Donald Trump first associated himself with World Wrestling Entertainment (then WWF) in 1988 when Trump Plaza hosted Wrestlemania IV and returned in 1989 for WM V.
There have been a number of bad people in the news recently, which is good if you work in the news business. But terrible if you despise bad people.
Our younger son is sick this week.
Developer Bruce Ratner successfully hoodwinked the borough of Brooklyn and City of New York to create the Barclays Center, which was supposed to be the center of a massive revival of that area's cultural and civic activities, including 22,000 low-to-middle class housing units.
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).