Given that he rode into City Hall on a wave of support and good feelings not seen for a Democrat since before we were born, the prospect of Bill de Blasio turning heel on New York City and threatening its people with violence seemed unthinkable. Yet here we are, with Mayor Tall showing up on Late Night with Seth Meyers and (admittedly a little awkwardly) excoriating people who won’t stop looking at their phones while walking down the street and subway riders insist on wearing giant backpacks on crowded trains. Getting more graphic, Mayor Tall threatened to “rip somebody’s arms off” if he comes across a subway car where no one will give their seat to a pregnant woman. Then again, we suppose if beloved liberal icon Jon Stewart can make a shocking heel turn, a tolerated liberal guy in a suit can get on a mic and insult his base before swearing to become an agent of brutal extrajudicial violence.
This episode brings us two stories that are as disparate as it gets. What does an apartment of swingers have to do with a Pakistani college student smoking pot, other than New York real estate? The connection might seem hard to draw, but that’s kind of what makes this show great, and perhaps the greater […]
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Biking in New York isn’t all beach days, Prospect Park loops and Goonies screenings. It can also be incredibly frustrating, not to mention life threatening. Despite the city’s Vision Zero initiative and its promise of safer streets for everyone, drivers still seem to think it’s totally acceptable to double-park in bike lanes (even the DIY ones) and […]