One of the central challenges in fighting terrorism is vigilantly maintaining our open societies, public events and civic life in spite of real threats. Ironically, we will become more vulnerable if this vigilance were to weaken.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not invent the concept of the "public-private partnership." But he has aggressively pushed "private money" within the New York City Parks system, particularly under former Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, who left last year.
Sitting in this Twilight Zone Temple, Yankee Stadium, and continuing a tradition from grandfather to father to me to son, I can't help but become transported to a wonderful, magical place where the past seamlessly collides with the present.
Whether you are a die-hard New York Yankees fan or a rival, you can't deny the fact that the Munsons, Jacksons, Jeters of the world performed in the clutch, never mind telling the true tales going back to the Gehrigs, Mantles, Maris' and Ruths.