Published: April 25, 2013 V TALKING POINT BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ | I was a child when McCarthyism reached its height. As a child I heard stories about this or that entertainer or celebrity being charged with being a communist, or knowing or consorting with communists. Careers and reputations were destroyed. Once I had a long conversation about it with Barney Josephson, whose famous Sheridan Square nightclub, Café Society, was destroyed by allegations that he and his brother, a
Published: March 6, 2014 Bill de Blasio — speaking at a “Hospitals Not Condos” rally in the Village last summer — promised to listen to the community and stakeholders, but must do it, the writer says.
PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ | We Villagers like to think of ourselves and our community as something exceptional. If fact, it was the only community in the city where constituents tried to declare an independent republic. (That was in 1917 for history buffs.)
Published: September 19, 2013 Photo by Lincoln Anderson
Arthur Schwartz, left, and John Scott, Tribeca’s district leader, at Bill de Blasio’s “Hospitals Not Condos” campaign rally last month across the street from the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. BY ARTHUR Z. SCHWARTZ | We live in a magnificent part of a magical city. It’s not just the smaller scale, or the trees, or the narrow streets. It’s the people. My neighbors are what makes our neighborhood magical. Tw
Published: August 4, 2014 Publication: The Epoch Times By Petr Svab Kaylah and Kyler Wright are New Yorkers, first-graders, and twins. But while Kaylah excelled in reading last year, Kyler lagged behind. Their father, John Keoni Wright, blames Kyler’s teacher and he’s suing, but not the teacher—the state of New York. The lawsuit alleges the state’s teacher job protection laws shield incompetence. Wright is a member of the StudentFirstNY, a non-profit supporting charter school