Tag Archives: New York

Dazzled By Mario Cuomo

New York and Queens both lost a fighter for the ordinary people with the passing of Mario Cuomo.  As a Queens native and former planning board chairman in Whitestone/Flushing, I and my colleagues were dazzled by him up close and personal in the early seventies.  Cuomo, as the attorney for a group of mostly Italian […]

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All Hail to Art Teachers

Bravo Mayor Bill de Blasio for putting art teachers back in the classroom. They are some of the unsung heroes of our education system. Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of Carmen Fariña. Take the word of national studies that attest to the value of the arts in the classroom. Many professional […]

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Is Fashion Art?

There are very few things for which I will stand in line…not a movie…not a restaurant…not even an ice cream.  Yet, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced extended hours for the last few days of the Alexander McQueen exhibition, I joined hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists on a seemingly never-ending line.  Thinking back, […]

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