Author Archives: eric

The Ten Worst People on Bicycles

I’ve been riding a bicycle around the great city of New York for as long as I’ve lived here. I resided in Astoria, Queens during the last year of Giuliani and the first of Bloomberg, and I took regular rides … Continue reading

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The Story of the Three Little Bears, as Told by My Two-Year-Old Daughter

There were three bears, and they lived in a little house. With a green door. In the forest, with trees. And they ate… oatmeal! And they went for a walk, and Goldilocks came, and the oatmeal was too hot, and … Continue reading

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My Neighborhood Has A New Hummus Bar

That’s right, you heard me: we’re getting a hummus bar. And not one of those scuzzy hummus-and-falafel takeout places like the one near your office, either… our neighborhood will soon have a hummus bar, with authentic-style decor and a vaguely Arabic-sounding … Continue reading

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The big ugly? Could be worse.

I am, during the day, an evangelist/apologist for the system that provides New York City politicians with public money to run their campaigns. (If you found your way here from my twitter feed, you probably know this already.) Depending on … Continue reading

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The Post makes an argument on contribution limits

So, I cannot and should not make a habit of responding to everything the New York Post writes about NYC’s public campaign financing system. I work with the good people who administer the system, and I believe that the program … Continue reading

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Tom McGeveran of Capital NY writes a how-he-got-that-story piece on the Mitt-the-Barber episode, conversing with his former colleague Jason Horowitz (now of the Washington Post). Tom’s diagnosis: good reporting. I don’t disagree. As Horowitz notes: “I don’t have the luxury of … Continue reading

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They Just Don’t Make Big Announcements Like They Used To

These are silly times. I will always have a warm fuzzy feeling remembering 2008. That was the kind of presidential campaign you can tell your grandchildren about. There are some of us for whom presidential politics serves as major league sport … Continue reading

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