When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.
To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.
If you live anywhere in the five boroughs you should ask yourself this: Why is Mayor de Blasio supporting this?
It is very important that the growth we, women, are experiencing serves as a vital reminder of the intelligence and muscle that was put forth on our behalf by men who, ultimately, opened the first doors to us and continue to do so.
That a mostly white media used language like "savage," "wolfpack," "animal" and even "feral" to describe the group of African American and Latino teens accused of rape points to the racial context in which the media placed Meili's assault.
Whether the horses and carriages stay or go, this increased congestion will have to be addressed -- it's a matter of public safety and the park's authenticity.
The audience that can afford to pay $280 for an opening night ticket is a microscopic percentage of this planet's population. Ticket prices on Broadway are high too. But a family comes to NYC to have a spectacular night out. There isn't that same attitude about opera.
De Blasio knows how to shovel snow from in front of his house in Brooklyn and making it into a media event. That's easy. Keeping his cool, using humor, keeping his eyes on the prize of a better city when caught in inevitable conflicts with media, that's harder.
Who stands to gain by the outcome? Only after Mark-Viverito's victory was a fact did the dailies reveal that developers were among the likely losers, since the Council oversees land use. Bear in mind that two of the city's three papers are owned by individuals or families with real-estate interests.
I understand that the New York Daily News is on the side of the carriage horse drivers. What I don't understand is how the paper can call its coverage of the issue "journalism."
Oh, if only the winds had blown in a new direction we could have enjoyed Weinerdom for years to come.
Listen to any conservative talk show host and they'll regularly remind their audience that the Republicans are the party of ideas and that their books consistently top the best-seller charts. But for some undiagnosed reason they've managed to win only two of the past six presidential elections.
Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?
Make all the jokes you want. The next mayor of New York City will be Anthony Weiner. The current crop of mayoral candidates is so mediocre that, until Weiner's entry last week, Election Day was on its way to attracting one of the lowest voter turnouts in history.
Under investigation by both the FBI and the IRS, Mount Vernon's Mayor Ernie Davis recently fired his police commissioner with no credible public explanation and replaced him with -- of all people -- our old friend, Sir Reginald Ward.
At the end of the day, neither public service messages nor increased cooperation between schools, police, and social welfare services will cut the truancy Gordian Knot.