New York

We need Voltaire more than ever

24 April 2021 9:00 am

New York The high life has gone with the wind because of you know what. The last time I went…

My return to New York is a mixed blessing

17 April 2021 9:00 am

New York Ha, ha! What London turned down, the Bagel accepted with alacrity, namely the poor little Greek boy. And…

Savage aperçus: Fake Accounts, by Lauren Oyler, reviewed

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Lauren Oyler is viral and vicious. A critic with a reputation for pulling no punches, she is known for delivering…

Is the hottest new podcast, The Apology Line, worth sticking with?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

With the arts world still largely in hibernation, the launch of a big podcast is as close as we get…

Quarantine heralds the death of Mid-Atlantic Man

30 January 2021 9:00 am

As an ambitious journalist making my way in Fleet Street, I dreamed of becoming a Mid-Atlantic Man. Tom Wolfe came…

new york republican

The resurgence of the New York Republican

18 December 2020 2:37 am

Have you met Tina? You may have seen her this month leading a charge outside Mac’s Public House on Staten…

business

Every business is essential

8 December 2020 9:10 am

Governors across the country are deploying their unilateral power to institute draconian measures which close small businesses, mostly those in…

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Finally America is realizing that Andrew Cuomo is a putz

20 November 2020 9:01 am

In a sane world, Andrew Cuomo would be America’s least popular politician, a welcome target for a primary campaign or…

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Sorry Cuomo, we’re doing Thanksgiving

18 November 2020 4:41 am

New York governor Andrew Cuomo took the last can of Who-hash by announcing a ban on both indoor and outdoor…

Why New Yorkers are fleeing the city in droves

7 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Back when people used to read newspapers, they called it a ‘human interest’ story. Now it appears as…

I’m now considered a freak in New York

24 October 2020 9:00 am

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

New York is a paradise for criminals

17 October 2020 9:00 am

New York New York, New York, once a wonderful town/ The people are crap and the mayor’s a clown/ The…

Why I’m moving to England

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad It is not exactly a stop all the clocks occasion, let alone cut off the telephone, but I’ve finally…

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

5 September 2020 9:00 am

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

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In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

18 August 2020 10:01 pm

With the United States lurching from crisis to crisis, the Democrats want their convention to present them as the tough,…

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Cuomo’s nursing home death blame game

13 August 2020 4:35 am

A major Associated Press report this week dove into New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death count and found the numbers…

New York vs NRA — and the silencing of dissent

9 August 2020 8:50 pm

On Thursday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. According to James,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…