Where were you in May, 1970?

I wonder how many other people paused last Sunday to remember where they were 10 years ago on May 4, and recall what they were doing;. I was walking through Sproul Plaza on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley when an acquaintance from countless demonstrations walked up to me. He was crying.…


To your health

As you think about whether to cast your vote for President for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, think about health, immigration and our city: they’re all connected.

Giuliani time

In a city where racial divisions are an open sore as raw as anywhere in the country, New York's mayors are doomed to be defined by racial strife. Howard Beach summed up the years of coded insults directed at the city's black and Latino residents during the Koch years. Crown Heights fixed an image of…