New York

statue of liberty

It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

4 August 2020 2:50 am

She stands in the smoky morning air, her copper lamp held elegantly aloft across the waters from Manhattan. Oh, say…

taxi

Taxi cabs are New York’s right-wing safe spaces on wheels

3 August 2020 1:55 am

Conservatives in a place like New York — squirming daily beneath the iron heel of a newly hawkish progressive minority…

midsommar cuomo

Andrew Cuomo’s Midsommar

16 July 2020 6:59 am

Andrew Cuomo has turned his governor’s office into Pee-Wee’s pandemic playhouse. He has giant cotton swabs and foam mountains that…

manhattan journalism

Extra, extra — read all about us!

16 July 2020 3:39 am

Instead of telling us about America, or even the world outside, American journalists now tell us about other American journalists. The…

ola hawatmeh

Fashion designer vs former rapper: the 2020 election you need to follow

1 July 2020 2:00 am

Ola Hawatmeh, the Republican nominee for New York’s 19th congressional district, doesn’t bring many surprises to the table policy-wise. She’s…

theodore roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

23 June 2020 1:16 am

So now they have come for Teddy Roosevelt. The large bronze statue of TR on horseback, flanked by a black…

I thought I’d left looting mobs behind in the Middle East

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Last week shattered all my sense of stability and permanence in New York, the city I’ve called home since 2012…

cuomo de blasio

Cuomo and de Blasio’s unearned lap of honor

9 June 2020 6:37 am

After weeks of state-mandated lockdown, thousands of preventable nursing home deaths and days of angry protests and looting, New York…

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio unites cops and protesters — in disgust

4 June 2020 5:02 am

New York City is crumbling into shambolic lawlessness and its citizens are growing more afraid and frustrated by the day.…

manhattan

Mayhem in Manhattan

3 June 2020 1:22 am

It’s important — and easy — to tell the difference between protesters and looters. Just as New York should have…

Dion, one of the last living links to the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll

30 May 2020 9:00 am

He toured with Little Richard, sang with Van Morrison, inspired the Beatles and Paul Simon. Graeme Thomson talks to Dion, one of the last living links to the early days of street-corner rock ’n’ roll

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s COVID carnage

14 May 2020 6:48 am

Have we reached peak Cuomo? I think that the climacteric came when the media was aflutter with rumors that the…

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New York has mismanaged COVID-19 from top to bottom

9 May 2020 9:36 am

Andrew Cuomo is having the time of his life. His approval ratings are through the roof and he’s being talked…

lockdown

Lockdown is over. Someone tell the government

6 May 2020 3:31 am

The coronavirus shutdown is over by public demand. There are crowds of sunbathers in the parks of New York City…

Have we been fighting a very different disease to China?

4 May 2020 10:13 pm

One of the great mysteries of coronavirus is how the epidemic has become much more severe in Europe and North…

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio isn’t an anti-Semite but…

30 April 2020 5:08 am

Bumbling Bill de Blasio is all thumbs, and not just on Twitter. Slow to respond when Orthodox Jews suffered an…

resistance

COVID-19 vs the American spirit of resistance

27 April 2020 9:04 pm

If the coronavirus were as deadly as the bubonic plague, which killed about a third of the population of Europe…

In New York’s hospitals, we need all the help we can get

11 April 2020 9:00 am

 New York I hear it said now and again that Covid-19 is just a nasty winter bug, nothing more than…

racist

No, the coronavirus isn’t racist

11 April 2020 3:20 am

It was just a matter of time before the coronavirus was leveraged as a tool of race politics. With the…

Life, of a sort, still goes on in New York City

4 April 2020 9:00 am

‘How are you bearing up?’ ‘Is everyone terrified?’ ‘What’s the mood?’ These are the questions concerned family and friends are…

elmhurst new york

Life and death in New York City

3 April 2020 12:54 pm

No matter where in the apartment I am, if I sit very still, I hear a siren. Over the 18…

andrew cuomo

Bursting the Cuomo bubble

31 March 2020 5:30 am

Andrew Cuomo is having a moment. He enjoys ubiquitous coverage. His press conferences attract viewership second only to the president’s.…

civilization costs debate

Consider the costs

22 March 2020 9:33 pm

Less than 24 hours after California governor Gavin Newsom closed ‘non-essential’ businesses and ordered Californians to stay inside to avoid…

Susan Hill: The brilliance of the NHS cancer service

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Exactly 50 years ago I drove, for the first visit of many, across country to Aldeburgh in Suffolk, following the…

cities

In 2020, Trump must save the cities

3 December 2019 6:04 am

This article is in The Spectator’s December 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. In 2014, America’s progressives got a wake-up call. That year,…