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    Questionable Civic Boosterism

    by  • 19 Jul ’09 • lawnguyland • 0 Comments

    In the wake of a fire that disabled the Throgs Neck Bridge, Long Island and state officials are contemplating construction of a new L.I. Sound crossing. This would be a 16-mile tunnel connecting Oyster Bay in Long Island to Rye, NY, the home of summer camps and amusement parks in Westchester County. The Cross-Sound...

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    Mall Strike!

    by  • 12 Sep ’06 • lawnguyland, the labor movement • 0 Comments

    For years I’ve wanted to picket a shopping mall. Low wages, tacky store names urban sprawl and poor design are the crimes that leap immediately to mind. Add union-busting to the mix. At the Simon mall chain, which owns the Walt Whitman, Smith Haven, Source and Roosevelt Field malls here on Long Island, the...

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    More Notoriety

    by  • 11 Jul ’06 • lawnguyland, me, the media • 0 Comments

    You can’t even pump your gas in this town without people interviewing you for a newspaper article (See next to last paragraph). A YELLOW LIGHT FOR POLICE’S RACE PLAN Experts and LI drivers say Suffolk police should proceed with caution in project to record race of those stopped for traffic violations BY JENNIFER MALONEY...

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    More Turkeys

    by  • 4 Oct ’05 • lawnguyland, new york • 1 Comment

    I got a check for $400 from Mike Bloomberg yesterday. He’s so thoughtful! It came right in the nick of time, too: all those start of the month bills were piling up. What timing. What timing, indeed. The general election is one month away, and it’s not like that good-for-nothing Freedy Ferrer can afford...

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    Happy New Year

    by  • 3 Oct ’05 • lawnguyland • 1 Comment

    I was standing outside a “seaside resort” in Long Beach this morning. I don’t believe that it’s actually a resort anymore; just a home for seniors. And so I stood outside in the early morning hours, doing what I do. A nice old lady came out and proceeded to the red bus stop bench...

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    We Should Be Working on the Rail Road, All the Live Long Day

    by  • 6 Aug ’05 • lawnguyland, new york, the majesty of queens • 0 Comments

    One of the more frustrating tendencies of narrow-minded NIMBYism is the knee-jerk opposition to railroad expansion in Queens and Long Island. Residents in Maspeth are already howling because Congressman Jerrold Nadler has secured 100 million federal dollars for the design of a rail-freight tunnel under the harbor, from Bayonne to Bay Ridge, a project...

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    by  • 28 Jun ’05 • creatures of the deep, lawnguyland • 0 Comments

    Long Island is full of surprises. I’ve been doing house visits for a certain union on Long Island. I’ve been working in Lindenhurst, a town that is mostly known to me from those hypnotic station announcements on the Long Island Railroad (“Making station stops at…Wantaugh, Seaford, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst and Babylon;...

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