The Gateway (Soft Right Edition)
Richard Brodsky (forgotten but not gone) on Cuomo's appeal: Don't underestimate the power of the idea of a candidate hard right on economics and hard left on social issues.
Michael Benjamin says the Barron/Jeffries race "might be a glimpse of the future of black politics in New York."
A strong endorsement of Jeffries by the Daily News, which voters should re-read every day until the primary.
1) Don't be calling Barron a “clown”; Barron's serious as a heart attack and twice as dangerous.
Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens are all fired up over the election, but unfortunately for Nydia, it's not the one for the US Congress.
Any bets on why a similar and far longer standing phenomena concerning Dominican politics in Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill doesn’t draw the Times’ attention?
When I moved to Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens in 89, you’d still find people speaking the Romance language of their country of birth on the Street.
They still do, but it is no longer Italian. In Cradle Hill and Carriage Gardens, bocce has given way to petanque.
Meanwhile I’ll share with you my Provence En Boite story:
Polish Accented Domestic Partner: Excuse me, is that a brioche?
Lunch yesterday with Joe Hayon of the Brooklyn Tea Party (We did not go to Provence En Boite).
Neither of us drank Hayon’s beverage of political choice (I pointedly drank coffee; Joe swallowed his usual Kool-Aid), but Hayon did buy me a piece of kugel in honor of my 2010 piece predicting the Nakba for Dems in southern Brooklyn.
In other words, unhealthy food combined with unhealthy politics.
Cultural Highlights: I explain stuffed derma to Joe (who wretched); he explains lahem bajeen (which, after 20 years living near Atlantic Avenue, I was already quite aware of).
Strangest Moment: Joe offers to set up a lunch between me and David Storobin (this time, it was I who wretched).
Areas of Agreement: We both oppose stop and frisk (actually, he's a bit to my left on the issue). We also share at least one common enemy (common being the operative word). I won’t reveal his name, lest the Jig be up.
OK, I admit that, in the linked article, I did say, as an aside, that David Storobin's "early voting operation" was "disgusting," and that it "PROBABLY should be the subject of an investigation."
Sully asks if MLK would have supported marriage equality.
Farewell to Pete Cosey, the guitar sound behind Miles Davis' Agartha, Pangaea and Dark Magus, which I've always considered the best Jimi Hendrix albums ever. Pete Cosey, Guitarist With Miles Davis, Dies at 68 www.nytimes.com
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