Articles by Tom Dworetzky

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A New Yorker's Opinion: Employment, L Trains in and Infrastructure, a Lament

I was cautiously optimistic to see the unemployment figures dropping to 8.6 percent, concerned that only 7 percent of those who lost and regained jobs during the financial mess are maintaining their previous financial position and despair at the impact decaying infrastructure, like the New York City L Train, has on small businesses and our chances of economic recovery.

New York City School Testing Head Departs

The New York Post reports that David Abrams, assistant commissioner, who tops Office of Standards, Assessment and Reporting for the states's school system, is getting the boot

A New Yorker's Opinion: Snow Alert Brings Thoughts of Christmas

Last December's blizzard mess won't happen this year. The Dept. of Sanitation will keep us safe. We're going to have to get back and prove to them that one little slip is not the way we are going to operate in the future, Commissioner John Doherty told reporters at a news conference. I remember that blizzard, and I remember other ones from years gone by. And, maybe I'm just contrarian, but, know what? I like them!

Sean Bell Detective May Be Fired: Source

Detective Gescard Isnora, who allegedly triggered the incident that let to the shooting and killing of Sean Bell, has been recommended for firing by the commissioner who handled the review, unnamed sources.

Jennifer Lopez, TATS Cru Mural Suit Settled

The J.Lo, TATS Cru mural suit has been settled, The Daily News reports. The unauthorized use in a Fiat ad was resolved at high speed, and while terms are confidential, the Cru seems down with it.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Yale's Nightlife Class Amusing, or 'Amusing Ourselves to Death?'

Dateline Yale--$40,000 a year, two-drink minimum. Yep, the prestigious gateway to the CIA, a career as a thespian and the U.S. Presidency for Both Bush, father and son, and Clinton, now offers a course on New York nightlife. College is a fine time to party, and I support a liberal amount of irrational exuberance mixed in with cramming for grades, but somehow, in these difficult economic times, I find a college course about the history of partying a bit...disconcerting.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Yale's Nightlife Class Amusing, or 'Amusing Ourselves to Death?'

Dateline Yale--$40,000 a year, two-drink minimum. Yep, the prestigious gateway to the CIA, a career as a thespian and the U.S. Presidency for Both Bush, father and son, and Clinton, now offers a course on New York nightlife. College is a fine time to party, and I support a liberal amount of irrational exuberance mixed in with cramming for grades, but somehow, in these difficult economic times, I find a college course about the history of partying a bit...disconcerting.

A New Yorker's Opinion: Frankly, I'd Rather Talk Than Text

I'm from New York, so when I'm on the street, I'm talkin' here, as Dustin Hoffman said in the movie Midnight Cowboy. I mean, as a New Yorker, I like to talk, live, to other people. That's half the fun of living in a crowded city. That's changing, it seems, as a new generation focuses more on texting than talking, and it's changing everything.

Baruch to Close Early Monday, Seeks to Avoid Repeat Riot

Baruch is taking no chances that a repeat tuition protest will turn into another melee. Mitchel Wallerstein, president of the college, has issued a letter rescheduling all Monday, Nov. 28th, classes after 3 p.m. normally held at the Newman building. Instead, the classes will be held Friday, Dec. 2nd, at the same time and place they were originally scheduled for.

Cyber Monday Eco-Friendly Fashion in Manhattan, Online

For Cyber-Monday, SoHo fashionistas and fashionisters looking for environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing, there's a slew of hot online stores to check out -- and even a brick-and-mortar one in downtown Manhattan!

A New Yorker's Opinion: Can America's Decline, and Declining Job-Base, Be Reversed?

I had just been chatting, over a ridiculously expensive turkey sandwich that Monday (right before Thanksgiving, what was I thinking?), about the declining fortunes of the once-great American Empire. But enough, for the moment, about me, first let's see what Columbia's Herbert J. Gans, emeritus professor of sociology, had to say about superfluous jobs in his recent New York Times Op-Ed piece--and whether what he astutely observed could lead, within the century, to the breakup of th...

New York, Top Cities House Most of The Rich

Where do the top one percent live? Not actually possible, using IRS data, according to a Brookings Institution researcher. But his study did find out where the top three percent live.

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