A New Year One for Gotham

Source: Garrison Center
by Joel Schlosberg

“As ‘the city that never sleeps’ turned the calendar to 2022 with the inauguration of Eric Adams just after midnight, partygoers didn’t need Frank Sinatra’s reminder to ‘start spreading the news’ heard on the New Year’s broadcast from Times Square. New Yorkers were well aware, as Brooklyn’s Chris Matthew Sciabarra put it, that ‘the best news about the next mayor is that it won’t be Bill de Blasio.’ … It’s not too late to revive the plan offered by Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin in 1969, whose mayoral campaign literature told New Yorkers that they ‘want neighborhoods to govern themselves.'” (01/05/22)