census. Do It Now!

Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet? Why not? That’s no excuse, fill it out. As of July 27, only 54 percent of New Yorkers have filled out the Census form. Staten Island has the highest response rate so far at 58.9 percent, Brooklyn has the lowest at 51.2 percent. Queens so far hasContinue reading “Stop What You’re Doing And Respond To The Census. Do It Now!”

How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America

The Pandemic Is Made Worse By Americans’ Dismissive Attitude Toward Major Cities Like New York California and Florida will likely pass New York in terms of number of infections next week, and now would be a good time to talk about how part of the national fuckup was dismissing #COVID as a “New York disease”Continue reading “How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America”

How The NYPD Manipulates The Media Into Backing Off Accountability

In 2009, I got hired to my first newspaper reporting job at the Queens Tribune. Part of my job included putting together the weekly police blotter. It was a fairly easy task. You just gather all the email releases from the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, or DCPI, the New York City Police Department’s pressContinue reading “How The NYPD Manipulates The Media Into Backing Off Accountability”

Growing up a New Yorker, COVID, Donald Trump, etc.

This past Tuesday, June 30, I joined Gayle Nicholson on her show Summer Spotlight to talk about New York City, the Coronavirus, Donald Trump, social distancing and all they all relate to each other. I had an opportunity to discuss how New York is recovering, or living with, the COVID-19 Pandemic and a bit ofContinue reading “Growing up a New Yorker, COVID, Donald Trump, etc.”