Bill de Blasio: In the City That Never Sleeps

I start every morning with New York 1, it may be one of my favorite morning news programs. The simple news channel is one of my favorite perks of living in the city, but with the NYC elections coming tomorrow, discussions of the mayoral candidates to replace Michael Bloomberg has been the topic of almost every discussion. I’ll start by saying I’m not a fan … Continue reading Bill de Blasio: In the City That Never Sleeps

It’s Not Conceding When You Lose

As many of you have seen, election season is in full swing in New York City. As I drank my coffee and looked for topics to cover, Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson’s concession speech was aired and it got me thinking. How dumb is it to announce that a candidate is conceding when they know they’ve lost? Thompson, who promised that he would not concede until … Continue reading It’s Not Conceding When You Lose

The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning

There’s a reason “The Engagement Center” will be the “first-of-its-kind”, because it’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard. I’m not a fan of No Child Left Behind, and agree that everything should be done to make schools accessible to kids everywhere, but part of the problem with public education is the idea that you can force someone to learn. This new truancy center, which Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading The Engagement Center: Because You Can Totally Force Learning