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Small Business Saturday Is So Critical This Year

Covid-19 has been good to Amazon. Jeff Bezos got a lot richer. Our local stores and restaurants however have been suffering. As our city climbs out from this pandemic we need to get people back into stores and local establishments. And Small…

Downtown Needs Transparency in Housing Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move approximately 240 homeless men from one hotel to another is the wrong decision. For the men who are being treated like political chess pieces. And for the Downtown Manhattan FiDi community ignored and…

Ribbon Cutting at French Dual Language Pre-K

Maud attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the French Dual Language Universal pre-Kindergarten (UPK) at the UPK center on East 76th Street. An achievement fought for over many months. Councilmember Ben Kallos acknowledged the multiyear effort…

A Perk for N.Y.’s Richest Areas: First Dibs on Top Public Schools

The New York Times ran a piece about High School admission on Aug 27, 2020 which quoted me saying that the creation of academically strong, and therefore coveted schools, should be “replicated.” And they should! We need to stop the…