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News & Politics

Morning Brief: January 15

by Jeff Coltin
Tower Bridge

Simon & his Camera, flickr

New York’s lowly Knicks are trying something new to end their losing streak—they’re heading to London! It got us here thinking about which of the two big cities is better? We think New York, obviously, and luckily the writers at Versus gave us 36 reasons why they agree, like more ethnic groups and lower sales tax. Anglophiles can read the list of why London’s better too… like a lower murder rate.

Morning Brief: January 14

by Jeff Coltin

Beatrice Murch, flickr

Is declawing your cat a stress-saver, or animal cruelty? Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal seems to think it’s the latter. She’s introduced a bill that would ban declawing cats, except for serious medical reaons. It would be the nation’s first statewide ban of the common procedure, which takes out pets’ sharp front claws. The bill hasn’t yet been introduced in the state senate, but we’ll be keeping our eyes out and our nail-clippers ready.

Morning Brief: January 13

by Jeff Coltin
soccer ball

Cogsi, Deviant Art

Just over two months away till Yankee Stadium gets a new soccer team. Yes, New York City Football Club, or NYCFC will be the first pro soccer team playing a whole season in the Bronx since the Cosmos left the old Yankee Stadium in 1976. And big news for US Men’s National Team fans: Mix Diskerud is rumored to have signed with the team this morning.

Morning Brief: January 12

by Jeff Coltin

New York Public Library, wikimedia

This year’s college football champions will be crowned tonight in Dallas. The game’s between the Ducks of Oregon and the Buckeyes of Ohio State—nary a New York connection in sight. New York City-area teams haven’t had luck on the national stage for a while, but back in the old days, they were dominant. Princeton claims 28 national championships! …all won before 1950. Yale claims 27 (last won in 1927), and Army claims three (last won in 1946).


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