The for-hire livery app service Uber made the headlines for its ongoing feud with the New York City Council and Mayor Bill deBlasio. Where will it wind up? Who knows. But this story is just another example of new technologies displacing old ones, much like hanson cabs and trollies were made antiquated by livery cabs and limo services.
Donald Trump continues to hijack the headlines as a frontrunner in the 2016 GOP race for the presidential nomination. Despicable as I find him, of course it's an opportunity to discuss the paucity of legitimate candidates.
I had my second colonoscopy this past week.
In the 1980s when I lived on Long Island, five regional cable companies salivated over the prospect of carving up our area. Within five years, the "winner" was bought out by a larger vendor that had lost the initial sale. Now, we are witnessing the shrinking conglomerative landscape with Charter (#3) seeking to buy Time Warner (#2).
When I was younger, I worked at a newspaper chain in Queens but did not consider myself invested in the borough.
A white woman was in the news this week (not shockingly) for posing as a black woman for years (shockingly).
I visited my first race track, Saratoga Springs, before I was a teenager. I also made my first bet (through my father) and scored my first win.
The Islanders are moving from Long Island to Brooklyn.
There was a lot of MTA news in the papers this week... none of it good.
Oh that NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio continues to make headlines, mostly in the wrong way. But is it really his fault? Or just because New York City is just the hub of so many things?