I write a weekly column for amNewYork, and have also written for Newsday, The NY Daily News, The NY Post and Metro NY. I'm also a produced playwright whose play Senior Moment will be produced at NYC's Lion Theater starting November 18, 2016.
Three little words have always made the difference between romance and rejection: Do you smoke? That was the big question, the dealbreaker — no matter how attractive you found someone, if he or she smoked and you didn’t, game over. Now four little words are being asked earlier and earlier in a relationship: Do you like Trump? A friend recently met a woman online. They exchanged witty messages, and when they spoke on the phone, hit it off, joking and laughing. Until the toxic T-word came up.
While a paltry 18 percent of his fellow New Yorkers voted for President Donald Trump, we are all thrilled to celebrate his birthday. Assuming his birth certificate is real, Trump turns 71 today. What’s that? You’re not thrilled? What if I tell you wife Melania’s gift to him was moving into the White House Sunday? Which means we can stop paying six figures daily to protect her and their son at Trump Tower.
It takes all kinds, and that’s what makes New York great. At the same time, gentrification has created resentments that can bubble up without warning. The corner of Prospect Park West and 16th Street in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace is a prime example. On one corner sits Farrell’s, the legendary cop and working-class watering hole that opened in the 1930s and is reputed to serve more Budweiser than any NYC tavern.
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