Excerpt from RE JANE

For Jane Re, a half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life.

So Many Sirens: Memories of 9/11 in NYC

Recalling September 11th in New York, when my wife and I were only students.

I Looked On In Envy

A piece about respecting your elders. A young man meets a lesson in gentleness: his wife’s grandmother.

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

A ProPublica analysis of more than a decade’s worth of state and federal court rulings found more than two dozen instances in which judges explicitly concluded that city prosecutors had committed harmful misconduct.

NEWSER: Queens Drug Bust Sparks Protest of ‘Police Brutality’

Approximately 50 residents of Jamaica, Queens, “engaged in a three-hour standoff with police in riot gear last night after a violent drug bust outside a local housing project.”

Widow Alleges NYPD Officer Comitted Suicide Because of Sexual Harassment

Did the unwelcome and insistent advances of Sgt. Christine Hertzel contribute to Officer Schindler’s suicide?

New York State Will Lead The Nation On Policies Surrounding Sepsis

The death of a 12-year-old boy from sepsis prompts the state of New York to adopt new health policies.

Media Exploitation: The Man Who Was “Beaten Up” by a Child

Joanna Schroeder comments on the way in which the media is damaging both the teacher and the child in the case of a 6 year-old boy who allegedly attacked his teacher.

The Ninth Circle of Hell – Dante and the DMV

Dante has nothing on Jason Greene, who stood in line at the DMV for an entire day… With three kids.

Should We Forgive Anthony Weiner? How About Electing Him Mayor?

Early reports say that Anthony Weiner may run for mayor… At what point do we forget Weiner’s transgressions? How much remorse is enough? At what point did Weiner’s private life become a matter of national business, anyway?

Ten things I've learned from New York City neighbourhoods

Note 1: I still have many guestposts to publish, which I will do over the next couple of weeks. There are still some amazing entries, and they keep coming in (and please, keep sending me stuff). I’ve been blown away by the thought, honesty, humour, and energy that was put into these entries, and by […]