One side effect of the Covid-19 crisis may actually benefit the working class and poor: falling rents. Here lies some opportunity and relief. The real estate bull market is dead and may not return for a few years, at least. Though the go-go 1980s of young Trump, Patrick Bateman and Sherman McCoy are what people usually imagine when conceiving of a reckless New York gilded age, the 2010s were the true apotheosis of greed – a housing market fed by foreign money and private equity, residential and commercial rents skyrocketing as the decade wore on. … [Read more...] about New York faces an unprecedented crisis. Will the city I love survive Covid-19?
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I hope Trump and the Republicans get voted out of Washington this November, but here’s the sobering truth: our presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has told us in no uncertain terms that he’s not interested in changing the status quo. While I love and respect our progressive allies in Congress, and I hope to see their numbers grow in November, we simply can’t wait for the rest of Washington to wake up and adopt a progressive agenda. But we can win real progress over the next four years, by fighting at the state level to do what Washington won’t. That’s where New York comes in. … [Read more...] about Could New York become a progressive beacon in the United States?
'When my friends see me dancing, they feel like, what is this boy doing, is he doing a foreign dance?' he told Reuters. 'Now I have won a grand prize to go to the U.S. in the year 2021. I am very, very happy about that. I will be in the plane and this is what I am waiting for, and ballet has done it for me.' … [Read more...] about Raising the barre! 11-year-old Nigerian boy who went viral after being filmed dancing barefoot in the rain is awarded a scholarship to New York City’s American Ballet Theatre
Brady worked under center with Ryan Jensen firing snaps and had multiple wide receivers and tight ends running route combinations. In addition to receiver Mike Evans, Brady was joined by wideout Scotty Miller, tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard, QBs Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, and running back Dare Ogunbowale, according to the Tampa Bay Times … [Read more...] about Orange is the new blue! Tom Brady trains with his Buccaneers teammates for the first time in Tampa as NFL teams prepare to re-open facilities
'If cases go up, that's okay, the key thing is to prevent a big outbreak of deaths and serious complications and the way we do that is by protecting the high risk group,' Atlas said. 'Actually, we have been protecting the high risk group much better now, because we see that there's a huge increase in cases but there's actually a decrease in the rate of hospitalizations and a continuing decrease in the rate of deaths.' … [Read more...] about Trump gives the floor to his new anti-lockdown medical adviser Dr. Scott Atlas – who says coronavirus is LESS risky than flu for kids