New York City

Morning Brief: October 4

by Jeff Coltin
Biking the Hudson

Howard N2GOT, flickr

Yesterday, Judah Schiller became probably the first person to ride a bike across the Hudson River.  Yes, across—he had a bike on floats called the “bay cycle.”  The Daily News has pictures.  Wonder if the biker above would ever try…

Morning Brief: September 9

by Jeff Coltin
2nd graders at school

Jeffrey Zeldman, flickr

Today marks the first day of school for New York City public school students. (This year begins later than most previous years because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.)

WEATHER
A lovely day to walk your kids to school, partly cloudy, high of 74. [Full forecast]

GOP Candidates Ask "Who's Electable?" Days Before Primary

by Jeff Coltin
Lhota after the debate

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Republicans are always fighting an uphill battle in the heavily Democratic city of New York. To get voters to the polls, candidates have to convince them that they can win in November, whoever the Democrat may be. John Catsimatidis made his case in Sunday's debate saying only HE has the ability to garner support of minorities and the pro-business Democrats in the city. And the billionaire businessman said he has *something his opponent Joe Lhota doesn't: money.

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