Visitors to New York usually know Greenwich Village as a cute part of
the city with crooked streets, tiny restaurants, quirky bars, expensive
boutiques, and celebrity sightings. Yet, for those who live and frequent there, all of that is true but Greenwich Village has always cultivated a dark underbelly.
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met in
Washington DC this week to talk about what - or what not - to do with
Syria as that country continues to implode and hastens its trajectory
toward being a non-country.
Mike Bloomberg may go down in history as one of New York City’s great
mayors when he finally leaves office in November. After 12 years on the
job, most people would want to have some kind of favourable place in
history. The trouble is that one policy Bloomberg feverishly supports is
likely to blight his record.