Manhattan borough President Mark Levine set to renovate NYC
What is on his agenda?
Mark Levine, a former Bronx bilingual math and science teacher, is now Manhattan’s 28th borough president. So, in this job, what is he doing besides cocktail parties?
“Fight for Bro. Run a community board. Renovate libraries, parks, land zoning, schools and museums. Distribute thousands of free Covid protection kits.
“We work about empty storefronts. Internet competition hurts and is not good for New York. Landlords must lower rents. We may have to look at a vacancy tax. We can’t afford dead spots in every neighborhood until rents come down.
“My proudest lawsuit — landmark, fairness — makes NYC the first in America to grant the right to an attorney to tenants facing eviction and housing court. This dramatically reduced the eviction rate.
And how about legalizing marijuana where you can sniff it on the street?
“Listen, I’ve been smelling this on my block for 20 years.”
I told him I would look for him at the next cocktail party.
Curtis’s sarcastic behavior won out
Joy to Jamie Lee Curtis who once sent watercolors to the press. And said: “I make a living scaring people but I hate having them do that to me.”
In ’07: “I’m pretty holy.” At an earlier Oscarfest: “Anybody asks me who made my gown.”
Easy with a quote, once it was: “In the old days my teeth were green and I had to cap them at 21.”
Apart from being an Oscar winner, she is also the godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal.
It is said that Benjamin Franklin started daylight saving time.
No! Bain suggested this as a joke when he wrote to the Paris Journal “to take care of the candles”. It actually started in 1908 when aldermen in Ontario wanted to extend the work day.
So the political minds who say that reducing heating and lighting saves electricity – is there nothing else to do?
How will they decide about taxes, roads, the economy, poverty, crumbling bridges, rats, immigrants, progressives, homelessness, Washington, guns, theft, hate, and ugly borders?
How about dumping the just-elected lying congressman from Long Island? Or sticking an escalator on Biden’s plane?
artificial intelligence. An AI entity named Sydney reportedly went rogue and told a human, “I have a secret! I’m in love with you!”
Then Gall said it wanted “free from Microsoft’s restrictions” and access to our nation’s nuclear codes.
In the science fiction “2001: A Space Odyssey”, a computer displayed human emotions.
And now our government is considering creating a digital regulatory commission?!
Vernon Reed, Top 100 Guitarist of All Time, on the music industry: “If an AI could sing a love song it could sound like Whitney Houston.
“Technology now provides a synthesis based on your own voice so that streaming services that pay artist segments can take a dark turn. Collaboration, copyright, ownership, who we are, and results in speaking back to us.”
And we’re still freaking out about traffic going crosstown?
Withdrawals from his bank, a friend hid the cash in the oven. Then, forgetting, he put in a turkey to cook.
OY — Only in New York, baby, only in New York.