Freedom of Speech

Deborah Glick

To the editor: I simply could not let the letter from the person who signed their letter as “Craig S.” go unanswered. Ms. Glick represents the MAJORITY of the people in her district in terms of her views on family planning issues, and when you’re in the minority, you have to just deal with that. […]

Personal Branding­

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The South Street Seaport Museum launched a new exhibition, The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo, on January 29th. The exhibition explores the life and work of Augustus “Gus” Wagner, who almost singlehandedly invented the art, while traveling the world as a merchant mariner from 1898-1902. Upon his return to the United […]

Shall We Overcome?

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More than 10,000 protestors gathered in Battery Park on Sunday to voice condemnation of immigration policies newly announced by President Donald Trump, which refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations from entry into the United States. The rally was slated to start at 2pm, but thousands began assembling a few minutes […]

January 30

Hitler named Chancellor of Germany

77 – Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV 1487 – Bell chimes invented 1806 – The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. 1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first […]

Freedom of Speech

Congressman Jerrold Nadler

To the editor, I find Jerrold Nadler’s actions so offensive! How many times have other congressmen and senators felt like Nadler. How many have objected to the newly elected president and how many have refused to attend the elected president’s inauguration? Nadler is not worthy of being our congressman and should step down. I just […]

National Questions, Local Answers: Whither New York Under Trump

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(Editor’s note: This is the third in an occasional series that will explore questions and answers of City-wide significance raised at Senator Daniel Squadron’s recent Community Town Hall meeting. This installment focuses on the local impact of the presidency of Donald Trump.) State Senator Daniel Squadron is urging constituents who are distressed at the prospect […]

January 27

Veteran astronaut Virgil Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White and rookie Roger Chaffee, stand for a photograph in Cape Kennedy, Fla. (NASA via AP)

98 – Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. 1593 – Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno. 1825 – U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.” 1902 – 5 workers killed on […]

Ms. Glick and Mr. Trump

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To the editor: We are blessed to live in a country where pro-life views are respected and honored by our politicians, and our media. I fully expect that the March for Life in Washington D.C will get as much attention and respect as the Women’s March did (which prohibited pro-life groups from participating). Not! Ms. […]

Nadler Sits Out Trump Inauguration

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At the January 20th inauguration ceremony for President Donald Trump, one of the dozens of chairs that went unfilled was reserved for Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan. Mr. Nadler, one of more than 60 Democratic members of the House of Representatives who chose to boycott the event, instead spent the afternoon at his […]

January 25

Bill Clinton denies a 'sexual relationship' with Ms. Lewinsky

1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil. 1699 – For the first time, the Ottoman Empire permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers. 1700 – The Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of North America, as evidenced by Japanese records. 1841 – James Bremer takes formal […]