You been to Harlem lately? Yo, son, uptown is upside down! I know things change, but this is crazy.
It was exhilarating to see so many people in Madison defending teachers, instead of blaming them for failing schools and ailing budgets, as we tend to do here in New Yorkand just about everywhere else in this country.
By summer 2002, the elements were in place for the Bloomberg administration to prepare all of New York to compete, and win, as the mayor had put it.
It started when my friend Mark asked me, Would you mind speaking to my Hasidic boyfriend? Mark was straight, and it wasnt really his boyfriend. Just a Hasidic gentleman who started calling Marks cell phone one day and had turned into a phone-pal of sorts.
Served at President Obamas Super Bowl party this year was the White Houses own honey ale, which an unnamed White House chef had homebrewed especially for the occasion.
When Zohra Saed was a child, her father frequently spoke about two things: Islam and Afghanistan, her familys country of origin. She found his stories riveting. In fact, she loved them so much that she started writing stories and poems of her own
Two new books about Harlem make the writer wonder where Brooklyn "is."