They didn’t skulk to the edges, says Johnny L., an artist who lived on the Southside of Williamsburg in the mid-1970s. They ran up the middle of the street, usually at night. Packs of wild dogs, as many as 20.
The new school semester is well underway, applying the same feudal methods to educate our young people, which will fail to prepare them to compete globally.
In the spirit of Citizen Journalism, please add your comments below if you can add clarity to the ongoing tragedy unfolding at the historic Domino Sugar Site.
Spontaneity frightens those in power especially if there are no leaders with whom to negotiate or to target and neutralize. Such an unpredictable swarm heightens an already volatile crisis.
One cannot shame or embarrass powerful real-estate developers. Even negative publicity is a minor irritant because they shroud themselves in Teflon tailored by public relations firms.
For those of you who may not know what’s involved, kids will sit for 540 minutes (90 minutes a day, for 6 days) taking tests in English and Math. This is more test-taking time than is required to finish the SATs and the LSATs combined.
What’s next? Banning stores from selling clothes that exceed XXL? Limiting calorie count per meal in restos? Banning sprinkles on ice cream cones?
Anyone familiar with abusers knows that the first step in developing compliance is to isolate your “partner.” This sheds light on some of Bloomberg’s restructuring initiatives under mayoral control.
Love and respect cost nothing, so why should you spend money on a particular day, just because big business and the media tell you to prove it?
It’s almost as if today’s college educated youth can’t do anything right. If they pursue an MBA or JD they’re accused of becoming greedy materialists. If they pursue work in a community arts center they are labeled unambitious and a drain on society.