We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Some gal and guy pals and I biked up from the West Village to The Cloisters this morning on Citibikes, along the Greenway. Strolled through the Cloisters and grabbed a coffee there. Then we headed back downtown on Broadway, grabbed some light Dominican brunch with fried plantains and beer in a dive in Washington Heights where nobody spoke much English, then rolled back downtown while ignoring many traffic signals. Beautiful day indeed with light summer traffic. Harlem looks great, but where did all of those Asians come from? Harlem seems full of Chinese people with kids in strollers.
Man, I love this amazing city with one surprise after another.
Mayor DeBlasio hates Uber, as does Hillary!. Everybody else loves it. Let the market (the people) decide: Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War. What an arrogant jerk, just like our last mayor. Not enough government controls on enterprise?
I am out on the town tonight, boating and fishing next weekend. Life is good here, despite all the political frustrations. NYC in summer is good stuff, beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, fun people everywhere you go. Just say "Hi." The annoying people are in the Hamptons. Trump for Mayor!
Addendum from the Editor below - could not resist -
I know there is an "overhead" park in town somewhere. If my understanding is correct it is a former overhead train bed that is now a much loved park and pedestrian connector (?) Would you please tell me what that is called, or do you have a link for it?