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Photo: Opium Museum  Americans smoke opium in a Chinese-run opium den in New York City's Chinatown in 1925.

Photo: Opium Museum
Americans smoke opium in a Chinese-run opium den in New York City’s Chinatown in 1925.

Opium Dens

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Photo:  International News Photo archive

Photo: International News Photo archive


Rockefeller Center


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NY City - Night Day Population



New York City Population, Night vs. Day

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1968 in New York City: George Eastman House Collection

1968 in New York City: George Eastman House Collection (Photoshopped)

So NYC is the answer for cyclists is it?

Many commentators cite New York as the nirvana for cyclists.

As is usual with the emotive claptrap that is hurled around the facts don’t support the contention.

Lance Wiggs tells me via Twitter and in his NBR article that NYC is safer for cyclists than NZ., and that we should look to them for guidance on cycling matters. Really?

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Global warming strikes again, wonder how many Eco-loons are snowed in?

A snowpocalypse has descended on the Northeast US.

Apparently the storm will drop temperatures so much it will¬†freeze skin in 15 mins…even a good freezer can’t do that

Almost 100 million people across the Northeast battened-down-the-hatches as the huge winter storm dubbed Hercules slammed the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold temperatures on Thursday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the region and threatening more.

The National Weather Service said 21 inches of snow had fallen in Boxford, just north of Boston, by Thursday night, while other parts of the state had 17 or 18 inches. It added that parts of upstate New York had received 18 inches while New York City was on course to get about 8.

With bone-chilling conditions that could freeze exposed skin in 15 minutes expected in the aftermath of the snowfall, authorities warned people to stay indoors and to only travel when necessary.¬† Read more »

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vows to ban horse-drawn carriages

New Mad Mayor of New York is going to be entertaining over the next few years. Another left winger focussing on the things that matter.

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said that one of his first acts after taking office this week will be to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.

Speaking at a news conference Monday, de Blasio said it was inhumane to expose the horses to the city’s dangerous streets.

“We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City,” de Blasio said, according to¬†NBC New York. “They are not humane. … It’s over.”

Animal rights advocacy groups lauded de Blasio’s pledge.¬† Read more »

Dodgy ratbag vows to continue

What is it with ratbag politicians caught doing inappropriate stuff that they just continue on blaming others for their actions.

Anthony Weiner’s train wreck continues rumbling forward.

Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager, Danny Kedem, resigned over the weekend amid a growing chorus of Democrats calling for the former congressman to drop out of the New York City mayoral race, but Weiner has vowed to remain in the contest.

“We have an amazing staff, but this isn’t about the people working on the campaign,‚ÄĚ Weiner said Sunday in confirming news of Kedem‚Äôs departure, according to the¬†Associated Press. ‚ÄúIt’s about the people we’re campaigning for.‚ÄĚ

After more lewd exchanges with a woman who is not his wife emerged last week, Weiner admitted to engaging in inappropriate online activity even after resigning from Congress in 2011 over similar transgressions. ¬† Read more »

We have to stop laughing first

It is acknowledged that Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign is all but over. All for a few smutty and indiscreet texts. Some politicians will just never learn.

The mocking just won’t stop.

At a hastily called news conference, former Rep. Anthony Weiner conceded that he kept on sending smutty messages and pictures of his penis to women whose acquaintance he had not previously made even after he had been exposed, after he had apologized publicly for it, after he had promised to stop, and after he had resigned from Congress as a consequence. ¬†¬† Read more »

Weiner’s support flagging, Pelosi comes good

Fresh revelations of inappropriate texting appear to have bombed Weiner’s chances.

New York City Democrats may have been willing to give Anthony Weiner a second chance, but they appear to be less likely to offer him a third.

According to a WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll released on Thursday, Weiner has fallen to third place among likely voters in the crowded Democratic primary to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor.

In the poll, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led with 25 percent of the vote, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio came in second at 17 percent, and Weiner slipped to third place at 16 percent, edging out former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who earned the support of 15 percent of likely voters.

The poll was conducted a day after Weiner admitted that he continued to engage in sending sexually explicit messages over the Internet, even after resigning from Congress in 2011. The survey provides the first statistical evidence of the extent of the damage to his campaign that the new revelations have caused.

In the previous¬†WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll¬†released late last month, Weiner led the field with 25 percent of the vote to Quinn‚Äôs 21 percent.¬† Read more »